Caregiver Job Description
Advanced Elderly Services is looking for the best CNA's, Caregivers and Homemakers. Do you want to go home at the end of the day knowing that you made a positive difference in the life of a family? If so, you may meet the qualifications to be a Caregiver.
Are you the kind of person that shows up for work during bad weather? Are you the kind of person who's trustworthy enough to become part of someone's family? Are you ready for more than the next job, are you ready for a career? Advanced Elderly Services is looking for caregivers with experience in home care, family caregiving or any other caring field. Some agencies want warm bodies, we want warm hearts. Please read the job description and then submit an application. After we review your application you may be contacted for a personal interview to learn about our competitive compensation plans.
Our Caregivers are also called Homemakers, Home Health Aids, and Personal Care Assistants to name a few. They help take care of, any and all, people requiring assistance, at times, when they can not complete tasks themselves. This may include the elderly, children and anyone recovering from a recent injury or illness.
Grooming – Hair care, shaving, oral care, and skin care.
Bathing – Assisting with shower, bath, or sponge bathing.
Dressing – Assisting with dressing and/or undressing the consumer.
Toileting – Assistance with bathroom, commode, urinal, bedpan, and/or diapers.
Ambulation – Assisting with a walker, crutches, cane, or gait belt.
Transferring – from bed, wheelchair, low chair, use of a lift, or turning a client in bed.
Medication – Medication reminders
Cleaning – for client safety and comfort, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, changing linens, and light house keeping the general areas used by the consumer.
Meals – shopping for food, cooking food, following special diets, serving food, and or feeding the consumer.
Companionship – Emotional support, providing company, stimulating the client through having conversation, playing games, cards…etc.
Incidental Transportation – to and from doctor’s appointments, shopping, and errands.
Communication – coordinating client care to family and co-workers, reporting changes in patient conditions to family members, agency, or medical personnel. Keeping detailed records of patient care.
In most circumstances your work will be within the clients home. Caregivers must be able to bend down lift and do other things associated with cleaning, cooking and caregiving. They must be able to handle patient suffering that might be due to physical and or emotional conditions. Since most clients can not be left alone, we require the care giver to take on duty meal brakes and not leave the clients home during the break.
Formal training is not required to work as a non-medical in-home caregiver in the state of Pennsylvania, but it may be helpful to complete 120 hours of specialized training to obtain a Home Health Aid Certificate or become a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.).
Advanced Elderly Services will provide any caregiver providing Personal Care, training to include:
- Orientation to the service
- Interpersonal skills understanding family relationship
- Working with older persons
- Personal care and rehabilitative care skills
- Care of the home and personal belongings
- Safety and accident prevention
- Home, time, and money management
- Food nutrition, meal planning, and meal preparation.
- Specialized training will be taught by a registered nurse supervisor on staff.
You must have a valid Pennsylvania drivers license, access to a reliable vehicle, pass a pre-employment background screening, be a legal resident of the United States (or have a valid work VISA), be able to read, write, and effectively communicate in English, and you must show a genuine interest and display sympathy in caring for the elderly and those sick within there homes. Please fill out our brief online form and you will be contacted for a formal interview.