Time Together Student Worker (Remote Required)

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Remote (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Nov 16, 2022
Part time / Adjunct Work Study, Student Jobs on Campus

Job Description

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Time Together Student Worker (Remote Required)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

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. Some of the older adults will have mild-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. 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 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 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. There will also be additional opportunities to engage over the phone or a virtual platform.
  • Provide 2 references.
  • Complete FBI 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.



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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