Visiting Angels is the perfect place to start! We will help you turn those daily life skills you have into a rewarding career.
Our Visiting Angels offices service all of Pierce County and Thurston County. We provide high quality care to seniors in private homes as well as supplement care in facilities and adult family homes. One of our goals is to assist our clients and their families with a total personal care system. We provide light housekeeping, transportation and assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). We feel that providing quality care of the living environment is just as important as the quality personal care that we provide.
If this sounds like something you would excel at? Visiting Angels is always looking for compassionate caregivers with a heart for service to serve our clients. A quality applicant will possess a desire to serve, be able to pass a background investigation with fingerprinting, have a driver’s license, vehicle with insurance and a Washington State Home Care Aide (HCA) license or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license OR the ability to obtain one within 200 days of hire.
The State of Washington requires that long-term care workers or caregivers be licensed with an HCA or CNA. If you don’t have that, no problem, we can help! The HCA is a 75 hour training course followed by a state written and skills exam; check out the Department of Health for HCA training requirements here. See below for more information about the HCA classes offered at Visiting Angels.
Visiting Angels offers a Work-to-Train program to our employees that allows for them to get an HCA license without facing all of the upfront cost. Visiting Angels will front the cost of the training course, state application and testing fees (click for the fee list and amounts) on your behalf. This cost is then paid back through a payroll deduction in small, manageable amounts. If you pay off the Work to Train and are in good standing with Visiting Angels, we will give you the cost of the class back, a $450 value!
You can apply with Visiting Angels by filling out an online application.
You can apply for your HCA license either with the online application or print application.
Additional licensing questions can be answered by reviewing the Department of Health Frequently Ask Questions, contacting the Department of Health or contacting our Visiting Angels HR Department.
Is your HCA license expired? You can still be eligible for hire upon renewing your license! Expired licenses can be renewed by meeting the Department of Health’s requirements for Continuing Education and pay the fees. Review the Department of Health’s expired license application here.
Home Care Aide (HCA) Classes
Visiting Angels offers HCA Classes at our Tacoma and Olympia offices.
Students will learn the basics of caregiving that will enable them to take the state licensing exam. Topics include: Becoming a Home Care Aide, Client Focused Communication, Medication Assistance, Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), HIV/Aids plus other special considerations caregivers should know to work in a long term care setting like in-home care, adult family homes, assisted living and other retirement settings.
Class requires 5 in-person trainings + 50 hours of on-line study. We are able to provide you with access to a computer for on-line training if you do not have a computer at home to do so. We find that our training is immensely successful because of the opportunity to practice skills with an instructor in the same location that you can take the test at, in addition to the experience and expertise of our instructors who are able to coach hands-on learners. Our classroom is a Washington State Regional Test Site Location used by Prometric to administer state HCA tests.
To enroll in an HCA class click here to enroll in an upcoming HCA Class or to contact us regarding training.
Continuing Education Classes (CEUs)
The State of Washington requires each long term care worker to obtain 12 Continuing Education Credits annually by their birthday. Visiting Angels offers FREE continuing education classes to our caregiving staff and for a small fee to the public. Our hands-on continuing education classes are highly desirable to caregivers that learn best from seeing, hearing and doing. Not to mention, our in-person classes give you the opportunity to glean important techniques from other professional caregivers.