Home Health Aide - Program Assistant

Alexandria, Virginia
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
May 21, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Assists recreation therapist with planning, organizing and providing therapeutic recreational and social activities, in person and using virtual platforms such as Zoom. Provides assistance with activities of daily living, personal care such as bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, oral hygiene, nail care, transferring and walking for both males and females, taking vital signs, and using personal protective equipment (PPE). Assists in providing a quality therapeutic recreation program for a specialized population(s) of individuals, 18 and older, with a variety of diagnoses and multiple disabilities in the Adult Day Health Care Center (ADHC). Helps with the nutrition program by maintaining statistics, ordering meals, setting up and serving food.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.

  • Preferred candidate will have experience working with older adults with multiple chronic conditions including dementia.
  • Experience in leading group activities in person and using virtual platforms; knowledge using the internet to conduct searches to assist in planning recreational activities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

  • Driver's license (Required)
  • First Aid (Required within 12 months)
  • Limited Food Handlers Certification (Required within 12 months)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, sanctions screening and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Employee is required to walk, stand for long periods of time (i.e., 1 to 2 hours), bend, sit, kneel, reach, climb stairs and participate in recreational therapy. Uses hands to grasp, handle feel. Ability to assist with client transfers from sitting to standing and standing to sitting and lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Must be able to exchange accurate information with other verbally and in writing. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to drive a vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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