Training in first aid and CPR are useful to possess, but not always essential. It’s important that an applicant is able to follow company rules and procedures, as this will help to give clients the best quality of life possible, as well as creating a healthy and safe working environment.
Most of the time, applicants for this position will need a driving license and their own car, as part of their duties will be to accompany clients to medical appointments and to run errands. Cooking skills would also be advantageous as part of the position will involve assisting with meal preparation. The willingness and ability to perform housekeeping and cleaning tasks are often essential. These tasks can vary from changing bedsheets and washing clothes, to tidying, cleaning and polishing a client’s living area.