Job Description

Job Title: Residential Assistant
Job ID: 679464
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Home Nursing Agency
Department: Tartaglio Pers Care Home
Location: 1911 12th Avenue, Altoona PA 16601


Manage and implement the day-to-day operations of the personal care home in accordance with Agency policies and procedures. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

This is a casual position which will work varied shifts to be able to provide 24/7 coverage. 

  • Act as liaison between residents, the community, and other social service agencies, including close contacts with mental health case managers and treatment providers.
  • Adhere to Agency and professionally acceptable standards, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Engage residents in individual and group therapeutic activities.
  • Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.
  • Maintain suitable, safe and adequate living standards within the facility in accordance with agency policies and procedures and PA Personal Care Home regulations.
  • Manage and implement day-to-day operations of the personal care home. - Provide for the personal care, nutrition and leisure needs of residents. - Orient residents to rules of the facility. - Intervene in resident conflicts for the purpose of problem resolution. - Maintain resident records as required by agency policy.
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
  • Participate in training necessary to fulfill job duties.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Promote resident skill development in cooperation with the client's treatment team.
  • Provide crisis management to residents. - Assess crisis situation and provide support. - Monitor and evaluate residents for potential problems. - Record crisis incidents on a problem log: Medical,Psychiatric,Facility
  • Provide supportive counseling to residents.
  • Represent and participate in Agency professional and community activities as requested.
  • Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.


High School diploma/GED required. Nurses aide training and/or 6 months related work experience preferred. Experience working in mental health field preferred. Applicants must be 21 years or older due to position restrictions.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR and first aid certification within 30 days of employment. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.34 to $17.23

Union Position: No

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