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Household Staffing Process

Looking to put your expertise, talent, and passion for caregiving to use with incredible families? At Family First, we know finding the perfect fit can be challenging. That’s why we take great strides in being an agency that advocates for our candidates and families equally. Just as we evaluate you as a candidate for families who are looking for the value that your skills can bring to their lives, we in turn evaluate families through an extensive interview process.

We work to ensure that all of our candidates are employed in safe home environments where mutual respect is a top priority. Our team also ensures a legal and reasonable level of compensation.

We also communicate the need for a positive work life balance with our families. As a placed candidate, you’ll be entitled to varying benefits which include, but are not limited too, paid time off (PTO), sick days and major holidays.

To ensure that we are able to place you with the perfect family, we require our candidates meet these qualifications:
* Must be 21+
* Must be a high school graduate
* Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience related to the position you are applying for.
* Must have a minimum of 3 professional industry references and 1 character reference.
* Must supply a letter of recommendation.
* Must be CPR Certified
* Must have a professional headshot along with your resume.
If you meet these qualifications, then you’re ready to begin the vetting process and be on your way to finding your perfect family employer.

Step 1: Click the “Apply Now” button below!
This button will take you to an on-line form (with a handy qualification checklist at the top) that lets you upload required documents and your headshot. You’ll also be asked a series of questions that allow us to fully understand your skills, relevant experience and a bit of your personality. Be as detailed as possible; we’ll use these answers to match you with the perfect family.

Step 2: The Follow-Up Call
Once our team reviews your application, documents, and references, we’ll contact you to set up an interview via phone call. We’ll be asking you some additional questions but be prepared to ask a few of your own towards the end of the interview! We’ll contact you following this call if we’re interested in moving forward and setting up a second interview.

Step 3: The CEO Interview
We’re a thorough agency, which means our CEO is no stranger to our vetting process. In fact, your interview with Family First CEO, Leigh Aberle, is a crucial step in your application. Following this interview, if we mutually feel it’s a great idea to have you on board at our agency we’ll move on to the next step!

Step 4: The Background Check
If you are offered a position, we’ll gather any necessary information from you in order to conduct a thorough background check through a third-party agency. Once your background check is completed, you’ll be officially listed as a candidate through Family First.

Step 5: Start Your Interviews!
As a candidate through Family First, we’ll supply families with your profile if we feel you’d make the perfect fit. If your particular set of skills or experience piques a family employer’s interest, we’ll be in contact with both parties to set up an interview. We’re pretty hands-off here; we want our candidates and families to connect naturally without a lot of third party interference. Just be yourself (we tell the families the same thing)!

Step 6: Get Hired!
We’re proud of our success rate in matching the perfect caregiving candidates with the perfect care-needing families. It won’t be a surprise to us if you’re hired rather quickly! If you’re a match, you’ll hear from a Family First team member on behalf of the employing family, or from the family employer themselves.

Step 7: Make it Official!

Once you’re hired, someone from the Family First team will be in communication and provide a contract template that your employer can customize and discuss with you. The template includes expectations of the position (duties, scheduling, payment etc.) so there’s no confusion between you and your new employer.

Once you’ve been officially placed with your new family employer, we’ll still be just a phone call or e-mail away. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will assess the matter as soon as we are possibly able.

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