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  • Now Hiring! CAREGiver Positions

    Posted: 10/20/2023

    CAREGiver Position Descriptions

    Companionship Responsibilities

    Basic Function:

    To provide professional companionship services to clients according to Home Instead policies.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Companionship & Conversation
    • Arrange Appointments
    • Medication Reminders
    • Meal Planning
    • Meal Preparation & Clean-Up
    • Reading
    • Assist with Walking
    • Letter Writing & Correspondence
    • Monitor Diet & Eating
    • Monitor Food Expirations
    • Organize Mail
    • Play Mind Stimulating Games
    • Assist with Entertainment
    • Answer the Telephone
    • Answer the Door
    • Reminisce About the Past
    • Clothing Selection Assistance
    • Care of House Plants
    • Appointment Reminders
    • Discuss Current Events
    • Discuss Historical Events
    • Mail Bills & Letters
    • Buy Magazines, Papers, Books
    • Rent & Play VCR Movies
    • Participate in Crafts
    • Play Games/Cards
    • Record/Arrange Recipes
    • Oversee Home Deliveries
    • Supervise Home Maintenance
    • Prepare Grocery List
    • Clip Coupons for Shopping
    • Weather Awareness
    • Oversee Home Deliveries
    • Monitor TV Usage
    • Plan Visits, Outings, & Trips
    • Visit Neighbors & Friends
    • Religious Readings
    • Birthday Reminders
    • Maintain Client Calendar
    • Maintain Family Scrapbook
    • Record Family History
    • Provide a Stable Bathing Environment
    Home Helper Responsibilities

    Basic Function:

    To provide professional housekeeping services to clients according to Home Instead policies.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Light Housekeeping
    • Laundry & Ironing
    • Take Out Garbage
    • Change Linens
    • Make Beds
    • Dust Furniture
    • Drop Off / Pick Up Dry Cleaning
    • Organize & Clean Closets
    • Prepare Future Meals
    • Assist with Pet Care
    • General Shopping
    • Grocery Shopping
    • Pick Up Prescriptions
    • Escort to Appointments
    • Escort to Lunch or Dinner
    • Attend Plays & Concerts
    • Attend Religious Services
    • Attend Club Meetings
    • Attend Sporting Events
    • Airport Assistance

    Overnight Responsibilities

    Basic Function:

    To provide professional companionship services to clients according to Home Instead policies.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • All primary responsibilities of a companionship (See Companionship description)
    • Assisting clients to bed
    • Assisting clients throughout the night and recording the number if times assistance is needed
    • Preparation of morning meal and cleanup of meal related items
    Secondary Responsibilities: The responsibilities for the above position descriptions include:
    1.  Contribute to a positive living climate for the overall quality of life for the client.
    2.  Perform other reasonable, related duties as assigned or requested.
    3.  Promptly report hours after every shift by calling the Hours Worked Hotline.
    4.  Reporting any significant changes in the clients’ needs or living conditions.
    Essential Qualifications: (Include minimum education, experience and specific skills required to perform Primary Responsibilities.)
    1.   Speaking and hearing English clearly in person and on the telephone.
    2.   Reading and writing English on an average adult level.
    4.   Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect.
    5.   Ability to communicate with the client in a friendly and congenial manner.
    6.   Ability to communicate with office staff to ensure that service expectations are met.
    Special Requirements:
    1.  Ability to drive or take public transportation to work site locations.
    2.  Ability to adapt to various individual living environments and locations.
    3.  Ability to lift 25 lbs., bending, twisting, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and carrying.
    4.  Ability to withstand periodic contact with dog/cat hair, dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions.
    These Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to these positions.  This is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts and conditions associated with these positions. The Company reserves the right to modify this description in the future, with or without notice, to the employee.  These Position Descriptions do not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and employment with the company remains at will.  These responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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