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Residential Assistant- Tartaglio Personal Care Home...
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Job Description


Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you enjoy helping others? We are currently hiring a Residential Assistant at the Tartaglio Personal Care Home in Altoona, PA. This employee will assist with cooking, cleaning, daily activities, and other resident care.

This position will work the shifts of 7:00 A.M - 3:00 P.M, 3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M and 11PM- 7AM and every other weekend.


* Act as liaison between residents, the community, and other social service agencies, including close contacts with mental health case managers and treatment providers.
* Adhere to Agency and professionally acceptable standards, policies and procedures.
* Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
* Engage residents in individual and group therapeutic activities.
* Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.
* Maintain suitable, safe and adequate living standards within the facility in accordance with agency policies and procedures and PA Personal Care Home regulations.
* Manage and implement day-to-day operations of the personal care home. - Provide for the personal care, nutrition and leisure needs of residents. - Orient residents to rules of the facility. - Intervene in resident conflicts for the purpose of problem resolution. - Maintain resident records as required by agency policy.
* Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
* Participate in training necessary to fulfill job duties.
* Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
* Promote resident skill development in cooperation with the client's treatment team.
* Provide crisis management to residents. - Assess crisis situation and provide support. - Monitor and evaluate residents for potential problems. - Record crisis incidents on a problem log: Medical,Psychiatric,Facility
* Provide supportive counseling to residents.
* Represent and participate in Agency professional and community activities as requested.
* Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.


* High School diploma/GED required.
* Nurses aide training and/or 6 months related work experience preferred. Experience working in mental health field preferred.
* Applicants must be 21 years or older due to position restrictions.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR and first aid certification within 30 days of employment. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

* Act 33 Child Clearance
* Act 34 Criminal Clearance
* Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
* Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the largest integrated health care enterprise in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. It is one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to earn "honor roll" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Widely recognized for its innovations in patient care, research, technology and health care management, UPMC has transformed the economic landscape in western Pennsylvania. The region's largest employer, with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC comprises 20 tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and doctors' offices, retirement and long-term care facilities, an insurance plan, and international ventures. Nearly 5,000 physicians are affiliated with UPMC, including more than 2,300 employed physicians.