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Lighthouse Rehabilitation Aide Job Description

***NO CNA certification required.  ALL training provided at our facility***

 1. Requirements:


A. Physical examination, including TB test

B. Physical stamina

C. Evidence of emotional maturity and stability

D. Ability to relate with sensitivity to person served

E.  Ability to get along with people and to work as a team

F.  Ability to work without immediate supervision

G.  Accuracy in recording data

H.  Willingness to take on tasks and duties

I.    Attend training and pass examinations as required


2.     Qualifications


A.   Over the age of 18

B.   Experience working with handicapped individuals and/or interest in learning about closed head injury

C.   Past work experience should reflect a positive attitude about self and others

D.   Ability to handle responsibility independently

E.    Have initiative


3.   Refer to the Lighthouse organizational flow chart for lines of communication and authority.


4.   Supervision

The Rehabilitation Aide will be supervised by the Home Manager and/or other administrative personnel as appropriate.  Evaluations will be done on an annual basis.


5.   Responsibilities

A.   Resident Care

  1. Daily bathing and brushing of teeth, all bathroom tasks such as shaving, hair, deodorant, etc.

  2. Dressing – help lay out clothes and help dress if help is required.

  3. Feeding – help set the table and serve the meal.  Assist in feeding as is needed.

  4. Medications – administer suppositories when needed

  5. You may need to assist the therapists in implementing therapeutic exercises for people served.

  6. You will work on any program set up for behavior modifications, and keep any charts required.

  7. You may need to help take a person served to the doctor, hospital, etc.

  8. Accompany people served outside of the home serving as a guide, companion, and aide.

  9. You may need to take a person to school and perform all tasks required there.

  10. Attend religious meetings with people served.

  11. Transfer and assisting other staff with transfers

  12. Lifting of persons served

  13. Participation in physical intervention situations when the need arises

  14. Attend community outings, including church services with people served

  15. May be in an environment where people served smoke

  16. May be in an environment where residents are verbally, physically, and sexually inappropriate

  17. Any duty required by Management

B.    Area responsibilities

  1. Beds – will be changed and remade daily or as often as needed.

  2. Laundry – dirty clothes will be taken to the laundry room as soon as possible.  Clean clothes will be taken from laundry room and returned to rooms daily.  You may also be required to do laundry.

  3. Cooking – you will need to prepare and also serve meals, in the absence of the food supervisor, to people served.  This includes snacks.

  4. Dishes – after each meal, the table will be cleared, and all dishes washed and put away.

  5. Bedrooms will have a cleaning schedule to be followed.  You will also be expected to follow the schedule.  You may also be asked to perform other household tasks such as dusting, vacuuming.

  6. You will complete any paperwork that pertains to your job.

  7. Any duty required by Management

C.    Meetings

  1. attend staff meetings

  2. attend in-service meetings







The Lighthouse, Inc. is committed to a drug free work place. Our Policy requires that all applicants selected for employment will be given a conditional job offer which includes, but not limited to, a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applicants given a conditional job offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of the substance screen policy.

Effective April 1, 2006: This organization must comply with Public Act 29 of 2006. In brief summary, this state statue mandates the obtainment of extensive criminal history background information, including FBI fingerprinting, of all individuals who seek employment, independent contract, or clinical privileges in positions that provide direct access to the residents served by the Company. Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact the Human Resources office.

The Lighthouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of this organization not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, weight, height, color, disability, or veteran status in the hiring, promotion, compensation or discipline of employees.

 If you are a person with a disability, you may request and needed reasonable accommodations to participate in the applications process or interview process. Michigan law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify their employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known. 

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