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Pays worker 11hr but charges client over 23hr

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Yes am license to be s caregiver

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Here in the Atlanta area they don’t offer any benefits and no one is considered “full time”.

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For West Portland Office (805) e.g.
1. Application
2. Phone Screen
3. In-person Interview
a. criminal background check
b. illegal drug screening
c. work history/reference check
4. Orientation/Training (3-days: Tue-Thu from 8am-4pm)
5. CAREGiver!

New Hire Orientations run every week here so you could theoretically apply on a Tuesday, go in for an Interview on Wednesday, have all your paperwork processed by Friday and start getting paid the next Tuesday. (All Training is PAID at West Portland Home Instead 805)

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Yes I do have my own transportation

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West Portland 805 screens for all illegal drugs as defined by the State of Oregon

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West Portland 805:
Office provides polo's w/ Home Instead logo embroidery.
Asked to wear black or khaki pants

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At my location, I was started off with 36 hours. Pressured into taking more clients and working six days a week right out of training. I’m now going into my third week with this company and am at a minimum of 40 hours (this week will be 46 hours) and I’ve only had one day off. They call me nearly every other day to pick up the slack of other employees. So the hours are available here, but they are ridiculous time schedules that make getting much done in your personal life the true job.

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* Direct Questions
e.g "What experience do you have working with clients with Alzheimer's?"

* Behavioral Questions
e.g. "Describe a time that you've dealt with a difficult client who frustrated you."

* Hypothetical Questions
e.g. "What would you do if your client didn't want to take their medication?"

* Skills Questions
e.g. "What are the symptoms of a stroke and what actions should you take if your client was having a stroke?"

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Do one online or go to office

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