Employment with Hearts and Hands

Anchorage

Activity Facilitator — Full Time

Hi, we are Hearts & Hands Adult Day Services, a family-owned Alaska company with a happy vibe. We’ve been serving Southcentral Alaskans since 1999. We provide recreational and therapeutic activities for the elderly and adults with physical or mental disabilities. We are currently in need of an Activity Facilitator (AF) to round out our team. This position requires a combination of driving and caregiving skills.

**NOTE: If you have had a DUI in the past five years or have been convicted of a crime that bars you from employment in an elder care setting, please save yourself and our HR department the time: Do NOT apply for this position!

Duties and Responsibilities:

(1) Transport and escort clients between their homes and the Activity Center using company-supplied van. (2) With other members of the team, escort small groups of clients to: parks, shopping centers, museums, bowling alleys, and other public venues in the community; (3) Serve snacks, meals, and drinks to the clients; (4) Safely operate company van. (5) Facilitate and engage clients in educational and therapeutic activities such as: physical exercises, board games, memory stimulation exercises, music therapy, and reading. (6) Help coordinate social activities to guarantee that the day-to-day interaction with clients is constructive.

Basic requirements:

The AF works as part of a team as well as on his/her own after training is completed. AF candidates must be able to safely lift at least 50 pounds; have sufficient strength, balance, and agility to move around and work in the day center environment (up and down stairs, inside accessible vans, in ADA-compliant bathrooms, etc) and at outside venues. For insurance purposes, the AF candidate must be at least 21-years-old and have a minimum of 5 years driving experience.

The ideal candidate will work well with other team members, have a solid work ethic, and be able to come up with creative solutions “on the fly.” An enthusiastic and engaging demeanor is a big plus.

All candidates MUST be able to pass a background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment drug test.

Starting or training wage is a minimum of $13.00 to $15.00 per hour DOE. Our seasoned AFs average $18.00 to $22.00 per hour plus benefits and bonuses. Full-time, permanent employees are offered vacation and holiday pay as well as a 3% employer-matching retirement program. Full-time employees also are offered healthcare benefits after 30 days. Work hours are generally Monday-Friday (and some Saturdays), 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

*Please note: we are NOT affiliated with the company called Hearts and Hands of Care. We are the ORIGINAL Hearts & Hands, serving Alaskans for over 17 years.

Please email or FAX a copy of your resume and/or application to HR Director, Corie Huntley:

email: HR@HeartsAK.com

FAX: 907-644-4655

Click here for our application form.

Anchorage

CNA — Geriatric Care

Hearts & Hands Adult Day Services, a family-owned Alaska company in operation since 1999, currently has an opening for a full-time Certified Nurse Aide- Specializing in Geriatric Care (CNA). We are looking for an individual with the skills and ability to ensure the highest quality and ensure continuity of care to our clients. Hearts & Hands Inc. serves senior and adults with physical and mental disabilities in a commenting setting. The CNA will ensure that the clients’ needs are met in terms of personal care, safety, training, and general well being.

Duties and Responsibilities :

(1.) Observe, identify and report changes in condition (Physical, Mental and Emotional)

(2.) Provide guidance and instruction on specific care routines, client care, documentation requirements

(3.) Determine appropriate priority of tasks required and demonstrate consistent follow through

(4.) Identify and effectively recommend resolutions to problems and issues related to clients, the environment, and relationships (i.e. physical comfort, safety, privacy, individual involvement, spiritual well being). Ensure resolutions are acted on appropriately and completely.

(5.) Measure and record vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate

(6.) Identify and appropriately report significant changes to the Nurse Manager

(7.) Observe clients and report the the Nurse Manager all significant changes in clients’ condition such as skin breakdown, rashes, signs of acute illness or discomfort, signs of inadequate fluid and/or food intake, behavioral changes, loneliness, boredom, or helplessness

(8.) Assist clients with fingernail and toenail care

(9.) Weigh clients and chart results identifying significant increases and decreases

(10.) Assist clients with individualized range of motion exercises

(11.) Administer medications and treatments as delegated by Nurse Manager. Document as appropriate in clients;’ care plan

(12.) Review Care Plans to ensure current knowledge of all personal preferences, health, behavior-related

assistance the client receives

(13.) Compare meal contents to care plans recommendations to ensure presentation of food, nutrition, fluid consistency and diet are appropriate

(14.) Assist clients’ in the restroom and/or assist with showers if needed

(15.) Other duties as assigned

Preferred requirements : Two years of professional CNA experience working in Geriatrics that must have included responsibility in public health, healthcare, healthcare delivery system, and/or administrative, consultive, or teaching capacity. A Certificate from the State of Alaska to perform duties as a CNA. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License.

Other Requirements : Working knowledge of basic nursing tasks, safety concerns related to nursing, hygiene and restorative care, the process of aging, and emotional needs of the elderly. Working knowledge of the role and responsibility of a nurse aide. Working knowledge of the principles of body mechanics in transferring and providing personal care to the elderly. Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication. Ability to convey information, orally or in writing to a variety of individuals. Ability to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases and conditions. Ability to perform basic nursing, hygiene and restorative tasks for individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments. Ability to transfer, position, and assist in ambulation of individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments. Ability to work with a team, organize daily assignments and complete them in a timely manner. Ability to document observations and actions taken in the assessment of residents’ health, physical condition and well-being. Ability to observe and document the performance of staff. Ability to understand, promote, and support residents’ rights. Ability to perform physically demanding work in lifting, transferring and assisting residents.

-Education Experience Desired:A certificate from an accredited college in CNA training in the State of Alaska.

-Work Experience Required: Two years of professional CNA experience working in Geriatrics that must have included responsibility in public health, healthcare, healthcare delivery system, and/or administrative, consultive, or teaching capacity.

By regulation(s) the CNA MUST be able to pass a background check, and a pre-employment drug test.

Starting wage is D.O.E. Full-time employees are offered vacation and holiday pay as well as a 3% employer-matching retirement program. Full-time employees also are offered healthcare benefits after 30 days. Work schedules are approximately Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm.

**Please note: we are NOT affiliated with any other companies in Anchorage/Wasilla with “Hearts & Hands” in their name. We are the ORIGINAL Hearts & Hands, serving Alaskans for almost 19 years.

Downloadable application: http://www.heartsak.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/employment-app-2015.pdf

Please EMAIL or FAX a copy of your resume and application to HR Director, Corie Huntley.

email: HR@HeartsAK.com

FAX: 907-644-4655

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $18.00 /hour DOE