Making a Difference
We are looking for dependable, compassionate individuals who have a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life. Being a caregiver can be hard work, but it is extremely gratifying to be able to assist and provide support to someone in need. There are wonderful relationships that often form between Caregivers and their Clients.
Right at Home believes that our Caregivers are the essence of our business, so we strive to make our Caregivers feel appreciated and valued for the important work that they do.
A Direct Care Professional provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes.
Location: Waterloo, IA
Pay Range: $10.25-$11.00/hour Based on Education and/or Experience
- We Offer Flexible Scheduling
- Competitive Pay
- Mileage Reimbursement and Travel Pay
- Annual Reviews
- Merit Raises
- Caregiver and Client Referral Bonuses
Training and Continuing Education Opportunities
- Paid Training Upon Hire
- Paid Quarterly Classes that are Offered on a Variety of Health and Home Care Related Topics
- We want our caregivers to feel comfortable and confident while helping their clients so ongoing training is available to develop their skills.
- Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
- Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
- Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
- Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
- Reinforcement of dressings
- Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
- Measuring and preparing special diets
- Taking vital signs
- Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to):vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
- High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
- Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities).
- Successful completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide or Personal Care Assistant course.
- Current CPR certificate is recommended.
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job.
- Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
- This position requires 30-40 hours of basic care training.