It’s our favorite time of the week – Featured Employer Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? We’d love to hear about all of the fun things you did!
This week our featured employer goes to Senior Helpers of Greenwood, Indiana. We recently spoke with the Director of Operations, Vicki Elliff, to discuss Senior Helpers’ hiring needs as well as why caregivers love to work for them! They are always looking for CNAs, HHAs, PCAs, STNAs and even Caregivers with little to no experience! Senior Helpers provides their caregivers only the BEST, including: flexible schedules, mileage reimbursement and paid training just to name a few. Read more below in our one-on-one interview!
Your Name & Title
Vicki Elliff, RN, Director of Operations
What’s your website address?
How long have you been in business?
The Senior Helpers office in Greenwood, Indiana has been in business for 7 years. We’ve grown primarily by word of mouth and referrals, starting with our first client seven years ago to 120 active clients today!
What positions are you recruiting for now?
We are always looking for caregivers with CNA,HHA,PCA or STNA certifications as well as Companion Caregivers with little or no experience.
How many caregivers do you hire each month?
Because our client base continues to grow rapidly, we are pleased to be continually hiring!
Why do caregivers like working for you?
Flexible schedules appeal to students of nursing or other medical fields. At Senior Helpers our specialty is professional, warm and compassionate senior care that enables our clients to live independently in the comfort of their own home. Whether they need us for a few hours or around the clock, we always provide the kind of quality and responsive care that lets them truly enjoy living independently at home. Senior Helpers has immediate openings for Caregivers who are compassionate, dedicated and looking for an exciting career opportunity.
Here’s why Caregivers like to work for us:
No Experience Necessary, we will train you!
· Paid Training!
· Mileage reimbursement $$ for all miles driven over 25 from your home!
· Employee Perks, Like…
o Paid training opportunities
o Employee referral bonus program
o Caregiver of the month program
o Access to a Discount Buying Club
o Incentive & Reward programs
· We work with Caregiver to match them based on availability, skills & location preference
· We treat our Caregivers VERY WELL
What’s your on-boarding process for a new employee?
Our onboarding process consists of paid orientation as well as ongoing training on procedures, standards of care, caregiving techniques and specialized Alzheimer’s training.
During an interview, what’s most important for you to see/hear from a caregiver?
The most important thing we look for in a caregiver during the interview is compassion. Skills can be learned. Having a heart for seniors is a gift. The best caregivers neither need nor want halos.
Tell us about the best interview you’ve conducted with a caregiver and why it was the best.
The best interview conducted is one where the candidate is describing a memorable experience they had with a client and both the candidate and the interviewer are brought to tears. Caregiving is about caring and giving.
Anything else you’d like to share with prospective employees?
We love having the opportunity to bring new people into our family of caregivers. Just yesterday a candidate walked into our office wanting to apply for a position here because she had met and spoken with another of our caregivers who told her how much she loved working for this office.
Stay tuned for more Featured Employers next week!
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