Our Hiring Process
The Caregiver Way
It's all about our in home caregivers here at Homewatch CareGivers of Sarasota! We put a great deal of effort into hiring trustworthy home and Alzheimer caregivers so that they can have the best possible experiences with our clients. Whether you are looking for a meaningful job or just want to know how we go about training, the details are shown below:
Steps to Becoming a Caregiver
In addition to our own online application, you might see one of our ads online. Owner Greg Wann reviews all applications and selects candidates to begin the following process:
- Phone interview with the owner
- In-person interview with the owner and the Manager of Operations
- Confirmation of state of Florida required “Level 2” background screening, including national, state and local checks (Office receives notification of any changes in status while employed.)
- Review and confirmation of driver’s license requirements
- Confirmation of required coursework and individual licensing (such as C.N.A.)
Safety & Learning Matters
Once someone has passed all of the required checks and screenings, it is time for initial training to begin. While we look for individuals who are compassionate and caring, there are some skills to learn too.
- So that we can get to know our caregivers and give them a solid foundation to begin this new job, we provide a 4-hour orientation with office staff and the owner. During this orientation, we conduct practical and written skills assessments; the practical portion includes topics including vital signs, transfers, and use of assisted devices; the written includes topics such as: universal precautions, client rights, confidentiality, professionalism, and DNR orders.
- To set each caregiver up for success with new clients, we provide access to classes on the online Homewatch CareGivers University, including Alzheimer’s training; assistance with self-administration of medications; practical skills assessment; HIV/AIDS.
- We know how important it is to our caregivers that they feel as equipped and confident as possible when they are providing care; working closely with a nurse does just that.
- New caregivers receive additional focus during their first 30 days to develop a close working relationship with the entire care team. We know there are all types of folks for all types of reasons that are drawn to becoming caregivers. That’s why each new employee works with our care team to create customized communication and personal development plans. We are in this together.
If you would like to join our team of in home and dementia caregivers and explore the empowering work of making a difference in the lives of others, give us a call at (941) 214-4172.