Come Grow with Us & Be Part of Our Story
Elder Network is growing throughout Southeastern Minnesota. We serve individuals impacted by the limiting effects of aging, so that they have an optimal quality of life. We are talking about all those who surround, support, and love older individuals that are experiencing the limiting effects from aging. We know that these effects not only impact the individual, but their families, friends and neighbors. We want to help everyone have an optimal life as they journey through this aging process. If you think this sounds revolutionary, you're right. If you think it's a little bit radical, we're OK with that. But if you're intrigued by our mission and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to learn more about a career or volunteer opportunity at Elder Network.
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Paid Staff Positions
Paid Volunteer: Emergency Response Initiative Member
The need is now. COVID-19 continues to create challenges for Minnesotans and you can make all the difference! Offer your time and talent as an AmeriCorps Emergency Response member. Elder Network is looking for people to give their time and talent to help support our community and meet critical needs.
Members will be providing much needed support for education and youth enrichment, housing and homelessness, food scarcity, and health and wellness, serving 35 hours per week for ten weeks at a variety of community partners.
Here at Elder Network, we need one person to reach out to sponsors for in-kind donations in support of our annual silent auction, develop community contacts, research funding and corporate sponsorship opportunities, coordinate volunteer opportunities, develop flyers, posters, brochures, and other media content; distribute and disburse social media content and written marketing materials, update social media and the website with current service offerings, answer phone calls regarding resources, make phone calls to check-in on clients and refer them to appropriate services and resources, provide transportation for clients to medical appointments and other essential locations, provide support of clients accessing technology for their daily needs, and other duties as assigned.
Perks as an ERI Member
- A stipend of $750 every two weeks
- Individual health insurance (monthly premium 100% paid)
- An additional $1,311 for tuition or student loans
Ready to make a difference in your community? To learn more or apply, please visit bit.ly/eri2021.
Paid Companion-Part Time
A Paid Companion is a part-time paid position, providing non-medical services, to support individuals experiencing the limiting effects of aging to have an optimal quality of life. We are looking for dependable, compassionate, self-directed individuals who enjoy working with older adults; and who have a desire to care for, assist, and work as a companion with senior clients in their homes. Previous work with seniors and/or those with dementia is a plus. This position requires a background check and ongoing education and training. Immediate, flexible, part-time positions available.
Companions can provide caregivers and their loved ones continued independence. Our companions support individuals who may need just a little extra day-to-day help to remain safe and comfortable at home. We serve families who give continuous care to older adults (age 55 and over), as well as individuals living on their own without another caregiver.
Support individuals through going for walks, making meals, going shopping, and other tasks that will optimize the individual’s life and support the caregiver in knowing that their loved one has that special attention. The companion is not a healthcare worker nor a housekeeper (though some light housekeeping may be involved). Their role is supportive task accomplishment.
Non-medical Companion Services Include:
- Companionship: conversation and participation in social and recreational activities
- Meal planning and preparing
- Assist to personal appointments
- Grocery shopping
- Light housekeeping, laundry and organizing
- Assistance with pet care (conditional)
- Hospital Companion
Companions May Not:
- Assist with or administer any medications
- Assist with grooming, dressing, toileting, oral hygiene, hair care, bathing or eating
Day, evening, and weekend shifts are available. Currently no overnight shifts are available. A 2-hour minimum is required per shift.
Olmsted County Specific Posting:
Olmsted County is not seeking applicants at this time. For Olmsted County, please contact Holly Brown 507-285-5272 for more information.
Wabasha County Specific Posting:
We are looking for staff currently living in, or willing to travel to rural areas: Plainview, Zumbro Falls, etc.. For Wabasha County, please contact Bonnie Sandberg 651-565-3237 for more information.
Winona County Specific Posting:
We are looking for staff currently living in, or willing to travel to rural areas. For Winona County, please contact Barbara Parker 507-452-0580 for more information.
Hourly Pay: $13 - $16 an hour
Qualifications: Caregiving for 1 year (Required)
Full Job Description
Benefits: Flexible schedule
- 2-8-hour shifts
- must work at least 10 hours per week
- day shifts
- any days
To keep our companions and clients as safe as possible, we provide masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and sanitizing wipes. Companions must wear masks whenever they are with a client and when in the client's home and ask health questions prior to shift start. Working in this position, Companions are elligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as an essential worker.
Experience: Caregiving: 1 year (Required)
Shift Availability: Day Shift (Required)
Willingness to Travel: 25% (Preferred)
If you are interested, please fill out this form, and contact the Program Coordinator for your county of interest/residence.