UPMC Support Service Worker - Companion in Altoona, Pennsylvania



Provide services and other activities as designated in the Individual Support Plan (ISP). This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.


  • Attend required in-services, conferences and training programs.

  • Comply with established Agency requirements.Adhere to infection control principles and standards.Adhere to Agency quality control standards.Complete infection control surveillance survey as mandated.Complete education requirements.Comply with Agency safety standards.

  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.

  • Endeavor to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.

  • Follow the Values of Everyday Lives' Policy.

  • Maintain and protect support person, Managing Employer and Agency confidentiality.

  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.

  • Perform work in accordance with the approved Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Agency policies and procedures.

  • Report all safety problems and injuries appropriately.

  • Respond to individual's strengths so as to enhance their growth and development and to help each person reach their maximum potential.

  • Responsible for Human Resource ComplianceSubmit required HR documentation when due.Wear Identification badge.

  • Responsible for customer relations and customer satisfaction.Value customers by making serving individual's a top priority.Communicate with Managing Employer in a courteous and timely manner.Report and document customer complaints under the direction of the Program Specialist.Establish and maintain customer relationship focus with all internal/external customers.

  • Responsible for documentation of care provided and observations.Document care provided according to Agency procedures.Document and notify the Managing Employer and Program Specialist changes in the individual's condition/environment and any problems.Complete Service Records and Location Sheets in accordance with Agency guidelines.Submit documentation within Agency defined timeframes.


Must be able to read and write at an 8th grade level in order to complete service records.

Agency with Choice Services:

Companion Services W1727: Level 3

Companion services are provided to individuals living in private residences for the limited purposes of providing supervision and minimal assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult individual with mental retardation.

Must successfully complete background checks to include federal and state mandated clearances, employee health screening, and post job offer drug testing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Automotive Insurance

  • Driver's License

  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 749988