Become a Caregiver
Did you know there are people in your community looking to pay someone to assist them with their day-to-day living? Many seniors and people with disabilities wish to remain independent in their homes and communities, but need help with some various tasks that are difficult for them to do because of their disabilities.
What kind of things do caregivers do?
Tasks can vary depending on the needs of each individual, but some common tasks are:
- Medication reminders
- Assistance with personal care and grooming (such as bathing, dressing or using the bathroom)
- Cooking and grocery shopping
There are also opportunities to work with children and young adults with disabilities whose families need extra support helping them build and practice life skills.
What are the requirements for becoming a caregiver?
Many caregiving tasks require no prior training, and many tasks can be explained or trained upon hire. However, Care Seekers do need someone who has:
- A positive attitude
- A desire to make a difference
What are the benefits of being a caregiver?
- Flexibility: Care Seekers can often work around your schedule and may only need assistance a few hours a day. This is ideal for someone who has a full or part-time job already and is looking for some extra income.
- Fulfilling: It’s not often you get to help make a difference in someone’s quality of life, build friendships, and get paid for it!
- Skill-building: When working with people with disabilities, you will build skills that may be attractive to employers in other jobs and professions.