As a member of our team you are one of the heroes on the home-front. You always know that you have made a difference in someone’s life on any given day! The first step to joining our family is to apply here on this page. Fill out the form on this page and one of our Calvary Senior Care staff members will be reaching out to you soon.
Also please follow this link and get started on your background check: https://guardian.dss.ca.gov/applicant
Applying to be on California’s HCA Registry (Home Care Aide registry) is confusing, and the process sometimes changes. Below are the latest steps. The cost is $105-$115 if you start from scratch, and we will reimburse you this cost once you actively work with us for 90 days. If you have questions, please call us at (866) 710-8767 and we can help.
Note that you must be in the HCA registry before you can perform HCA (Home Care Aide) services in someone’s home. And you must be “affiliated” with Calvary Senior Care before you can work with Calvary Senior Care as a HCA.
To Get On The HCA Registry: Register. The registration cost is $35, which we will reimburse you after 90 days of active employment. When you are registered, you will get a PER ID/HCA ID (Personnel ID), which you will need throughout your HCA career (I suggest you keep your email receipt which has your ID on your cellphone). You can register online or with a paper form — WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ONLINE REGISTRATION SINCE ONLINE IS MUCH FASTER – YOU WILL GET YOUR HCA/PER ID IMMEDIATELY. Your initial status in the registry will be “Pending” (until you complete step 2 below). You can confirm your status by searching here.
Get “Live Scanned” (fingerprinted and background checked). Results typically take 3-5 days (unless there’s a delay), and you will get the results in the mail. It costs between $70 and $80 at most places, which we will reimburse you after 90 days of active employment. Download and fill out this caregiver Live Scan form 9163 (it already has the Calvary Senior Care information in it). Then take it to a Live Scan location and have the person there fill out the bottom. One place to get Live Scanned (and there are more) is the Livescan Superprints Plus (357 W 2nd St., #7, San Bernardino, CA 92401, 909-885-2100). Livescan Superprints Plus has mobile services. You can also get Live Scanned at most UPS Stores.
Once you have completed HCA Registry Step 1 and Step 2, you can search California’s HCA Registry database by entering your name and HCA/PER ID here: https://secure.dss.ca.gov/ccld/hcsregistry/registrysearch.aspx
The Home Care Aide’s status refers to whether or not he or she is qualified to serve as a registered Home Care Aide. The following is a list of all possible statuses:
When your status says “Registered,” this means your Live Scan has been processed and shows no criminal background. You will also get a letter in the mail, showing your Live Scan results and your approval to be in the HCA registry, but before that you will see your status change to “Registered.”
Get a TB (Tuberculosis) test showing that you are “negative” or do not have TB, and bring it to Calvary Senior Care. You need either
Once you take care of this initial TB test documentation, you need to be tested every two years.
Good luck with your Home Care Aide career and please call us with any questions at 866-710-8767.