Careers

CAREGiver

606 SW 3rd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471

Together, we can allow seniors in our community to live a life worth living in the comfort of their own homes!

Home Instead is looking for people that are driven to succeed in multiple areas, willing to learn, and have a positive attitude. Becoming a Home Instead CAREGiver provides you with a career that nurtures your soul, by enhancing the lives of aging seniors and their families.

If you ready for a caring and compassionate career, we invite you to apply! Our CAREGivers become a part of our championship team and join our mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults throughout our community in Marion County. Home Instead provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care, and compassion. This is a place where CAREGivers can really make a difference and feel good about what they do.  Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

All of our CAREGiver employment is Part-Time and focuses on keeping our employees scheduled within their availability. We offer variable hours and Block Schedules that range from 4hrs to 12hrs, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays. If your purpose is applying for a career that will help satisfy your desire to serve others, we would love to hear from you! 

Because the safety and well-being of our CAREGivers and Clients' are our top priority, you will receive all required training and PPE!

 

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Companionship and socialization
  • Assistance with grooming and bathing
  • Assistance with toileting and incontinence issues
  • Assistance with ambulatory needs
  • Medication and appointment reminders
  • Light housekeeping tasks and meal preparation
  • Incidental Transportation
  • Specialized Alzheimer’s Care
  • Use of agency Operating Software

Requirements to be a CAREGiver (Home Health Aide):
  • Must be at least 21 years or older
  • Complete and determined eligible: Level II AHCA criminal background check, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance
  • Have a reliable vehicle with A/C
  • Have a minimum availability of 20 hours per week, including 2-weekend shifts per month
  • Ability to lift 25lbs, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, and carry 
  • Ability to treat and care for seniors and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner
  • Must be available 1.5x desired availability
Creating Careers for CAREGivers:

Home Instead invests in our CAREGivers to support them in providing the best care available to seniors in our community. The relationships our CAREGivers create with our clients are priceless and we know how much they value the care that their CAREGiver brings. If you become part of our excellent CAREGiver Team, you receive the following opportunities:
 
  • Starting Hourly Wage of $11.00/hour- Eligible for an increase to $11.50/hour after successful completion of 90 Day Probationary period*
  • Competitive pay which includes recognition for the acuity of clients* (from $11.50-$15.00/hr after successful completion of 90 Day Probationary period.*)
  • Paid Hands-On CPR Class, including the cost of CPR Card
  • Time and a half pay for all recognized holidays worked.
  • CAREGiver Referral Bonus Opportunities*
  • Earned CAREGiver Paid Time Off Vacation Time Program
  • Quarterly CAREGiver Bonus Plan opportunities
  • Weekend On-Call pays a stipend for participating individuals.
  • Annual performance appraisal.
  • Mileage Reimbursement when transporting Clients for their personal business if using your vehicle
  • Direct Deposit
  • Variable work schedule.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match if you qualify after one year of service.
  • World-class paid training and ongoing education.
  • Paid two-day New Hire Orientation before CAREGiver is scheduled to take a Client.
  • A free Home Instead Polo shirt upon completion of new hire orientation.
  • Rewards and recognition including CAREGiver of the year award.
  • Semi-Annual meetings with guest speakers, fun, and food.
  • 24/7 support from our office team including assistance from our General Manager/Registered Nurse.
  • As your employer, we handle all tax withholding, bonding and liability insurance, obtaining clients, scheduling, and coverage support.
  • Our office is recognized for its leadership in our community and State with issues impacting our employees and clients. We participate in the annual Alzheimer's walk, and are members, in good standing, of various Ocala and Marion County business and civic organizations.


*.Must meet all requirements during 90 Day probationary period, to be eligible for wage Increase
** Must meet all requirements after eligibility, effective 1/1/21

Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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