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Bethlehem Allentown, Easton and Surrounding Areas

The Importance of Caregiving

Caregivers, you are our greatest asset and we want to make you feel that way every day. We offer health and wellness insurance plans that include medical, dental, vision and life benefits and on-going professional training via our Homewatch CareGivers University online. Caregivers can work part-time or full-time to suit their lives and schedules.

Steps to Becoming a Caregiver

In order for our clients and our caregivers to feel confident and secure, we have created a process for thoroughly interviewing and screening each applicant. Our Human Resources Specialist and Manager of Client Services combine expertise to hire and manage all of our caregivers. Throughout the process they are looking for people who are passionate about helping others, patient, reliable, and who display good communication skills.

  • One year of caregiving experience
  • State background check
  • Driver’s license check
  • Every caregiver must pass a two-step PPD skin tuberculosis test
  • Applicants who have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past two years, must do an FBI fingerprint background check
  • Reference checks, both professional and personal to ensure this person is a good fit

Safety & Learning Matters

Just being hired to be one of our caregivers is the first step. Next is orientation and training, which is designed to set these individuals up for success with their clients. Before they work in anyone’s home, each caregiver must take the following courses on our Homewatch CareGivers University:

  • Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly: Observation, Reporting and Documentation
  • An Introduction to Infection Control
  • HIPAA Privacy Standard for Everyone
  • Managing Problem Behaviors Day-to-Day
  • Residents’ Rights
  • Smart Safety – Safe Driving
  • OSHA Ergonomics: Lifting and Moving for Home Health & Hospice

Contact Us

Homewatch CareGivers of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania would love to hear from you—if you’re interested in a career in health care or just want to know more about our services. Give us a call at 610-882-2477 and let’s talk.