Chicago area senior care companies continue to seek quality senior caregivers and nursing assistants to fulfill their staffing needs, as Chicago seniors prefer to stay in the area. Caregiverlist.com provides caregiver employment tools and job applications to local senior care companies and nursing facilities.
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Senior caregiver employment needs continue to rise in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Although national unemployment remains high, senior care companies in the Chicagoland area continue to hire nursing assistants and professional caregivers to keep up with staffing needs.
Chicagoland 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.
Caregiverlist.com provides online tools for senior caregivers, nursing assistants and seniors. Caregivers and those interested in becoming a caregiver may submit a Caregiverlist job application and apply for part-time and full-time positions in the Chicagoland 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 available for new positions. Chicago senior care companies, such as Home and Hearth and Right at Home, Senior Helpers and area nursing homes subscribe to Caregiverlist.com’s hiring tools in order to always have access to available pre-qualified caregiver job candidates.
“Certified Nursing Aids must be staffed around-the-clock at nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living communities offering care services,” says Julie Northcutt, CEO of Caregiverlist.com. This requires an ongoing need for new trainees for these positions. In addition, senior home care agencies may need to start services quickly after a hospital or nursing home discharge and because of this, they hire new caregivers each week.
Caregiving job positions include:
• Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
• Companion Caregiver
• Live-in Caregiver (Caregiver stays over-night for a few days)
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.
In 2008, the state of Illinois passed legislation requiring all professional caregivers to complete 8 hours of caregiver training. Caregiverlist provides a 10-hour online caregiver training course, developed by a leader in nursing aide, assisted living and caregiver training, aQuire Training. The online caregiver training course can be taken at a caregiver’s own pace, as they receive their own log-in and password and upon passing, the caregiver receives a certificate.