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Job with a Purpose - Home Care Aide / Caregiver

Company: Caregiver Direct
Location: Portland
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Full Time and Part-Time NOW Hiring - Portland, OR - Home Health Aide / Caregiver - Full time and Part-time. Caregiver Direct is looking for compassionate people looking to make a difference in their communities. We have immediate openings for Home Health Aides / Caregivers who can provide companion support and caring assistance for seniors to allow them to stay in their homes safely, with their friends and family. This is important work and we're looking for caring individuals willing to help. Work one on one with patients in their homes. Enable clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording patient condition, providing support and personal services, and teaching families. Job Details: Work one on one with patients in their homes. Enable clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording patient condition, providing support and personal services, and teaching families. Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise. Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands. Assists clients by providing personal services, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. Helps clients care for themselves by teaching the use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques, and equipment for personal hygiene. Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient. Advises on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping. Records client information by making entries in the patient journal and notifying the nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions. We are filling a variety of shifts to accommodate the personal needs of the caregiver. This is an excellent opportunity for workers with families and other personal obligations. Our positions have flexible hours and work-week structures that we can tailor to the schedule of our caregivers. We also offer benefits to help caregiver meet their career aspirations and personal goals. We offer a flexible supportive work environment. Responsibilities:

  • Provide routine individualized care to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities
  • Monitor and report changes in patient health status
  • Provide personal care, such as bathing and dressing patients
  • Provide specialized healthcare such as administering medication and changing bandages
  • Teach family members ways to care for the patient Qualifications:
    • Positive and patient demeanor
    • Ability to build rapport with patients
    • Ability to handle physical workload
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Benefits of Being a Caregiver: Flexibility Choose Your Owner Hours - Many caregivers enjoy making their own hours and designating a schedule that works best for them. Some home care workers prefer part-time, some full-time. Variety Diversity of Client Experience - Homecare caregivers experience a wide variety of clients with complex needs. There is no "one size fits all" situation. Caregivers have the ability to adapt to different lifestyles, backgrounds, races, and disabilities. Diversity of tasks keeps caregivers stimulated and can make the job more fulfilling. Purpose Caregiving is a Helping Profession - Providing caregiving to a senior in their home brings enormous benefits to the caregiver and the family member. Often, the presence of a caregiver can allow someone to remain in their own home avoiding assisted living or nursing home care. Fostering independence and improving someone's quality of life is the goal of caregiving. Accomplishment Taking Care of Others - Dealing with the difficult scenarios caregiving presents can be stressful, but working through the tough times can be very rewarding. No one ever thinks of helping others and bringing joy to their lives as a waste of time. Growth Learn New Skills and Build a Career - Caring for others helps to develop empathy and the ability to connect with people, even in difficult times. Caregivers gain a variety of skills from their experiences and through training opportunities. It also teaches important virtues such as patience, understanding and loyalty that benefit individuals in both their personal and professional lives. Caregiver Direct Mission - Support our communities by serving the needs of seniors and caregivers. We strive to support our communities by enriching the lives of seniors with the right caregivers to allow them to safely age at home, surrounding by friends and family. Qualifications:
      • Positive and patient demeanor
      • Ability to build rapport with patients
      • Ability to handle physical workload
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Keywords: Caregiver Direct, Portland , Job with a Purpose - Home Care Aide / Caregiver, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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