Senior Home Care Agencies have created systems to effectively hire quality caregivers. Nursing homes and Assisted Living communities also have hiring systems for Certified Nursing Aides.
Beyond the usual questions about experience and previous jobs you have held, hiring companies need this information to more quickly process your application:
1) Copy of Certificates for any specialized training (Certified Nursing Aide, Home Health Aide)
2) Copy of your identification: Driver's License, State I.D., Social Security card or Passport
3) Names and phone numbers of at least 3 personal references and 3 business references (can be a manager or colleague)
4) Names and addresses of former employers along with valid phone numbers for each
Note: you may obtain non-medical caregiver certification through an approved 10-hour online caregiver certification course.
Caregiverlist receives many questions about the hiring process and most of these questions are answered on our FAQ's. And, what do we think is the most important question for both the hiring company and the caregiver? Finding out the reason the caregiver was attracted to working as a caregiver. There are many types of work which will pay more than caregiving and the best caregivers are doing senior care for many reasons beyond a paycheck. By finding out what these reasons are, you will learn more about the caregiver applicant and gain insight about their personal values.
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