Addus HomeCare Corporation
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Homemakers for Chores programs provide general assistance to clients to help maintain independent living such as: light housekeeping, laundry, companionship, light personal care or shopping and errands. This level of care is provided a couple hours per week per client.


    1) Follows all written instructions as determined by client/responsible parties within limits of the Agency's policies for homemaker as written on the service plan.

    2) Provides socialization, conversation and emotional reassurance to the client.

    3) Encourages and participates in reading, appropriate games, and other activities to promote well-being and stimulate the mind and the spirit.

    4) Provides for safety by using the principles of health and safety in relation to self and client, as follows:

    a) Identifies and report safety hazards

    b) Follows assigned safety precautions

    c) Practices health protection and cleanliness by appropriate techniques of hand washing, waste disposal and household tasks

    5) Provides escort services, such as accompanying the client to scheduled appointments, shopping or errands.

    7) Encourages and supervises the maintenance of clean and healthy environment.

    8) Provides housekeeping duties such as:

    a) Kitchen (washing dishes, wiping/disinfecting sinks and countertops)

    b) Bathroom (wiping/disinfecting sinks, countertops, tubs and toilets)

    c) Bedroom (bed making/changing linen)

    d) Laundry (light personal laundry: washing, drying, folding, ironing, putting away)

    e) Light vacuuming and dusting

    f) Change linens on clients unoccupied bed

    9) Assists the client to achieve or maintain adequate nutrition and hydration by assisting with grocery shopping, simple meal or snack preparation.

    10)Assist with light personal care

    11) Reminds and encourages daily exercise

    12) Empty urinals and bedside commodes

    13) Medications: provides timely medication reminds and reports concerns to supervisor

    14) Works with client and family with maturity, compassion, empathy, and confidentiality at all times

    15) Notifies the office of any change in condition in the clients status or home environment or an emergency

    16) Notifies the office in a timely manner of the need for cancellation or change in coverage

    18) Attends all in-service training

    Physical Requirements:

    1) Regularly required to sit, stand and walk on variable surfaces

    2) Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear

    3) Occasionally required to reach beyond mid-line of body overhead/chest level

    4) Occasionally use hand controls including grip using one or both hands

    5) Occasionally climb ramps or stairs or use foot controls

    6) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

    7) Employees are required to utilize universal safety precautions while performing their job tasks

    8) Ability to lift, push, pull and carry a minimum of 50lbs

    9) Ability to stoop and bending up to 2.5 hours per 8 hour shift


    1) High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred

    2) Satisfactory completion of Agency qualifying exam

    3) One (1) year current experience (within past five (5) years) as a homemaker in the home healthcare setting

    4) Possesses an empathetic attitude towards clients

    5) Ability to read and write English

    6) Successful completion of state required basic homemaker training in accordance with FAC 59A-8,0095(12)

    7) Must have current HIV training and ADRD training

    Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Posting ID: 550760720Posted: 2020-08-07