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Homemaker Companion

Job Location: Newtown, CT

Homemaker Companion (MAH6)
Masonicare At Home
Masonicare At Home
Newtown

NEWTOWN, CT

PER DIEM
**NON-BENEFITTED POSITION**

The Homemaker/Companion is responsible for maintaining a clean environment in the adult and geriatric client's home. Duties of Homemaker/Companion are planned, assigned and supervised regularly by the Office Manager, Masonicare at Home.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides routine household duties, which assist client with maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment and reports any environment issues to the Office. Duties include:
- Preparing meals
- Dusting
- Vacuuming
- Cleaning/maintaining bathroom
- Cleaning/maintaining kitchen
- Laundry/ironing and
- Damp mop.
2. Provides companionship inclusive of
- Providing supervision while family/designated caregiver is away
- Providing amusements (cards, games, reading to client, etc.)
- Accompanying clients on walks, social functions, etc and
- Assisting and accompanying client to physician or clinic when designated.
3. Accepts assignments of duties as deemed necessary by the Program Manager. Follows the written and/or oral instructions provided by the supervisor.
4. Adheres to all policies and procedures and demonstrates understanding of maintaining Patients' Rights, Property and Privacy Code of Conduct and HIPAA.
5. Adheres to all schedules and if schedule changes are required, reports this immediately to the scheduler and/or supervisor. Completes activity sheet documenting care provided and submits paperwork in a timely fashion.
6. Communicates effectively and tactfully with adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
7. Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
8. Performs related and other duties as deemed necessary by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school diploma or GED required.
2. Ability to speak and understand English required.
3. Experience in care of a home and experience in working with or caring for people is desirable but not essential.
4. Maintains current Drivers License, auto insurance and possess reliable transportation (Exception: Employees who utilize public transportation - Supervisory approval required).

KEY COMPETENCIES
1. Demonstrates organizational, written and oral skills.
2. Maintains consistently high quality client care.
3. Demonstrates interest in and sympathetic behavior towards clients while maintaining professional boundaries.
4. Demonstrates sensitivity, compassion and maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with the client and family members.
5. Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to varied client needs and lifestyles.


REQUIREMENTS:
PREVIOUS CAREGIVING EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED.

Ability to speak and understand English



Job ID: MAH6
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I Love Having Time For My Patients.

No matter which career you choose at Masonicare, you can have a positive influence on the lives of so many Connecticut seniors. From our nurses to therapists, food services workers, certified nurses aides, and healthcare management, every Masonicare employee is dedicated to quality, compassion and respect for our patients and residents. It’s no wonder seniors trust Masonicare for life–affirming healthcare and comfortable, secure communities including Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, Masonicare Health Center and Masonicare at Newtown as well as many other affiliates.

We have the latest technology, including laptops and other tools to support our care plans. But nothing beats having time for our patients, with whom relationships are developed and nurtured.

  • ASSISTED LIVING
  • ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE
  • SUB-ACUTE REHABILITATION
  • LONG TERM CARE
  • PSYCHIATRIC & DEMENTIA CARE
  • HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
  • Masonicare Health Center
  • Masonicare at Newtown
  • Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
  • Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice
  • Masonicare at Home
  • Masonicare at Ashlar Village
  • Masonicare Behavioral Health
  • Masonicare Primary Care Physicians
  • The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut