Help Wanted!

As Steve begins his transition out of Harborview (Aug 25th) we are looking to hire both full and part-time help for the Ruetschle family. We are looking to fill two positions:

1) A daytime Caregiver for Steve
2) An evening Nanny/home-care helper

The primary location for these positions will be at the Ruetschle home in Edmonds, but will also involve some local travel (to appointments, etc). We are looking for care during the following time-frames:

Caregiver position: Full-time, daily from 7am to 4pm.
Nanny/Home-care position: Part-time, daily from 4pm to 8pm (or 9pm flexible, depending on the need).

Coverage for both positions is needed seven days a week, so we are looking for both full and part-time candidates.

Steve is currently diagnosed as an Asia-D quadriplegic, and over the course of this next year he will be focused on a rigorous physical therapy program. We are looking for caregivers for Steve who are mature, responsible, compassionate, strong (emotionally and physically), and come with a good sense of humor! While specific PT training will be helpful, we will also be wiling to train the right person. Candidates need to be physically fit; have a valid WA state drivers license; and be willing to flex and assist with whatever challenge each day may bring.

Caregiver duties include but are not limited to:

  • Transferring to and from bed & wheelchairs
  • Personal care services such as showering, skin care, dressing, helping brush teeth, and grooming
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Meal preparation
  • Help with bowel/bladder program and care
  • Skin inspection & care
  • Driving a wheelchair accessible van to appointments
  • Other general care responsibilities as needed/flexible

References required.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.

The Ruetschle’s are a fun-loving, Christian family with three young boys and a caring community. The boys are aged 2, 7, and 8. The home is a lovely, spacious, wheelchair accessible home in Edmonds. We are looking for a mature, fun and child-loving nanny willing to step in and help with a variety of both child and home-care tasks.  Candidates need to have had prior experience working with children; a caring and nurturing spirit; and the ability to step-in and help where most needed.

The Nanny/home-care duties include but are not limited to:

  • General care & supervision of the three boys
  • Reading stories/ playing games
  • Scheduling evening activities
  • Meal prep
  • Errands
  • Light housework
  • In addition, this person will be trained in basic caregiving for Steve so they can serve as a backup as needed.

References required.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.

All interested candidates should email with a resume and letter of introduction.

Lastly, please forward this to any interested parties, and we appreciate your prayers in finding and hiring the right people!

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  • Darren

    Can’t help wondering if I qualify for one of these positions!



  • lowie

    Hello Sir Steve and mam michelle, i am more than willing to help sir steve to be his personal PT..Lowie