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Caregiver / Companion / CNA / Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Description

Home Instead Senior Care
CAREGiver Level II 

Seeking Independence, Inc. d.b.a. Home Instead Senior Care


Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.  These services are meant to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion. 

Primary Responsibilities:                                                                               

  • Reflect the core values of Seeking Independence, Inc., (d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise).
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor and office staff


  • Provide Companionship & Home Helper services which could include:
    • Companionship and conversation
    • Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
    • Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
    • Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
    • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
    • Washing and ironing laundry
    • Running errands
    • Accompanying clients to appointments


  • Provide Personal Care services which could include:
  • Assisting with bathing
  • Assisting with grooming
  • Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues
  • Provide Specialized services which could include:
  • Advanced Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
  • Hospice Care

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Participate in company sponsored training and social events including CAREGiver meetings
  • Report hours according to office policy & communicate changes in availability in a timely manner
  • Participate in bi-annual J.D. Power and Associates Satisfaction Survey
  • Document client information in Client and Life Journal
  • May require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle.
  • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have 2 year professional caregiver experience or educational equivalent
  • Must be available to work full time one of the following:
    • Sunday through Thursday day shift
    • Sunday through Thursday evening shift
    • Sunday through Thursday night shift
    • Tuesday through Saturday day shift
    • Tuesday through Saturday evening shift
    • Tuesday through Saturday night shift
  • Must be able to work anywhere within Hamilton County Ohio
  • Heart rate can not exceed 85% age adjusted rate
  • Must have standing balance
  • Ability to lift 12 inches to waist a minimum 50 pounds
  • Ability to push / pull 25 pounds
  • Ability to lift waist to chest 25 pounds
  • Climb up/down stairs
  • Ability to bend, squat, twist, stoop, kneel and stand
  • Ability to reach above head
  • Ability to complete patient transfer from wheelchair to bed simulation
  • Complete a criminal background check, DMV check, pre-employment drug screen, 3 professional and 3 personal reference checks
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess valid auto insurance
  • 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


  • $11.00 Per Hour for Regular 3+ Hour Shifts or Awake Overnights
  • $8.50 Per Hour for Resting Overnights
  • $5.00 travel bonus when round trip miles exceed 30


Job Snapshot

Post Date 1/9/2015
Location Cincinnati, OH
Base Pay $8.50 - $15.50 /Hour
Other Pay $5.00 travel bonus when round trip miles exceed 30
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nurse
Education None
Experience 2 to 4 years
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
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