Senior Center: Senior Companion
Company: La Plata County
Posted on: January 27, 2023
CLASS TITLE: SENIOR COMPANION GRADE: L08
DEPARTMENT: SENIOR SERVICES FLSA STATUS: N
REPORTS TO: SENIOR SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR DATE: 11/21
The Senior Companion provides companionship and assistance to older
adults (60+) who may have difficulty with routine tasks and/or are
geographically isolated. This position supports older adults to
help them maintain their independence, enhance their quality of
life and provide respite to family caregivers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions may include any of the following tasks,
knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows
is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide
a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.
Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and
may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with
Disabilities Act, will be made when possible.
Visits adults 60 and over in their homes or in the community for
limited pre-agreed upon periods of time to provide companionship
and non-medical, non-housekeeping assistance.
Accompanies seniors at their request to appointments, shopping
trips and/or other outings utilizing Senior Center transportation
services. Such trips must be pre-arranged.
Informs consumers of available resources to assist them; explains
service program requirements to consumers: answers their questions:
and refers to other community resources as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Some experience interacting with seniors and a desire to make
connections and contribute to the well-being of our aging
Current Drivers License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to actively listen and respond to clients with empathy and
Ability to clearly communicate and set boundaries when
Policies, procedures, philosophies, rules and regulations governing
the services to clients.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with a variety of individuals.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee
is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or
feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear. While
performing the essential functions of this job the employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, and lift and/or move up to 20
pounds. Must be willing to participate in a minimum of 8 hours of
annual required training. Must be willing to travel throughout La
Hours are flexible, part-time, on call, as needed. Reliable
transportation is necessary to travel to assignments throughout the
Deadline 4 pm 2/9/23.
Apply online at http://co.laplata.co.us/jobs or at computer kiosk @
La Plata County, 1101 E 2nd Ave., Durango.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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