Care giver job

By | April 16, 2021


Seeking a female care giver for one 24 hour shift every week (SUNDAYS or MONDAYS) for a senior female with a physical disability. This position is best suited for someone who is independent and understands client focused care. Having caregiving experience or medical knowledge would be a definite asset.

* be 5’2” or taller
* be compassionate, have a professional demeanour and a strong work ethic
* be physically strong and mentally stable
* be able to communicate clearly
* have good comprehension skills and be able to understand concepts
* have the ability to pay attention to details
* have a current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Persons Sector Check
* be a non-smoker

The shifts are based on a 24 hour period beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 9:00 AM the following day. The client provides a flat rate for the 24 hour period. During the 24 hour period, there are approximately 10 hours of active work duties scattered throughout the shift. The remaining 14 hours of the shift is provided as down time for the caregiver to rest, sleep or take a break.

The client’s sleep schedule is inverted (sleeps from approximately 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM) which requires the caregiver to tend to the client mostly during the night. There is a period of approximately 3 hours (between 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM) when the caregiver can rest or sleep. The caregiver will also have the opportunity to rest or sleep during the clients sleeping hours. Generally the client needs to be tended to once during her sleeping hours.

Due to the nature of the job, this position requires a caregiver with a high degree of attention to detail. In addition, the caregiver must be able to receive feedback in a positive manner and execute given instructions.

Job Duties: • Attending to all personal care such as bathing and grooming, dressing and toileting • Light household duties such as vacuuming, laundry, bed making and general cleanliness of home • Basic food preparation of light meals • Answer phone calls and take messages for client while she sleeps

Ideal candidate must have: • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and organized • Ability to remain calm and handle any emergencies that may arise • Exceptionally patient, good at listening and responding to client’s needs • Ability to work during night hours and rest during the day

Please respond with your resume and a brief description why this position interests you.

REPLY TO: 780-264-4580

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