What are the requirements for a senior care job?
Most senior care jobs fall under two broad categories - medical and non-medical. Medical senior care jobs usually require you to have a nursing certification because you will be coming to a senior's home to carry out prescribed instructions from a doctor. You will manage things like physical therapy, medical check-ups, and medicine administration. Non-medical senior care jobs, on the other hand, will require you to help with day-to-day tasks, such as providing companionship, driving the senior to their appointments, cooking meals, assisting with mobility, dressing and bathing.
How can I find senior care jobs on AyiConnect?
You can easily search for the senior care job postings. You can use the “Filter” option to help ease your search by location and hour rates. From there, you can review each job's specific requirements, whether it's full-time or part-time and the work schedule fits your availability. Then, make sure to create a profile In AyiConnect.com that highlights your experiences, skills, and certifications. This way families can review your profile and can easily check if you’re a great fit with their loved ones. Alternatively, families who are registered with us can contact you directly via app or website.
How should I prepare for a senior care job interview?
To make a great impression on the family, be sure you have reviewed the job description. This way you can discuss with the family the experience you have in managing the specific needs. Bring a copy of your resume and the certifications you have in case the family needs to see them. During the interview, be prepared to discuss things like safety and emergency preparedness, difficult situations that you've had to deal with, the activities the family would like you to help their loved one with and your overall experience with seniors. Make sure you come prepared with questions so you know exactly what is expected of you when you begin working.
Can I still find senior care jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Many families continue to use AyiConnect.com to find reliable and skilled senior care helpers to care for their senior loved ones. We have recently added an enhancement to the helper's profile where you can indicate if you are COVID vaccinated or prefer to discuss with them directly. This can help start a productive conversation between you and the families. You should familiarize yourself with the latest CDC guidelines to minimize the risk of catching and spreading COVID before you begin working in anyone's home.
What is the pay rate for senior care jobs on AyiConnect.com?
The pay rate for a senior care job across the US varies depending on several factors, including but not limited to location, relevant experiences, specialized training, certification, scope of responsibilities and number of working hours. On average, the rate of a senior care job posted on AyiConnect.com is about $15-23 per hour.