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2619 West Armitage Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

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©2020 by ASI Home Care. Website last updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020

TRAINING PROGRAM

At ASI, we take special pride in providing quality home care services to our clients.  To protect the quality of care that the ASI name and legacy promises, we provide a mandatory 45-hour training program, free of charge, to all eligible applicants.  Please note that this is beyond the State of Illinois' required 24 hours of training.

 

Training is available in both English and Spanish to ensure all ASI employees are introduced into the field with the skills required to perform their duties as caregivers.  Additionally, training ensures that all ASI employees know how to actively include clients in the carrying out of their personalized care plan.  As a result, ASI's caregivers are among the best trained in the industry and ASI's training program is a model for home care agencies. This comprehensive pre-employment training is recipient of the Retirement Research Foundation's Encore Award for Excellence.

Professional caregiving allows candidates to develop their innate caregiving skills into a fulfilling and rewarding career of helping others reach and maintain independent, dignified lives.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Complete an employment application online OR in-person at one of our locations​.

 

The following requirements are enforced prior to training:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older

  • Have a high school diploma or GED, or 2 years of work experience

  • Have the legal right work in the United States

 

After review, eligible candidates are required to: 

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Pass the pre-employment drug test

  • Pass a physical exam and TB screening

  • Provide three personal or employment references

  • Complete the free 45-hour training program

  • Pass a pre-screening interview with the Human Resources Department

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

ASI's award-winning pre-employment training program is approximately 6 days, from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM.  Spanish and English training programs are alternated.  In training you can expect coverage of the following subject matter:

 

  • Body Mechanics: Transfer & Personal Care

  • Care of Clients coping with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Dementia and/or Brain Injuries

  • Care of Clients with Disabilities and/or confined to bed

  • Client Communications Best Practices

  • Cultural Competence

  • Food & Nutrition: Meal Planning & Preparation

  • HIPAA - Privacy Act

  • Home Care Aide Do's & Don'ts

  • Home Maintenance for Clean, Safe & Healthy Environment: Fall Prevention

  • Infection Control

  • Procedural Responsibilities: Awareness for Emergency Preparedness

  • Reporting: Observations & Documentation 

  • The Role of the Home Care Aide

  • Work Ethics

 

Employment opportunities at ASI are contingent on candidate’s completion of all of ASI's requirements.