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Home Care Aide - Hillside, IL

An Addus Home Care Aide/Caregiver serves a vital function in support of seniors and people with disabilities living independently in their homes, but who need assistance with daily tasks. There is frequent person-to-person contact in this job, and a Home Care Aide becomes very important to their client. While physical activity is not constant, a Home Care Aide needs to be in good physical condition to perform the duties of the position. The need for Home Care Aides is great, so employment is steady and hours can be flexible to accommodate personal/family needs. A Home Care Aide is a great entry level position with opportunity for growth in one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.
Responsibilities:
Follow a care plan for the client and report on completed tasks
Assist with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.)
Provide routine house cleaning
Assist with meal preparation
Laundry
Transport client to doctor's office, grocery store and other essential errands
Assist client with the self-administration of medications (no administering or measuring)
As part of the client's Health Care Team, a Home Care Aide must observe and report any changes in client's condition
Promote our positive image in the community as the leading home care provider
Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED or one year experience of in-home care services
Must be able to pass a criminal background check
Reliable transportation which includes any form of public transportation such as a bus or train; if you drive a car to and from work, a valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required
Must be able to provide three references (2 professional and 1 personal)
Nurturing and compassionate nature with the desire to care for others
Ability to work with limited supervision
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and well-organized
Familiar with and comfortable using a cell phone



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