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Companion Care Aide (Per-Diem)

Status

Per Diem

Description

Per-Diem Position

Starting Pay Rate: $17.55 per hour

Purpose: To ensure that participants of the Many Hearts Companion Care Program at RCIL receive services tailored to their wants/needs.  

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to preform the following in accordance to the consumer’s approved plan:

  • Provide personal care
  • Provide stimulating, person-centered and engaging activities
  • Assist with transportation, running errands with or for the participant
  • Assist with scheduling medical and/or social appointments
  • Reminders to take medication
  • Meal planning and/or preparation, light household tasks, assist with home activities
  • Providing companionship and engage in meaningful conversation
  • Emotional support including talking with and listening to participant with respect, being nonjudgmental, showing care and compassion
  • Provide assistance to the participant to remains safe in their home through observation, and assistance with tasks
  • Keep accurate daily notes for all services provided

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Reading and writing in English, basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Good interpersonal, communication and active listening skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of all consumer and work related information
  • Must have flexibility in adapting to new situations, sensitive to the needs of others, reliable and able to handle emergencies.
  • The ability to understand and carry out directions and instructions in the approved plan.
  • Must have adequate verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships, responsiveness to working with the elderly population, ability to prepare accurate daily notes.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable vehicle with valid auto insurance
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Education and Experience:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Experience working with the elderly population preferred however, training will be provided by Many Hearts Companion Care at RCIL

Benefits:

  • 401K 6% match
  • NYS paid sick leave, vacation
  • Additional benefits available

Travel Required: Yes                      

Location: Oneida County, NY

RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage. 

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-272-2957. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.