Job Profile: A Capacity for Caring

Job Profile: A Capacity for Caring

Tracy Hunt, Assistant Vice President of In-Home Services

“What qualifications do I need? That’s one of the most common questions we get from applicants for our Direct Care Worker positions. A capacity for caring is truly the most important factor” comments Tracy Hunt, AVP of In-Home Services.

“What we want anyone interested in joining our team to know is that they’ll receive all of the training they need to be successful. There’s a misconception that you need lots of experience to get started. What’s most important to us is that you care and you have an interest in improving quality of life for the individuals we serve.

When new employees join our team, they take part in 40 hours of classroom training – paid training – and 40 hours of on-the-job training – again, that’s paid training. Once they’re fully trained, we work with them to build a flexible schedule that suits their needs. Our Direct Care Workers have the ability to make their own schedule.

Direct Care Workers go into our consumers’ homes and help with basic, non-medical tasks. That might mean preparing a meal for someone or doing light housework or personal care tasks. The goal is to enable people to maintain their independence and remain in their homes. Although the tasks are non-medical, our employees have access to a team nurse in case they have concerns about the people they visit.

This work can be so rewarding. Very often, you will be the difference between someone having a good day or a bad day. By showing up and helping them be comfortable in their own homes, you’re making a huge impact.”

To learn more about getting your start as a Direct Care Worker call 570-348-2250. To apply today click here.