Weekend On-Call CAREGiver

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Weekend On-Call CAREGiver Position Description

As a Weekend On-Call CAREGiver, an employee maintains open availability for the duration of the designated On-Call period, in order to provide Caregiving Services to established HISC Clients on a fill-in basis. The Weekend On-Call Caregiver will remain available during the hours of 5:00pm Friday through 6:00am Monday. Employee must maintain a cellular phone-in working order, on record with the company, to facilitate communication with the On-Call Supervisor who is responsible for directing the activity and assignment of the Weekend On-Call Caregiver.
 
The On-Call Caregiver is expected to be able to arrive at any location within the Service Territory of HISC within one (1) hour of notice from supervisor.
 
For maintaining an open availability during the designated weekend period, the On-Call Caregiver will be paid a retainer of $75 weekly. If the On-Call Caregiver is unavailable or unreachable by phone at any point during the designated On-Call period, the entire weekend retainer is surrendered. For any shifts actually worked at the direction of the On-Call Supervisor the On-Call Caregiver will be paid at 1.5x their standard wage schedule, regardless of overtime status or amount of hours previously worked.
 
The On-Call Supervisor provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.
 
These services generally fall under four categories:
Companionship
Home Helper
Personal Care
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
  

Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.
The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include the following:
Providing companionship and conversation
Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders 
 
Home Helper services generally involve light housekeeping, errands or incidental transportation.
The primary responsibilities of Home Helper services include the following:
Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens,cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
Washing and ironing laundry
Running errands
Accompanying clients to appointments 

Personal Care services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.
The primary responsibilities of Personal Care services include the following:
Assisting with bathing
Assisting with grooming
Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care services are based upon specialized training which maximizes both the ability of both the CAREGiver and Client to cope with the ramifications of this family of degenerative diseases.
The primary responsibilities of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care services include the following:
Posses an understanding of the disease and its effect on clients and their families
Monitor and optimize the physical environment to be supportive and safe
Maintain effective communication and manage difficult behavior using specialized techniques
Assist in activities of daily living to preserve and maximize independence and dignity 
Secondary Responsibilities
Secondary responsibilities include the following:
Contributing to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
Performing other reasonable duties as assigned
Reporting hours according to office policy
Reporting any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
Regularly communicating with supervisor and office staff
Attend all monthly in-services and quarterly meetings 
 
Essential Qualifications
This position must have an understanding of and uphold the policies and procedures established by Solicitude, Inc., (d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise).  An individual must possess the minimum education, experience and skills to perform the primary and secondary responsibilities the job requires.
Additional qualifications include:
Must possess active CNA License
Must be available to work within 1 hour of notice between the weekend hours of 5:00pm Friday and 6:00am Monday
Must maintain working cellular telephone on file with the HISC office
Ability to lift, push or pull 25 pounds
Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, and reach
Ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions

Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner
Ability to present a professional appearance and demeanorSpecial Qualifications
Ability to drive and access to a reliable vehicle
Must have a valid and unsuspended WI Driver’s License
Must possess valid auto insurance
Must have the ability to drive to client locations
May be required to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle

Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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