Career Opportunities with Comfort Keepers®

Comfort Keepers offices offer a wide selection of rewarding career opportunities – part-time and full-time – for people who have a heartfelt desire to help seniors and other adults live safely, independently and happily in the comfort of their own homes.

At the very heart of each Comfort Keepers operation are the Comfort Keepers – the people who bring the unique Comfort Keepers brand of caregiving to clients.

There are also opportunities for people to work in and manage offices, coordinate client care, and market Comfort Keepers services. Each franchised office does its own hiring.

Personal Care Aide

JOB SUMMARY
Provides personal care and support services to clients in a Comfort Keepers established Person Care Program.

QUALIFICATION
Minimum of grade nine education; high school diploma preferred. Must demonstrate satisfactory completions of any stated mandated training. Applicant must be bondable and meet or exceed minimum qualifications for each of the following background checks: Criminal Background Investigation, Motor Vehicle Driving Record, Credit History, Professional and Personal Reference Checks, and give permission to submit to random and alcohol testing. Must have reliable transportation and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

Must satisfactorily complete Comfort Keepers training and orientation program. Must accept responsibility for learning and adhering to Comfort Keepers policies and procedures, be able to function in the home setting with minimal direct supervision and main satisfactory relationships with administrative staff, clients, and family members. Must be genuinely concerned about helping people and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.

MAIN DUTIES
• Performs duties as assigned on the personal care Service Plan.
• Assist the client in assisting with activities of daily living by providing any of the Comfort Keepers approved personal care activities including, but not limited to: bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, oral hygiene, and/or ambulation.
• Provides for a clean, safe, and healthy environment for clients and family members. Provides light housekeeping tasks including laundering of client’s garments and linens and changing the bed.
• Assists in meeting nutritional needs by providing meal planning, meal preparation, grocery shopping, dishes, and kitchen clean-up.
• Assists the client with ambulation/transfers as specified in the Plan of Care
• Reminds client to take self-administered medications.
• Observes and reports any changes in the client’s mental, physical, or emotional condition or home situation to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
• Establishes and maintains effective communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workers.
• Participates in in-service and continuing education programs, staff meetings, and client conferences as requested by immediate supervisor
• Completed required documentation of services delivered and submits to office in a timely manner according to policy.
• Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly
• Maintains confidentiality regarding client information
• Other reasonable related duties as assigned

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Client home setting and automobile. Contact with blood or other body fluids may pose a risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases.

POSITION PHYSICAL DEMAND
The work requires moderate physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis, such as driving, assisting clients in transfer activities and ambulation, and light housekeeping. Regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear, reach, kneel, and crouch. Lifting only up to 25 pounds is permitted and may be required.

Companion/Homemaker

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for non-medical, in-home support services which provide for the comfort, safety, and general supervision of clients as well as home management services. Provides companionship to those individuals requiring socialization and/or minimum guidance to assure a safe, protected, clean, and orderly environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of grade nine education; high school diploma preferred. Must demonstrate satisfactory completions of any stated mandated training. Applicant must be bondable and meet or exceed minimum qualifications for each of the following background checks: Criminal Background Investigation, Motor Vehicle Driving Record, Credit History, Professional and Personal Reference Checks, and give permission to submit to a random drug and alcohol testing. Must have reliable transportation and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

Must satisfactorily complete Comfort Keepers training and orientation program. Must accept responsibility for learning and adhering to Comfort Keepers policies and procedures, be able to function in the home setting with minimal direct supervision and maintain satisfactory relationships with administrative staff, clients, and family members. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and document services provided. Must be genuinely concerned about helping people and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.

MAIN DUTIES
• Provide general attention to clients’ non-medical needs in accordance with an established Plan of Care.
• Provides companionship for the client including, but not limited to: talking and listening, reading aloud, providing social and emotional support. Promotes the client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest. Provides emotional support and promotes a sense of well-being.
• Provides for a clean, safe, and healthy environment for clients and family members. Provides light housekeeping tasks including laundering of client’s garments and linens.
• May prepare and serve meals as directed. Ensures that dishes are washed and kitchen clean after each meal.
• Assists client in completing necessary phone calls, letter writing, etc. Accompanies client on walks, community trips, doctor’s office, bank, beauty salons, etc.
• Reminds client to take self-administered medication.
• Observes and reports any changes in the client’s mental, physical, or emotional condition or home situation to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
• Establishes and maintains effective communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workers.
• Participates in in-service and continuing education programs, staff meetings, and client conferences as requested by immediate supervisor.
• Completed required documentation of services delivered and submits to office in a timely manner according to policy
• Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly
• Maintain confidentiality regarding client information
• Other reasonable related duties as assigned.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Client home setting and automobile. Contact with blood or other body fluids may pose a risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases.

POSITION PHYSICAL DEMAND
The work requires light physical exertion on a regular recurring basis, such as driving, assisting client in activities, and light housekeeping. Regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally required to reach and lift. Lifting only up to 25 pounds is permitted and may be required.

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