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HRDC IX Homemaker - Gallatin County in Bozeman, Montana

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Job Opening Date: March 20, 2023

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Job Closing Date: Until filled

Job Status: This is a regular status, part-time position, 10-15 hours/week

Wage: $18.00/hour

General Summary of Purpose of this Position:

Provides home and personal care for elderly and disabled clients in private residences. Works under supervision of Senior Programs Director.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Light Housekeeping:

  • Dish washing, cleaning counters, stove tops, sinks, clean and appliances;

  • Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping floors, dusting furniture;

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron laundry, empty trash and clean living space;

  • Clean bathrooms including toilets, tub, showers, mirrors, basin, and counters

    Household Care Services:

  • Advises and assists client on dealing with household tasks, such as managing household utilities, planning nutritious meals, purchasing and preparing foods;

  • Performs variety of miscellaneous duties as requested such as obtaining household supplies and running errands;

  • Purchases, prepares, and serves food for client.

    Record Keeping:

  • Maintains records of services performed and of apparent condition of client;

  • Participates in evaluating needs of client, and confers with Supervisor and local Service Navigation Coordinator to plan for continuing additional services;

  • Notifies Supervisor of any unusual health or environmental problems or concerns being experienced by the client;

  • Maintains confidentiality of all client information;

  • Maintains time sheets, Homemaker client records, and mileage claim forms in a timely manner and accurately;

  • When given a donation by client, homemaker will provide client with a receipt and turn in donation to Supervisor within the week received.

    Other Duties:

  • Attend scheduled in-service meetings, training and corporate functions as requested.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor, ie vacation fill-in, staffing in an emergency preparedness event, etc.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Language skills:

  • Read and comprehend basic instructions and present information to others.

    Mathematical/money handling skills:

  • Basic counting skills;

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide simple numbers.

    Reasoning ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form;

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations;

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

    Computer skills:

  • Words per minute computer keyboard required: Not Applicable.

  • 10-Key Strokes per Minute Data Entry Required: Not Applicable.

    Specialized office equipment: Not Applicable.

    Computer software and operating systems: Not Applicable.

    Specialized tools (Non-computer):

  • Household cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, etc.

    Agency, professional or governmental policies and regulations:

  • State or federal regulations or laws (List by Name): None;

  • Agency policies or procedures (List by Name): All HRDC policies and procedures;

  • Specialized professional or industry guidelines/standards:

    Driver’s licenses required for performing this position:

  • Montana Class D Driver License;

  • Must be bondable.

    Professional licenses or certifications required by law, rule or regulation for performing this position: None

    Licenses or certifications that would be useful but are not required: CNA; CPR/First Aid

    Other required knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with a wide range of individuals from all socio-economic groups;

  • Ability to read, interpret and implement documents such as governmental regulations, rules, and procedure manuals;

  • Ability work with minimal supervision and effectively manage work flow;

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants;

  • Must be able to travel out of town on as needed basis.

    Essential physical, mental and emotional requirements of this position

    The following physical, mental and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The incumbent must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, must be able to work under time and/or deadline pressures.

    Education and experience

    Education: The following course(s) of study or class work usually provides the required knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • Graduation from high school or GED is desired.

    Experience: The following kinds of experience usually provide the required knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • At least 6 months of experience in homemaker and personal care field is preferred.


    Supervision received:

  • This position operates under general supervision. The incumbent’s work is primarily assigned by daily workflow and operations. The incumbent is authorized to make decisions as to the timing and sequence of work and the work is performed according to established policies and procedures and/or within applicable laws, rules and regulations governing the tasks being performed.

    This position supervises the following position(s): None

    This position has the following supervisory responsibilities: No supervisory responsibility


    Impact of decisions and errors made by position:

    Decisions, final recommendations and/or errors primarily affect clients of one program.

    Judgment required to make decisions:

    Requires judgment to solve day‑to‑day problems, but usually within established procedures, guidelines, and precedents.

    Exception authority:

    This position is not authorized to make exceptions to policy or procedures.

    Financial Responsibility:

  • This position is accountable for the following company money, funds, and budgets: None.

  • This position is authorized to sign the following documents and forms: None.

    Personal Contacts:

    This position is responsible for the following personal contacts (either in oral or written form) when performing the Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Daily interaction with co-workers and clients.


    The incumbent regularly works with confidential data, which if disclosed, may cause adverse internal effects.

    Working Conditions

    The incumbent is exposed to the following unusual, potentially hazardous or unpleasant working conditions:

  • Works in temperature controlled household environment;

  • Weekly or more frequent operation of a motor vehicle under all weather conditions;

  • Weekly or more frequent exposure to angry or violent clients or volunteers;

  • Weekly or more frequent exposure to risk of cuts, burns, shock or other minor injuries (not requiring hospitalization)

  • Weekly or more frequent exposure to occupational diseases (Specify): exposed to contagious diseases;

  • Weekly or more frequent exposure to unpleasant substances, odors or noises.


Senior Services

Employment Type

Part-Time - 15 hrs Probation


$18.00/ Hour