The homemaker is a paraprofessional employee, trained to provide, home maintenance services for clients under the direct supervision of the supervisor. Homemaking services include dietary management, household services essential to the client’s health and wellbeing, and provision of and instruction in reporting of signs, symptoms, and/or changes in the client’s condition. The homemaker is assigned to a client by the coordinator and is given a written plan of service.
- Successful completion of at least 20 hours of generic training to be completed by the end of the 6th month of employment (can be done by shadowing/precepting) or verification of homemaking services provided in the community equivalent to 40 hours
- Will have a minimum of one (1) year experience in a working environment
- Use of an automobile with possession of liability insurance is desirable.
- One year of work experience
- Must be able to read, write and follow instructions in English
- Must have a criminal background check
- Must have current CPR certification
- Shopping with an effort to economize and preparation of nutritious and appetizing meals
- Assisting with simple health care routines such as reminders to maintain diet restriction, medication regimen, and recommended exercises and cueing to take meds
- Observation, and feedback to the coordinator/ supervisor on client’s behavior, mood
- Being supportive and encouragement during periods of loneliness, depressions, bereavement etc.
- Providing routine housekeeping tasks, which are required
- Caring for clothing, washing, drying, folding and putting away
- Follows the plan of service for housekeeping tasks
- Records observations and tasks and signs each entry on the appropriate visit form on each visit
- Communicates on a weekly basis or more often as necessary with the supervisor
- Immediately reports emergency situations by phone to supervisor or office
- Keeps an accurate time and mileage report
- Follows assignments and regulations
- Follows specific office orders for each client
- Uses homemaker policy manual as guidelines
- Works within the organizational channel of authority and knows the area of responsibility of all other team members
- Wears appropriate clothing and ID badge when at work
Confirming on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.
Notifying the Agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will affect agreed service with the Agency.