Caregiver Job Description
Caregivers provide basic housekeeping, and companionship and promote the health of our Clients. Bee Helpful is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Services the Caregiver may be expected to perform include cleaning bathrooms/kitchen, laundry, changing linens, pet care, technical help, engaging in conversations, and helping with errands. As well as provide minimal personal care (such as: hair washing at sink, assisting with outerwear; shoes, socks, coat) and minimal lift assistance to help with balance (such as: holding on to Client's arm to steady while stepping up a curb, or holding walker so the Client can use it to pull themselves up). Caregivers will take payment from Clients and transfer it to their supervisor as needed.
1. Able to function independently, accepting personal responsibility for the client’s well-being; call for medical emergency assistance if needed; and report any change in the client’s status to a supervisor.
2. Be a US resident or be legally able to work in the US. 18 years of age or older. Provide a driver's license or state ID, and Social Security Card.
3. Must pass a national background check and authorize the release of information from the NHBEAS state registry as well as a TB test and NH driving record release if applicable.
4. Able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
5. To promptly inform their supervisor of any and all schedule changes, whether initiated by the client or the Caregiver. To promptly notify Bee Helpful of any changes in personal data.
6 Physical Demands: The work requires physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis such as housekeeping. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The Caregiver is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and/or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
7. Education: HS diploma or equivalent.
8. Reporting: Because the Caregivers interact with clients on a regular basis, the Caregiver is in the position to notice changes in the senior’s activity level and mental state, and is responsible for reporting these observations to their supervisor in a timely manner so that family members can be notified and appropriate action is taken to keep the client safe with adequate care.
Familiar with common assistive devices such as walkers and wheelchairs as well as accommodations used by the elderly population is a bonus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.