The Companion provides companionship, light meal preparation, home cleaning tasks and protection of residents� personal and property rights. The Companion will not provide direct, individual care to any resident. This position is supervised as designated on the agency organizational chart.
Employment Status: Full-Time
Typical Hours of Employment: Days and hours vary
Employment Location: Kansas City, KS
Required Application Materials: Online Application
Required: High school graduate or approved equivalency test. One year experience as a home maker; one year experience working with elderly population; ability to work effectively with culturally, economically and educationally diverse populations and form positive interpersonal relations in dealing with a wide range of staff participants is essential. Must possess a valid Kansas Driver�s License, in force automobile liability insurance and maintain a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets organization�s insurability standard as defined by Midland policy. Due to insurance company requirements, must be 21 years of age.
Must be able to continuously sit, stand and walk, climb stairs, and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time Must have visual acuity sufficient to continuously note changes in non-verbal communication of residents, families, and others Must have hearing acuity sufficient to hear verbal instructions and communication from residents, respond to emergency alarms, and answer the telephone Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions, attend to specific functions for 10-25 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over shift, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts Must be able to deal effectively with stress, residents and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work cooperatively with members of the PACE interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.
Individual must wear appropriate attire all of the time and must be punctual and dependable to work shift assignments.