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Senior Caregiver Job Available with American Family in Brookings, SDNicole's Senior Caregiver Job 2764204

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Looking for a new family member, friend, and caregiver

    Our Family

  • American
  • Age 40
  • No pets
  • Christian
  • Will not accept smokers
  • Is not a single employer

    Job Highlights

  • Female candidates only
  • <1 yrs paid experience required
  • As Needed hours/week
  • English is required
  • Driver's license required
  • Car is available
  • References available
  • Pay is Negotiable/wk

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Job Description

Hi! My name is Nicole and it’s nice to meet you! I just turned 40, and I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis since my mid-20s. It’s a challenge! I try to do as much as I can on my own, but being in a wheelchair limits my ability to do it all. I would really love you to come live with us and help me with my daily activities.

I am married, but my husband Jim and I are recently separated. However, he is taking care of this hiring process for me, as it's very stressful, and I trust him to take care of me. We still are trying to figure things out at this point, and we have a good, cordial,communicative relationship. He travels for work, and was gone a lot prior to the separation. So, the need for a live-in caregiver existed before the separation, and will continue to exist even if we decide to reconcile. This job offer is NOT contingent on that. Jim will be an integral part of the interview and hiring process.

Tasks in which I require assistance include: Transfer in and out of bed, meal preparations, transfer in and out of the shower, transfer on and off the toilet, transfer in and out of the car, and help putting on difficult clothing. Lots of transferring, as you can see! I weigh about 110 pounds, and as long as you keep my knees locked and hold onto me, I can stand on my own weight. Therefore, there will never be any dead-lifting. Just pivots and turns, and the occasional dragging of my feet across the floor! Also, light housekeeping duties are desired. The extent of those duties can be negotiated. And if you like to cook, I like to eat! We have a nice big kitchen that is ready for your culinary creativity!

You will have your own 1000+ square-foot living suite in the lower level of our home. Our home is 3 years old and equipped with amenities such as high speed fiber optic wi-fi, DirecTV, and 50-inch 4K television. There is a large living room area with a couch and tables, a nice full bathroom, and a large bedroom with a spacious closet and a queen sized bed. You will have access to the main kitchen at any hour of the day or night. We will also provide a car for your use any time you would like. This is the same car that you will use to drive me around town, but it is yours to use as you please any other time.

We are hiring for a caregiver, but truthfully, we want someone in our home that we can call family. I want you to laugh with us, cry with me, watch movies with me, sit and talk with me, eat with me, go on vacations with me... all the things that families do together. We want to hear your opinions and your thoughts. We want you to share your concerns and you ideas. We want you to love us as much as we will love you. You will be a respected and valued member of our family, regardless of the dynamic of our family.

We would love to hear from you and answer any more questions you might have! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to making you a part of our household :)

Required Experience

Must have <1 years paid experience with the following
Case Worker Certified Nursing Assistant Licensed RN
Nursing Intern Nursing Student Physical Therapy
Physician's Assistant Practicing RN Senior Care Companion
Must be experienced working with these types of special needs
Alzheimer's Arthritis Dementia
Diabetes Digestive Disorders Epilepsy
Hearing Impairment Immobility Obesity
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Parkinson's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Respiratory Issues Sleep Disorder Visual Impairment
Provider must have the following skills or certifications
Behavioral Issues Bonded CPR
First Aid Insured Licensed
NAPGGM Certified NACCM Certified

Must be comfortable working with 1 person

Requirements

Must be available for the following types of visits
Drop-Ins Day Visits Extended Stays
Overnight Stays Travel
Must provide the following Senior Caregiver services
Companion Services Home Care Services Hospice Services
Live in Home Care Medical Care Rehabilitation Services
Physical Therapy Respite Care Visiting Nurse
Visiting Physician Transportation
Additional tasks I would like my Senior Caregiver to perform
Administer Shots Bathing Change Adult Diapers
Light House Cleaning Meal Preparation Pay Bills
Run Errands Shopping Administer Medication

Availability

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Available Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
Seeking Full-time, Live In
Negotiable/wk
Must be available on short notice
Lasted logged in 20 Aug 2019
Member since 12 Apr 2019

Match Preferences

We require:
Female candidates only
<1 yrs paid experience required
Candidates that live within my country
Valid drivers license
Spoken English is required
We prefer:
No Age Preference
No preference years of education
We speak:
English
Special care:
Disabled care



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