Creative Care Companion
Are you a creative, mission-driven individual?Come join our growing community of Care Partners who share this common purpose! At Renewal Memory Partners, we are dedicated to providing holistic, person-centered care to people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Our organization is also committed to providing affirming care to the LGBTQ community. We actively recruit individuals with creative backgrounds in art, music, dance, and theater who are interested in applying their talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Click here to watch a short introductory video about our mission and approach. We also invite you to visit our website. Part-time and full-time work is available, with flexible hours. For all Care Partners of Renewal Memory Partners, we are proud to offer:Community: We understand that caring for older adults can be isolating at times, and we strive to build community among Care Partners through ongoing support groups, dynamic trainings, and virtual meet-ups.Professional Development: Through the Renewal Memory Institute, you will have access to best-in-class trainings offered by a multidisciplinary team of experts. You may also have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research studies through our partnerships with university and hospital-based teams.Competitive Compensation: At Renewal Memory Partners, we strive to offer top starting pay, plus a wide range of benefits.A Person-Centered Approach That Honors You: We celebrate both our clients and our Care Partners as diverse individuals, and actively learn about their hobbies, backgrounds, and interests. We thoughtfully match clients and Care Partners who can build genuine, authentic connections.Responsibilities may include: Providing companionship to older adults and people with chronic health conditions in their homes (e.g., discussing current events, creating artwork, reviewing photo albums).Planning activities outside the home and accompanying clients to keep them engaged with the world (e.g., trips to museums, concerts, plays, or the park).Escorting clients to doctors’ appointments.Running errands for clients (e.g., grocery shopping, sundries).Reminding clients to take their medications.Doing light exercise with clients (e.g., helping with stretching routine).Assisting clients in preparing meals.Performing light housekeeping, such as dusting, tidying, and laundry.Qualifications:A passion for caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Prior experience working with this population is valued, but not required.A Bachelor's degree is preferred.Deep empathy and patience.Flexibility, reliability, and responsiveness.Creativity and a positive, open-hearted approach.Strong composure under pressure.Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build trust-based relationships with clients and their families.BenefitsMedical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Referral Bonus Paid Time Off (PTO) Peer Mentor Program (PMP)401(k) Plan for Senior Care PartnersEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) 24/7 Client Services Support 24/7 RN SupportWe have opportunities in both the city of Chicago, as well as northern suburbs. To APPLY, please click here
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