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  • Companion Caregiver

    Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland

    Job Description:

    Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland is looking for compassionate, reliable Home Care Aides & Companion Caregivers to care for our clients in their homes.

    Experience the fulfilling rewards of providing in-home caregiving for elders in their homes through your employment with Homewatch CareGivers. We are a proven, successful company dedicated to improving our clients’ lives each day by making meaningful connections. You are the key to those connections. The in-depth relationships made between caregivers and clients at home bring meaning and purpose to the work of a Companion Caregiver. Flexible shifts allow you to work around school or other personal responsibilities. Use our new Care+ App for your smartphone to keep track of your work schedule, shift responsibilities, communicate with the office and family, and much more.

    Our Companion Caregiver employees are not only reliable, dependable and honest, but also compassionate and caring. A key part of this position is helping our clients stay connected with the outside world by taking them to appointments, social outings, or helping them run errands. Helping to maintain a safe and comfortable home environment is an equally important part of the job. We are looking for caregivers that are interested in learning and growing their skills within the senior care industry.

    Caregivers provide paraprofessional services to the agency’s home care clients, as assessed in the care plan and in compliance with the client’s Service Agreement.

Benefits:

  • Flexible hours, full time work available
  • Use our new Care+ App to track your work schedule, see caregiving responsibilities for each shift, help with family communication, and more
  • Competitive pay and Overtime opportunities
  • Advancement opportunity to team leadership positions
  • Online classes are available 24/7 and offer self-paced study and online testing with immediate scoring; 12 hours of paid annual coursework
  • Referral bonuses provided for exceptional caregiver recruits and clients

Duties of Homecare Aides/Companion Caregivers may include:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Menu planning, meal preparation and set up
  • Laundry and linen change
  • Transportation/shopping
  • Bathing and dressing assistance set up only
  • Safety and companionship

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Experience as a caregiver in a home care setting or skilled facility.
  • Must be able to function with minimal supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with the client.
  • Must accept responsibility for maintaining skills and learning on an ongoing basis, as well as adhering to agency policies.
  • Must pass all background screening with satisfactory results.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must possess effective communication skills

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting the agency’s clients with their personal care needs in accordance with the care plan.
  • Responsible for assisting clients with activities of daily living in a safe and beneficial manner.
  • Caregivers must be observant enough to recognize changes in their clients, and be capable of alerting the appropriate personnel when necessary.
  • Does not administer medication or perform any procedures requiring the knowledge or skills of a licensed nurse or registered therapist.

California Specific Requirements

  • Be registered on the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) online registry system located at https://secure.dss.ca.gov/ccld/hcsregistry/
  • Be fingerprinted and submit to CDSS through Live scan
  • Successfully clear a background check (submit Criminal Record Statement)
  • Possess a valid form of Identification (i.e. California Driver’s License)
  • Possess a Tuberculosis Clearance (no more than 90 days old) or if positive for TB, possess a chest x-ray indicating that they are free of TB
  • Complete the ongoing training requirement of 5 hours per year

Physical Qualifications

  • Able to work an average of 20-40 hours per week.
  • Able to bend, climb, stoop, and stand an average of 5 hours per day.
  • Able to lift 20-30 pounds.
  • Able to use tools necessary for job.

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Cities We Serve:
  • berkeley
  • emeryville
  • oakland
Zip Codes We Serve:
  • 94608
  • 94609
  • 94610
  • 94611
  • 94618
  • 94702
  • 94703
  • 94704
  • 94705
  • 94707
  • 94708
  • 94709
  • 94710
  • 94720