By ApprenticeshipNH Team | December 7, 2017
home health aide with senior helpers


Length of Apprenticeship: one year, including 144 hours of classroom instruction at Great Bay Community College.

Starting wage: $12.00/hr, with progressively increasing wages. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the individual will make $13.00/hr with an opportunity to receive higher hourly wages during “high demand” shifts.

Classes start: January 16, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Part-time and full-time work may be available.

Objective: To provide professional care giving services and to help clients maintain their independence and to assist them with the activities of daily living and household and family support services.

Reports to: Client Service Manager

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Household management
  • Walking assistance
  • Eating assistance
  • Errands
  • Transportation using clients/caregivers vehicle
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Laundry and linen changing
  • Bathing assistance
  • Dressing assistance
  • Toileting
  • Medication reminders
  • Monitor Alzheimer’s & Dementia clients

In sleep-over or live in situations:

  • Assist client to and from bed
  • Assist client throughout the night

 

Other requirements:

  • Pass recurring 30-day skills assessment and client review with Client Service Manager.
  • Document activities in the Care Plan Book daily (if applicable).
  • Record daily hours worked and daily services performed using the mobile/telephony application at the beginning and ending of every shift.
  • Report any significant client changes to the office immediately.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Senior Helpers Employee Handbook and Training Manual.

 

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate training and designation to provide Home Health Aide services and ability to pass the skills assessment by the Client Service Manager within 30 days of job offer.
  • Ability to treat clients with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English at an average adult level.
  • Ability to drive or use public transportation to get to work.
  • Valid driver’s license with no serious driving violations.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations.
  • Pass a criminal background check prior to employment with Senior Helpers.

To apply: Please email jglines@ccsnh.edu and use the subject line: “Senior Helpers Home Health Aide”.