Time Together Student Worker (Remote Required)

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Posted Job Title
Time Together Student Worker (Remote Required)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee – Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Student Worker position is through the Penn Memory Center’s Time Together Program, an IN-PERSON program in which students provide engagement to older Philadelphians IN THEIR HOMES while offering respite to their family caregivers. This program has three primary aims: to improve mood and reduce isolation for older adults; to reduce stress for caregivers and to expose college students to work in the aging sector and to learn about gerontology and memory loss. Students must be in greater Philadelphia to participate in this program. Some of the older adults in this program will be experiencing mild to moderate-stage dementia. In this role, students will serve as companions by engaging in conversation, playing games, going for a walk, or doing other activities that the older person enjoys. Student companionship prevents social isolation and improves the quality of life for their older adult matches while giving their family caregivers a break. Students will be paid $10.00 per hour for their participation. Check out our website for more information! Time Together Respite Program – Penn Memory Center.

To be considered for this position you must also complete our Time Together Application: https://forms.office.com/r/KHf1fagvSh

Job Description

Essential Functions

Provide caring companionship/engagement to older adults between 4-10 hours per week.
Develop or implement activities (talking, reading, playing games, listening to music, etc.) designed to provide mental stimulation and reduce social isolation.
Attend the mandatory virtual two-part training.
Maintain timely attendance and communicate schedule changes with caregivers or older adults.
Maintain accurate time logs and provide information in a timely matter to the program staff.
Communicate with caregivers and program staff to address all preferences and concerns regarding respite care and the care receiver.

General Requirements

Must be a current college student in the greater Philadelphia area with a proven track record of academic success.
Ability to engage with an older adult in person in the older adult’s home.
Complete the required Criminal Background Clearance.
Experience working with older adults, including those with dementia and similar illnesses is preferred.
For those without experience, the willingness to learn, listen, adapt, and demonstrate patience in respite care is required.

To be considered for this position you must also complete our Time Together Application: https://forms.office.com/r/KHf1fagvSh

Job Location – City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Remote Required – This position is fully remote with all work performed remotely.

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 – $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


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