Do you want to help others while earning part-time?
If you answered yes, then working as a companion caregiver could be a great fit for you. In caregiving jobs, you can make a positive difference in the lives of others, each and every day.
The good news? There are many opportunities to start working part-time as a companion caregiver, including flexible gig jobs. And, you don’t need medical training to get started.
What are the benefits of the job? Where do you work? In this post, we’ll answer your questions about this rewarding job.
1. What is a companion caregiver?
Companion caregivers offer support to older adults, seniors and families in their homes.
You are part helpful neighbor, part resourceful community member. You help around the house, run errands, and give car rides. Most of all, you're good company.
2. What are the benefits of being a companion caregiver?
Caregiving is a very rewarding job. You have the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing good, making a difference in your community and helping others.
It also offers a lot of options. You decide when you want to work. It’s easy to add extra hours or take time off when you need it, and there are no long-term commitments.
3. Where do companion caregivers work?
Caregiving is both a flexible and mobile job. There are part-time opportunities in every community across the country. When you work for an organization such as Papa, you choose when you want to work using an app. You can work occasionally or on a regular basis.
Papa companion caregivers, called Papa Pals, work inside the homes of the older adults and families they support. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck inside all day.
A caregiving visit might include giving a drive to a doctor’s appointment, lending a hand in the garden, or doing light housekeeping. On another day, your visit could include a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, or simply a nice cup coffee and conversation.
4. Do you need healthcare experience or licensing to be a companion caregiver?
You don’t need healthcare experience or medical licensing to start working as a companion caregiver for Papa.
5. Describe a great companion caregiver.
Patient. Compassionate. Reliable. Empathetic. Problem solver. Sense of humor.
These are just a few of the personality traits that make a great caregiver. The one trait that unites them all is that they care about others.
If the possibility of caregiving jobs has sparked your interest, click here to learn more about becoming a Papa Pal.