Caring Hands & More

Caring Hands & More

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Let's all give a round of applause to the team from Caring Hands & More for their achievement of Quality Assurances Accreditation!
Our second to last Business Spotlight is Caring Hands & More.

Owner Bruce Teague has been working with the University of Iowa SBDC for over 20 years.
Check out this great group of local employers for our Monday, March 7th Iowa City Grab A Job event from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the IowaWORKS office. Join Express Employment Professionals of Iowa City, Chick-fil-A Coral Ridge Mall, Caring Hands & More and USPS Careers they talk about their current job opportunities. No appointments are necessary, just stop in and grab that job you are looking for!

IowaWORKS would like to thank Tyson Fresh Meats-Louisa County, Metro Pavers, Caring Hands & More, The Arc of Southeast Iowa and the United States Postal Service for attending and making our January 24th Grab-A-Job one of our best yet!

Come visit with Caring Hands & More at our next Tuesday Grab A Job in Iowa City on December 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the IowaWORKS office. They are hiring for Hospice Support, Service Managers, Lead Direct Support Professionals, Home Health Aides, and a lot more! No appointments required - just come and visit with them on December 14th! If you are too excited to wait until the 14th - you can apply online at caringhandsandmore.com/

We are really excited about this great group of local businesses who will be at our next Tuesday Grab A Job from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the IowaWORKS office on Tuesday December 14th! Join West Liberty Foods, Systems Unlimited, Inc, PSSI, and Caring Hands & More! No appointments are necessary - just stop in and talk with these great local businesses about their job opportunities.

We are excited about the businesses we have lined up for our next Tuesday Grab A Job (Iowa City) event on October 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the IowaWORKS office! NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY - JUST WALK IN AND TALK WITH THESE BUSINESSES IN PERSON!

October 12th Attendees: Caring Hands & More, West Liberty Foods, and Randstad Iowa City. Come visit these great businesses and see what opportunities they have!

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US TOMORROW 9/21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the IowaWORKS office for our Tuesday Grab A Job (Iowa City) event! Come talk to representatives from Solon Retirement Village, Plastic Products Company - West Branch, Caring Hands & More, and Blue Moon Satellites LLC to see what exciting careers they have available! No appointments necessary - come check it out!

Another exciting awards day at our University of Iowa SBDC! Congratulations to Bruce Teague with Caring Hands & More for being our Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner!
We're excited to announce our 2021 Special Entrepreneur Award Winners! Congratulations to:

Julia Dannen, D & S Services , Mason City
Bruce Teague, Caring Hands & More, Iowa City
Rebecca Runyon, Bessie's Parlor, Ames

Read full press release:https://iowasbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Joint-Entrepreneur-Awards-Press-Release-SBDC-Iowa.pdf
What a success story! Bruce Teague, Founder of Caring Hands & More, has been helped by the University of Iowa SBDC and Paul Heath for over 20 years! đź‘Źđź‘Ź
It's National Small Business week, and we thought we'd take a look back at some of the small businesses we've supported over the years with Grand Openings

Hotka Construction, LLC
Dunn Brothers Coffee
StairWay5
Iowa Recovery Room
The Iowa Children's Museum
Z’s Catering and BBQ
Snyder & Associates
Salon Ludic
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
Optimae LifeServices
PS1 Media Arts Co-op
Axiom Consultants
Sugar Salon
Christa Payne - Country Financial
Every Bloomin' Thing
HBK
Community Foundation of Johnson County
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
FilmScene
Clean Laundry
Corridor Equipment Rental
Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom
Old Brick
Caring Hands & More
NuCara
DeWitt Chiropractic - Coralville
Mixhomemercantile
DEFY
On With Life
PhysMed Home Health Care
VERV EV
Kepros Physical Therapy & Performance
HOTWORX
Golfletics Performance Center
We'd like to give a special shout out to Shelter House - Iowa City, Abbe's Chatham Oaks, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Caring Hands & More, and United Action for Youth. Their staff have been collaborating with our staff to place group orders from our Food Bank so that they can pick up groceries and deliver directly to their clients. By offering to deliver to their clients, these groups have reduced the amount of individual delivery requests and are helping us keep up with all the requests!

