Frequently Asked Questions About Employment
Do you offer personal care aide or home health aide training classes?
From time to time, we offer NYS Department of Health approved training programs free of charge for people who want to work for us. Selected candidates who successfully complete the program will be certified as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide (depending on the class). Check out our upcoming classes page to find out if there is an upcoming training class near you.
If I have a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate, can I work in home care?
At CareGivers, we offer a variety of ways to validate your experience and certification. There are some differences between hospital/facility based care and home care, but we can transition a CNA to a certified Home Health Aide (HHA) with a one day training class (NY only, no transition necessary in PA). You do not have to give up your CNA certificate to transition to a certified Home Health Aide, but your work as a Home Health Aide will not count towards keeping your CNA certification current.
Can I work for CareGivers as a second job?
Yes, many people work for CareGivers part time or per diem in order to supplement income from their full time jobs. We offer great flexibility when scheduling our employees. But if you are looking for a full schedule, there’s no reason to look any further than CareGivers. In most of our branches, we are able to offer our HHA’s and PCA’s up to 40 hours a week if that’s what they are looking for. (Occasional opportunities for overtime due occur, but cannot be guaranteed)
Do you offer flexible scheduling? Will I need to work weekends and holidays?
At CareGivers, we offer you the opportunity to work hours that best meet your needs. Our clients have needs all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays, so there are multiple shifts and days available. To provide consistent client care, we cannot always provide employees with their ideal schedule, but we strive to schedule as fair as possible. In order to work your ideal schedule, you may be asked to work some hours outside of your preference. We encourage you to discuss any limitations you may have during your interview. We will try our best to accommodate your needs.
What benefits do you offer employees?
At CareGivers, we offer competitive wages, travel pay between cases, paid time off, and direct deposit. Health Insurance options are available to those who average 30 hours per week or more. We also offer an employee referral bonus for our field staff who refer HHA’s, PCA’s, and CNA’s to work at CareGivers. Please visit our Careers page for further information on the benefits of becoming a CareGiver.
Is there holiday pay?
CareGivers employees will be paid time and one half for working the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
If you wish to pursue a career in caring, please check out our job board for open positions. We look forward to hearing from you!