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Company: Community Wellness Partners
Location: Clinton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLutheranCare is currently seeking Per Diem Helping Hands CompanionsCompanions will provide services designed to enable the client to retain a sufficient level of health and personal hygiene to achieve the necessary actions of daily living. Helping Hand Companions service consumers in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties. Title: Helping Hands CompanionStatus: Per DiemShift: Days, Evenings, Weekends (some overnights possible)Requirements for Helping Hands Companions:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year prior experience in homecare, particularly with minimally depend elderly, frail elderly and dementia residents preferred
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times angry people
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies
  • Current and valid New York State Drivers License and reliable vehicle is preferredResponsibilities for Helping Hands Companions
    • Assure clients safety in the home
    • Notifies the Director of any change in the client's physical or mental condition
    • Accompanies client on social, medical and personal outings
    • Prepares meals, nutritious snacks, prompts clients with morning and evening routines including grooming/dressing, preforms light housekeeping duties including cleaning, bed making, laundry and providing adequate pet care
    • Provides companionship and stimulates cognitive abilities through discussion, entertainment and other activities
    • Offers reminders regarding the taking of medication and the filling of prescriptions
    • Attends all safety-related in-service classes as required of Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) and follows the LutheranCare safety programs
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assignedBenefits offered by LutheranCare:
      • 403(b) Retirement Plan
      • Holiday Time
      • Sick Time
      • Direct Deposit
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Short-term Disability InsuranceAbout LutheranCare?: We began in 1919 as a vision of one local woman who wanted to offer care and support to the elderly in her community. This dream became a reality when the Lutheran Home for the Aged and Infirm was organized. The original Victorian farmhouse consisted of 13 rooms and provided services to 10 individuals. In 1932, a wing was added to include 14 additional bedrooms and an infirmary.LutheranCare is a multi-faceted organization providing a broad spectrum of quality programs and services to older adults in need of compassionate care.An Affiliate of Community Wellness Partners Making life about you Offering the most complete continuity of health and wellness services for older adults in Oneida County.LutheranCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Community Wellness Partners, Syracuse , Companion, Other , Clinton, New York

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