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Home Care Worker
A Homecare Worker is a person who is employed by a consumer-employer of Senior & Disabled Services to provide hourly or live-in services to eligible seniors or people with physical disabilities. The term Homecare Worker includes providers in the Spousal Pay program. The requirements to be a Homecare Worker, were established by Oregon’s Home Care Commission. They include:
A person interested in becoming a Homecare Worker may obtain a partial or full application packet from one of Senior & Disabled Services three full-service offices (Cottage Grove, Eugene, and Florence). Completed application forms must be submitted to S&DS in person, along with two pieces of identification (photo identification and Social Security Card or passport).
In Eugene, when you show your identification, you will receive an invitation to an informational meeting and orientation. At this meeting the individual will learn about the position and requirements of the position. If the individual decide to apply, they will be asked to complete the remaining paperwork in the application packet.
S&DS does a background screening and criminal history check after an application is received. If after passing these requirements, they are deemed “fit” they will receive a provider number and are place on a Homecare Worker Registry. Only after the individual receives a provider number and the case manager approves the plan can an individual be paid for their assistance.
Occasionally, S&DS has too many Homecare Workers seeking work. When this occurs, S&DS stops accepting Homecare Worker applications from the general public. Check with the local office to determine whether applications are being accepted.
For more information on the opportunities for employment as a Homecare Worker, please contact the S&DS full-service office nearest you:
Homecare Workers are paid by the State of Oregon. Currently, hourly rates are $10.20 per hour. The pay for live-in Homecare Workers varies as each live-in plan varies. Homecare workers can accrue vacation (or in the case of live in “respite” time).
Benefits of being a homecare worker are:
For more information you can contact the local offices or the Oregon Home Care Commission at https://www.or-hcc.org.