Are You a Comfort Keeper®?
If you have a caring, loving spirit and like to take an active role in helping others, you possess key characteristics that are essential to being a Comfort Keeper.
As a Comfort Keeper® you will do more than prepare lunch, dust the furniture, or help a client get ready for the day. These are important, of course, but through our unique approach to in-home care, Interactive Caregiving™, Comfort Keepers find ways to actively engage clients in life. This could include cooking favorite recipes together, reminiscing over old photos, visiting friends or attending community events, continuing favorite hobbies, taking a walk, doing puzzles.
These are some of characteristics of a Comfort Keeper:
- able to weave joyful, life-enriching experiences into the fabric of everyday moments
- good communicator
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and document services provided.
- Ability to speak clearly so others can understand.
- Excellent interpersonal abilities by being able to give full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
- Actively looks for ways to help others.
- Strong social perceptiveness by being away of others’ reactions and understanding why they may react as they do
- Strong organizational skills and adjusting actions in relations to others.
Must be 18 years of age. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of any stated mandated training. Applicant must be bondable and meet or exceed minimum qualifications for each of the following background checks: Criminal Background Investigation, Motor Vehicle Driving Record, Professional and Personal Reference Checks, and give permission to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. Must have reliable transportation and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
Must satisfactorily complete Comfort Keepers training and orientation program. Must accept responsibility for learning and adhering to Comfort Keepers policies and procedures, be able to function in the home setting with minimal direct supervision and maintain satisfactory relationships with administrative staff, clients, and family members. Must be genuinely concerned about helping people and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.
Client home setting and automobile. Contact with blood or other body fluids may pose a risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases.
Position Physical Demands:
The work requires moderate physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis, such as driving, assisting clients in transfer activities and ambulation, and light housekeeping. Regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, reach, kneel, and crouch. Lifting only up to 25 pounds is permitted and may be required.
What you can expect from Comfort Keepers:
- We provide an exciting, challenging, and rewarding workplace and experience.
- Flexible scheduling that works around your availability.
- Comfort Keepers has a minimum of two hour shifts. If we schedule you for a short shift, they are backed up with our short or longer shifts depending on the type of hours you are looking for.
- We pay mileage and drive time between shifts as long as they are within an hour apart. Any client related mileage is reimbursed.
- Caregivers will always have up-to-date information on clients and support from their supervisors to ensure safe and pleasurable work environment.