Caregiver - Appleton / Fond du Lac - Part Time

Posted By: Vonetta Garland The WALA Career Center,

Position Title: Direct Support Staff/Caregiver

Job Summary:

Direct Support Staff/Caregivers play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and quality of life for individuals residing in an Adult Family Home. They provide assistance, guidance, and support to residents with daily living activities and help them achieve a level of independence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Personal Care:

    • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting.

    • Provide support for mobility and help with transfers if needed.

  • Medication Management:

    • Administer medications as prescribed, ensuring compliance with healthcare plans.

    • Monitor and document any side effects or changes in residents' health.

  • Supportive Services:

    • Engage residents in meaningful activities to promote socialization and recreational participation.

    • Assist with meal preparation and ensure dietary needs are met.

  • Health Monitoring:

    • Observe and report any changes in residents' health or behavior to the appropriate healthcare professionals.

    • Follow protocols for emergency situations and provide first aid when necessary.

  • Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of residents' care, progress, and any incidents.

    • Complete required documentation for regulatory compliance.

  • Communication:

    • Collaborate with other staff members, healthcare professionals, and family members to ensure comprehensive care.

  • Communicate effectively with residents to understand their needs and preferences.

  • Safety and Environment:

    • Ensure a safe and clean living environment for residents.

    • Follow safety protocols and participate in training related to emergency procedures.

  • Advocacy:

    • Advocate for the rights and preferences of residents, respecting their dignity and promoting independence.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience in a similar role or relevant training is preferred.

  • CPR and First Aid certification may be required.

  • Ability to show empathy, patience, and compassion.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and adaptability.




Interested applicants may apply by reaching out to Vonetta at pathway2heartsllc@gmail.com.