Penfield Rochester, NY
(585) 364-3158

Homemaker Companion Caregiver (Penfield & Rochester)

Job Summary 

Provides for the maintenance of safe and clean environment. Performs various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their residences. 

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to Right at Home policies and procedures>
  • Performs work under the supervision of the Staffing Coordinator/Operations Manager.
  • Performs homemaking activities contained in the Client Home Record which includes, but is not limited to: vacuum-ing, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, laundry, and cleaning bathrooms.
  • Prepares meals and snacks for client according to client/family and supervisor’s instructions.  May perform
  • grocery shopping, if prearranged with the office.
  • Provides companionship for the client including accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc.
  • The homemaker is responsible for written documentation of service provided.
  • The homemaker should not contact the physician directly, but rather refer all questions or reports to the supervisor.

The homemaker will NOT perform any of the following:

  • Personal care services such as bathing, dressing, and shaving
  • Any heavy lifting or transferring of clients.
  • Administering of any medications, ointments, eye drops, etc.
  • Heavy duty household chores such as washing walls, waxing floors, washing windows, etc.
  • Household repairs or maintenance
  • Cut the fingernails or toenails of any client

Additional (non-essential) Functions

Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Availability

  • High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate preferred.
  • The Homemaker/Companion shall have successfully completed a written Competency Evaluation.
  • Must have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick, and the ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English as needed for  the job.
  • Have valid driver’s license and use of an insured automobile for work or access to adequate transportation.

Working Conditions/Environment

Primarily works in client’s place of residence, travel required.  Shift times and days vary with client needs.

Note/Special Instructions

May be called upon to perform additional tasks as required by supervisor.

 

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