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The Certified Nursing Assistant is a member of the home care team trained to provide personal care, other unskilled services, and companionship in the home setting, under the direction, instruction, and supervision of a Registered Nurse, therapist, and/or clinical management and the patient. Performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s personal needs and to promote the patient’s comfort and a safe environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. *Other duties may be assigned.*

● Assists the patient in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including personal care, hygiene, baths, back rubs, shampoo, skin and nail care, eating, dressing, elimination, exercises, ambulation, and changing/making patient’s bed. Plans and prepares meals.

● Encourages the patient’s family to participate in patient’s care. Gives emotional support to the patient and/or family.

● Provides companionship to the patient.

● Assists in the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly.

● Reminds patient of medication as ordered by the physician.

● Takes and records accurate patient vital signs when advised.

● Informs Registered Nurse (RN)/Director of Nursing/Registered Nurse Designee of changes in patient’s condition.

●Documents activities and findings and submits documentation as required by company procedures.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by management.

JOB LIMITATIONS

The Certified Nursing Assistant will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State’s Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician’s orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge, and skill of a nurse, specifically sterile techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent, completion of a recognized nurse assistant training program, if required by state of practice, and one year of experience in health care setting preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, clinical management, and staff. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with simple problems in the home setting.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Certified Nursing Assistant skills, observation skills, communication skills, knowledge of home health care. Good physical and mental health. Caring attitude, tact, patience, and good personal hygiene.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work requires moderately heavy physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis such as: extensive driving, assisting patient in transfer activities (wheelchair, to bed, to tub, to commode) and providing substantial support to individuals in ambulation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, to handle or feel, and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms’ and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Patient home setting, exposure to infectious diseases, automobile.


Salary/Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience.

At Comfort Kare, our behavior technicians are professionals who have completed a minimum of a 40-hour intensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), have successfully passed a competency assessment administered by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and received a passing score on the Registered Behavior Technician exam through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in order to become a Registered Behavior Technician. All behavior technicians are continually supervised by an agency BCBA on a weekly basis and engage in behavior analytic professional development activities. Behavior technicians are responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans developed by the BCBA. The behavior technician may also collect data and conduct certain types of assessments (e.g., stimulus preference assessments) under the supervision of a BCBA. The behavior technician is not responsible for the designing of interventions, conducting in-depth assessments, or developing skill-acquisition or behavior reduction plans. It is the responsibility of the designated BCBA supervisor of the behavior technician to determine which tasks a behavior technician may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The designated BCBA supervisor is ultimately responsible for the work performed by the behavior technician.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:

● Must be at least 18 years of age

● Possess a minimum of a HighSchool Diploma.

● Bachelor’s degree preferred.

● A minimum of 1 year experience in working with children, adolescents, and/or adults with special needs

Knowledge of:

● Appropriate behavioral intervention strategies

● Learning theories and instructional methods

● Ethics, laws, and regulations of acceptable behavior interventions

● Developmental processes of children, adolescents, and adults

● Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations

● Technology, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

● Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling

● Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Skills and Abilities to:

● Assess situations and make proper judgments

● Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner

● Objectively analyze crisis situations

● Respond quickly to emergency situations

● Communicate effectively and make recommendations to various agency staff and outside professionals, groups, or individuals

● Perform general clerical duties including maintaining accurate client records and preparing clear and concise reports

● Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, school personnel, and other agency staff

● Use a computer and behavioral software to prepare documents and maintain client records

● Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines

● Follow guidance from senior level staff to enhance own professional development

● Work with a diverse team of professionals in a respectful manner

● Supervise clients during treatment sessions

Job Duties:

● Provide direct behavioral services to clients in individual and group sessions

● Run skill acquisition programs with clients using Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior Analysis

● Complete weekly program writing and maintain client’s program book

● Work with Board Certified Behavior Analysts and/or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts to implement individualized treatment plans

