Companion/Homemaker -- Comfort Keepers -- Milwaukee and Metro
Comfort Keepers - Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

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The Companion/Homemaker is responsible for non-medical, in-home support services which provide for the comfort, safety, and general supervision of clients as well as home management services. He/She provides companionship to those individuals requiring socialization and/or minimum guidance to assure a safe, protected, clean, and orderly environment.

The ideal Companion/Homemaker has a High School diploma or GED. Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of any state mandated training. He/She must have a reliable automobile, a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance. The applicant must be genuinely concerned about helping people and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.

The following is a representative list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Provides general attention to clients’ non-medical needs in accordance with an established Plan of Care
-- Provides companionship for the client including, but not limited to: talking and listening, reading aloud, providing social and emotional support
-- Promotes the client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest. Provides emotional support and promotes a sense of well-being
-- Provides for a clean, safe, and healthy environment for clients and family members. Provides light housekeeping tasks including laundering of client’s garments and linens
-- May prepare and serve meals as directed. Ensures that dishes are washed and kitchen is clean after each meal
-- Assists client in completing necessary phone calls, letter writing, etc. Accompanies client on walks, community trips, doctor’s office, bank, and other appointments
-- Reminds client to take self-administered medications
-- Observes and reports any changes in the client’s mental, physical, or emotional condition or home situation to immediate supervisor in a timely manner
-- Establishes and maintains effective communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workers
-- Participates in in-service and continuing education programs, staff meetings, and client conferences as requested by immediate supervisor
-- Completes required documentation of services delivered and submits to office in a timely manner according to policy
-- Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly
-- Maintains confidentiality regarding client information
-- Other reasonable related duties as assigned