I am a home health care aide. Where are the best resources to find jobs?

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I am a home health care aide. Where are the best resources to find jobs?

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Merrily Orsini, MSSW, was a pioneer in the business of providing geriatric care managed in-home care. She currently serves on the board of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and is Chair of the Private Duty Homecare Association. She holds a master's degree in social work and is a nationally known writer and speaker on aging, elder issues, and in-home care.

The home health field is wide open at present, and many agencies are looking for good people to fill jobs.

The agencies post job openings in many different places, and usually note hours, area of town where the job is located, and any benefits associated with the job.

Try local major newspapers, small neighborhood papers, on the Web (franchises, as well as locally owned companies, all post jobs and application processes online), and at nursing and technical schools.

Other places to find leads are from flyers posted in grocery stores and laundromats. In other words, there is a shortage of good home health aides, so you should be able to find a job if you have transportation to get to the job, and a way for the agency to contact you.

Other items needed in order to work in home health are good references, a pleasant physical presentation, and a clean criminal and driving record.