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Senior Caregiver Employment Checklist: Applying For Elderly Care Jobs

  1. Employment Eligibility Verification for I-9 Form, as required by the federal government. Only 1 form of Identification is required if you are providing a document from List A . Otherwise, 2 forms of identification with one from List B and one from List C are required.

    List A:
    • U.S. Passport (expired or unexpired)
    • Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card
    • Unexpired foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp
    • Unexpired Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph
    • Unexpired foreign passport with unexpired Arrival-departure dates
    • Form I-94, bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, if that status authorizes the alien to work for the employer
    List B (Must also have an item from List C):
    • Driver's license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address
    • School ID card with a photograph
    • Military dependent's ID card
    • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
    • Native American tribal document
    • Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority
    List C (Must also have an item from List B):
    • U.S. Social Security card issued by the Social Security Administration (other than a card stating it is not valid for employment)
    • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
    • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal
    • Native American tribal document
    • U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
    • ID Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
    • Unexpired employment authorization document issued by DHS (other than those listed under List A)
  2. Professional References: names and phone numbers of former managers, co-workers or customers.
  3. Personal References: names and phone numbers of personal friends who can provide a character reference.
  4. Copies of Professional Certifications (with dates certification granted and renewal requirements): Certified Nursing Aide, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse.
  5. Addresses: former and current addresses where you have lived.
  6. Immunization Record: Verification of immunizations you have had and the name of the clinic providing them.
  7. Education Record: names of colleges, technical and vocational schools attended and dates of graduation.
  8. Background Check: if you have your own background check, bring it along and depending on the source, the agency may conduct their own background check with your permission required.
  9. Schedule of Availability: be prepared to provide a preferred schedule of hours and days when you will be available to work.
  10. Reason for Wanting to be a Caregiver: be prepared to tell the interviewer why you are interested in working as a Caregiver.