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Position range in Middle Region
$18k - $23k
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Direct Support Professional Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Occupation: Personal Care Aides
Location: State wide, TN - 37243 Positions available: 999
Job #: 1019356
Updated: 9/10/2021 Expires: 12/31/2021

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Personal care aides assist clients in everyday tasks. Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance. Home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client's vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. Duties Home health aides and personal care aides typically do the following: * Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing * Housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming * Help to organize a client's schedule and plan appointments * Arrange transportation to doctors' offices or other outings * Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client's dietary specifications * Keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities Home health aides may provide some basic health-related services (depending on the state they work in), such as checking a client's pulse, temperature, and respiration rate. They may also help with simple prescribed exercises and or with giving medications. Occasionally, they change bandages or dressings, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs. With special training, experienced home health aides also may help with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help clients breathe. Personal care aides—sometimes called caregivers or personal attendants—are generally limited to providing non-medical services, including companionship, cleaning, cooking, and driving. Direct support professionals work with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. They may help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals. Certified home health or hospice agencies often receive payments from government programs and therefore must comply with regulations regarding aides' employment. Aides work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients' conditions and progress. They report changes in clients' conditions to supervisors or case managers, and work with therapists and other medical staff. Training is available and will be provided.

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Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Is a State Government employer with 40 locations
1,000-4,999 employees

Location/Work Site Information
Address: State wide, State wide, TN 37243

Work At Home option:   No
Public Transportation Accessible:   No
Location/Work Site Industry (NAICS):   Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4539)
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Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: Not Available DOE (Depends on Experience) Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Apprenticeship Regular
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Minimum Experience Required: Not Specified
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Minimum Education Level Required: No Minimum Education Requirement
Required License/Certification: No

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Special Software/Hardware skills needed: No

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Driver's License Required: Yes, Operator License.

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