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POSITION DESCRIPTION COMPANION/HOME HELPER
Hearthside, Inc. d.b.a. Home Instead Senior Care
 
Purpose: To provide professional companionship and housekeeping services.



General Companion Responsibilities
  • Conversation
  • Communicate effectively with client
  • Discuss current and historical events
  • Reminisce about the past
  • Maintain client’s calendar
  • Arrange appointments
  • Appointment reminders
  • Birthday/anniversary reminders
  • Religious reminders
  • Daily correspondence
  • sort/read mail
  • write letters
  • mail letters/bills
  • Entertainment
  • Play games/cards
  • Reading
  • Rent & play movies
  • Monitor TV usage
  • Participate in crafts
  • Review phone messages
  • Plan visits, outings and trips
  • Travel planning assistance
  • Visit neighbors, friends and family
  • Daily living activities
  • Answer phone/review phone messages                                        
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Answer door                                                                                     
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Apparel selection assistance                                                             
  • Weather awareness
  • Medication reminders                                                                      
  • Assist with pet care
  • Provide stabilization while bathing                                            
  • Care of houseplants
  • Assist with decision-making                                                    
  • Sewing assistance
     
Primary Home Helper Responsibilities
  • Light housekeeping
  • Wash dishes
  • Take out garbage
  • Vacuuming
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Clean bathroom
  • Organize/clean closets and pantries
  • Clean kitchen cupboards
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Laundry
  • Iron clothes
  • Change linens
  • Make bed
  • Drop off/pick up dry cleaning
  • Incidental Transportation
  • General shopping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Escort to appointments
  • Escort to lunch or dinner
  • Attend lectures, plays, concerts
  • Accompany to religious services
  • Attend club meetings
  • Attend sporting events
  • Airline departure and arrival assistance
  • Reporting hours and expenses to the office after each shift
  • Promptly reporting any significant changes in client’s needs and living conditions
  • Contribute to a positive living climate for the overall quality of life for the client
  •  Perform other reasonable, related duties as assigned or requested

Physical Requirements
  • Stand (Continuously)
  • Walk (Continuously)                                                                
  • Sit (Frequently)                                              
  • Bend/twist (Occasionally)                                           
  • Crouch/squat (Occasionally)                                          
  • Kneel/crawl (Occasionally)                                               
  • Reach above shoulder level (Occasionally)                          
  • Lifting 25 pounds or less (Frequently)                           
  • Pushing or pulling 25 pounds or less (Frequently)           
 
Essential Qualifications and Functions
  • Speaking and understanding English clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Reading English on an average adult level
  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to communicate with the client in a friendly and congenial manner
  • Ability to communicate with office staff to ensure that service expectations are met
  • Ability to perform Companion and Home Helper Responsibilities listed above
  • Ability to perform physical requirements listed above
 Special Requirements
  • Ability to adapt to various individual living environments and locations.
  • Ability to withstand periodic physical contact with dog and cat hair, dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions
 
This Position Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this position.  This is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts and conditions associated with this position.  The Company reserves the right to modify this description in the future, with or without notice, to the employee.  This Position Description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and employment with the company remains at will.  These responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.     
              
Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise office is independently owned and operated.
 
                                                        

Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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