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Residential Assistant - Tartaglio Personal Care Home (Altoona, PA)

  • Job ID: 830059044
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 11p.m. - 7a.m.
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Tartaglio Pers Care Home
  • Location: 1911 12th Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.16 to $21.54 / hour


We are hiring a Residential Assistant to support UPMC - Behavioral Health of the Alleghenies at Tartaglio Personal Care Home. The Residential Assistant will 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.

The shift for this position is 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  The incumbent will also work every other weekend. 


  • 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
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
  • Engage residents in individual and group therapeutic activities.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to Agency and professionally acceptable standards, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in training necessary to fulfill job duties.
  • Provide supportive counseling to residents.
  • Act as liaison between residents, the community, and other social service agencies, including close contacts with mental health case managers and treatment providers.
  • Maintain and protect patient, client and Agency confidentiality.
  • Represent and participate in Agency professional and community activities as requested.
  • Maintain suitable, safe and adequate living standards within the facility in accordance with agency policies and procedures and PA Personal Care Home regulations.
  • Promote resident skill development in cooperation with the client's treatment team.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.



  • High School diploma/GED required.
  • Nurse's 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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