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Personal Support Specialist (PSS)

Company: Avesta
Location: Portland
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Avesta Housing is seeking a Personal Support Specialist (PSS) to work at our assisted living facility, 75 State Street. The role of a PSS is to provide high quality care to the residents of the facility that include personal care, assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. About 75 State StreetLocated 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 setting. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of assisted living services in a nurturing home designed to enhance the quality of life, respect personal dignity, and to provide peace of mind to each resident as well as to their respective family.What it's Like to Work HereOur team members have positive attitudes, are creative problem solvers, and share a dedication to providing our residents with sincere and thoughtful care. Our shared commitment to improving the lives of others, strengthening our community, and ensuring compliance with state and federal standard of care requirements gives us purpose and inspires our best work. Our workplace culture and continuous opportunities for growth have resulted in Avesta's 75 State Street location being a popular place to work. What We're Looking ForThe person who is ready for this opportunity will have 1 or more years' experience working within a similar role and meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent judgment
  • Caring attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
    • A Valid PSS license
    • Experience working with residents in a personal care environment preferred.
    • A Valid CPR certification or ability to obtain within one year
    • Ability to meet facility and state immunization requirements.
    • Commitment to quality services and treating residents with dignity and respect.
    • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to residents, family, staff, and outside facilities and vendors.
    • Ability to work effectively with others and portray a positive, team-player attitude.Click to view the full job description for the Personal Support Specialist (PSS) position.This is a non-exempt/hourly position that pays $16.00 - $19.00 per hour, plus any applicable shift differentials.Both day shift and evening shift schedules are available!Day Shift: 6:30am - 3:00pmEvening Shift: 2:30pm - 11:00pmBenefitsWe have excellent employee benefits, including:
      • Employer-paid health and dental plans for employees
      • Flexible spending and dependent care accounts
      • 401(k) retirement savings plan with immediate vested match of up to 6%
      • Employer-paid basic life, long-term and short-term disability
      • Free mental wellness services for benefits-eligible employees
      • 7 paid holidays
      • Up to 8 weeks paid parental leave
      • Generous earned time, starting with 19 days in first year of employment
      • Professional development assistance
      • Employee referral program
      • Tuition reimbursementReady to Apply?If this job sounds like a fit for you, please click through to our Employment Application and apply today! PM21PIc5e41de1c55a-31181-32926355

Keywords: Avesta, Portland , Personal Support Specialist (PSS), Other , Portland, Maine

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