Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new tool for individuals seeking to join the homecare workforce.

The site offers people the ability to register to attend a “New Worker Orientation.” The benefits of joining the homecare workforce include paid time off, health insurance, workers’ compensation, paid trainings and opportunities for career advancement.

One of the goals of the Oregon Home Care Commission is to attract a committed and diverse homecare workforce to meet the specific needs of Oregonians who are older adults and people with disabilities.

Homecare workers provide in-home services for consumers who are eligible for publicly funded in-home programs. Individuals interested in the homecare workforce should have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, flexibility, problem-solving and the ability to follow directions. They should also exhibit respect for others and have a passion for helping people.

For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/DHS/seniors-disabilities.

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