ALBANY — Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. (CDChoices), a nonprofit organization providing fiscal intermediary payroll and program administration services to seniors and people with disabilities, launches an easy-to-use workforce recruitment portal to connect individuals in need of home care services with “personal assistants” or caregivers.
Through CDChoices and New York State’s Consumer Directed Assistance Program, consumers control their own care by searching, interviewing, hiring, and training personal assistants. Given the national shortage of homecare employees, CDChoices proactively enhanced and simplified its recruitment platform to attract more users.
“We recognize the difficulty of recruiting personal assistants and the lack of attention paid to the homecare industry, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the state,” said Christopher Graber, Chief Executive Officer of CDChoices. “New York currently has the greatest shortage of homecare workers in the nation. We want to do our part to help our consumers increase their ability to attract, recruit, and retain dedicated workers.”
Once a profile is created, a CDChoices consumer can search for personal assistants who match the specific care criteria they need. Similarly, personal assistants can search based on their own criteria and apply for specific job assignments that consumers have posted. Jobs feature full-time, part-time, and per diem.
Portal features include direct messaging; sort and filter options; saved search criteria and job posting management.
Visit their website to learn if you are eligible for CDChoices through the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). To learn more about becoming a personal assistant, visit portal.cdchoices.org.