Job Description

Job Title: ACEL Program Assistant - Casual
Job ID: 692588
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Home Nursing Agency
Department: Adult Ctr Learn Indiv CS
Location: 100 Lakemont Park Blvd, Altoona PA 16602


Implement the programmatic plans/goals as written in the individual service plans. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

This position is casual/PRN and will likely work evening hours up to 12 hours per week.  

  • Assist ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals in all levels of daily care, including, but not limited to: Feeding Toileting Assisting into and out of wheelchairs Assisting on and off vans Supervision of individuals
  • Assist the Program Specialist/Supervisor with the following duties: Complete daily service records. Document in writing monthly progress notes, quarterly reports, and communication logs. Administer medications and complete appropriate documentation (if appropriate training is completed). Maintain record of medical visits, therapies, likes, dislikes, strengths, and other requirements of individual service plan. Discuss content with Program Supervisor and formulate suggestions for revision of individual service plan.
  • Attend and contribute to conferences and meetings concerning individuals served (as deemed appropriate by Program Specialist/Supervisor or Director.
  • Attend workshops and trainings appropriate to job duties. Must complete at least 24 hours of field related training annually.
  • Attends staff meeting as scheduled and be prepared to discuss specific issues necessary for successful completion of job duties.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Implement programmatic plans/goals as written in the Individual Support Plans.
  • Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.
  • Participate as a team member with other ACEL staff to provide quality services to all participants.
  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Participate in community activities as directed by the Program Specialist/Supervisor.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Report suspected customer abuse to Supervisor.
  • Respond to individual's strengths so as to enhance their growth and development and to help each person reach their maximum potential.
  • Support individuals in center-based and/or home-based environments.
  • Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.


High school Diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Six (6) months related work experience preferred. Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania drivers license and auto liability insurance, if required to drive personal vehicle.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
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
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • 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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