Find the best home care jobs in Philadelphia
With over 10,000 people turning 65 each day, personal care aide and home health aide jobs are among the fastest-growing jobs in the economy. If you are new to home care and are looking to find the best home care jobs in Philadelphia, here are quick descriptions of each job:
- Personal care aides assist elderly and disabled clients with non-medical activities of daily living (ADLs)-- common activities required to live safely and comfortably at home. These include bathing, grooming (hair, nails, etc.), dressing, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping, making medical appointments and coordinating transportation to and from, socializing and companionship.
- Home health aides do many of the same tasks as personal care aides but are also trained to support clients with basic healthcare-related tasks. These can include reminding clients to take medications or changing non-sterile bandages.
While the core job duties will be the same no matter which home care agency you work for, the type of support you get from your employer can really vary. Many agencies offer only the bare minimum in training. Many provide no sick or vacation time. And many will expect you to operate with little information or on-the-job support. With so many opportunities available to you, you’ll want to make sure you select the best home care job, a job that cares about you. For tips on how to find the best home care employers check out our recent blog “4 Tips to Finding the Best Home Care Jobs in Philadelphia”.
This is why caregiver-owned home care agencies have the highest retention rates– as caregivers and owners, caregivers are valued and respected for their work and are supported to provide the best possible care to their clients.
Become a Caregiver-Owner in Philadelphia
As Philadelphia’s only worker-owned home care agency, we consider our care jobs to be one-of-a-kind opportunities for anyone looking for a rewarding career in home care services. Our dedicated team of caregivers want more than just a paycheck at the end of the day. Money matters but so does respect, understanding communication, and support.
At Home Care Associates:
- More than 80% of our office staff are former caregivers, meaning we understand firsthand what it takes to be successful in the field.
- We offer free quality pre-employment training resulting in certification and guaranteed employment!
- We are home to many staff committees including a Happiness Committee focused on ensuring our employees feel supported, motivated and productive.
“I began working with HCA and was supported in achieving my professional and personal best. HCA provided me the opportunity to grow and enhance my skills and knowledge. My life has changed over the years working with HCA, I am a worker owner, board member, mentor, committee member and specialty aide. As a result of my successful employment with HCA I also became a homeowner. HCA continues to hear my voice.”
--Ms. Yvette Beatty, HCA Caregiver for 25 yrs.
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide/In-Home Caregiver
Caregivers are the backbone of our business. We offer free training and guaranteed placement, strong benefits, and flexibility when it comes to scheduling. We can accommodate both part-time and full-time schedules.
An ideal candidate is someone who:
- Has the ability to show kindness and compassion to those we serve
- Has a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and/or reliable transportation
- Is willing to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living such as:
- Personal Care (bathing, dressing, showering, toileting)
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Shopping and Errands
- Companionship clean and prepare meals
Our care workers serve different parts of Philadelphia where there is the most need. Travel Time is paid at wage, in addition to a Discounted Septa Key Card.
CNA/Nurse’s Assistant/Staff Nurse
Staff Nurses and Nurse Assistants facilitate a range of care not typically covered by a home health aide and meet the long-term care needs of our clients. While previous experience in the home care field is a huge plus, it is not required.
An ideal candidate is:
- A professional with a positive attitude, kindness, and a friendly demeanor
- Proud of being a medical resource for care clients and other coworkers in their community
- Able to perform intake assessments well and maintain organized client files
- Able to coordinate care with caregivers and assess the safety of the client
- From time to time, the staff nurse will also provide on-site education and ongoing training
When caregivers have ownership, the workplace transforms. There is a true sense of community among our caregivers because each one has a voice that is heard, and we come together to support our individual and collective success.
Interested in joining our team? Read on for a listing of our ongoing positions in Philadelphia.