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Geriatric Aide - Home Care

Location : Berkely & Downtown Oakland, CA
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : CEI RPO
Required Education : High school or equivalent
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

Geriatric Aide (PCA) – Home Care

Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

Pay Range:  $16.99 - $25.49 DOE

Mileage and drive time paid

Sign On Bonus - $2,000

Tuition Reimbursement: $5,200/yr

Eligibility for annual Performance Bonus

Location: Berkeley and Downtown Oakland, CA


The Position:  Under the supervision of the Home Care Administrator, the Home Care Geriatric Aide I provides assistance to CEI participants in the participant’s home. The Home Care Geriatric Aide I demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide light housekeeping services to frail elders who need help to maintain a safe and comfortable home.  The Home Care Geriatric Aide I provides services as determined by the participant’s plan of care in accordance with PACE Program standards.


The Home Care Geriatric Aide I will provide light housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, comfortable home for frail elderly living in the community. Light housekeeping will include activities such as:

  • Planning and preparing light meals, followed by clean-up

  • Washing dishes left by participant

  • Properly storing and organizing delivered meals

  • Monitoring food expiration dates

  • Straightening beds and/or Making beds and changing linens, as needed

  • Emptying/cleaning commode

  • Light housekeeping, to include dusting and vacuuming

  • Washing and folding Laundry

  • Taking out garbage and recyclables


The Home Care Geriatric Aide I may also assist by:

  • Maintaining a calendar/reminders

  • Encouraging enjoyable pastimes, good nutrition, exercise, and taking medications as prescribed

  • Communicating participants’ service concerns to the care team promptly

  • Reporting physical or behavioral changes to the RN supervisor immediately

  • Notifying supervisor when the elders need food, medicine, or personal products

  • Maintaining a positive relationship with participants’ families by listening to their ideas 


In general, the Home Care Aide is also expected to:

  • Act as a participant advocate by reporting any violations of the Participant Bill of Rights & Responsibilities

  • Respond to participant complaints in a timely manner, and understand the basic procedures for receiving and documenting complaints or requests.

  • Complete required paperwork accurately and on time

  • Demonstrate dependability by arriving consistently and on time to scheduled work hours, and submit timely and accurate timesheets

  • Maintain a courteous, helpful, and professional attitude on the job

  • Display a willingness and ability to be responsive to all customer groups- including staff, participants, and their families

  • Comply with all agency training requirements

  • Maintain professional affiliations and any required certifications

  • Provide a safe environment for participants and self by displaying awareness of safety hazards, and reporting and/or reversing hazards

  • Participate in Quality Assurance programs as required

  • Follow all OSHA safety guidelines and CEI Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all participant information according to HIPAA requirements

  • Perform other duties as required or requested in a positive and helpful manner


Benefits: Medical Plans (Kaiser/Sutter), Dental/Vision Plans (MetLife), Flexible Savings Account, 403(b) (Lincoln Financial Group), Tuition Reimbursement ($5,200/yr), etc.

Required Qualifications :



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred

  • A valid California driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle is required

  • Current CPR card and First Aid Card is required

  • Minimum 1 (one) year of experience in providing household services to frail, low income elderly persons in efficient and consistent manner is preferred.

  • Ability to understand basic English instructions and to write simple statements in English is required.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records is required.

  • A good work history, with good attendance and being on-time is required.

  • Interest, enthusiasm, and experience working with frail, cognitively impaired older adults

  • Knowledge of the physical, mental, and social needs of the elderly is required

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Ability to conscientiously follow directions with limited supervision

  • Bilingual is a plus.

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