Home-care agencies, online job sites specializing in caregiving jobs, Craigslist job listings and general job search websites are all ways to find a job as an in-home caregiver. Certification as a personal care assistant or home health aide may be required depending on the position duties and the employer's policies.
For general home care, basic qualifications usually include passing a background check, friendliness, and physical abilities such as bending, twisting and lifting. Some positions require specific skills such as house cleaning, cooking and driving. Caregiver training programs are available through some home care agencies, the American Red Cross, vocational schools and caregiver associations. Home health care positions may require the certified nursing assistant credential.
Home Instead Senior Care is one agency that hires caregivers for non-medical in-home care jobs. Caregivers can search for jobs and create a profile on Care.com to show their experience, references and reviews to prospective clients.