Careers

Health Care Assistant

Courtenay / Campbell River

Overview

Home Instead is seeking compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Caregivers. In this role, you will provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care, and compassion.

Responsibilities

  • Personal Care: Assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
  • Companionship:** Provide conversation and companionship, encourage social engagement, and participate in hobbies and activities.
  • Meal Preparation: Plan, prepare, and serve meals according to specific dietary needs and preferences.
  • Medication Reminders: Ensure clients take their medication as prescribed.
  • Light Housekeeping: Perform tasks such as laundry, changing bed linens, vacuuming, and general tidying up.
  • Transportation: Provide transportation to appointments, errands, and social activities.
  • Safety Monitoring: Ensure the client's home environment is safe and address any potential hazards.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of care provided and report any changes in the client's condition to the supervisor.
  • Support: Assist with mobility and physical therapy exercises as directed.
  • Respect and Dignity: Treat all clients with respect, maintain confidentiality, and uphold their dignity at all times.

Qualifications

  • Compassion and Empathy: A genuine desire to help others and provide excellent care.
  • Communication Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to assist clients with mobility and perform physical tasks.
  • Reliability: Dependable with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Experience: Previous caregiving experience is preferred but not required; we provide comprehensive training.
  • Background Check: Must pass a background check.
  • Driver’s License: Valid driver's license and reliable transportation may be required.

Benefits

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Supportive and friendly work environment
  • Health and wellness benefits (if applicable)

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