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CHHA: Certified Home Health Aide

Full Time
Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is currently hiring CHHA's (Certified Home Health Aides) for our Hospice service. Our mission is to provide seniors in need with the highest quality services to foster long-term health, personal independence, spiritual growth and fellowship. We follow a unique Household Model approach focusing on person-directed lifestyle in a welcoming, home-like setting "where daily life flourishes in the richness of all that is home." We have Immediate Openings for CHHA's in Morris County (Dover/ Lake Hopatcong/ Parsippany/ Morristown areas); Somerset County: Middlesex (New Brunswick area); Essex County; Union County; Passaic County. What will I do as a CHHA with Fellowship Senior Living Helping Hands/Hospice? Prepare and serve normal meals for the client Assist with medication reminders that are self-administered in accordance with State guidelines Assist client with personal care, including eating, bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, and dressing Assist client with ambulation, such as moving in and out of bed or wheelchair Assist client with household chores essential to the client's safety and care at home such as tidying, dusting and vacuuming rooms used by client; washing client's dishes; washing and changing sheets on client's bed; washing client's personal laundry; listing needed supplies; shopping for items needed by client. Provide companionship and support to clients Properly document all services provided each shift and submit documentation in accordance with Helping Hands' policies Observe clients and report to supervisor unusual physical conditions and/or behavioral changes Assess and report to supervisor any unsafe or abusive situation Transport clients in accordance with polices Responds quickly and empathically to all clients' requests for assistance and care. Observes clients closely, identifying changing needs and conditions at first indication, and reports immediately to RN Supervisor. Continually seeks opportunities to meet clients' needs through both care planned and spontaneous actions. Person-Directed, Quality Focused: Caregivers must develop an innate ability to observe and connect with clients in a way that gives them clear insights into each individual's preferences and concerns. Must work diligently while always respecting and preserving clients' person-hood. Critical Thinking: Caregivers should possess strong abilities to shape their practices and responses to specific situations around individual clients' needs and preferences. Caregivers should be comfortable sharing their own input, observations and suggestions with others. Conflict Resolution: Caregivers should demonstrate a willingness to work out any personal conflicts with others in a way that is in keeping with the Fellowship Spirit culture. Interpersonal Sensitivity and Communication Skills: Caregivers should have a strong ability to communicate with clients clearly and respectfully, without patronizing or manipulating. Relates well with clients and is able to motivate and empathize. Sensitive to the issues and difficulties that elders may face, both physically and emotionally. Ability to clearly give feedback and ask for information from other team members and family members as necessary. Dementia Sensitivity: Demonstrates an ability to facilitate the ability of persons living with dementia to enjoy daily life of the neighborhood in meaningful ways. Demonstrates an understanding of and intention to avoid care giving practices that detract from a person's sense of person-hood. Is sensitive to the particular challenges a person living with dementia faces in terms of communicating their needs and preferences, as well as maintaining a sense of person-hood, in the face of degrading cognitive abilities. What do I need to be a successful CHHA with Helping Hands/Hospice? Ability to respond to and work with a mature resident population Valid current NJ Home Health Aide Certification. Certified Nursing Assistant, a plus. Valid current driver's license and reliable transportation Ability to read, write, communicate, and understand directions in English Physical ability to move and transfer clients Strong interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate, cooperate with and respond effectively to the instructions and requests from a diverse group of clients, family members, and staff and to provide information with courtesy and tact Requires physical activity and moderate movement throughout the workday in order to perform daily duties. Requires the ability to stand, walk, push, pull, carry, move, bend, kneel, squat, reach, stretch, and lift a maximum of 35 lbs What makes Fellow Senior Living an exceptional employer? Since 1996 we have been a leading provider of senior living communities, services and programs in New Jersey, including our 5-star rated Skilled Nursing Center. We are a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community), providing a wide range of residential and healthcare services, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and medical, wellness and specialty services all within our picturesque, 72-acre wooded campus. Fellowship Senior Living recognizes team members are our most important asset! We promote and foster a diverse work environment where integrity and excellence are embraced, family is valued, and Fellowship Spirit is strengthened. Exceptional benefits encourage our employee's individual growth including competitive compensation, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Resident-funded Holiday Bonuses, Employee Recognition Programs, Training Opportunities and more!