$16 – 20/hr
About who needs care: Hello,
My name's Arielle and I'm working on adding staff to a family friend's care team. We're looking for reliable fast learners for a fun-loving guy with multiple disabilities in Carmichael, CA.
Sam is a 31-year-old man, 120 lbs., 5'6", non-verbal, part-time wheelchair user / part time walker, fall risk, and has a g-tube. He mainly communicates with adapted sign language and a digital tool. He loves going out to live music, drag shows, theatre, and festivals like the faire and concerts in Downtown Sacramento over the Summer. He'll also entertain himself for hours plunking pieces into their board with a movie or music on in the background or listening to music while sitting on his swing in the backyard. He currently lives with our father in Carmichael and gets around to venues all over the area, so reliable transportation that can accommodate him and his lightweight, semi-collapsible wheelchair is necessary.
Regular duties will include bathing, toileting and diaper changing, administering meds, feeding, "venting" (releasing gases from his stomach through his g-tube), meal prepping (he eats an entirely home-made smoothie diet), physically facilitating light exercises, maintaining a written log of his intake and output daily, and supporting him out in the community and at home with household tasks (laundry, putting dishes away, etc).
About the care needs: We're looking for folks who are 21+ years old (18+ is also okay but 21+ is ideal in order to facilitate outings to live music venues), quick learners, capable of physically supporting Sam (i.e. in and out of the bathtub, etc), punctual, detailed, reliable, and flexibly available weekends (6am-2pm and/or 2pm-9pm) and weekdays (5:30am-9:30am and/or 2pm-8pm M-Th; 5:30am-2pm and/or 2pm-8pm Fridays).
Experience working with disabled individuals is a plus, but not required. Enthusiasm and reliability are the main attributes we need; the rest can be taught.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.