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Being a Contractor in Pasco County

The Tampa and Pasco Offices have been in business for ten years. Our mission is to improve the lives of the clients we serve, the caregivers we refer, the office staff we employ, and the referral sources with whom we partner.
We are specifically looking for:

  • Licensed CNA’s
  • Or Certified Home Health Aides (HHA’s) – If a HHA then you must have a certificate with the approved number of hours from one of the schools approved by the State of Florida Department of Education. If uncertain if your school is approved check here. If your school isn’t currently listed contact our office for further assistance.

Please fill out the Caregiver Information forms and once complete call our office at (813) 235-0966 to speak with a Recruitment Specialist.

Click Here to Complete the Caregiver Information Forms

The Caregiver Screening Process

There are 5 steps to our screening process:

  • The Application
  • The Phone Screen
  • An In person Interview- see below for the items you will need to bring to the interview
  • Reference Checks
  • Pre-referral Onboarding Meeting

Interview List/Items Needed at On Boarding

  • Interview

    Now that you’ve completed and submitted the Caregiver Information Forms on the Home page, spoken with one of our Recruitment Specialists, and have an interview set, you’ll need to bring the following:

    • CNA license and/or Home Health Aide Certificate
    • CPR card (can’t be completed online)
    • HIV/AIDS certificate (completed within last 24 months)
    • Other applicable certificates if you have them (Alzheimer’s, Assistance with self-administered medications, etc.)
    • Driver’s License or Government issued photo ID
    • Car Insurance Card (if willing to transport clients)
    • Professional Caregiver Liability Insurance; CNA (Home Health Aid is a different price)
  • Prior to Onboarding
    • A level II background check must have been completed within the past five years. If you have had a lapse in employment more than 90 days, the background check will need to be repeated. **This step will be completed at the office**
    • New Screenings through AHCA – $77 up to $89 depending on the site you choose
    • If you are already in the clearing house and wish to update your background – $12.18 up to $15.46
    • Prior to placement on the registry, you would need a statement from your current physician that you are “Free/clear of communicable diseases including TB and Fit to work.” Please click on the form for your Physician or Clinic to complete. If you do not have a current physician, many area walk-in clinics conduct physicals (click here for a list).
    • EIN (FREE HERE via IRS)We are always seeking qualified caregivers to add to our registry as independent contractors for CNA/HHA referral opportunities. We look forward to meeting with you in order to discuss your experience and qualifications.

AHCA

As a Nurse Registry, Griswold Home Care is licensed through FL AHCA (Agency for Healthcare Administration). Therefore, Griswold Home Care must follow these statutes. Additionally, each independent contractor on the registry has statutes set forth to follow. Please click on the link below and familiarize yourself with these.

​59A-18.0081 Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide

Level II Background Screening

What is a ‘Clearinghouse Renewal?’ Florida Statute requires care providers to undergo another criminal history check once every five years from the date of the retention of their fingerprints. The process of extending the retention is called a ‘Clearinghouse Renewal.

What’s the difference between a renewal and a resubmission? A resubmission is the process of running a new national criminal history check for the purpose of having an updated screening for those individuals with a lapse of employment greater than 90 days. The resubmission screening does NOT extend the RP expiration date.

Detailed information of the screening process can be viewed on the AHCA website here.

About Jean Griswold

Our founder, Jean Griswold, was a care professional who became a visionary entrepreneur when she started the first non-medical home care franchise in the United States while running her own home care business.

Jean started at her dining room table in 1982 in suburban Philadelphia. Her husband, Minister and Doctor Lincoln Griswold, informed her that an elderly woman in their parish had died through the complications associated with malnutrition and dehydration because she had no support system to care for her. Jean was deeply saddened by what she felt was an easily preventable tragedy. She was driven to act.

Jean Griswold was an extraordinary leader. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1967 at the age of 36 but continued to work actively in her office until she was 79. She published a book, “Fears of the Elderly” in 2013.

Jean was born in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Douglass College and a master’s degree in personnel and guidance from Rutgers University. She received an honorary doctorate from Holy Family University in 2006. From 2003 to 2004 she was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She won numerous awards, including the Spirit of Philadelphia Award, the Working Woman’s 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year honor, and the 2002 MS National Achievement Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Jean passed away on January 28th, 2017 at the age of 86. She was an inspirational woman and entrepreneur, and despite her passing, her values live on in Griswold Home Care today.

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