Caregiver

Perhaps you’re new to this city and have credentials such as accounting, teaching, legal or a trade certification that is not recognized in the United States. Agape In Home Care would be a great place for you to work while you earn new industry credentials. Or perhaps you’re interested in the medical field but don’t know where to start. Again, Agape is a wonderful way to get started with an amazing career within healthcare.

You will start by earning a Home Care Aide (HCA) https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/training/training-requirements-classes-quick-links  or a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) credential https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/NursingAssistant and from there work toward your Registered Nurse (RN) certification https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/nursing-services and beyond. We’d be honored to walk beside you on this journey toward flourishing and sharing your amazing gifts with our community. If you have a passion for giving the absolute best care possible, then please apply today!

Role Description

Are you a SuperHero in your community? The world needs more Caregivers like you willing to serve at a time like this! We are offering an opportunity to work many hours (probably full-time and maybe some Overtime) in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area. The minimum requirement is to have an HCA (Home Care Aide) certification and Washington state gives you a grace period of 120 days to work while you’re pursuing your certification. It is highly desired for you to have a CNA and we will pay you $1 more per hour if you earn your CNA.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
You will be visiting our Clients in their homes to care for them. They may require anything from simple companionship to running some errands with them to light housework to acts of daily living (ADLs) which could include assistance getting them in and out of bed, helping them get dressed, bathed, toileted or fed. Most of our Clients are recovering from a fall or surgery and need a helping hand on their road to recovery.

WHY JOIN AGAPE?

  • Opportunities to become a manager and/or OWNER (ask me for details)
  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Bonus pay opportunities
  • Paid mileage reimbursement
  • Paid travel time
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Workers' compensation
  • A supportive team who believes in the mission of Agape to serve our community!

Summary
This may be one of the most rewarding roles you ever have the honor of fulfilling and it’s not because of us, it’s because of our Clients and how special they are. They will touch your life as much as you will touch theirs.

Next Step
Please reply with a bold, compelling cover letter along with a resume. Your cover letter will be more important than your resume in convincing us you are the right person for this role.

COVID-19 considerations:
We are supplying PPE to all our Caregivers as well as providing the latest in training and protocols. Your safety is our priority.

About Agape In Home Care
Our passion is for serving our precious Senior community with the best care possible in order that their loved ones can have peace of mind that their mom or dad is in great hands. We are founded on the Biblical principle that everyone was created with a purpose no matter where they come from or what stage of life they are in and we would love to walk with you for part of your journey. If you have a passion for serving others and consider yourself a SUPERHERO during this current pandemic, then we encourage you to continue reading.

The minimum requirement is to have an HCA (Home Care Aide) certification. It is highly desired for you to have a CNA. Strong verbal and written communication skills are needed to succeed in this role. Prior Home Health or Hospice experience is required. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist patients with daily activities such as moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, doing laundry, cleaning the home, or assisting with personal care
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor 
  • Build relationships with patients by conversing or reading aloud to help keep them mentally healthy and alert 
  • Give medications and immunizations 
  • Engage patients in exercises or other activities 
  • Act as a backup Caregiver
  • Eventually train and mentor other Caregivers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduated from an accredited Home Care Aide (HCA) or CNA program 
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • One year prior professional experience 
  • Driver’s license required 
  • CPR certification required 

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to become a manager and/or OWNER (ask me for details)
  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Bonus pay opportunities
  • Paid mileage reimbursement
  • Paid travel time
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Workers' compensation
  • A supportive team who believes in the mission of Agape to serve our community!