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Companion to Elder Adults

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ComForCare NYC
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New York, NY
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Published 23 days ago

In the past several years, ComForCare of NYC has hired hundreds of artists, performers, creatives, graduate students, and second-career seekers to work part-time or full-time supporting elder adults in New York City.  Our positions provide a unique opportunity to earn competitive pay while building a meaningful connection with elder adults in need of support at home. 

This job is first and foremost about being a great companion to your client.  This might mean engaging in conversation on topics of common interest or participating in activities together.  In addition, you may be asked to prepare meals, run errands, or help with household tasks.  Just think about many of the things you might do for your own parents or grandparents. 

The caregiving experience of our applicants varies from personal experiences supporting family members to significant paid experience as a trained or certified caregiver.  Experience is just one of the considerations in our hiring process.  We also want to know about your interests and experiences, along with your level of enthusiasm for this type of work.  In the process of getting to know you, our staff will be better prepared to match you with a compatible client. 

Why Work For Us?

  • Earn very competitive compensation of $18-20 per hour, without doing any hands-on personal care or lifting (e.g. no bathing or toileting assistance)
  • Once matched with a client, you will receive ongoing support and training from our professional staff; you will not be “left to your own devices”
  • You will have the unique opportunity to get immersive, evidence-based training in supporting adults with dementia; these are interactive virtual and classroom experiences that allow you to ask questions and role-play situations that caregivers really face
  • We care about the individuality of our caregivers and our clients.  We want to know about your interests, experiences, and passions so that we can thoughtfully match you with our clients  
  • You will be recognized when you do a great job and improve the life of an older adult

Typical Activities and Responsibilities

  • Providing companionship to older adults and individuals with chronic conditions; this may include discussing current events or shared interests, or taking trips to cultural or entertainment venues
  • Assisting with non-physical tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, and light housework like folding laundry or throwing away leftover food items
  • Safety supervision, standby assistance with ambulation or certain other tasks, medication reminders, adherence to care plans
  • For clients with dementia, you’ll need to communicate effectively, provide mental stimulation, and/or safety supervision, as necessary

About ComForCare of NYC

ComForCare NYC offers a unique home care service built on caregivers who want to form meaningful connections with their clients.  In addition to experienced healthcare workers, we hire artists, performers, nursing and graduate students, and individuals from other professional backgrounds who desire a rewarding "encore" or second career.  We believe that creating a great match with a client and caregiver can have an incredible impact on the quality of life for everyone. 

Since 2015, we have gained the trust of social workers, case managers, non-profit organizations, and prominent health care systems in New York City.  At the same time, we have maintained the highest levels of employee satisfaction by giving our utmost respect and support to those who choose to do this great work.   

In the past several years, ComForCare of NYC has hired hundreds of artists, performers, creatives, graduate students, and second-career seekers to work part-time or full-time supporting elder adults in New York City.  Our positions provide a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 6, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

USD 33,000 - USD 46,000

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be proficient in English

Must be proficient in English

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

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