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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.
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 - $10.00 Hourly Rate Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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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.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.