Gareda's network of clients is constantly expanding and we are searching for caring candidates to assist with keeping them happy and healthy at home. This position is not for the faint of heart, we are looking for dedicated hard workers to commit at least 35 hours weekly to serving those who need help. This position calls for daily travel, so reliable transportation is necessary. Every day will be a brand new adventure with new people and different experiences, so if you're introverted, or intolerant of change this position may not be a good fit.
The duties of a Home Care Aide (HCA) differ between clients, but a general list would be: providing personal care, meal preparation, escorting to appointments, running errands, light housekeeping, laundry, and just making sure that clients are happy. Gareda provides a plan of care for each client which will outline all tasks that the client needs to be done.
While experience is always a plus, Gareda is open to anyone willing to work hard and care for others. To provide high-quality care a person must be passionate about what they are doing, Gareda is passionate about our clients and we are looking for someone who can match our level of caring.
Duties: Assist with activities of daily living by providing in-home care services to participants throughout Gareda's service area (Cook and Will County).
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available
Several voluntary benefits for full-time employees
401K with Employer Match
Must be able to adapt to a completely flexible schedule
Must be available to work at a minimum of 35 hours per week
Meet the Illinois Department on Aging qualifications for Home Care Aides
Access to reliable transportation for field travel (Proof of a valid driver's license and insurance are required) This position requires the use of your own vehicle.
Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills (must be polite, personable and diplomatic)
Must be able to read and write in English
Must be able to lift, push or pull 25 pounds
Must be able to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach
Must be able to consistently provide physical assistance to a client (i.e. stand-by assistance while walking, assist client with transfers)
Must be able to adapt to various living environments and locations
Qualifications include but are not limited to:
CNA preferred. High School/General Education Diploma with at least one year of experience as a Home Care Aide.