Golden West Communities, Inc. Caregiver in Boulder, Colorado

If you are looking for a position that is more than a paycheck, please consider working for Golden West - a non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of older adults. We have been providing affordable housing and services for seniors in Boulder for over 50 years!

Part-time, On-call and Substitute positions available

Open Shifts

Monday, Friday and Saturday Evening 3 pm - 11pm

Tuesday Evening 3 pm - 8pm

On-Call Overnight Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Substitutes for all shifts

Possible Shifts

Days 6:45 am - 3:30 pm

Evening 3 pm - 8 pm

Evening 3 pm - 11 pm

Overnight 10:45 pm - 7 am

Shift differentials paid for overnight and weekend shifts!

POSITION PURPOSE

The Caregiver position exists as part of the Assisted Living team to assist the residents of Golden West’s assisted living facility with daily living activities with the goal of enhancing each resident’s quality of life. The caregiver is responsible for providing personal assistance to 14 elderly residents. Duties vary depending on shift worked and may include meal service, housekeeping, medication supervision, bathing assistance, resident socialization, care planning, night checks and emergency response.

REQUIREMENTS

Read, write and speak English. Pass the State-approved Medication Administration course. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with seniors, family members and health care professionals in person and over the telephone. Capable of pushing up to 40 lbs and lifting up to 20 lbs as well as bending, kneeling and reaching. Must be able to be on feet, walking and standing for at least 8 hours a day and be able to sit in a chair for at least 1 continuous hour. Ability to move swiftly throughout all areas of the community and property, including stairwells and elevators. Capable of handling interruptions and completing tasks after an interruption. Demonstrate attention to detail. Maintain and project a professional, pleasant, and helpful attitude toward others at all times. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Work as a productive member of the assisted living team, maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times. Be prepared to begin work, complete with appropriate dress, by the scheduled start time of each shift. Maintain an acceptable attendance record. Record all hours worked on time card and take breaks as per assisted living and Golden West policies and procedures. Be familiar with and follow all Golden West personnel and safety policies. Work as a team with all scheduled caregivers to complete the following tasks, as per department procedures and scheduled times, necessary to provide a quality living environment for the residents: Administer medications to residents participating in the medication program. Assist residents in getting ready for the day as indicated in the care plans, i.e. fill portable oxygen tanks, assist with minor dressing needs. Assist residents with daily living activities, i.e. provide reminders to ensure that they participate in meals and activities of their choice. Document all significant resident changes and unusual occurrences in the daily logs. Alert appropriate personnel when a resident has a change in condition. Respond to emergencies according to the procedures outlined in the Caregiver manual. Participate in care planning and family conferences for residents on assigned floor as needed. Assist with meal service Launder residents’ personal clothing. Provide bathing assistance as needed. Attend Daily Shift Report and other meeting and in-services as scheduled. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.