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DARTS Companion in West Saint Paul, Minnesota

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: DARTS is a community-based nonprofit that connects people to services and partnerships that improve their quality of life, help them age well, and enable them to engage in their community. DARTS provides a network of valuable information and resources to people of all ages and fosters the health of the community by helping people remain active and connected to one another. Job Summary: This position provides support to a family caregiver by spending time with an older adult who has a chronic illness or disability. The Companion provides supervision and socialization for the older adult while the caregiver receives a break. In addition to the primary responsibility, the Companion may assist with light housekeeping duties. DARTS offers flexible hours that fit your schedule. Hourly range is $12.00 - $14.00/hour plus mileage and drive-time reimbursement. No personal care involved. Clients provide cleaning supplies. Job Responsibilities: Provide respite support by visiting and supervising care receiver Provide a stimulating activity if appropriate Stay with care receiver until caregiver or other relief is present Report all changes in care receiver status and concerns about the caregiver to assigned Service Coordinator. Provide assistance with light homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, doing dishes, doing laundry Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions (Care Receiver must be able to feed themselves)