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Screening and Training Policy

Ten Steps Manos Home Care Takes to Find the Right People

1. Oriented After hearing about Manos Home Care through newspaper ads and friends, potential applicants must call in for an appointment to attend an orientation. If the applicant attends the orientation on time, they can make an appointment for an interview.
2. Interviewed Applicants must arrive on time, fill out an application, and be interviewed.
3. Invited to Training Those applicants having satisfactory interviews may be invited to a training, based on their availability and skills.
4. Trained Applicants are given a two-day training covering 
  • The needs of the elderly and sick 
  • Body mechanics 
  • Company policy 
  • Emergency procedures 
  • House cleaning
5. Evaluated Applicants are evaluated for
  • Competence: can they do the work? 
  • Reliability: can they be trusted? 
  • Maturity: are they patient and able to listen?
6. Fingerprinted


Applicants who pass the course must then be fingerprinted. Fingerprints are sent to the Department of Justice and returned with a list of any federal crimes for which they were arrested and/or convicted.
7. DMV Report Obtained We obtain their driving records from the department of motor vehicles.
8. References Checked We check their work references by phone to get specific feedback on an applicant's past performance. 
9. TB Test Required We require aides to take a tuberculosis test within 30 days of employment.
10. CPR Certificate Required Applicants must take a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at our training site if they do not have a current CPR card.