Lifematters Now Hiring: Part Time Friendly Visitor/Companion

Lifematters - Reston, VA

Qualifications: Must be compassionate, patient, and responsible. Must be fluent in English and have related post-high school education and life experience. Direct experience in working with the elderly preferred. Must be comfortable with administrative duties such as reporting and be able to complete them in a timely manner. Must have the ability to work with flexible hours, evenings and weekends available up to 20 hours per week with the understanding that it may take time to build up to these hours. Must have current auto insurance as well as the willingness to transport clients

Summary: The Friendly Visitor FV will report to the Director of the Friendly Visitor Program who will make assignments based on availability, geographic location and shared interests. The FV will receive a detailed email with information on each client which includes contact information, geographic location, and specific information about the client's interests and background. The client service plan will be reviewed with the FV prior to the first visit.

Job Responsibilities:
Provide companionship'in home or outings
Schedule appointments as needed
Maintain calendar of events
Assist with coordination/organization of appointments
Accompany the client to appointments or activities
Assist the client in activities for stimulation and well-being
Report any unusual change in client or in living environment to the Director of Friendly Visitors
Make telephone calls on behalf of/to the client
Maintain accurate travel log and submit monthly for reimbursement
Complete progress notes on time
Process client-related expenses in a company-wide tracking system
Attend mandatory Friendly Visitor staff meetings and training
Other duties as assigned

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