Block Live-In CAREGiver 40 Hrs/Week


Live-In CAREGiver Position Description

**Currently Offering a $250 Signing Bonus - paid after 4 weeks of work (160Hrs)**

As a Live-In CAREGiver, an employee 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 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:

  • Possess 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 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

The Employee must understand and uphold the policies and procedures established by Solicitude, Inc., (d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead franchise). An individual must possess the minimum education, experience and skills to perform the primary and secondary responsibilities the job requires. Additional qualifications include:

  • 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 demeanor

Special Qualifications

  • Must have a valid and unsuspended WI Driver’s License
  • Must possess valid auto insurance
  • Must have the ability to drive or take public transportation to client locations
  • May be required to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle

Required Availability

Home Instead provides 24 Hour care to clients under two distinct scheduling models, depending on the needs and preferences of the client and their families. To be considered for this position, you must have availability matching one of the following scheduling models. If you do not, please apply for the standard hourly Caregiver position.

Shifted Live-in Care

  • Care for clients is provided by a team of 3 caregivers each working 1/3 of the week. Available shifts are as follows:
    • Monday 6:00am through Wednesday 2:00pm
    • Wednesday 2:00pm through Friday 10:00pm
    • Friday 10:00pm through Monday 6:00am
  • Depending on training and experience, pay ranges from $640.00 to $760.00 per week
  • Great way to get a weeks worth of work done in a few days

*Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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