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Home Services - Personal Care Aide- Caregiver

Home Services - Personal Care Aide- Caregiver

Job Description

At  Right at Home, we  provide personal care and homemaking services in accordance with an established plan of care. We assist  with the activities of daily living  of  elderly and disabled clients in the comfort of their homes with the goal of improving their quality of life.

Do you possess these  traits of a good caregiver? 

  • Compassion - Are you driven by a desire to help others in need?
  • Composure -  Are you  able  to keep it  together when performing unpleasant tasks?
  • Empathy -  Can you step back and put yourself  in your client's  shoes? 
  • Diplomacy - Are you able to communicate effectively and make your client  feel respected?
  • Creativity - Can you  think of ways to ease tense moments when client is resistent to care?
  • Humor -   Can you laugh with and not at clients when challenging moments arise?
  • Patience - Do you know when to step back and breathe--to prevent losing your cool?

Do you live in  our Service Area or within a 10 mile radius?


Essential Functions
  • Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
    • Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
    • Ambulation
    • Eating
    • Dressing
    • Shaving
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
  • Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
    • Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
    • Reinforcement of dressings
    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    • Measuring and preparing special diets
    • Taking vital signs
    • Application of an external catheter
  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. Mayinclude planning meals and  shopping  for groceries.
  • Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc.

Shifts Available

Short Visits 1-3 hours

Shifts of  4-12 hours - days, evenings, nights

Live-In - 2-3 days

Job Requirements

    • High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
    •  3-6  months of  experience - homemaking and/or hands on personal care (in homes or facilities). 
    • Current CPR certificate is recommended.
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
    • Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job
    • List 3  work references and 3 personal references on application
    • Have a working phone with text and access to internet


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      Job Snapshot

      Base Pay $10.00 - $14.50 /Hour
      Other Pay 5 Star Rewards with Paid Time Off and Merit Raises
      Employment Type Part-Time
      Job Type Health Care
      Education High School
      Experience Not Specified
      Manages Others No
      Industry Healthcare - Health Services
      Required Travel Not Specified
      Job ID Naperville
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