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Paid Caregivers: Why not get paid for your volunteer caregiving efforts?

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Paid Caregivers: Why not get paid for your volunteer caregiving efforts?

Every day in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a friendly neighbor helps another get dressed in the comfort of their own home. Someone helps a disabled Veteran with grocery shopping, and many others assist adults living alone with daily chores. Many people perform these deeds simply out of the goodness in their hearts.

Did you know that hundreds of caregivers do all the same good deeds while earning an hourly wage?

"What qualifications do I need? That's one of the most common questions we get from applicants for our Caregiver positions. A capacity for caring is truly the most important factor" comments Tracy Hunt, Assistant Vice President of Allied Services 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" says Tracy.

When new employees join Allied Services as Caregivers, they take part in 40 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of on-the-job training. All of this is paid training. Once you are fully trained, we work with you to build a flexible schedule that suits your needs. Our Caregivers (formerly known as Direct Care Workers) can make their own schedule.

"Caregivers go into 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" comments Tracy. "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."

Become a Caregiver Today

Caregivers (also known as Direct Care Workers) make a meaningful impact in these peoples' lives, allowing them to remain in their homes safely. If you are already providing this type of care for a relative, we would like to pay you for your care! If not, we can train the right compassionate and caring people to join our team. Caregivers earn up to a $1,500 sign-on bonus at Allied Services plus the best pay rates.

  • Learn about becoming a Caregiver with Allied Services.
  • Fill out a short inquiry form to get started as a Caregiver.
  • Call us at 570-348-2210 to speak with us about Caregiver jobs.