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Home Health Aide - Access to City Employment (ACE) (2583)

Recruitment: REF3162V

Published: May 09, 2023


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 2583-Home Health Aide
Salary range: $49,582.00 - $60,112.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under immediate supervision of licensed professional staff, and located in the Department Of Public Health, Home Health Agency, assists clients with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, ambulation, prescribed exercises, preparing meals including therapeutic diets, and keeping client’s environment organized and neat, and performing related duties.

Distinguishing Features: The 2583 Home Health Aide is distinguished from classes in the Health Worker series, in that Health Workers are characterized by performing a wide variety of paraprofessional duties in a wide variety of health care settings, while the Home Health Aide provides personal care, very routine health care assistance, and light home making activities in the client’s home, and requires a Home Health Aide Certificate issued by the State of California. It is distinguished from the 2302 Nursing Assistant in that the 2302 Nursing Assistant requires a Certified Nursing Assistant license, and is characterized by assisting with patient care in an inpatient setting. It is distinguished from class 2303 Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker in that the Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker is characterized by performing very routine nursing and/or psychiatric care for severely mentally ill patients in a Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: The class specification shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be considered as a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed.” (CSC Rule 9) 1 Assists clients with personal hygiene including skin and mouth cleansing, hair care, and bathing; assists clients in and out of bed, and with ambulation. 2. Assists clients with prescribed exercises as instructed by professional staff. 3. Assists in keeping client environment neat, safe and organized; changes bed linens as needed; prepares meals, including therapeutic diets; assists clients with eating. 4. Takes client blood pressure and weighs client as assigned. 5. Participates in developing and implementing client care plans according to Home Health Agency policy; communicates client needs and information relating to client care plan to professional staff. 6. Adheres to Home Health Agency administrative and clinical policies and procedures; implements infection control and safety policies and procedures according to established guidelines; maintains confidentiality of client information; provides care in compliance with Home Health Agency, State and Federal regulations, and documents care as assigned. 7. Participates in weekly case conferences related to needs assessments of clients; assists in promoting health education for clients and client families. 8. Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Basic methods and procedures to assist clients with activities of daily living. Ability to: Read, write and carry out directions; perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing; effectively interact with home health clients, families and co-workers.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: High school graduation or equivalent required

Experience: Six (6) months of experience performing Home Health Aide job duties in a home health care setting within the last five (5) years  AND

License or Certificate: Home Health Aide Certification issued by the State Of California required as obtained through successful completion of an approved program.

What else should I know?

Notes: Established: 9/11/97 Amended: 2/20/15

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.