Orange County senior care companies continue to hire and look for quality senior caregivers and nursing assistants to keep up with staffing needs, despite higher overall unemployment numbers being announced for May, 2012.
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Senior caregiver employment needs continue to rise in Orange County, California and nationwide. Even though the U.S. Department of Labor announced the nation’s unemployment rate in May went up slightly to 8.2%. However, as the senior population continues to increase, while older Americans are living longer, senior care companies are reporting a shortage of qualified caregivers.
Orange County California job hunters may consider beginning a career in senior care, as employment opportunities will continue. The senior care industry has been identified as one of the top employers in the next decade.
“Senior caregiving involves many different job titles, including Certified Nursing Aides who are always in demand at senior living facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living communities, hospices and senior home care agencies,” says Julie Northcutt, CEO of Caregiverlist.com.
Caregiverlist.com provides online tools for senior caregiver, nursing assistants and seniors, including job applications reaching the senior care companies in the caregiver applicant’s area. As senior care companies must maintain a minimum staffing level of caregivers and C.N.A.’s, training programs are always offered to keep new nursing assistants and caregivers to be available for new positions.
“Certified Nursing Aids must be staffed around-the-clock at nursing homes and hospitals and assisted living communities offering care services,” says Northcutt, requiring an ongoing need for new trainees for these positions to keep up with natural employee turnover.
Caregiving job positions include:
Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
Live-in Caregiver (Stays over-night in senior’s home for a few days at a time)
As seniors prefer to age-in-place in their home or move to warmer climates to enjoy their retirement years, Orange County, California continues to be a top area for senior caregiver jobs, including these cities and towns:
• Huntington Beach
• Newport Beach
• San Clemente
• San Juan Capistrano
• Santa Ana
• Costa Mesa
• Garden Grove
• Lake Forest
A caregiver job description along with a caregiver resume writer tool may be found on Caregiverlist.com. Those interested in beginning a career as a caregiver or growing their caregiving career may also find a C.N.A. school directory which includes admission requirements and read caregiving stories from other professional caregivers to learn about the fulfillment of caregiving as a career.
No experience is required, beyond a caring personality, for beginning caregivers. All caregivers must pass a professional background check and personal and business reference check before becoming employed as a senior caregiver.