Is home care employment right for me?
Whether you are an experienced caregiver seeking employment or you are considering a career change, here are the benefits of being a professional caregiver with Commonwise:
- Flexible schedule: Create a work schedule that meets your availability—work when you want, where you want.
- Great pay: Our hourly rate starts at $15/hour and goes up from there. Plus, we offer opportunities to increase your pay starting on day one.
- Exceptional Benefits: Not all home care companies offer benefits. We offer sign-on bonuses, healthcare benefits, and paid time off.
- Personal one-on-one care: Work one-on-one with clients in their homes, focusing on quality care and supporting families in their time of need.
How to Apply for a Caregiver Job
We’ve made our application process quick and easy.
To get started, fill out our online caregiver application.
Our team will review your application and will be in touch if we have the right opportunity for you.
What duties does a caregiver perform?
The duties of in-home caregivers vary from client to client, depending on their needs. Common responsibilities include:
- Companionship for older and disabled adults
- Personal care and assisting with activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.)
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light homemaking and laundry
- Medication reminders
- Transporting clients to errands and appointments
Are there caregiver opportunities near me?
Commonwise currently has local caregiver jobs available in these areas. Part-time caregiver jobs and full-time caregiver jobs are available in all locations. Visit our job site to see all available elderly companion positions and apply today.
- Charleston, SC
- Charlottesville, VA
- Richmond, VA
- Williamsburg, VA
Complete our in-home caregiver application.
Frequently asked questions about home care jobs at Commonwise
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What caregiver positions are available?
Caregivers work in increments of 4, 8, or 12 hours (never less and never more!)
What training do I need for caregiver job opportunities?
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 do Commonwise elderly care jobs pay?
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.
In addition to great pay, we also offer sign-on bonuses, healthcare benefits, and paid time off.
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 are the requirements for in-home care jobs?
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.
Because part of the job involves transporting your client, caregivers must have a vehicle and insurance.
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, availability, geography, etc.
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.
Turn Your Caregiver Job Into 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!
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