Careers & Internships

In-Home Caregiver

Basic function of work to be performed by employee: Assist older adults in making it possible for them to stay in their own homes safely, maintain or improve their level of personal care and household management, assist in completing household chores such as changing bed sheets, cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors, with the intent to keep the home safe. May also need to provide personal care, helping clients in and out of the shower safely.

Hours: Employees work a set schedule of clients between the hours of 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. We do not work nights, weekends, or holidays.

Duties:

  • Assist with personal care for frail/at risk clients (to include bathing, grooming, and dressing)
  • Do light housekeeping and laundry (to include vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning kitchens & bathrooms, changing bed linens, taking out trash, checking mail, and any other tasks assigned by supervisor)
  • Provide respite for primary caregivers
  • Shop for food and other necessary items
  • Plan and prepare light meals
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner

Special Skills Needed: Ability to function independently and responsibly and respond well to supervision. Must be in good health, well groomed, able to lift groceries, vacuum, sweep, and mop. Must be able to read service plans and complete documentation accurately. Must have a valid NC driver’s license, and reliable transportation.

Special Qualities Needed: Must be mature, flexible, compassionate, honest, and dependable.

Job Types: Part-time

Salary: $12.50 /hour

Required experience:

  • In home care: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

Council on Aging in Union County -- Fall 2021 Internship Position

Council on Aging in Union County looks forward to hosting interns from any institution of higher-education. We do ask that our student-interns complete their internship hours in person. There will be no virtual options for internships during the Fall of 2021. Our agency welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds and majors. In the past, we have hosted Bachelors of Science in Human Services students, Bachelors of Social Work students , Masters of Social Work candidates, and Masters of Gerontology candidates, to name a few. We look for individuals who have a driven passion for older adults and the struggles and triumphs they face. If you would be interested in interning with us, please complete the application below.

Hours: Student-Interns will be able to complete up to 16 hours weekly to be counted towards their academic institution’s requirement.

Duties:

  • Assist with clerical agency operations (answering the telephone, routing calls, filing completed paperwork)
  • Develop a working knowledge of resources available within Union County for older adults
  • Develop report with clients, colleagues, and community members
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Complete all assignments within a timely manner

Special Skills Needed: Ability to function independently and responsibly and respond well to supervision. Must be in good health, well groomed, and eager to learn. Must be able to read intern assignments and complete documentation projects accurately and efficiently. Must have a valid NC driver’s license, and reliable transportation.

Special Qualities Needed: Must be mature, flexible, compassionate, honest, and dependable.

Job Types: Student-Internship

Salary: Unpaid

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License