A homemaker/companion provides for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.  Performs various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their residences.  

Essential Functions

  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. May shop for groceries.
  • Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc. 
  • Homemaker/companionship may be only a few hours a week, but it can extend to 24 hour care and sleep-overs.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Aged Care is preferred but Right at Home do train nursing students, medical students and students of allied health professions in the homemaker/companion care role.
  • We also employ and train mature aged carers who may not have an academic qualification. 
  • Completion of a written Competency Evaluation. 
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
  • Australian Federal Police Clearance and pass a third party backgroud check.

To find out if there are homemaker/companion positions avaiable in your area, use our Job Location Finder.  To learn more about this position, download a PDF of this job description.

 

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