This position provides companionship, personal care, companionship to clients of Philia.
The Caregiver is responsible for caring for Seniors or Children, and for making empathetic and joyful connections with them. The Caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a clients’s care.
Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses
Responsibilities of the Caregiver include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist with activities of daily living such as
- Personal hygiene – bathing, grooming, dressing
- Assist with regular exercises
- Companionship – card/ board games, discussions, reading and plain old fun
- Errands, grocery shopping and escorting the clients to appointments and activities
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation and help with feeding
- Medication Reminders
- Adhering to the Philia’s care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Follow all privacy policies of Infection Control protocols and maintain the confidentiality of protected healthcare information (PHI).
- Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene
- A minimum of one year full time experience in care giving required; CNA or CHHA preferred.
- Possess a current CPR/ First aid certificate.
- Proof of legal authorization to work in the United States required.
- Negative criminal conviction background check.
- Minimum of 3 positive references required, preferably from most recent supervisors.
- Driving experience for a minimum of 3 years; safe driving record; current driving license and car insurance coverage; and a safe car.* Preferred (most of our clients require caregivers with cars).
- Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
- Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
- Empathy for the needs of both the elderly and children.
- Ability to work with many temperaments and tolerant of cultural differences.