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Companion / Caregiver - Alzheimer's and/or Behavioral specialists

Companion / Caregiver - Alzheimer's and/or Behavioral specialists

Job Description


Caregiver/Companion  Position Description:
The Caregiver/Companion/Behavioral specialist is a member of our home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various client care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The caregiver is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care.  This particular assignment requires someone who has experience working with behavioral issues related to brain injury or Alzheimer's.  This client has special needs.  They are in their late 60's not recognizing her limitations.  She is not physically aggressive, but she is resistant to having care and can be manipulative.  When she gets angry she will bang a chair or slam doors and attempt to be controlling.  Need someone fully able to diffuse a situation.  Her family knows she needs 24 hour supervision and they do not want to put her in a facility.  We are looking for a caregiver that can work in this type of environment and mature enough to recognize that the behaviors have nothing to do with them.  This is a person who has a disease and our job is to help provide a better quality of life for her.  Need someone smart and with a strong personality but also caring and compassionate to her condition. 

 
Caregiver  Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision of client   
  • Redirecting/Queuing   
  • Observe client’s physical, mental and emotional conditions        
  • Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities for clients
  • Empowering client to make decisions but monitoring safety at all times   
  • Maturity/Trust/Compassion

We have opportunities ALL OVER Hillsborough county!  But the two cases we are working on are in South Tampa and Sun City

Job Requirements

Caregiver / Companion/Behavioral Specialist

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Extensive experience working with behavioral issues       
  • Minimum of three years (3)  of documented experience required.
  • Certified in CPR
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with the organizations requirements. 

We have opportunities ALL OVER Hillsborough county!

       

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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $11.50 - $12.50 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience 3 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Companion / Caregiver - Alzheimer's and/or Behavioral specialists


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