● Collect data and graph data as instructed using technological programs, such as Microsoft Excel or behavioral software (e.g., ABPathfinder)

● Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients

● Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

● Maintain and protect the well-being of all clients during treatment sessions and when emergency crisis situations arise

● Other job duties as assigned by the BCBA or other administrator

Additional Job Requirements:

● Attend and successfully complete the following prior to beginning job (Failure to successfully complete these trainings can jeopardize the ability to be employed at the agency):

● New staff orientation

● (Crisis Intervention Training) program course offered by the agency and renew

certification annually

● First Aid/CPR/AED training provided by the agency and renew certifications as needed

● Use of data collection such as Rethink

● A 40-hour training by our agency on Applied Behavior Analysis that is based upon the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Registered Behavioral Technician Task List, successfully complete the Registered Behavioral Technician Competency Assessment, and pass the RBT examination to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).

● Successful completion of fingerprinting, criminal history background check

● Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Salary/Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience.

As part of Comfort Kare, it is the responsibility of the BCBA to conduct various descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments (e.g., functional analyses) and skill-based assessments (e.g., ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, AFLS, etc.). The BCBA then provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results and designs comprehensive ABA treatment plans based off of evidence-based practices and behavior analytic research literature. The BCBA provides training and supervision to Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and other responsible parties tasked with the implementation of behavior analytic interventions. The BCBA then supervises and monitors treatment progress of a client through data-based progress monitoring. The BCBA also provides training to parents/guardians and other responsible parties for the client.

Supervision Over: Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), paraprofessionals, and direct care staff

Availability: Monday-Friday (flexible)

Position Type: BCBA

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:

● Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree or national equivalent with a major in psychology, special education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or a related field of study is preferred. Additional certification as a special education teacher, school social worker, or school psychologist in the state of is preferred.

● Have obtained certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as verified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

● A minimum of 2 years experience in working with children, adolescents, and/or adults with various special needs.

Knowledge of:

● Appropriate behavioral intervention strategies

● Learning theories and instructional methods

● Ethics, laws, and regulations of acceptable behavior interventions

● Developmental processes of children, adolescents, and adults

● Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations

● Technology, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ABA software platforms

● Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling

● Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Skills and Abilities to:

● Assess situations and make proper judgments

● Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner

● Objectively analyze crisis situations

● Respond quickly to emergency situations

● Handle aggressive and self-injurious behaviors of clients

● Communicate effectively and make recommendations to various agency staff and outside professionals, groups, or individuals

● Perform general clerical duties including maintaining accurate client records and preparing clear and concise reports

● Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, school personnel, and other agency staff

● Use a computer and behavioral software to prepare documents and maintain client records

● Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines

● Follow guidance from senior level staff to enhance own professional development

● Work with a diverse team of professionals in a respectful manner

● Supervise clients during treatment sessions

Job Duties:

● Provide direct behavioral services to clients in individual sessions

● Oversee ABA home programs

● Running progress meetings with parents/guardians (home visits)

● Conduct behavioral and skills assessments and design treatment programs for clients

● Work with and oversee Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior

Technicians to implement individualized treatment and behavioral intervention plans as per agency standards and BACB requirements

● Maintain respect and confidentiality for all clients

● Maintain and protect the well-being of all clients during treatment sessions and when emergency crisis situations arise

● Knowledge of medical billing for ABA and navigating insurance is preferred

● Communicate client progress and cases to supervisor

● Be able to work with a diverse team of professionals to provide the best behavioral services possible to clients

● Attend staff trainings and agency meetings (via phone or zoom)

● Review progress notes

Additional Job Requirements:

● Attend and successfully complete the following prior to beginning job (Failure to successfully complete these trainings can jeopardize the ability to be employed at the agency):

● New staff orientation

● First Aid/CPR/AED training

● Use of data collection and software, such as Rethink

● Successful completion of fingerprinting and criminal history background check

● Satisfactory reference checks

● Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Salary/Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience.

Comfort Kare is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff , recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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