Addus Caregiver – Addus Homecare – Arlington Heights, IL

Addus Caregiver
Addus Homecare 872 reviewsArlington Heights, IL 60004

An Addus Home Care Aide/Caregiver serves a vital function in support of seniors and people with disabilities living independently in their homes, but who need assistance with daily tasks. There is frequent person-to-person contact in this job, and a Home Care Aide becomes very important to their client. While physical activity is not constant, a Home Care Aide needs to be in good physical condition to perform the duties of the position. The need for Home Care Aides is great, so employment is steady and hours can be flexible to accommodate personal/family needs. A Home Care Aide is a great entry level position with opportunity for growth in one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow a care plan for the client and report on completed tasks
  • Assist with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Provide routine house cleaning
  • Assist with meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Transport client to doctor’s office, grocery store and other essential errands
  • Assist client with the self-administration of medications (no administering or measuring)
  • As part of the client’s Health Care Team, a Home Care Aide must observe and report any changes in client’s condition
  • Promote our positive image in the community as the leading home care provider

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED or one year experience of in-home care services
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation which includes any form of public transportation such as a bus or train; if you drive a car to and from work, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required
  • Must be able to provide three references (2 professional and 1 personal)
  • Nurturing and compassionate nature with the desire to care for others
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and well-organized
  • Familiar with and comfortable using a cell phone

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