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Caregiver Jobs for Retirees in Birmingham, AL
Do you still have a passion for helping others? Are you looking for a way to give back, use your life experience and stay active during retirement?
Join our Home Instead family today! As an in-home Care Professional you can make a difference in the lives of our local seniors! The work is rewarding and you'll enjoy bringing in extra income while you enjoy your retirement. We offer flexible schedules with part-time or full-time positions, in-person paid training and an extremely supportive local office staff!
Caregiver Jobs After Retirement in Birmingham, AL -
Bob's UnRetirement Story
Bob Tarrant retired at 65 years old after a 35-year career in banking to pursue the retirement life he always had in mind: fishing, reading books and traveling.
Only a year before, he had moved his parents into an assisted living housing unit. At that point, he began to get a taste of what caregiving was about, and shortly after, his dad passed away.
“I think retirees are re-entering the workforce because we are living longer, and most of us are healthier at age 65 than our parents or our grandparents,” Tarrant said. “… When it’s time for us to quit and get Social Security, then it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, I’m bored, and I’m still capable of contributing to society, so why aren’t I doing that?’”
Bob even considered running for Chamber of Commerce again, but instead ran into a friend working for Home Instead, who began to tell him about what she did with the company and caring for people.
He decided to fill out an application online to work part-time transporting and caring for seniors signed up for services.
“At this point, I was 69 years old, and so I went to the training, and before you know it, I’m out there being a caregiver to people my age,” he said, “and I’ve been there now four years.”
“The major reason I work is I feel like I’m contributing something and giving back,” Tarrant said, not for the money he makes. He averages about 20 hours a week, with 4-to-6 -hour shifts about three or four times a week. He keeps his schedule light and is always allowed to take off for vacation when needed.
Plus, he said, “It just makes you feel good that you are helping people in need.”
"UnRetire Yourself" with Home Instead of Birmingham, AL
We find that many people have opted to ‘unretire,’ or return to work, perhaps in part-time roles, after their initial retirements. According to 2019 research conducted by the Home Instead corporate office, 53 percent of those soon to be retiring believed they were likely to return to work after retirement. Indeed, The News with Shepard Smith on CNBC aired a segment on retirees re-entering the workforce. One of the people featured in the story is Nyla, a retired dental hygienist, who recently became a Home Instead Care Professional. Jeff Huber, Home Instead CEO, was interviewed for the segment as well, to comment on the trend of older workers applying for jobs in the home care field.
We are welcoming retirees back to the workforce with open arms! We love our employees that are retirees and the job offers many benefits:
- Competitive pay that will bring in extra income to supplement your retirement!
- Flexible Work Schedules with Full-Time and Part-Time Roles Available. You can enter into the field slowly and test the waters to see if you like the profession. (Spoiler alert: You will!)
- In-Person, Paid Training and other continuous Paid Learning Opportunities
- Supportive Office Staff; available 24x7 to you and our clients
- Caregiver of the Month & Year Program and Quarterly Meetings because we love rewarding you AND we love seeing you!
- Paid Sick Time
- Drawings, Games, and Fun Activities year around (because we love to have fun)
- Caregiver Referral Program
- Home Instead Professional Polo Shirt Provided
- Office Lead Caregiver to provide ongoing support, training and encouragement
Below is a list of the currently open job opportunities in the Birmingham, AL area. Ready to take the next step? Apply below or call us today at (205) 822-1915