Hackettstown, NJ
(908) 651-5408

Homemaker Companion Caregiver (Hackettstown-Newton)

Job Description Summary:

Responsible for providing household management and cleaning services for clients receiving at home care.  Ensures that domestic chores are done in a timely manner and household runs smoothly.

Essential Job Functions / Responsibilities:

 

  • Patient Care
    • Understands and adheres to information and precautions contained in individual client’s Home Plan of Care and as directed by R.N. assessment nurse.
    • Performs home management tasks including dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and laundry.  Cleans refrigerator and stove as needed.
    • Performs shopping chores and runs errands, as needed.
    • Plans and cooks meals according to client’s personal preferences while keeping nutrition in mind.
    • Assists self directed clients with meal preparation (or see #4)
    • Escorts client to medical appointments when needed and so directed by plan of care.
    • Ensure maintenance of a clean, safe, comfortable and healthy environment for the client.
    • Maintains proper handwashing techniques.
    • Report all client and employee incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.
    • Observe safety precautions, including wiping up wet floors, spills, and other falling hazards immediately.
    • Prepare applicable documentation of client services provided.
    • Performs other related duties as directed.
  • Communication
    • Engage in respectful social interaction with client, including friendly conversation and empathic support, as well as, respecting client’s privacy and property.
    • Exhibit positive attitude and behavior and demonstrate respect for employees and clients.
    • Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients.
    • Respond and attend to client’s requests promptly.
    • Communicate effectively with all members of the team.
    • Maintains continuity of client’s home care by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs in the client’s journal for the next caregiver.
    • Wears an identification tag while caring for the client at all times while in clients home as mandated by the Division of Consumer Affairs.
  •  Additional Duties
    • Understand the importance of seeking assistance, as needed, from your supervisor and/or others; demonstrate capability and dependability in following instructions.
    • Understand that regular, consistent attendance is necessary to serve clients.
    • Accept and fulfill assignments with the Agency; exercise judgment in accepting assignments.
    • Adheres to Right at Home agency’s professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements.
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the management team.

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.
  • Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.
  • Able to lift supplies and equipment.
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, and kneeling or crouching.
  • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must provide past work history confirming knowledge of ability to competently perform tasks assigned in the job description.
  • High school graduate or equivalency certificate preferred.
  • Updates job knowledge and participates in educational opportunities in order to keep current with the field.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrate sympathetic attitude toward caring for others.
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly, fluently and diplomatically orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain flexible, resilient, calm and maintain a sense of humor; and present a well-groomed professional image.
  • Ability to generate goodwill for the organization and its management among staff, clients, and referral sources.  Demonstrate a strong commitment to client service excellence.
  • Possess and maintain good physical and mental health, including current TB testing.
  • U.S. Citizen or evidence of valid Alien Work Permit.

 

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