Meadowlark - Sparta, MI
We are currently accepting applications for a part-time Care Partner with second shift availability (3:00pm-11:00pm).
All positions require holiday and weekend rotation shifts.
Meadowlark Retirement Village is very proud of its dedicated Care Team providing the highest quality of care to every Elder. We are owned and operated by Porter Hills Communities and Services and we follow the corporate mission statement in everything we do: Trusted Experts Serving Seniors with Grace". Meadowlark's mission, "Making Life Better for Those in our Care" is acknowledged each day as friends and relatives of our Elders take the time to tell us how much they appreciate the care their loved one is being given, as well as their appreciation for the love and care they receive as a family of a loved one residing at Meadowlark.
In the Elder-centered environment of the Meadowlark Household, life is organized around the needs, preferences and lives of the Elders who live there. The constant companion of the Elder is the Care Partner. The Care Partner’s primary responsibility is to ensure the high quality, person-centered care of the Elder and to protect the Elder from the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
The work of the Care Partner is organized around a self-organized work team. Team members work closely together to assist one another in supporting the Elders and achieving the goals of the Household. Members of the self-organized work team serve in various coordinator roles to facilitate the delivery of services and compliance with regulations and operational and service plan goals.
The Care Partners are coached by the House Manager/Coach/Mentor, who oversees operations and assures compliance with all regulatory and organizational requirements in partnership with the Quality Guide. The Care Partners work cooperatively and simultaneously with the Nurses and other clinical staff to support their work.
The Care Partner will provide care to the Elders living in the Meadowlark Household. The primary responsibility of the Care Partner is to protect the Elders from the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom by being in relationship with the Elder, providing assistance with activities of daily living and meeting other needs as required, in a manner that promotes a positive, high quality life.
The specific responsibilities of the Care Partner include the provision of high-quality care, the maintenance of a safe and clean environment, food preparation, cooking, serving and cleanup of all meals and snacks, laundry, and housekeeping. In addition to these tasks, the Care Partner is in relationship with the Elder, the Elders’ family and their co-workers and promotes community within the Household. They actively support Elder choice and the meaningful and mindful engagement of those in their care.
The Care Partner is a member of a consistently assigned, self-organized work team and is responsible for interacting with all team members in a manner that is respectful and collaborative. Each self-organized work team member is responsible for coordinating aspects of the team’s work.
Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to be part of this very special community and to be a part of the quality Care Team that proudly provides an elder-centered Eden Community.
Benefits include but are not limited to (may offer depending on position):
- On-site dedicated dementia training, on-site medication pass training, on-site First Aid and CPR Certification, paid employee meals, team dining, Eden Certification Opportunities for growth and advancement, 1:5 ratio in Memory Care Unit and 1:10 ratio in Assisted Living
- 401k with company match
- At least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or GED
No experience necessary! We will train the right individual who will remain committed and dedicated to our Elders and provide continued excellence and quality care that Meadowlark prides itself on every day.