Grayslake, IL
(847) 984-0103

Personal Care Assistant / Certified Nursing Assistant

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Right at Home of Northern Lake County is seeking conscientious, compassionate, and empathetic people to join our Care Team. We understand that you can teach anyone to do almost anything but you can't teach someone to have the heart and compassion for others. Our team takes pride in how much we care and are we are always willing to help each other out when the need arises. We strive for excellence in all we do. Our Caregivers are important to us, we listen and truly care for you and your unique circumstances. We've got your back when in a tough situation. You are our family.

Location: Grayslake, IL

A Personal Care Assistant provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes.

Pay Range

Our payrates start at $10.50 for non-CNA and $11.50 for CNA’s. We also base pay rate on the experience of the Caregiver and pay extra on weekends and couples care.

Benefits and Recognition

  • Paid Training
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401(k) Program
  • O/T and Holiday Pay
  • Simple IRA
  • Care Rewards
    •  Accrue Points for Going Above and Beyond (Ex. Picking up last minute shifts, etc.)
    • Incentives Including Gift Cards and More
  • Caregiver Referral Program
    • Caregivers are rewarded for referrals for both caregivers who join our team as well as clients who sign up for service.

Training and Ongoing Education Opportunities

The Illinois Dept of Public Health requires 8 hours of training, yet we offer more and incentivize our Caregivers for going above with more training. We follow-up with our Caregivers and clients after their first shift. If a Caregiver needs specific training to meet the needs of a client, they will go to a training shift prior to their first shift.

We have a training room that includes:

  • Hoyer Lift
  • Sit-to-stand
  • Wheelchairs and more

This helps build confidence and ensure our Caregivers are ready for their shifts.

Specialty Training

We offer a program called Dementia Live - Dementia Live® Is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. The Caregiver comes away with a deeper understanding of what it is like to live in the world of a dementia client.

Essential Functions

  • Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
    • Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
    • Ambulation
    • Eating
    • Dressing
    • Shaving
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
  • Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
    • Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
    • Reinforcement of dressings
    • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
    • Measuring and preparing special diets
    • Taking vital signs
  • Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to):vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. 


  • High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
  • Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities). 
  • Successful completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide,  Personal Care Assistant course or Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • Current CPR certificate is recommended.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
  • This position requires 30-40 hours of basic care training.


A More Meaningful Career

Right at Home caregivers are compassionate and caring people who want more than just a job, they want to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their loved ones. When you join the Right at Home family, you'll be surrounded by teammates who are committed to our high standards, warm-hearted by nature, and dedicated to caring for our clients.

If you are ready for a more meaningful career improving the lives of seniors, apply to become a Right at Home caregiver today.

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