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Flexible work around E-Learning hours

Assisting Hands - Elgin

Flexible work around E-Learning hours

Elgin, IL
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Assisting Hands Home Care is looking for essential caregivers to join our team of Rockstar Employees. We are a very busy home care company, that takes care of seniors within our community. Our passion is taking care of Veterans. If you are looking for something rewarding to do in your free time, I have just the client waiting to meet you!

    Why should you choose Assisting Hands Home Care?

    We care about all of our employees as if they were family. We offer paid time off in the event that your client goes to the hospital, and or you just need a vacation, you can still earn a pay-check.

    Ever wanted to become a CNA? Work with us for just 1 year and we will reimburse you 100% to take a CNA course, and all we ask is that you work with us part time. What a great chance to move forward in your career, and at no cost to you!

    Are you thinking about retirement? As a Caregiver at Assisting Hands Home Care we offer you a 401k. Start investing in your future, while working for a lead home care company.

    Have you ever felt under-appreciated as a caregiver? At Assisting Hands Home Care we strive to appreciate each caregiver in more ways than just their paycheck. We are constantly have parties to reward you, offering bonuses and over-time pay, and also offering other incentives like gift cards and such.

    As a Caregiver with Assisting Hands Home Care, you are an essential part of our team, and if you are looking for your next career step, choose us! We are waiting to make you part of our Essential Caregiver Family.

    Description: This position provides custodial and personal care services to clients that contract with Assisting Hands for services under the direction of the Staffing Coordinator in compliance with the Plan of Care.

    Education: High School Diploma/GED required

    Qualifications: One (1) year experience in the home or long-term care setting is preferred.

    Reports to: Staffing Coordinator

    Primary Duties:

    Maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment within client’s residence. Duties may include light cleaning and straightening of the bathroom, straightening the sleeping and living areas, washing client's dishes or laundry, and other tasks to maintain cleanliness and safety for the client.

    The performance of all personal care activities contained in a written Plan of Care which may include assisting the client with personal hygiene, ambulation and exercise, eating, dressing, shaving, physical transfer, and other duties as assigned.

    Providing nutritional support as needed.

    Reporting changes in the client’s condition.

    Other activities that are determined necessary and trained on for a specific client and are restricted to the following:

    Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living such as a wheelchair, walker, or hoyer lift;

    Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises;

    Teaching household routine and skills to well members of the family;

    Measuring intake and output of fluids;

    Measuring and recording temperature, pulse, respiration or blood pressure;

    Keeping records of personal health care activities;

    Observing appearance and gross behavioral changes in the client and reporting to the agency supervisor.

    Assisting the client with the self-administration of medication, limited to the following tasks:

    Taking the medication in its previously dispensed, properly labeled container, from where it is stored and bringing it to the client.

    In the presence of the client, reading the label, opening the container, removing a prescribed amount of medication from the container, and closing the container.

    Placing an oral dosage in the client's hand or placing the dosage in another container and helping the client by lifting the container to his or her mouth.

    Returning the medication container to proper storage.

    Keeping a record of when a client receives assistance with self-administration of medication.

    The caregiver may also provide the following assistance with self-administered medication, as needed by the client:

    Preparing necessary items such as juice, water, cups, or spoons to assist the client in the self-administration of medication;

    Opening and closing the medication container or tearing the foil of prepackaged medications;

    Assisting the client in the self-administration process. Examples of such assistance include the steadying of the arm, hand, or other parts of the client's body so as to allow the self-administration of medication;

    Abides by the agency’s infection control policies, including proper hand washing techniques consistent with CDC Guidelines.

    Abides by all policies and procedures outlined in the agency’s Policy and Procedure Manual, Caregiver Handbook, and Caregiver Training Manual.

    Hours: Dependent on assignment; Shifts available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and based on availability. Assisting Hands does not guarantee hours.

    FLSA Status: Non-exempt, hourly