One way to use HireMyCare.org is to run a search to find a caregiver near you, but did you know you can also simply create a job posting and let employees come to you?
It’s that easy. Just log in and click the green “Post a Job” button to get started.
Why Should I create a Job posting to find a caregiver instead of running a caregiver search?
You can do both! But here’s why posting a job is a great way to find caregivers:
- You can create different postings for the different types of care needs you may have. Need transportation to the doctor’s office and also someone to help with your personal care? Create 2 distinct job postings and let employees decide which one best suits their skills and availability.
- A job posting works for you 24/7. HireMyCare.org is still growing, so you may not find what you’re looking for right away when running a search. You may have to return to the site several times as more caregivers in your area sign up. Why not post a job once, and let caregivers search for you? You’ll receive an email alert if someone has responded to your job opening.
- You can close out the posting when you have filled the position, and reopen the same one if you need to fill it again in the future. Sometimes it’s hard to find a caregiver that will stay with you for a long period of time. Many Care Seekers find that they must re-hire for the position several times each year. When you create a job, you can close it out when you have the position filled or re-activate it if you need to replace your caregiver, then modify the posting and re-activate it if your caregiving needs or scheduling needs have changed.
- Like a search, you can tailor your posting and indicate your preferences on 20 different criteria so that caregivers know just what you’re looking for. If you don’t have strong preferences or requirements on some of the criteria, such as caregiver education or experience for example, leave those sections blank so caregivers know you are open and willing to train them to do the job.
If you need help getting started, have a question or suggestions on how we can improve our site, please let us know at [email protected] or give us a call at (855) 285-HIRE (4473).
“National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones.” – President Barack Obama
We’d also like to take a moment to recognize the many, many people in the United States who care for a loved one in their home or other location. HireMyCare.org founded to help people find qualified local caregivers for their family members and loved ones, and we join in with our President and other leaders across the country in celebrating the the labor of love that a family caregiver provides.
A recent study by Johns Hopkins shows that caregiving can lead to a long, healthier life for the caregiver as well as the person receiving the care.
Contradicting long-standing conventional wisdom, results of a Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 family caregivers suggests that those who assist a chronically ill or disabled family member enjoy an 18 percent survival advantage compared to statistically matched non-caregivers.
In a report, published in the current online version of theAmerican Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that providing care for a chronically ill or disabled family member not only fails to increase health risk, but also is associated with a nine-month extension in life expectancy over the six-year period of the study.
“If highly stressful situations can be avoided or managed effectively, caregiving may actually offer some health benefits for both the care recipients and the caregivers, including reduced risk of death for those providing care,” Roth said. “Negative public health and media portrayals of the risk of family caregiving may do a disservice by portraying caregiving as dangerous, and could potentially deter family members from taking on what can be a very satisfying and healthy family role. Public discussions of caregiving should more accurately balance the potential risks and gains of this universal family role.”
If you know a Direct Support Professional, be sure to thank them for their service.
Resolved, That the Senate–
(1) designates the week beginning September 8, 2013, as ‘National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week’;
(2) recognizes the dedication and vital role of direct support professionals in enhancing the lives of individuals of all ages with disabilities;
(3) appreciates the contribution of direct support professionals in supporting the needs that are beyond the capacities of millions of families in the United States;
(4) commends direct support professionals as integral in supporting the long-term support and services system of the United States; and
(5) finds that the successful implementation of the public policies of the United States depends on the dedication of direct support professionals.”
Read the rest of S.R. 208 at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sres208/text
HireMyCare.org wants to recognize the skilled Direct Support Professionals who work in direct care. We believe they should be valued, supported for the difference they make in so many lives and recognized for a job well done.
“On behalf of everyone at HireMyCare.org, I would like to thank all of our Caregivers for their hard work and commitment to the the work of caregiving and direct support,” said Lindsey Beagley, director of Business Development at HireMyCare.org. “DSPs are the backbone of our site and make it possible for HireMyCare.org to help people find quality, life-enhancing care to individuals throughout the country.”
Beginning September 9, National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week provides an opportunity to honor and thank DSPs who play a crucial role in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, physical disabilities, temporary illness/injury recovery, veterans disabilities, and aging care needs. According to the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), there are approximately 1.4 million individuals who require professional support in order to live and work on their own and only 875,000 direct support workers. DSP Recognition Week allows all of us at HireMyCare.org an opportunity to join the nation in raising awareness on the need to create a sustainable direct support workforce as well as honor and recognize them for the tremendous difference they make in the lives of the people they work with.