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Homemaker

@ Lafayette Council on Aging

Responsible for assisting senior clientele of  Lafayette  Parish to maintain clean and safe living conditions that will aid in a more independent lifestyle and a better quality of life.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Due to travel time from the home of one client to another, the Homemaker Aide will provide weekly service at a minimum of forty-five minutes (45) per client.

The Homemaker Aide will perform one (1) or more of the following duties in the allotted timeframe:

  • Wash dishes
  • Change bed linens
  • Sweep and/or mop floors (floors will be damp-mopped only)
  • Dust furniture and shelves
  • Vacuum
  • Clean bathroom (s)
  • Wash and/or dry laundry (for the assigned client only)
  • Shake excess dust from throw rugs
  • Clean out refrigerator (when this duty is performed, no other duties will be added, due to the length of time required to remove everything from the refrigerator so that it can be cleaned; the freezer will not be defrosted during this time)

In addition, the Homemaker Aide is responsible to:

  • Collect participant contributions weekly. (Contributions will be collected from the Case Management Coordinator after funds have been counted and verified with the Homemaker Aide.)
  • Assists with daily site tote sheets and individual profiles on a daily basis. On the 15th  day and on the last day  of each month homemaker will  submit all daily tote sheets and individual profiles to the Director of Programs and Personnel.
  • Maintains good work and public relations-this includes demonstrating friendliness, warmth, and cooperation to participants, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Case Management Coordinator, Manager of Programs & Personnel, and/or Executive Director.


Work Environment

  • This job operates in a variety of settings, mostly rural and isolated areas.
  • Sensitivity to clients’ living conditions is essential. 


Salary Range: $7.25 per hour w/expected wage increases (dependent upon annual performance review)


Qualifications:

Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Customer/Client Focus (Genuine interest in, and concern for, older adults)
  • Organization
  • Good writing skills


Preferred Education and Experience

  • High school diploma.
  • General Education Diploma (GED).


Physical Demands

  • This position requires standing, bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, pulling, and lifting. This is NOT  a sedentary position.
  • This would require the ability to lift vacuums, small tables, laundry, waste baskets, and garbage cans (up to 30 lbs.).  

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, and valid auto insurance (minimum limits as required by law).
  •  Must have CPR/First Aid certification.
  •  The ability to relate and work with older persons, and a genuine interest, concern, and awareness of older persons and their problems is vital.

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

  • Applicant must be able to pass a state criminal history search. 
  • Clearance of a drug screen may be required. 


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a part-time position.
  • Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
  • Schedule may be adjusted according to agency needs.


Travel

  • Travel, only as it relates to homemaker duties, is required for this position.  
  • Occasional travel to local educational trainings may also be required.



How to Apply:

Please apply in person at 160 Industrial Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70508.



Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: November 17, 2021
Application Deadline: December 17, 2021