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- Are at least 18 years of age or older
- Possess a high school diploma, a high school equivalency, or a GED
- Successfully pass a criminal records check
- Possess sufficient communication and language skills to perform their duties and interact effectively with both clients and agency staff;
- Successfully pass all other vetting and interview requirements as required by the administrator
- Possess current CPR certification
- Possess a current and valid driver’s license and car insurance, if providing transportation
- Paid Orientation/Training
- Bonus Programs
- Supplemental Insurance Available
- 401K Available
- Competitive Pay
To provide care and services to clients in their own environment. Most specifically, the purpose of the position is to assist clients with their activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
Responsibilities and Requirements:
In the process of client care the caregiver shall consistently:
- Apply universal precautions according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention Guidelines;
- Use appropriate body mechanics to prevent injury to self and client;
- Follow the client’s service plan;
- May require drivers’ license and car insurance to transport clients;
- Use appropriate communication with client, client’s family and friends, and coworkers;
- Report changes in client’s condition to the agency’s administrator, designee or RN such as any recognized abnormality in client’s signs and symptoms;
- Record observations and measurements, tasks completed, and client statements about condition or care;
- Apply safety concepts in the client’s environment;
- Report signs of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, misappropriation or exploitation;
- Demonstrate respect for the rights and property of clients and their families;
- Pass a criminal records check; and
- Maintain client confidentiality.
The caregiver will work in clients’ environments within the agency’s geographic service area. The caregiver will provide housekeeping/companion, personal care including medication reminding, medication services and tasks of nursing to clients in their environments, as per the clients’ individual service plans and under the supervision of the agency’s administrator, designee, and RN. The caregiver may be required to work different shifts, including night, evening or early morning shifts as well as weekends and holidays.
The caregiver is often required to assist in lifting, transferring and stabilizing clients as they stand, sit, climb (stairs) or walk. Caregivers are required to walk, stand, lift, pull, push, carry, balance, bend, crouch, reach, handle, speak, hear, write, read and communicate. Caregiver is not to climb/use ladders or stools.