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CareGiver UM

Company: Community Living Centers, Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Work Location: West Quadrangle, 541 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109.

  • Can include assisting in getting me to and from classes on the central campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Job Category: Allied Health

Job Title: Professional Caretaker/Auxiliary to a Special Needs Person

Job Hours: 5 to 25 hours a week.

Job Description:

Hello, I am an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan LSA Honors. I also have a genetic neuromuscular condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, leaving me using a wheelchair and unable to walk, stand, crawl, roll, lift over two pounds, reach long distances, or operate a motor vehicle. This requires a lot of assistance throughout the day including morning showers and hygiene care, transporting out of my wheelchair to a bed, shower chair, or toilet either manually or using a Hoyer Lift, helping with daily stretches, putting personal belongings in reach, preparing or obtaining meals, opening doors, and nightly repositioning. I can also clearly and coherently advocate for myself. One also must be willing to be able to lift approximately 115 pounds either manually or be trained to use a Hoyer Lift and be willing to drive my handicap-accessible van. One also must be willing to be trained on how to use a Cough-Assist Machine, Nebulizer, and Bipap Machine in the case of respiratory illness. Aspects of this job could include having the night or "sleep shift" meaning you can sleep on the job if you so desire but just must be available to help with repositioning and in case of an emergency.

Educational Value of the Position:

This job is great for any person who is caring and willing to learn about specific disabilities and the daily lives of individuals with a chronic medical illness. I love to advocate and talk to people about my life and my condition. This would definitely be a positive learning experience for anyone who thinks they may want to go into a medical or therapy field or one where they will work with people with special needs.

Requirements for the job:

Must be able to pass a background check

Must have a valid state-issued driver's license

Must have or be willing to obtain CPR and Medical Emergency Training

Must be willing to learn how to operate a handicapped-accessible van, motorized wheelchair. Hoyer Lift, Bipap Machine, Nebulizer, and Cough-Assist Machine

Must be willing to help in hygienic care, showering, and meal preparation

Must be able to lift 115 pounds (OR use the Hoyer Lift)

Must be caring and flexible.

Please let me know if you can work nights or weekends! Weekend availability is especially preferred.

Pay Range:

$10.00/hr with potential/room for growth.

  • Pay will go to $11.25/hr upon completion of all state required trainings.

When Job is available: May 28, 2021 until August 5, 2021 can be renewed for Fall Term 2021 as well.

Start Date: Week of May 28, 2021

End Date: Week of August 5, 2021, but can be renewed at start of Fall Term 2021

Maximum Number of Positions: 10


The staffing candidates provide direct care support for students with special needs during the school year. Services provided are tailor-made to fit the needs of the individual. Examples of supports provided: Preparing meals and/or assisting with eating, light housekeeping, assist getting to class and preparing for class (taking books out of backpack, putting coat off and on), personal hygiene, and re-positioning throughout the night. Scheduling would be coordinated around the student's school schedule.


Interested persons must have: valid driver's license, proof of citizenship, proof of high school completion, and be 18 years of age or older. Provide proof of a negative TB test. The following training must be completed in the first 30 days: CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Recipient Rights.

Keywords: Community Living Centers, Inc., Ann Arbor , CareGiver UM, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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