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Homecare and personal support workers are needed to help people who receive Medicaid funded in-home services stay in their own homes. By joining the homecare workforce, you become part of an important team by helping individuals with personal care, household tasks, and being active in their communities. You can apply to be a worker by attending a recruitment event or visiting one of the local office described below.

Homecare and personal support worker recruitment events

The Oregon Home Care Commission holds recruitment events throughout the state for people who are interested in becoming homecare and personal support workers. During the event, you will learn about being a homecare and personal support worker and complete all required enrollment forms. While there, we will start your background check. During the event, you can sign up to be a homecare and personal support worker at the same time.

What to bring to a recruitment event:

  • You must bring your unexpired driver’s license or state issued photo identification card.
  • Your social security card or documents proving you can legally work in the United States.

Upcoming Homecare and Personal Support Worker Recruitment Events

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How to join the homecare workforce through a local office in your community

You can visit one of the local offices in your community Monday through Friday to apply to be a homecare or personal support worker. The staff at the local office will walk you through the process, make sure you receive the forms you need, and start your background check. Homecare workers serve seniors and people with disabilities.

Do you want to help seniors or adults with disabilities in their homes? 

If so, apply to be a homecare worker. You can do this by going to a local Aging and Disability Services office or County/Council of Governments office serving your community. Find a local office here.

These offices have Homecare Worker Coordinators or CEP Specialist you can contact to sign-up for a homecare worker orientation and get the documents you need to fill out. Once you are connected with the local office in your community, you will be asked to fill out the following documents and attend a Homecare Worker Orientation. 

Documents to enroll as a homecare worker:

To sign-up for a Homecare New Worker Orientation near you, click on this link: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/PSW-HCW/Pages/HCW-Orientation.aspx

Personal Support Workers serve people experiencing intellectual/development disabilities

Do you want to help people in their homes and in the community who are experiencing an intellectual/developmental disability? If so, apply to become a personal support worker. You can do this by going to the community developmental disability office in your area or a local brokerage.

Once you are connected with the local office in your community, you will be asked to fill out the following documents and attend both the Personal Worker Orientation and the eXPRS Orientation. 

Documents to enroll as a personal support worker:

To sign-up for a Personal Support Worker/New Worker Orientation near you, click on this link: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/PSW-HCW/Pages/PSW-Orientation.aspx

Personal Support Workers serve people experiencing mental illness

Do you want to help people in their homes who are experiencing a mental illness? If so, apply to become a personal support worker with the Oregon Health Authority. The local Community Mental Health Program – mental health office will help you enroll as a personal support worker when a consumer that they would like to hire you contacts them. The county office will start your background check, verify you are able to legally work in the United States, and give you a Provider Enrollment Agreement and Provider Enrollment Disclosure Statement to complete. Please provide a copy of your social security number card.

For more information, call the Provider Enrollment Unit with the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-422-5047 ​​