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Student: Weekend Social Companion/Caregiver

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Student: Weekend Social Companion/Caregiver
Requisition Number SE01629
Department Name 3J5SE: Student Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
On Campus/Off Campus Off Campus
Salary Range $15/ hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Preferred Education/Experience

Experience working with someone with Cerebral Palsy is NOT a
MUST, but may be helpful.

Hours per Week


Looking for someone who can work:
Saturdays: 12PM-8PM
Sundays: 8AM-8PM
Availability for cross-coverage help in emergency situations

Job Summary


Seeking to hire weekend social assistants to help a college graduate from San Diego who is relocating to Lexington, majored in Child Development and is passionate about musical theater, loves anything and everything Broadway, enjoys a good chess match, loves to laugh, go out on outings, walk his dog, and connecting with people.

The roles of the Weekend Social Aide(s) is to provide caring support and stimulating companionship for him on the weekends. The Social Aide is supervised by, and accountable to him and his Support Specialist

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Preparing nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks
Properly assisting him with drinking and eating
Assisting with taking medications, as necessary
Assisting with all aspects of his personal care in a positive, sensitive, and respectful manner
Helping safely transfer to-and-from his wheelchair(s), bed, walker, car, shower seat, etc.
Safe operation of vehicle
Accompanying to activities and events
Encouraging the development of social skills and interpersonal relationships
Assisting with dog care
Attending to light housekeeping responsibilities
Being on-call to substitute for others in emergencies
Function as effective participants on team

Compensation and Benefits:
Starting salary of $15 per hour
Raises, subject to performance reviews
Special acknowledgment pay for cross-coverage assistance

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates for this position must possess and exhibit the character, trustworthiness, personality, and bodily strength to professionally, warmly, and respectfully respond to his social, emotional, and physical needs.

Skills and Competencies
Strengths in time-management, organization, and working independently
Ability to take direction and constructive criticism well from the individual and his Support Specialist
Effective skills in active listening
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
Adaptability, patience, and high energy level
Maintain composure and positivity in stressful situations
Awareness of, and respect for, schedules and timelines
A sense of humor!

Deadline to Apply 11/02/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Anticipated Start Date 10/12/2017

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * You must be a UK student to hold this position. Are you a UK student?
    • Yes
    • No