Happy first Monday in October! It’s officially become Fall for us in Chicago, how about for you?
This week our Featured Employer goes to Right at Home in Perrysburg, Ohio. We recently sat down with the owner, John Baldwin, to discuss his hiring needs and why caregivers enjoy working for Right at Home! The Ohio office has been open since 2010 and hires 15-20 caregivers a month. Right at Home in Perrysburg is immediately hiring for 1st and 3rd shift positions and loves to hire caregivers that are passionate about their jobs! Read more below in our one-on-one interview!
Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance. We are currently located in Perrysburg but we are moving to Maumee soon.
Your Name & Title
John Baldwin, Owner
Do you have a Twitter or Facebook account? If so, include your Twitter handle and a link to your Facebook page.
Our office has our own Facebook page that is filled with valuable information relating to caring for the elderly. We can be looked up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RightAtHomePerrysburg
What’s your website address?
Our website is www.rahnwohio.com. There is a link on the bottom of the page for job listings and that will take you right to the application.
How long have you been in business?
Right at Home was originally started in 1995 in Omaha, Nebraska and our office opened in August 2010 in Perrysburg, Ohio.
What positions are you recruiting for now?
We are continuously hiring for RN’s, STNA’s, CNA’s, HHA’s and Companion Caregivers for several Northwest Ohio locations such as Bowling Green, Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Maumee, Perrysburg, Waterville, Monclova.
We currently have an immediate need for 3rd shift (11p-7a) in addition to hiring for 1st (7a-3p) and 2nd (3p-11p).
How many caregivers do you hire each month?
We try to be ahead of any new cases that may come our way. We want to be able to staff a 24 hour case as soon as they need the help. Therefore we try to hire 10 – 15 new caregivers each month.
Why do caregivers like working for you?
The flexibility with schedules and the experienced support they get from office staff to be successful on each case they go to.
We also offer incentives to pick up shifts farther away and last minute open shifts.
What’s your on-boarding process for a new employee?
Our applications can be filled out online, we screen for experience and availability. We do a phone interview and a face to face interview. Once the face to face interview is complete and the applicant is a good fit, we check references and schedule an orientation. At this time we do drug screens, background and motor vehicle checks. One all of these are complete, we sit down personally with the new employee and go over the scheduling process with them. This whole process can take as short as 2 days to complete and they can walk out of orientation with a schedule.
During an interview, what’s most important for you to see/hear from a caregiver?
It is important to see that applicants are passionate about providing care for our clients. Those are the individuals that are going to be the most successful with us. During the interview we observe body language and facial responses to see if the words match the excitement and passion within.
Tell us about the best interview you’ve conducted with a caregiver and why it was the best.
The best interview that I have conducted was with a caregiver that wanted to provide care for others but lacked the experience required. Watching her face light up and get excited when speaking about caring for others was enlightening. She had just taken the STNA class and was state test ready but had no professional experience. We did give her a chance and she has been an exceptional employee. She was even chosen for employee of the month.
Anything else you’d like to share with prospective employees?
When coming to an interview, dress for the position you want and be passionate about the work you are applying for. This work is rewarding for those that are passionate about the field.