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As one of our valued A1 Caregivers, you can expect to be paid between $15 – $35 per hour, depending on your experience and the level of care required by our seniors.
For all our employees who work more than 30 hours a week, we offer health insurance coverage too.
We are also on the lookout for new star Caregivers to join the A1 Care Family! If you refer a trusted friend and they complete four consecutive weeks of work, you’ll receive a $100 bonus!
Caregiver Jobs Training
All Caregivers must meet California state compliance by completing the set curriculum through the CareAcademy Caregiver Training Program which includes courses such as:
- What Does it Mean to Be a Professional Caregiver?
- Clients’ Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention
- Professionalism: Communication, Problem Solving & Cultural Competency
- Maintaining a Clean & Healthy Environment (Infection Control)
- Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs
- Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1
- Communicating with a Person with Dementia
- Managing Agitation & Aggression in Dementia
- Light Housekeeping Techniques
- Overview of Nutrition & Food Preparation
Find out more information by heading to the CareAcademy website.
Caregiver Jobs FAQ
We hope this page answers your questions about being a Caregiver with A1Care. If you have others, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How do I become a Caregiver for seniors?
We first ask that you complete our preliminary Caregiver jobs application form. Once we have your contact information, we’ll email you the job application. You’ll also have the opportunity to set up a call with our Care Manager to ask questions about being a Caregiver.
If we believe you’ll be a good fit, you’ll be invited to come into the office for a Caregiver Orientation. By the end of this, you’ll know if you’re ready to begin your career as a Caregiver for us. If you say yes, you’ll be hired on the spot and can begin working and earning immediately!
Before we can approve you to work with our seniors, we’ll need to check your references and documents, as well as perform a criminal background check.
What kind of people become Caregivers?
Our Caregiver team is incredibly diverse! We have empty nesters, people in their 50s and 60s not ready to retire, and those who want to work while their children are in school or want a job at night after their spouse/partner arrives home.
Can I work for you if I don’t have any experience?
You will need 1-2 years of paid work experience, medical or otherwise. Other than that, no other experience is required! We’ll train you and equip you with all the tools you need to become a top-quality A1 Caregiver!
What is a typical day like for a professional Caregiver?
Because you work one-on-one with seniors in their homes, your daily schedule depends on your clients’ needs. Some days you’ll have breakfast with a client and then work a puzzle together. Or, you might drive your client to a doctor’s appointment or tackle light housekeeping.
Other tasks include helping seniors with dressing, bathing, grooming, or with devices such as hearing aids and assisting in or out of a wheelchair and bed or with toileting.
What you won’t have is “assembly-line” duties sometimes associated with nursing care facilities. For example, toileting resident after resident. Your responsibility is to provide care and companionship to our seniors.
Many of our Caregivers tell us about the wonderful connections they’ve formed with our seniors – and how much meaning these connections add to their work.
Do you offer health insurance?
Yes, we offer it to our employees who work full-time (30 hours or more per week).
Will you be able to accommodate my odd schedule?
Yes! We have many Caregivers who work at night, on weekends, and during the day. Our Care Coordinator will work with you to help ensure you get the hours and flexibility you need.
Will I need to deal with medication?
We only help with giving pre-dispensed medication to our seniors. We do not administer or prescribe it.
Will I need to perform any type of medical procedure?
No! As non-medical Caregivers, we don’t provide any medical assistance or perform procedures. We do help seniors with mobility – e.g. helping them in and out of the shower, car, etc.
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