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Become a paid in-home caregiver for the elderly and disabled – recruitment sessions begin this month

January 5, 2017

SOLANO COUNTY – The Department of Health and Social Services, In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Public Authority will host caregiver recruitment sessions for qualified individuals to become paid caregivers for seniors and the disabled here in Solano County.

The Public Authority uses a customized database to match the needs of Solano County IHSS clients with pre-qualified Registry Home Care Providers.  Currently there is a need for more caregivers, as the demand for services continues to grow.

"We realize the demand for high-quality in-home caregivers continues to grow, and, in order to meet this need we are hosting recruitment sessions," says Teri Ruggiero, Public Health Authority Administrator.  “We are looking for caregivers to provide in-home support to the elderly and the disabled in the safe and comfortable setting of their home, are passionate about working with people with special needs, and enjoy the flexibility of setting their own schedules.”

The primary purpose of the Solano County IHSS Public Authority Registry is to provide pre-screened, qualified caregivers to IHSS recipients.  Currently the Registry is seeking caregivers who meet the minimum following criteria, including the ability to provide a government-issued photo identification card, pay for a criminal background check, have reliable transportation to get back and forth to work and to transport IHSS clients, have a high degree of flexibility in their work schedule, willing to assist clients with personal care needs, professional communication skills, access to a phone and email and complete an application with at least two positive references.

“To start the process, come to one of our recruitment sessions,” says Ruggiero.  “No appointment is necessary, simply show up.”

The following recruitment sessions are open to any interested applicants:

- Wednesday, January 11, JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, Joseph Room at 1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, March 1, 2101 Courage Dr., Fairfield, Multipurpose Room at 1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, May 3, JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, Joseph Room at 1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, June 7, 2101 Courage Dr., Fairfield, Multipurpose Room at 1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, August 9, JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, Joseph Room at 1:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, October 4, 2101 Courage Dr., Fairfield, Multipurpose Room at 1:30 p.m.

Recruitment session dates, times, locations and information is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please do not bring children and be on time, as people who are late will be turned away.

For questions and more information, please call the IHSS Public Authority at (707) 784-8200 or visit www.SolanoCounty.com/PA and “like” the Public Authority on Facebook.