Live-in healthcare aide in the downtown New Orleans or Metairie area.
This job involves caring for a young lady who is quadriplegic. The job entails assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, meal preparation, grocery shopping, appointments, and other activities. The aide will live in the apartment RENT-FREE in exchange for round-the-clock care Monday-Friday. The aide will also be paid $75/week. This rate is negotiable. The aide is free to work away from the home while the client works. On weekends, the client will have other aides come in to assist with said activities; however, the live-in aide may elect to work part of or the whole weekend at an hourly rate. This rate is negotiable.
Please be advised that this live-in job is expected to last a minimum of two years. The start date will be between early-December 2020 and January 31, 2021. Employment history in the healthcare field is preferred but not mandatory. As long as the prospect is willing to learn how to properly care for the client, that is the main objective.
The client seeks someone who is personable, compassionate, patient, trustworthy, and open to administering some medical aid. Please be advised this job includes assistance with urinating and bowel program.
All other expenses (e.g., groceries, gasoline for vehicle, etc.) are not covered by this job. However, the live-in aide will receive a negotiable $75/week and can maintain a job away from the home while the client works. The client is expected to work Monday-Friday, roughly 8 hours/day. The aide may also be paid in excess for: weekend care, if the patient arrives home after 1 AM, and extraordinary care, such as care after a major surgery. Raises in pay are possible.
A criminal background check is required and the aide must be drug-free. A resumé of past work is strongly encouraged.
The apartment will be located in either downtown New Orleans or Metairie. It will be a two-bedroom apartment, and the aide will have her/his own room.
We kindly ask for serious inquiries only by those who are passionate about caring for others and who can commit to the job. The family will discuss more details in the interview process. This job is dependent on the client securing employment. Thank you!