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We pay $13-$15 starting wages in Denver area and a raise after 90 days if meeting expectations of the job.

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No but willing to get certification

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I had an interview with this company in the gulf coast area of Florida. My impression is that this is a franchise type operation. I was applying for a full time recruiting type position. During the interview the owners (a husband and wife team) were coming off like they don't offer benefits because most of their employees get bennies through their spouses. Oh, really? What a crock. Low, low pay and absolutely no benefits and the simplistic illogical justification that some magic fairy is providing the benefits they don't provide and don't pay you enough to provide for yourself. Get real!

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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 have my own transportation.

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8 ohurs aday

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

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Not too difficult but you will have to be flexible with your availability. OT happens a few times/yr when there is either a shortage of caregivers (students quit during the summers and over the long holiday break) or if they pick up new clients and need us to cover their care until the office can hire/train a few more caregivers. Hope that made sense.

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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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* 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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