Are you a caregiver looking for new opportunities?
Going solo or choosing a home care agency can make a big impact on your life.
If you’re a caregiver, you might be considering becoming your own employer as an independent contractor. You know your skills are needed in the marketplace, and more and more families are seeking in-home help for aging loved ones. So why find a position with a home care agency?
It’s important to take a holistic view of your skills and your career progression. While independent contracting might have some short term benefits (like the possibility of higher pay or setting your own hours), a home care agency can offer you longevity, professional development, and stability, making it easier on you to stay engaged and happy with your work.
At Comfort Keepers, we take pride in offering top-quality caregiver services. That means we take pride in developing you, our caregivers, to make sure that you always have the most current knowledge, the most practical strategies, and the best support possible. We can offer you the opportunity to expand your professional knowledge into new areas of care, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia care, or end of life care.
Independent contracts also generally have to deal with employment, insurance, tax, and pay rate issues on their own. When you work with a home care agency, you’ll have help:
- Getting registered for unemployment, so that you’ll be covered in the event of unemployment
- Maintaining full insurance coverage for your work as one of our licensed and bonded employees
- Accessing regular training on caregiver safety and client care best practices
- Paying into the Canadian Pension Plan so that you’re eligible for payments upon your retirement
- Receiving employment references, credit references, and other organizational support
When you work for a home care agency, you’ll also have a greater ability to arrange for time off, vacation time, sick leave, and coverage in case you become unavailable. And best of all, you’ll have coverage for changes in clientele—meaning that if a client decides to receive family care or institutional care instead of your care, you’ll have help finding new clients without a break in pay or employment.
Comfort Keepers is always looking for experienced professionals with a track record of developing client relationships, providing top care, and serving individual client needs. If you’d like to join our team of top caregivers, contact our agency today.