part time caregiver to assist on outings for people who have dementia

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Minimum: $12,000
Maximum: $12,000
Details: pay is approximately $120.00 per day

Published

09/03/2018

Application Deadline

10/01/2018

Address

Littleton
Colorado
United States

Description

We provide socialization for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's, via day-trips in the community. Staff persons must be experienced in selflessly caring for others, have lots of energy, and be able to work unsupervised. We have full days of touring museums, going out to lunch, sharing stories over a cup of coffee, listening to music, going on trail walks, taking drives, and otherwise staying engaged and active during our 6 hour outings.


This is not typical "senior care", as many of our clients have "Young Onset Alzheimer's" and most are quite able bodied. Our focus is very much on early -- mid stage dementia, and participants range in age from 49 -- 89. We do not provide home care,  we don't provide medical care. We do not think of ourselves as "senior care providers", or "elder care providers", rather we specialize in dementia which affects adults of many ages. Many of our clients are in their 50s and 60s.

Staff must be very familiar with the Denver metro area, have an excellent driving record and be able to connect well with a variety of personalities. It's a fun job if you're the right person!


I require some experience as a caregiver, an outgoing personality, and a desire to serve.

Approximate hours are Monday and Friday from 8:00 - 4:00, though the days of the week can be adjusted when I  find the right person. This isn't a temporary job, and it's not practical for students. Likely we will only be hiring someone for 2 days a week. This is not, and will not grow into, a full time job. Please review our website and carefully read this job description. Please tell me why you think you are right for this position, how your personal and professional life make you the right candidate, what your availability is, and why you think Out and About Colorado is a good match for your talents and experience.

We are in our fifth year of business and have an excellent reputation in the Denver area. I hope to find another caregiver for our team who is as devoted as we are, willing to go the extra mile when needed, and is a passionate caregiver for our clients.

Benefits

no paid time off or vacation days or health benefits. On the outings, the caregivers are not required to pay for anything for themselves, so meals, drinks, admission fees to museums, for example, are all included. Caregivers will be driving the mini-vans owned by the business, they do not need to drive their own vehicle.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

MaryOutAndAboutColorado@gmail.com
http://OutAndAboutColorado.org

We do not provide medical care to our clients, so no CNA or other license is necessary. Ideally you will have experience as a professional or personal caregiver, and have familiarity with dementia. The caregiver hired will be responsible for a group of clients, so will need to be able to care for more then one person at a time. A very good/excellent driving record is mandatory, and we would prefer the newly hired caregiver be very comfortable with driving around the Denver metro area.


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