Caregiver Apprenticeship

In conjunction with the Department of Labor’s expanded Apprenticeship Program, HomeCare of the Rockies is offering Caregiver Apprenticeships to empathetic, warm-hearted people.

As a Caregiver Apprentice, you receive many benefits, including

  • Paid hands-on training – HomeCare of the Rockies invests in its Caregivers through advanced training, for which you’re paid. In addition, our Caregivers are the highest paid in the region.
  • A wonderful career – Once you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills needed for the start of a fulfilling job and rewarding career – with no educational debt.
  • Industry certification – Upon graduation, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor.

As a Caregiver Apprentice, you must work a minimum of 32 hours a week, which includes attending 100 hours of paid training sessions provided by HomeCare of the Rockies.

Training consists of 4 core units: Essentials of Caregiving (44 credit hours); Dementia (40 credit hours); Caregiver Wellness (8 credit hours); and End of Life (8 credit hours).

In order to receive the Certificate of Completion from the Department of Labor, you must attend all training sessions as well as work the required number of hours.

THE CAREGIVER JOB

Our Caregivers combine a strong work ethic, patience, and a sense of humor – plus a sincere desire to help seniors maintain their dignity and self-respect.

The Caregiver job entails being active and present with the senior client. You will not be bored. You’ll perform the tasks outlined below while continually improving your skills and knowledge through ongoing paid training and coaching.

  • Provide the following Caregiver duties: offering warm companionship; light meal planning, preparation and housekeeping; personal care and bathing assistance; incontinence related duties; errands and shopping; transportation for medical appointments or outings; and medication reminding.
  • Study and execute the prepared care plan for each client to which you’ve been assigned. (You’ll be guided and supported by a Care Manager so that you’re prepared and confident.)
  • Arrive to work on time, in your clean and crisp HomeCare of the Rockies uniform and name badge.
  • Communicate all schedule changes, concerns, and any other pertinent care related issues directly to the office team or Care Manager.
  • Follow all HomeCare of the Rockies policies regarding client care, behavior, integrity in order to provide consistency and professionalism to all clients.
  • Practice self-care as taught in HomeCare of the Rockies training classes.

YOUR SKILLS

HomeCare of the Rockies provides paid training for the Caregiver Apprenticeship position. You don’t need any type of healthcare experience. As a non-medical home care agency, we do not provide medical care or first aid to our clients.

To do well as a HomeCare of the Rockies Caregiver, however, we ask that you have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A genuine willingness to help others as well as patience, compassion, and empathy for our elderly clients.
  • Ability to perform all functions related to the caregiving position.
  • Strong work ethic and a five star record with regard to showing up on time, ready and willing to work.
  • Desire to learn new things, such as how to provide exceptional care to seniors, and ambition to advance your caregiving skills, knowledge, and income.
  • A clean driving record, up-to-date insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

Hours: 32 to 40 hours per week

Salary: $12 per hour to start, with incremental increases as training is completed.

To apply for the Caregiver Apprenticeship program, please contact Maureen McCann at info@homecareoftherockies.com or call 720-204-6083.