Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
Posted on: November 12, 2021
Come find out what makes 75 State Street so special!
Located in the historic West End neighborhood of Portland, Maine,
75 State Street is a nonprofit senior community offering a
continuum of care that includes Independent Living and Assisted
Living. Our mission is to promote the independence, dignity, and
individuality of older people of all financial abilities by
offering supportive programs and services in an urban, residential
As a nonprofit organization, we care deeply about people - both for
our residents who rely on 75 State Street to provide a safe,
supportive environment in which to age in place, and for our staff
- without whom we could not maintain our stellar reputation for
care and community. When it comes to our staff, we strive to create
strong teams, meaningful career growth, and an outstanding work
We are currently hiring Full-Time, Part-Time and Per Diem
CNA/PSS/CRMA to work in in our Assisted Living Unit. Competitive
pay with shift differential!
We are also offering up to a 1,500 sign-on bonus!!!
POSITION SUMMARY: The role of Personal Support Specialist (PSS) is
to provide high quality care to the residents of the facility that
is consistent with procedures outlined by Health Services and the
mission of 75 State Street. Duties include: personal care,
assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental
activities of daily living (IADL).
Provide direct resident care including assistance with bathing,
dressing, ambulation, transferring, and other physical and personal
Observe, report, and document changes in resident behavior and
general condition. Maintain accurate medical records which includes
height, weight, vital signs, ADL, and IADL.
Ensure protection of residents and preservation of their rights;
comply with Mandatory Reporting to Adult Protective Services.
Provide a safe environment for residents, which includes: providing
the appropriate support in event of an emergency, maintaining a
clean environment and sanitary equipment, and ensuring adequate
Provide assistance with equipment (i.e..: walkers, canes, etc.) as
Maintain resident confidentiality and abide by all relevant HIPAA
and HITECH regulations and uphold Resident Rights.
Follow established safety procedures and report safety hazards
Assist other nursing staff as necessary.
Light housekeeping and cleaning.
Assistance with residents' snacks and meals in accordance with
practice or procedures.
Assist with resident activities.
Must value and foster an environment that ensures respect, support
and safety for all members of the 75 State Street community, and
actively promote the expansion of ideas, perspectives, and
understanding that comes from having a diverse and inclusive
Remain at the facility until a replacement arrives or to cover
additional shifts when necessary.
Attend all mandatory in-service trainings.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience working with the elderly in a personal care environment
Valid PSS certification.
Valid CPR certification, or ability to obtain within one year of
Good written and oral communication skills and ability to
communicate effectively to residents, family, staff, and outside
facilities and vendors.
Ability to meet facility and state immunization requirements.
Commitment to quality services and treating residents with dignity
Ability to work effectively with others and portray a positive,
Strength: Must be able to occasionally lift, pull and move up to
100 pounds with assistance.
Manual Dexterity: Must have the ability to frequently operate
equipment listed below and frequently perform moderately difficult
Coordination: Must be able to continuously perform tasks requiring
hand-eye coordination such as stocking supplies. May be required to
assist residents who are not steady on their feet.
Mobility: Must be able to occasionally walk, stand, stoop, squat,
kneel, twist, bend to floor, reach with hands/arms, climb stairs
and remain in uncomfortable positions at times for prolonged
Speech: Must be able to continuously, clearly and precisely
articulate and communicate when giving directions or interacting
with staff, residents, visitors, healthcare professionals, and the
Emotional Stability: Must be able to continuously deal effectively
with stress created by multiple tasks, noises, interruptions and
multiple priorities and work cooperatively as part of a team while
maintaining a pleasant, professional demeanor.
Benefits: Excellent benefit package including employer paid health,
dental, vision, 403(b), flexible spending and dependent care
accounts, life, long and short term disability, paid holidays, paid
parental leave, and generous earned time. Excellent working
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