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Career Paths and Advancement

Right at Home – Northern Michigan is proud to offer our team members more than just a job. Our industry-leading career advancement program features ongoing training and education for our caregivers, providing opportunities to expand your knowledge, skills and experience. Career Paths boxesAs you gain experience during our advancement program, you can also begin to specialize in the types of care you provide or clients you support.

At Right at Home – Northern Michigan, we offer four career paths, including:

Direct Care Worker: The Direct Care Worker career path is the primary route for advancement for many caregivers. This path provides careers taking care of most of our clients and includes home chores, errands/transportation, medication reminders and help with all daily living activities. 

Dementia and Cognitive Support:  Our Dementia and Cognitive Support career track specializes in working with clients whose cognitive function has been impacted by an injury or illness. Although this typically involves clients with dementia, it can also include stroke patients or those with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Caregivers will focus on providing care based on the client’s level of activity/capability, their personhood, as well as life goals and preferences.

End of Life Support:  Our End-of-Life career path focuses on helping clients fulfill their final wishes. These caregivers often work with a diverse team, including skilled care, hospice and counselors providing service to their clients and their families.

Life Skills & Guidance Coach: Our Life Skills & Guidance Coach career route serves clients who receive services through Community Mental Health (CMH). Through CMH, we service individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. These caregivers support Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (ADLs and iADLs) as well as community inclusion and person-centered goals.

Wherever your interests lie, we offer various career paths to help you pursue the type of care work that is most meaningful and rewarding for you.

Additional Career Opportunities

Mission Team

Our Mission Team is an exclusive group of individuals who have been hand-selected to support advancing our mission. These are typically caregivers who have repeatedly shown their dedication to clients, a willingness to go above and beyond in providing outstanding care and demonstrated leadership skills. Mission Team members act as supervisors and mentors for our team, leading meet-and-greet visits with new caregivers and serving as field supervisors.

Office Team

We believe in promoting from within! Nearly everyone at Right at Home – Northern Michigan has been a caregiver at one point or another. In fact, we pride ourselves on promoting from our caregiver ranks or hiring former caregivers who are ready for a larger challenge in health care! Right at Home – Northern Michigan caregivers have gone on to work in Administration, Payroll/Billing, Human Resources and Care Manager roles.

Advancement, Training & Continuing Education

Training and ongoing education are the cornerstone of our career advancement program. We offer multiple opportunities to grow your skills in a variety of learning formats, including:

Online Education

Right at Home University, powered by Relias, is our online learning platform and features best-in-class tools, courses, and programs to help you expand your skills. As a Right at Home – Northern Michigan caregiver, you will be assigned annual training, case-specific training, as well courses related to your career advancement path.

Hands-on Training

Do you enjoy learning by doing? Right at Home – Northern Michigan has a great training room on site! We are equipped to train on any skill you will need to perform as a caregiver within the scope of care that we provide. We provide hands-on training opportunities in skills like vitals checks, transfers, Hoyer lifts, and First Aid/CPR to ensure you’re confident and prepared in case these are needed.


Right at Home – Northern Michigan conducts 2-4 in-service training sessions per year designed to inform, educate and train on various caregiving topics, including infection control, Alzheimer’s/dementia, disease management and hands-on training.

Is Right at Home – Northern Michigan the Right Fit for You?

Are you ready to take the next step? Apply online today!