Slidell, LA
(985) 288-5940

Homemaker/Companion - Slidell

Job Summary

The Homemaker/Companion provides non-medical companionship for the maintenance of a safe and clean residential environment, supervising and feeding clients who by reason of advanced age, physical disability, or mental deficiency need supervision. The Homemaker/Companion performs companionship activities, meal preparation, and limited light housekeeping tasks for clients in their residences. The Homemaker/Companion also assists clients with other activities that are related to the clients’ independent living and which cannot be performed by the clients alone due to health and or age limitations.

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to Right at Home policies and procedures
  • Performs work under the supervision of the Client Care Coordinator
  • Performs homemaking activities contained in the Client Home Record which includes, but is not limited to: vacuuming, 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 documentation of service provided via telephony
  • 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 consistent with this Job Description and related to client’s independent living where the client cannot perform such duties due to the client’s health or age limitations.

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.

Benefits

  • Flexible Schedules (days/evenings/nights/weekends)
  • Weekend Differential
  • You choose when You work
  • You choose where You work

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