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Weekend CAREGivers Needed!

Home Instead Senior Care Metairie Full-Time
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Weekend CAREGiver Job Description
 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
An individual must:
 

  • be at least 21 years old
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • a minimum of 1 year of related work experience, either personal or professional is preferred but not required 
  • Criminal Background Check,  Motor Vehicle Check, and Drug Screen will be preformed. 
  • Posses a valid Driver's License and Automobile Insurance, or State ID and must have reliable transportation.


As a CAREGiver, you provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.  While working independently with seniors, the services you perform generally fall under three categories:

  • Companionship
  • Home Helper
  • Personal Care

COMPANIONSHIP    
Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.  The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include:

  • 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
Home Helper services generally involve light housekeeping, errands or incidental transportation.  The primary responsibilities of Home Helper services include:
  • 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
Personal Care services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.  The primary responsibilities of Personal Care services include assistance with:

  • bathing
  • grooming
  • toileting and incontinence issues

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES
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

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
An individual must be able to meet the following qualifications:

  • ability to work autonomously
  • 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


SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
 Ability to drive or take public transportation to client locations

POTENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
The CAREGiver position may require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle and a client's vehicle

POTENTIAL SCHEDULES
The CAREGiver position provides opportunities for a variety of shifts, including overnight.   

Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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