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partTime
Part-time ,
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Joe Fisher

Seeking Compassionate and Creative Companion

We are seeking a compassionate, creative, and engaging individual to provide companionship and support for an elderly client. This role requires a warm-hearted person who can bring joy, creativity, and a sense of well-being to our client's daily life.

Flexible scheduling: Shifts vary from 4 to 12 hours, including weekdays and weekends, providing you with the flexibility you need.

Location preference: Candidates should reside on the North side or in the north/northwest suburbs.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide companionship and engage in meaningful conversations.

Plan and participate in creative activities such as arts and crafts, music, and light exercise.

Assist with daily routines, including meal preparation, light housekeeping, and personal care.

Accompany the client on outings, appointments, and social events.

Ensure the client's safety and well-being at all times.

Communicate regularly with family members and healthcare providers to report on the client’s condition and activities.

Qualifications:

Experience in caregiving, companionship, or a related field is preferred.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Creative and enthusiastic approach to engaging clients in activities.

Patience, empathy, and a genuine interest in the well-being of elderly individuals.

Ability to handle physical aspects of the job, including lifting and assisting with mobility.

Preferred Skills:

Background in art, music, or other creative disciplines.

Experience with dementia or Alzheimer’s care.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their experience and why they are passionate about this role.

Join us in making a positive impact and enriching the lives of those we serve. Apply now to become a cherished companion and bring creativity and joy to someone's day!

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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.
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:
· Providing proactive 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:
We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds including the creative arts and healthcare fields. Our employment is selective. Strong candidates possess:
· A passion for caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Prior experience working with this population is valued, but not required.
· An accredited high school diploma, though we prefer candidates with college degrees or those currently attending colleges or graduate schools.
· 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.

Benefits:
· Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
· $300 Referral Bonus for Care Partners and Clients
· Daily Pay – We understand your need
· Paid Time Off (PTO)
· Paid Trainings
· Care Partner of the Month Awards – We celebrate you!
· 401(k) for Senior Care Partners
· Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
· 24/7 Client Services Support
· 24/7 RN Support

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.50 - $22.50 per hour

Schedule:
· 12 hour shift
· 4 hour shift
· 8 hour shift
· Day shift

Education:
· High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:
· Home care: 2 years (Required)
· Dementia care: 2 years (Preferred)
· Alzheimer's care: 2 years (Preferred

License/Certification:
· Proof of Covid Vaccination (Required)

Work Location: In person


Contact Info:
Renewal Memory Partners
(312-273-9000)
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: $17.50-22.50/h
Location: Chicago and Northwest Suburbs