Home Care Geriatric Aide II / C.N.A.

Home Care Berkeley, CA


The Position:     Under the supervision of the Home Care Administrator, the Home Care Geriatric Aide II assists CEI participants in the participant’s home. The Home Care Geriatric Aide II demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide personal care and light housekeeping services to frail elders who need help to maintain safety and comfort in the home. The Home Care Geriatric Aide II provides services as determined by the participant’s plan of care in accordance with PACE Program standards.

************* $2K SIGNING BONUS OFFERED*************

Compensation range for the Home Care Geriatric Aide II role at CEI is $20.98-31.47.   Offers based on level of experience/education as it applies to the requirements for the position


The Home Care Geriatric Aide II will assist a small group of elders in their daily routines to ensure a safe, comfortable home. These activities include:

  • Providing medication prompts
  • Providing light meal prep, followed by clean-up
  • Properly storing and organizing delivered meals
  • Monitoring food expiration dates
  • Showering and bathing utilizing durable medical equipment and bathing aides
  • Dressing and grooming the elder in preparation for day. Escorting elders to CEI vans, if needed
  • Assisting the elder move from their bed to a chair or a wheelchair and assisting with ambulation using an assistive device
  • Light housekeeping, to include dusting and vacuuming
  • Washing and folding Laundry
  • Taking out garbage and recyclables
  • Following the care plan to complete tasks

The Home Care Geriatric Aide II may also assist by:

  • Maintaining a calendar/reminders
  • Encouraging enjoyable pastimes, good nutrition, exercise, and taking medications as prescribed
  • Communicating participants’ service concerns to the care team promptly
  • Reporting physical or behavioral changes to the RN supervisor immediately
  • Notifying supervisor when the elders need food, medicine, or personal products
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with participants’ families by listening to their ideas

In general, the Home Care Aide II is also expected to:

  • Act as a participant advocate by reporting any violations of the Participant Bill of Rights & Responsibilities
  • Respond to participant complaints in a timely manner, and understand the basic procedures for receiving and documenting complaints or requests.
  • Complete required paperwork accurately and on time
  • Demonstrate dependability by arriving consistently and on time to scheduled work hours, and submit timely and accurate timesheets
  • Maintain a courteous, helpful, and professional attitude on the job
  • Display a willingness and ability to be responsive to all customer groups- including staff, participants, and their families
  • Comply with all agency training requirements
  • Maintain professional affiliations and any required certifications
  • Provide a safe environment for participants and self by displaying awareness of safety hazards, and reporting and/or reversing hazards
  • Participate in Quality Assurance programs as required
  • Follow all OSHA safety guidelines and CEI Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all participant information according to HIPAA requirements
  • Perform other duties as required or requested in a positive and helpful manner


  • A valid California Certified Nursing Assistant license is required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred
  • A valid California driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Current CPR certificate and First Aid Card is required.
  • Ability to understand basic English instructions and to write simple statements in English is required.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records is required.
  • A good work history, with good attendance and being on-time is required.
  • Minimum 1 (one) year of experience in providing household services to frail, low income elderly persons in efficient and consistent manner is preferred.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and experience working with frail, cognitively impaired older adults
  • Knowledge of the physical, mental, and social needs of the elderly is required
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to conscientiously follow directions with limited supervision
  • Good people skills, and a helpful attitude
  • Bilingual is a plus

The above job description is intended to communicate the general function of the mentioned position and by no means shall be considered an exhaustive or complete outline of the specific tasks and functions that will be required.  CEI reserves the right to change job descriptions, site assignments, and or work hours as required by the needs of the program.  All employees are expected to perform their duties within their ability as required by the job and/or as requested by management. 

What’s in it for you:   We offer a $2,000 sign on bonus for the Home Care Geriatric Aide II position!  In addition, CEI offers a robust benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: medical, dental, vision and much more!  We work in a great environment that promotes work-life balance, and the best part is, we make a remarkable impact on our participants lives every single day!  

This is what our employees say about working at CEI:

 “I really appreciate working in such a positive, caring environment. The things I like most about my job are my dedicated colleagues, the strength of the participants, and the opportunity to become a better clinician.”

 “I love my job and what it stands for – TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.”

 “CEI is a great organization and it is an honor to be a part of this wonderful team.”

Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.