Hiring at Home Instead: What It Takes

Hiring at Home Instead: What It Takes
By: Mandy Haack Last Updated: January 30, 2019

One of the global leaders of in-home care, Home Instead Senior Care, bloomed from a grandson’s experience caring for his very own grandmother. Since, they have provided detailed, personable care with that same family focus for the last 24 years.

Sandi Haywood, owner and president of the highly-ranked company, has more than 16 years of experience in the field. When adding members to the team, she seeks those who understand the high demands of what it takes to be a caregiver. Retention Recruitment Coordinator Robyn Nover is at her side, making the search for strong reliable candidates a top priority.

“It takes time but we would rather wait and find the most adequate candidate,” Nover said.

The team at Home Instead requires satisfied clients, and satisfied clients are earned solely through positive experiences with a caregiver. By receiving continuous training and support, caregivers are guided on how to create one-on-one relationships with the people they serve.

“If anything goes wrong or a caregiver is unsure of what to do in any situation, there is always someone on call with our 24-hour support line,” Haywood said.

Home Instead searches for nurturing, patient, and personal candidates who are quick to adapt in new environments. As a senior in-home care service with one of the lowest turnover rates, the company is proud to represent employees who provide detailed care and truly love what they are doing.

“Our job is to make the perfect match between a caregiver and client. There are many layers to a person,” Haywood said. “Caregivers must be able to think and remember every aspect: Do they have pets? Do they have an allergy?’”

For those looking for extra income or a rewarding job after retirement,Home Instead offers Un-retire Yourself as an outlet.

“When you retire you don’t go to work every day,” Haywood said. “Un-retire Yourself will help those to find that happy balance.”

Perhaps you have had an experience caring for an aging family member or simply have a heart or passion for helping others. Professional caregiving allows you to turn passionate care into a fulfilling and flexible career. No prior experience, certification or schooling is necessary as Home Instead will provide all training needed.

If you believe you fit these requirements, fill out an application and make caregiving a professional part of your life. As a caregiver, you must be able to flexibly travel within Porter and Lake County. For more information visit https://www.homeinstead.com/501/.