Careers

A Career You’ll Truly Care About

Are you looking for a rewarding career that truly allows you to make a difference in the lives of others? The Absolute Companion Care team is always interested in speaking to caregivers who align with our mission. We expect a lot, as do the clients and families we serve here in Monkton, MD and all throughout Baltimore and Harford Counties. We seek caregivers who want to make a career of helping others, not those who are simply looking for a job.

Elder care requires a giving personality, commitment, a positive attitude, and a caregiver who embraces caring for the mind, body, spirit, and environment. We always put the client first and expect excellence and dedication from our caregivers. We hire both certified and non-certified companions and caregivers. We also employ LPNs and RNs who maintain licensure and want to work 1-on-1 as a caregiver. We require all of our caregivers to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Dependability, maturity (unrelated to age), presence, patience
  • Knowing when to take initiative and when to step back and “go with the flow”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of good decision-making and quick thinking skills
  • A cup-half-full mentality
  • Positive problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Team skills: willingness to provide support for and receive support from other caregivers and the ability to work together to find compromise

Caregivers who provide personal care for clients are overseen by our RN. We provide training and mentoring to help you feel confident and give the best possible care. Our RN is also a certified CNA/GNA trainer who can provide additional training in geriatric care. We offer required and paid quarterly educational sessions. All caregivers must pass state and federal background checks and random drug testing. We also require all caregivers to have a vehicle, proof of a clean driving record from the MVA, and proof of automobile insurance. All caregivers are hired as employees and are bonded and covered by professional liability insurance.

For a more in-depth caregiver job description, click here.

Caregiver Applicant FAQ

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What happens after I apply?
Once we review your application, we phone you to have a more personal conversation. If we feel you are good fit, we schedule an in-person interview. The in-person interview takes between one and two hours.
What happens next?
If we feel you are a good fit for Absolute Companion Care in Monkton, MD because you rocked the interview, we call you to offer employment. If you accept, we call your references and check your employment history and background. You complete our paperwork and you are scheduled for orientation.
Do you have a probationary period?
Yes. A six-month probationary period begins after a caregiver is assigned to a client.
Do I have to work 40 hours a week?
No. Our employment hours are as flexible as our clients and caregivers allow. We have some caregivers who work an 8-hour week and some who work much more. Some work only weekends or nights. The less availability/flexibility you have to work, the longer it can take to have a regular client.
Can you guarantee me 40 hours a week?
No. We can only assign a client when we have one. Like any business, there are slow and busy periods.
I have experience, but I’m not certified.
We highly value life-experience and the desire to contribute to the life experience of a client. Common sense and a positive attitude are skills that do not require any certification. You will also benefit from our required training programs. Our experienced caregivers are also good mentors.
What if I have an accent?
Approximately 35% of our caregivers are non-native English speakers and speak with an accent. Many of our senior clients have an age-related hearing impairment that causes them to have difficulty understanding words spoken differently, particularly on the telephone. If you are willing to commit to speaking slowly and with patience while your client gets to know you and how you express yourself, it is almost never a problem. We are happy to coach you, and your fellow caregivers will also assist.
What if the client doesn’t like me?
Part of our commitment to care is finding an excellent match between client and caregiver. If you experience working with a client who feels that you are not a good match for him or her, please don’t take it personally. Many times, a client has requested we remove a caregiver while another client wants only that caregiver. Usually, preferences are based on nothing more than “a feeling,” and we honor these types of requests from clients.
I’m not sure how to write a correct care note.
All new employees attend an educational workshop in addition to orientation, whether they are note-takers or beginners. We’ll teach you how to prepare a professional record of your time with clients.
I only want to work as a companion.
That’s ok with us. We have many clients who never need anything beyond companionship and activities. It’s very interesting that 92% of our caregivers ask our RN to train them in more complex caregiving skills so they can remain with their clients long-term. What companions initially feel is too difficult almost always becomes part of the routine as clients require more advanced care over time. It’s your personal choice.

Caregiver Testimonials

I received your card and gift card, and I would like to say thank you. I have never been part of a company that takes the time, time after time again, to extend and demonstrate your gratitude for a job that I am already being paid for. I mean honestly, I go to work and do my job and all I expect is to be compensated for my time. Absolute Companion Care takes the time on both a personal and professional basis, to show their gratitude for my hard work and I honestly do appreciate it. – A Stokes-Richardson

The in-service “Virtual Dementia Tour” was unlike anything I have experienced in all of my training. For the first time, I was able to see, firsthand, what it feels like to have dementia. It will change the way I provide care. – Jackie

I have been in the health profession for over 30 years but the few years that I have spent with ACC have been THE most rewarding. I feel like I make a real difference. As a team, we treat our clients like we would one of our own family members and I believe that makes us very special and a cut above the rest. We genuinely care for our clients. – Linda

I am so honored to be a part of such a caring, committed, communicative group of caregivers who prioritize the needs of the clients, their efforts to maintain their dignity, their efforts to maintain their independence, and their efforts to stay in their lifelong homes maintaining their lifelong traditions and relationships. – Susan

If you have further questions about what it takes to be one of our caregivers or about our application process, please feel free to contact us here in Monkton, MD at 410-357-9640.

Ready to start your new career as a Harford or Baltimore County home care provider? Please click the button below to complete the application form and a member of our staff will contact you for an interview if you meet our qualifications.

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