Caregivers provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Services may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite.
Caregivers are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant local office policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Supervisor
Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:
Skin care; and,
Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment;
Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry;
Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind;
Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans;
Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the supervisor;
Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a physician and as identified on the care plan;
Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan;
Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them;
Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions;
Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and practices;
Monitor supplies and resources;
Follow the written care plan;
Carry out duties as assigned by the supervisor;
Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to supervisor;
Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to supervisor;
Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service;
Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings;
Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;
Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
Reminder: Either party may terminate employment at their will without reason. This is not a contract of employment, but merely a statement of accountability expectations of the company. Common courtesy allows at least a two-week notice so an employer may have ample time to make arrangements and cover the clients needs.
Review Employee Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
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