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The Commonwise Care Team

Caregiving is your calling, with Commonwise it can also be…

Flexible

Work when you want for as long as you want. Want to work 4 hours a week? (ok). Want to work 40 hours a week? (Great). Can only work weekdays? Weekends? Nights? Saturdays? You tell us what YOU want – we’ll find the right client.

Well Paying

Our hourly rates start at a living wage and go up from there…and we provide paid time off… and we provide healthcare benefits for the full time team members. Plus, tell your friends and you could receive a generous referral bonus.

Supported

Caregiving can be hard work. Without real support, no one can last very long. We support the Care Team with direct mentorship, clinical support and real time awareness of their emotional well-being. We support our clients and each other. We do it well.

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Commonwise, Defined

com·​mon·wise | /ˈkämən,wīz/
adjective

1. Demonstrating exceptional commonsense wisdom.

We know “Commonwise” is not a real word (yet) but it’s intended to mean the exceptional, commonsense wisdom embodied by those on our Care Team and fundamental to a caregiver’s success. These qualities are so important to our culture that we named the company after them.

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Who works for Commonwise?

Stephanie Williams

Stephanie came to Commonwise after working in a skilled nursing facility and feeling over worked and underappreciated. “I was so surprised to find out I could make more working in home care. It is so rewarding to be able to focus on one person at a time and really feel like I am making a difference.”

David Carpenter

As a former school teacher, David began working for Commonwise during the summers. After he retired, he joined the care team full time. “I always felt a calling to support older adults and loved the flexibility to work during my summers. And after I retired, I found myself working more and more with my clients! I love this work.”

Ashley Robinson

Ashley’s nursing professor encouraged her to consider working with Commonwise while she was pursuing her RN. “I love Commonwise. The pay is great and the flexibility is key to me as a student. I chose to work overnights and can often study while I watch out for my sleeping client. Who would have thought?”

Watasha Smith

Watasha has a hospitality background, having worked extensively in the hotel industry. “My grandmother lived with us when I was growing up and I always felt deeply connected to her. I loved working in hospitality but wanted to try Commonwise because of the relationships I could form with my clients. I still feel like I work in hospitality, only now, I provide it to people in their own homes!”

Care Management for Caregivers

One common industry challenge is caregivers feeling unprepared and isolated. We ensure caregivers are placed only with clients who fit their skill levels and comfort zones. Also, our Care Teams are supported at any hour by real, local, RN Care Managers.

Traditional Home Care

1. Read Care Plan

2. Do Shift

3. Repeat

Commonwise Home Care

1. Discuss Client Options with Care Coordination

2. Select the Right Fitting Client Opportunity

3. Review the Care Plan with your RN Care Manager

4. Receive Onsite Training with your Caregiver Ambassador (if needed)

5. Review Shift Experience and Offer Updates for the Care Plan

Care Management for Caregivers

One common industry challenge is caregivers feeling unprepared and isolated. We ensure caregivers are placed only with clients who fit their skill levels and comfort zones. Also, our Care Teams are supported at any hour by real, local, RN Care Managers.

Traditional Home Care

1. Read Care Plan

2. Do Shift

3. Repeat

Commonwise Home Care

1. Discuss Client Options with Care Coordination

2. Select the Right Fitting Client Opportunity

3. Review the Care Plan with your RN Care Manager

4. Receive Onsite Training with your Caregiver Ambassador (if needed)

5. Review Shift Experience and Offer Updates for the Care Plan

A Career Helping Others

While caregiving can be a destination job when it has great pay and benefits, Commonwise also helps those interested in building a meaningful career in care: from PCA, to CNA to Nurse or careers within the admin group. If you have the ambition hustle and potential, you can grow with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the questions to learn more about being a Commonwise caregiver.

What duties does a caregiver perform?

Caregivers provide personal care, light cooking and homemaking, and transportation to older adults in their homes.

What qualifications does a caregiver need?

Some Care Team members come to Commonwise as certified nurse aides, personal care aides, home health aides, or nursing students. Others have extensive informal and private caregiving experience but no formal training. And many have no caregiving experience at all but take advantage of our unique Caregiver University training program. Regardless of your background and experience, there is a Care Team role at Commonwise for anyone with a compassionate heart and a desire to learn.

How much money does a caregiver earn?

Commonwise is known for our industry-leading pay structure. Caregivers start between $15-$19/hour. Because of our commitment to never missing a shift, caregivers also benefit from the opportunity to pick up emergency shifts at up to $30+/hour.

Can I grow my career at Commonwise?

While caregiving can be a short-term position for some, Commonwise also helps those interested in building a meaningful career in care: from PCA to CNA to Nurse or careers within the front office. If you have the ambition and hustle, you can grow with us!

What benefits does Commonwise offer to caregivers?

Caregivers are invited to participate in our health insurance plan. Also, caregivers accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) which is paid out in a cash bonus as you reach certain work thresholds.

What background checks are conducted on caregivers?

Caregivers undergo a comprehensive background and driver’s record check. If you are concerned about a past conviction or your driving record, don’t let that stop you from contacting us to learn more about these policies.

Can a caregiver request time off?

Yes, once a caregiver is in an established client routine, the caregiver may request a replacement for their shift by giving the Care Coordination team two weeks’ notice.

How is a caregiver matched with a client/s?

Caregivers’ personal care skills are assessed by an RN Care Manager during your orientation. Your personal care level is assigned and used to match you with clients whose needs are within your comfort zone. Following your orientation, caregivers meet with the Care Coordination team You give availability, we map that against skill, avail, geography, etc.

What are the typical shift types?

Caregivers work in increments of 4, 8, or 12 hours (never less and never more!)

Are COVID vaccinations required?

Caregivers are not required to be vaccinated. However, Commonwise clients may request “only vaccinated caregivers”, so unvaccinated caregivers may be limiting the pool of clients they can work with. Also, vaccinated caregivers are able to provide care without masks to vaccinate clients and unvaccinated caregivers will need to mask during their shifts.

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Reviews from indeed.com

One of the best jobs I’ve ever had!
“I am so impressed with the high standards of this company. I recommend them to family and others looking for care because of the integrity I see. They treat their staff with respect and want to keep them! They try very hard to meet the needs of clients and families. There are many home care agencies out there, Commonwise sets the bar.”

Caregiver
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Amazing company
“I can’t put into words how wonderfully caring and compassionate this company is towards its employees and clients alike. Even from the interview, I could tell it was gonna be a nice place to work and they have more than exceeded my expectations. If you’re considering this company for a place to work, ABSOLUTELY do it. Couldn’t love my job more.”

Caregiver
CHARLESTON, SC

Awesome
“When I first walked in for the interview, the recruiter was very energetic and outgoing, very polite. On my first day at the job, my client was very nice and welcoming and my supervisor called a day before to go over the care plan with me and to make me feel comfortable.”

Caregiver
RICHMOND, VA

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