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CAREGiver Job Description

An individual must:


  • be at least 21 years old
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • have a minimum of 1 year of related work experience, either personal or professional
  • have a "spot free" Criminal Background and Motor Vehicle Check
  • have a valid Driver's License and Automobile Insurance.

As a CAREGiver, you provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.  While working independently with seniors, the services you perform generally fall under three categories:

  • Companionship
  • Home Helper
  • Personal Care

Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.  The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include:

  • 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:
  • performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
  • washing and ironing laundry
  • running errands
  • accompanying clients to appoinments

Personal Care services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.  The primary responsibilites of Personal Care services inlcude assitance with:

  • bathing
  • grooming
  • toileting and incontinence issues

Secondary repsonsibilities inlcude 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

An individual must be able to meet the following qualifications:

  • ability to work autonomously
  • ability to lift, push or pull 25 punds
  • abilty to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach
  • abilty 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 enviroments and locations
  • abilty to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner

 Ability to drive or take public transportation to client locations

The CAREGiver position may require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle and a client's vehicle

The CAREGiver position provides opportunities for a variety of shifts, including overnight.   


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