Agencies and individuals can call (319) 519-6165 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to request food delivery.

Image Description: A staff member from Chatham Oaks poses next to a car overflowing with food. They picked up food for 13 households today!

Our staff consists of home care professionals working together to design appropriate and coordinated

Operating as usual

08/16/2022

Thank you to the Hawkeye Threshold Choir who are coming to sing for us at The Bird House on the second Mondays of each month at 6:30pm. These four women provided peaceful harmonious comfort music for all in the home! Come by some month! Susan Gingerich is our contact. For more info look up thresholdchoir.org/hawkeye

08/04/2022

The Lead Direct Support Professional position is a Full-time hourly position.

This position provides direct supervision and oversight of a SCL site(s), ensuring day to day needs of individuals served are met. Works with Direct Support Professionals, SCL management, and additional stakeholder to ensure quality service delivery. This position commonly works in an unsupervised, independent work setting where the ability to problem solve and make appropriate, on the spot decisions is essential.

Minimum Qualifications: Preference of a BA or BS from an accredited college or university and/or a combination of education and experience which totals three years. A service provision background is essential. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Other Qualifications: A valid driver's license and a driving record that is acceptable from a risk management perspective is required upon hire. The ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form and perform basic computer skills is essential.

Program Assignment: Supported Community Living

Primary Responsibilities:

A. Service Provision:

1. Works with supported community living staff and management to ensure service implementation of individual service plan.

2. Works with team members to ensure medical needs of individuals are met. This includes, but is not limited to, checking in medications, ensuring timeliness of medical appointments, tracking medication passing errors, attending appointments, following up on noted medical concerns, ensuring current and accurate documentation and communication relating to the individual’s medical needs as assigned by the Service Coordinator.

3. Responsible for managing individual’s recreation schedules. Ensures activity calendars are created and transportation to activities is scheduled.

4. Responsible for creating individual’s menus. Ensures grocery lists are kept up to date, and grocery shopping is completed as needed.

5. Ensures all files at site are kept current and maintained in accordance with established standards. Takes all needed documentation and communication to the houses.

6. Provides problem-solving and mediation for individuals and their service plan teams to resolve conflicts/foster relationships relative to the needs of the individual.

8. Ensures environmental needs of the clients are met. This includes, but is not limited to, frequent inspections of the homes and equipment, coordinating repairs and finding solutions to matters that are beyond the client’s ability and/or landlord’s responsibility.

9. Ensures cleanliness of clients’ homes. This includes, but is not limited to assigning cleaning tasks to house staff, creating cleaning schedules, and inspecting houses frequently to ensure cleaning has been done.

10. Reviews all house documentation and ensures it is being completed thoroughly, correctly, and in a timely manner. Indicates what areas of documentation needs to have corrections made and contacts staff to make the corrections. Ensures corrections are completed.

11. Facilitates monthly house meetings in addition to frequent verbal and written communications with house staff.

12. Completes additional assigned duties. The size of supervision load and caseload will vary based on the specific duties assigned, which may change as agency need dictates.

B. Supervision:

1. Works with Training Coordinator to train caregivers and substitute staff on all aspects of direct service provision and implementation of the service plan.

2. Completes and delivers caregiver evaluations in collaboration with Service Coordinators within established timelines. Provides ongoing timely feedback on performance and addresses performance and conduct concerns.

3. Provides coaching/mentoring to support caregiver’s development of essential leadership skills.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Completes office paperwork, organization and/or cleaning as assigned by CHAM administrators.

Compensation/Benefits:

Competitive compensation and benefit package offered. Compensation varies based on education and experience.

08/04/2022

Full-time/Part-time

We are now offering a $250 sign-on bonus!!

$13.00 - $13.75 Hourly

Provides direct support to clients according to Individual Service Plans/Care Plans.

• Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
• Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
• Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Individual Service Plan/Plan of Care.
• Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
• For certain assignments, a DSP is required to be a licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with CHAM requirements and in good repair. Good driving record.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
1. Performs simple procedures to maintain flexibility.
a. Range of motion exercises
b. Assistance in ambulation or exercises
2. Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
a. Bathing
b. Shampooing
c. Skin care/nail care
d. Oral hygiene
e. Shaving
f. Dressing
3. Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
a. Meal preparation/feeding
b. Laundry
c. Light housekeeping
4. Assists in the administration of medications that are ordinarily self-administered according to CHAM policy.
5. Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the supervisor. Follows reporting guidelines in the Individual Service Plan/Care Plan.
6. Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client's records. Completes the appropriate records to document care given and pertinent observations. Submits documentation per CHAM requirements—at least weekly.
7. Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following CHAM guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the Administration/ Supervisor.
8. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation about its operation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
9. Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings, and team conferences, as requested.
10. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
11. Attends in-service programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to CHAM supervisor.
12. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
See ADA Requirements.

05/20/2022

Woot woot!

Let's all give a round of applause to the team from Caring Hands & More for their achievement of Quality Assurances Accreditation!

03/28/2022

REVERSE JOB FAIR!
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 09:30am – 11:00am
Location: Currier Hall MPR, 413 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
A new opportunity for employers to connect with job seekers who are skilled, prepared, and motivated to work. Employers will circulate to each job seekers table to learn more about them.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-iowa-reach-program-reverse-job-fair-tickets-272174510287

We want to see you at your table!

Employment - Caring Hands and More 01/24/2022

Employment - Caring Hands and More

NEW STARTING WAGES!
* Lead Direct Support Professionals- FT-NEW STARTING WAGE!
* Home Health Aides-PT- NEW STARTING WAGE!
* Direct Support Professionals- FT and PT- NEW STARTING WAGE!
* Adult Day Program DSP- PT- NEW STARTING WAGE!
https://caringhandsandmore.com/employment/

Employment - Caring Hands and More Caring Hands & More is an organization that provides “quality of life” services to all clients. Our reputation in each community is heavily reliant upon our caregivers and service providers. We are always seeking honest, caring, “people-person” individuals to join the Caring Hands & More fam...

01/07/2022

Our Hospice Support Specialists provide end of life care at the Hospice Home of Johnson County, also known as The Bird House. The Bird House is a community based nonprofit dedicated to providing compassionate, dignified end of life care by focusing on the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our guests and their loves ones in a peaceful, homelike environment.

Qualifications:

-Previous caregiver experience required; end of life care experience preferred.

-Experience working independently

-Must be able to work every other weekend

-Must be able to pass multiple background checks

-Able to work 12 hour shifts

There are several openings.
- full-time overnight (3 nights per week)
- full-time days (3 days per week)

Responsibilities:

- Provide companionship, personal cares(bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting), medication management, meal preparation, housekeeping/laundry assistance, positioning, transferring, and feeding as appropriate.

- Assist with care at the time of dying and death.

- Complete medication management course or equivalent.

- Work with volunteers

- Participate in orientation and continuing education for the staff.

- Work with a team of dedicated professionals to provide the best care possible to our guests.

- Maintain confidentiality on all guests.

- Complete Daily Documentation

Full-time employee benefits include:
- Health/Dental/vision insurance
- Short term and Long term disability insurance
- life insurance
- Simple IRA with employee match
- PTO

If you're interested in a rewarding career helping others, please visit our website www.caringhandsandmore.com and click on the employment link at the top of the page.

12/14/2021

We'll be at IowaWORKS TOMORROW from 1pm - 3pm and we are HIRING! Come see us!

12/12/2021

We'll be at IowaWORKS on December 14th from 1pm - 3pm and we are HIRING! Come see us!

11/07/2021

Full time and Part time Openings

Provides direct support to clients according to Individual Service Plans/Care Plans. The Home Care Aide is assigned to specific clients and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Qualifications
• Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills test and competency evaluation.
• Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
• Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Individual Service Plan/Plan of Care.
• Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
• For certain assignments, a DSP is required to be a licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with CHAM requirements and in good repair. Good driving record.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
1. Performs simple procedures to maintain flexibility.
a. Range of motion exercises
b. Assistance in ambulation or exercises
2. Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
a. Bathing
b. Shampooing
c. Skin care/nail care
d. Oral hygiene
e. Shaving
f. Dressing
3. Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
a. Meal preparation/feeding
b. Laundry
c. Light housekeeping
4. Assists in the administration of medications that are ordinarily self-administered according to CHAM policy.
5. Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the supervisor. Follows reporting guidelines in the Individual Service Plan/Care Plan.
6. Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client's records. Completes the appropriate records to document care given and pertinent observations. Submits documentation per CHAM requirements—at least weekly.
7. Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following CHAM guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the Administration/ Supervisor.
8. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation about its operation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
9. Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings, and team conferences, as requested.
10. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
11. Attends in-service programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to CHAM supervisor.
12. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

10/26/2021

Wednesday, Oct. 27th - come see at Coral Ridge Mall! We're hiring and we'll see you from 3:30pm - 5:30pm!

