Seniors Helping Seniors® Chicago Metro is dedicated to finding qualified Caregivers to become a provider in the Chicago area. Our caregiver team is composed of talented individuals who exceed our receivers’ expectations and they are:
To learn about the various needs of our receivers, view the Caregiver Tasks.
To become a provider, we need you to do 2 things:
Caregivers must meet our four-step screening and evaluation process to become a provider.
Step One: Requirements
- Government-issued picture ID
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
- Current Tuberculosis test (this can be completed after on-boarding)
Step Two: Interview
We conduct a face-to-face interview (prior COVID-19) or online, to evaluate the candidate’s practical and interpersonal skills. We want to know if you have volunteer experience (always a plus), if you have helped loved ones or if you have done this type of work before.
Step Three: Fingerprint with IDPH and Reference Check
All Seniors Helping Seniors Caregivers must be listed on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) system. If you are not listed in the IDPH system, we will pay for your fingerprint identification (as long as your are employed for a minimum of 3 months). We will provide the documents required and the location of the fingerprint office near you.
We will check your most recent work references.
Step Four: Orientation
Every Provider must attend a mandatory two-hour orientation to learn and understand our rules and operations. We will review our expectations, commitment to serves, and how to assist and enhance the quality of life of our receivers.
During orientation, we will fill out all the necessary paperwork needed to get started. We pay our caregivers bi-weekly by direct deposit.