Personal Support Specialist

at Assistance Plus in Unity, Maine, United States

Job Description

Personal Support Specialist

Job Details

Job Location

Unity – Unity, ME

Salary Range

$17.30 – $17.50 Hourly


The Personal Support Specialist (PSS) provides clients with assistance in activities of daily living (ADLs) which are outlined in the client service plan. Personal Support Specialists consistently deliver exceptional client service. The PSS will follow infection control procedures using universal precautions and will use proper body mechanics to ensure safety. The PSS will typically go to the homes of several clients during the work shift and will be responsible for transportation. This position will be required to meet the requirements of an irregular, changing schedule, working late in the day as well as on weekends and will be required to travel within a 30 mile radius of their home. Duties include and are not limited to:

+ Following duties in clients service plan

+ Assisting client with personal care needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, nail, hair, skin and foot care

+ Assisting clients with elimination needs such as assistance to and from bathroom or commode, assisting with bedpan or urinal, catheter, ostomy and incontinent care

+ Assisting client with ambulating needs, assistive devices such as walker, cane, wheelchair, bed mobility, bed and chair transfers, Hoyer lift, gait belt and ROM, locomotion under professional supervision

+ Transporting when authorized

+ Assisting client with their nutritional needs including meal planning and preparation, shopping, assisting or prompting with feeding

+ Assisting clients with household duties by practicing good housekeeping techniques such as kitchen and bathroom cleanup, dusting, vacuuming, laundry and when authorized shopping and running errands

+ Observing, reporting and documenting any changes in the clients physical or mental status such as eating, sleeping, and general behavior

+ Promoting a safe and clean environment

+ Reporting any identified safety hazards found in the home

+ Performing other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

+ Proof of vehicle insurance at $50K/$100K and a valid Maine drivers license are required

+ Must be 18 years of age or older

+ Proof of completion of the tenth grade is required. High school diploma or equivalent is preferred

+ Entry level computer experience and must have access to email/internet

+ PSS certification (Will train at no cost to you!)


+ Mileage reimbursement

+ Flexible schedule

+ Paid travel time

+ Paid time off

+ Working within 30 miles of your home

+ No vaccine requirement

+ Work/life balance

Assistance Plus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Job Posting: JC246028722

Posted On: Aug 18, 2023

Updated On: Oct 28, 2023

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