10/11/2021

We'll be at IowaWORKS tomorrow from 1pm - 3pm and we are HIRING!

10/08/2021

Join us next Tuesday, October 12th. We're Hiring!



IowaWORKS

09/29/2021

TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW! Thursday, Sept. 30th - We're hiring for many positions so come talk with us. Find out more at IowaWORKS and we'll see you then.

09/26/2021

We're looking for great people! Thursday, Sept. 30th come see us! We're hiring for many positions. Find out more about joining the Caring Hands and More team. Find out more at IowaWORKS and we'll see you soon.

09/24/2021

Thursday, Sept. 30th - Come see us! We're hiring for many positions. Find out more about joining the Caring Hands and More team! Find out more at IowaWORKS and we'll see you soon.

09/20/2021

Join us tomorrow from 1pm - 3pm with IowaWORKS!

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US TOMORROW 9/21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the IowaWORKS office for our Tuesday Grab A Job (Iowa City) event! Come talk to representatives from Solon Retirement Village, Plastic Products Company - West Branch, Caring Hands & More, and Blue Moon Satellites LLC to see what exciting careers they have available! No appointments necessary - come check it out!

07/23/2020

Job Description
Our Hospice Support Specialists provide end-of-life care at the Hospice Home of Johnson County, or as it is also known- The Bird House. The Bird House is a community based nonprofit dedicated to providing compassionate, dignified end-of-life care by focusing on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our guests and their loved ones in a peaceful, homelike environment.

Part- time, full-time, and PRN positions are now available.

Hospice Support Specialists are responsible for:

- Companionship

- Personal Cares

- Meal Preparation

- Housekeeping/ Laundry Assistance

- Medication Management

- Working with a team of dedicated professionals to provide the best care possible to our guests.

Full-time employee benefits include:

- Health/Dental/vision insurance

- Short term and Long term disability insurance

- life insurance

- Simple IRA with employee match

- PTO

Prior caregiver experience is required. All applicants must be able to successfully pass multiple background checks. All employees must complete special medication management training as well as additional caregiver training. Employees required to work every other weekend.

If you're interested in a rewarding career helping others, please visit our website www.caringhandsandmore.com and click on the employment link at the top of the page.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

04/10/2020

We'd like to give a special shout out to Shelter House - Iowa City, Abbe's Chatham Oaks, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Caring Hands & More, and United Action for Youth. Their staff have been collaborating with our staff to place group orders from our Food Bank so that they can pick up groceries and deliver directly to their clients. By offering to deliver to their clients, these groups have reduced the amount of individual delivery requests and are helping us keep up with all the requests!

Agencies and individuals can call (319) 519-6165 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to request food delivery.

Image Description: A staff member from Chatham Oaks poses next to a car overflowing with food. They picked up food for 13 households today!

Caring Hands & More 03/09/2020

Caring Hands & More

Our staff consists of home care professionals working together to design appropriate, coordinated plans of care as well as duty services for individuals of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Call us at (319) 337-8922 to learn more!

Caring Hands & More

11/17/2010

Our Executive Director Bruce was recently named as one of the Corridor's "40 Under 40"

11/10/2010

Bruce and Josh will be presenting at the Tippie College of Business tonight.

11/05/2010

is now a Targeted Small Business!

09/17/2010

From everyone at Caring Hands & More, have a safe and blessed weekend.

09/15/2010

At Caring Hands & More. We believe you should enjoy your weekends. Stop worrying and let us take care of all your house cleaning needs.

08/09/2010

Too hot and humid!? Stay cool and let Caring Hands & More take care of all of your lawn care needs.

08/05/2010

It's been a busy day in the office. The phone has been ringing off the hook.

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409 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA
52240

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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