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Location
Omaha, Nebraska

Sustained and inspired by their relationship with God and one another, the mission of the Sisters of Mercy is to respond with vision and compassion to the needs of people who are poor, sick, and uneducated. This mission serves as a motivational force in the day-to-day activities of the employees of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and as we extend compassion and mercy to others, practice and encourage social justice, and strive to live mercifully.

THIS MAY BE AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN A KIND AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT?  This is a great career opportunity for a motivated, caring, and experienced CNA/Driver. You would be responsible for supporting the Sisters who have devoted their lives to the care of others.

The Personal Support Assistant provides a special combination of supportive services to the Sisters of Mercy in the Omaha area. The overall objective of the staff is to assist the Sisters to live self-directed and meaningful lives as their care needs change and foster relationships that will maintain or enhance their physical well-being, maximizing their potential by maintaining their individual levels of independence. Provides care in a manner that incorporates an understanding of the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy.

General Summary
Provides safe transportation, shopping, and other supportive services for the Sisters of Mercy. This includes transporting residents to and from doctor’s appointment, treatment appointments, visits, shopping and other errands, as requested. Also provides pick-up and delivery services as requested. Performs daily maintenance of the assigned vehicle; gas and window-washer fill-ups. Demonstrates respectful treatment of the dignity, privacy, and individuality of Sisters and co-workers.

The Personal Support Assistant would work with the Health and Wellness team at the Sisters of Mercy Administrative office located at 7262 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE 68124. There is no care center located there. The person in this position will be ‘on the road’ a lot, serving the Sisters who reside at the non-owned Immanuel Senior Living Community and local area apartments, about 8 miles from the administrative office. There are currently 54 Sisters residing in the Omaha, NE area.

A full job description will be disclosed at time of interview.

Position Qualifications

  • High School diploma required.
  • Certificated Nursing Assistant OR two years of direct care experience with elders.
  • College degree preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs and windows operating system. Excel proficiency is required.
  • Must be able to work a full-time schedule from 32 – 40 hours per week with the ability to work flexible hours and provide coverage as needed.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the Mission and Values of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and be a functional team member.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain clear communication with sisters, public and co-workers.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize related duties, take initiative, work independently and give attention to detail.
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License without any moving violations.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals with limited abilities.
  • Demonstrates excellent patient transfer skills as well as familiarity with usage of medical equipment such as wheel chairs and walkers.
  • Freedom from use of illegal drugs and freedom from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment requirements drug test, background check and driving record.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUIREMENTS

Essential Physical Functions
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use and push a wheelchair with person weighing up to 200 lbs. on both level and incline walkways.
  • Ability to assist a Resident with walking, or with the use of a walker.
  • Travel may be of short duration or may be several hours.

Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements

  • Must be able to read and distinguish small print.
  • Must have depth perception and be able to distinguish basic colors.
  • Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and make self-understood while also understanding others using the English language.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

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Day Shift hours. Shifts may vary.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule

  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Benefits package currently includes 9 paid holidays.

The Sisters of Mercy celebrate diversity.  The Mercy mission centers on our commitment to anti-racism, women, earth, non-violence and immigrants.

We welcome all qualified employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. In our inclusive work environment, employees thrive.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume through our ad on indeed at https://www.indeed.com/job/personal-support-assistant-f9431291a3205c99