We do not require special licenses or certifications to be employed by a consumer at CDChoices. To be eligible for employment, you must meet these five criteria:
- You must be 18 years old
- You must be legally eligible to work in the United States and have a qualifying photo ID
- You cannot be the spouse or the custodial parent of the consumer who is hiring you
- You must not have been excluded from working in Medicare, Medicaid or other federal health care programs
- You must complete an initial and annual health assessment (as required by the New York State Department of Health)
It’s important to note that before a personal assistant can start working for a consumer at CDChoices, they’ll need to provide the consumer with pertinent information, sign a New York State Wage Notice, and complete a health assessment with PPD and immunizations.
Once you’re hired, it’s your consumer’s responsibility to help train you on the tasks that you’ll need to perform.
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