Enter here for 15% off memberships in 2016. Care4hire is an online data base for people needing to find a caregiver, as well as for those looking for jobs.
Care4hire is a fast and easy way to find the help you need. Caregivers complete a profile indicating what type of work they are looking for. They include relevant experience and qualifications, any certifications they may have such as first aid, and availability. Often a photo is included. They may include desired salary, although this is usually negotiable.
There are many services people may be looking for. Babysitting, looking after a pet, providing companionship or help for seniors, housekeeping, tutoring are the services offered. Some may be willing to do other jobs such as yard work and so on.
Care4hire.com is for American and Canadian families and caregivers. If you need to hire a caregiver, you can search the data base for free to find people by entering your zip code, or you can browse by your city. All the profiles you view are available for whatever work they have indicated they would like to do. The minimum age for caregivers is 16.
In order to be able to contact someone for a job you have, you will need to pay a registration fee. Monthly and yearly plans are available, and you can cancel at any time. Then you will be able to send the person a message using Care4hire’s message box, or give them a call, if they have included their phone number.
You can also fill out a profile of your own, although this is optional. This allows the caregivers in your area to see what type of work you are looking for, and allows them to contact you if they are interested. Some people wanting to hire others prefer to keep their information private, and not have caregivers contacting them first.
For those wanting to find employment, Care4hire allows caregivers to register for free. It is recommended that a profile be done with as much detail as you can, and to include a photo. A well completed profile with a photo is much more likely to receive inquiries than one with no photo and little information. It is not essential to provide a phone number, although you may get more responses this way. The personal email address is hidden.
Care4hire.com does not do any screening of caregivers, or of those looking to hire an individual. For this reason, it is up to each person to use caution and do some investigation before offering work or accepting it.
There are a few steps that both people should take. References should be provided. Care4hire also has suggestions for interview questions and a sample contract. There is an online investigation service which can be used for background checks, which are highly recommended. Your instincts and common sense, as well as thorough screening will help you find the right match.
Care4hire.com provides a great service for those wanting to find help around the home, as well as those looking to find work. It can be a real time saver, and for those wanting employment, the service is free.