A Caregiver is responsible for providing support to an adult or child who has a developmental disability or mental illness. A Caregiver provides support and guidance in accordance with the scope of services as outlined in the Consumer’s Individual Plan of Service (IPOS), in order to ensure the most possible success towards outlined goals. Services are provided one-on-one with the Consumer, within the Consumer’s home and/or local community.
- Provides assistance, reminding, observing, guiding, training, or skill development in the following areas, as outlined in the IPOS: meal preparation, laundry, household chores, activities of daily living (such as bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.), safety skills, basic household maintenance, money management, social relationship skills, participation in activities, shopping, mobility, sensory motor, and communication.
- Keeps the Consumer safe and continues to monitor for health and safety.
- Completes documentation requirements, (i.e. progress notes, data logs, timesheets, etc.) which reflect goals and objectives worked on with Consumer and hours worked by Caregiver.
- Encourages Consumers, where appropriate, to engage in recreational, entertainment or educational activities such as games, reading, movies, outdoor activities, crafts, etc.
- May be responsible for setting appointments for Consumers, running errands and/or transporting Consumers to community activities.
- Participation and assistance at medical appointments, as approved and indicated within IPOS.
- Recognizes and notes changes in Consumer’s conditions and seeks appropriate intervention.
- Reminding, observing and/or monitoring of medication administration.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform fire and emergency drills, evacuations and procedures.
Indeed - 20 months ago
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