All successful CAREgivers have completed an on-site interview and provided a minimum of three professional references.After an offer of employment is accepted the CAREgiver must attend an in-depth orientation session. During this session all of the policies and procedures are reviewed. The CAREgivers are then provided the opportunity for any questions they may have. Once this review is completed the CAREgivers are then required to read and sign an Oath of Confidentiality. The privacy of our clients and their families are of paramount importance and the confidentiality of client information is discussed thoroughly with new CAREgivers during their orientation.
Once the orientation is completed and all of the required documentation has been received the CAREgiver will then be added to our active staff list. A CAREgiver who does not have all of the necessary paperwork will be added to the list but they will be listed as inactive.
Our CAREgivers are required to have the following before they are placed in a home:
- Criminal Record Check including VPS (Vulnerable Person Sector check)
- Child Abuse Registry Check
- Clean Driver’s Abstract
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid Insurance and registration
- First Aid/CPR Level C with AED
As part of our commitment to ongoing learning we provide on-site training for both academic and hands-on training. Our fully equipped training facility allows for full personal care courses to be offered. The Nursing Supervisor is able to provide focused training on areas that may be specifically required by a client, such as colostomy or catheter care. Certificate courses are offered on site and CAREgivers who do not hold CCA certification are expected to gain certification in the following areas if they have not already done so::
- Food Handler’s
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Palliative Care