Personal Care Assistant/Companion

Advocates Newton , MA 02458

Posted 4 weeks ago

Overview

The Personal Care Assistant/ companion will support an individual in their West Newton home. Must not be allergic to cats as client has one in the house. Client is in wheelchair with physical disabilities and will need assistance with outside and inside tasks.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Tuesday 4pm-11pm Thursday 4pm-11pm Friday 7am-4pm; 4pm-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm Sunday 4pm-11pm

Responsibilities

  • Assist client with Personal Care tasks daily such as showering.

  • Assist client with daily routines inside and outside of the home to include, but not limited to, transfers (using a lift) from a wheelchair, exercises, and positioning.

  • Assist client with errands such as shopping.

  • Assist client with social activities.

  • Light housekeeping and laundry.

Qualifications

  • Experience with individuals with physical disabilities helpful, but not required.

  • Ability to read and speak English

  • Dynamic and energetic.

  • Must hold a valid driver's license but can use/drive clients van.

  • Must not have allergies to cat (as there's one in the house).

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Commitment to Advocates values and mission.

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening. We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.


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