FAQs for Owners and Potential Employees
Why should I choose to work at Homes for Independent Living?
Homes for Independent Living stands out from other companies because our employees own our company, literally. HIL is 100% employee-owned and provides an Employee Stock Ownership Plan for all our eligible employees. HIL balances this employee ownership with our five core Beliefs and Behaviors: Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Openness and Continuous Learning & Innovation to guide us through all our employee interactions. HIL also provides dedicated initiatives around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and we welcome a diverse workforce. We provide extensive opportunities for training, skills development and advancement to all our employees. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that reaches far beyond just medical insurance. We are widespread throughout the state with many distinct types of programs and positions to choose from, and we believe the right position is here waiting for you.
What characteristics will make me a good match for Homes for Independent Living?
The people we support depend on their direct care staff, every day, to assist them in being the best people they can be. The top qualities our individuals need are Owners that are patient, dependable, and compassionate. Most of all, we look for Owners with purpose. We are looking for those who have a purpose for something special, someone who is driven to make each day a little better than the day before, those who want to do an excellent job and wants to make a difference. Click here to hear our founders thoughts on who we want working at our company.
What benefits do you offer at Homes for Independent Living?
HIL offers its owners over 25 different benefits that you can take advantage of! Some of them include:
Weekend Shift Differential – get paid an additional $2.00/hour for weekend hours!
Payactiv – access your wages before payday!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – provides a wide range of assistance with personal and family needs.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Medical & Prescription Insurance
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
401k Retirement Plan & Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Education Assistance Programs – Student Loan Paydown or Tuition Reimbursement
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Additional Voluntary Insurance Benefits
What is the vacation policy like at Homes for Independent Living?
Paid Time Off (PTO) begins accruing upon hire to a benefit-eligibly status and is ready to use after 60 days of employment. We have a robust PTO accrual system; hours are calculated based on paid hours worked up to 2,080 hours accrued per year! Advance notice of at least two weeks is needed for employees whose absence will require finding coverage and is subject to your supervisor’s approval.
What experience or education do I need to work at Homes for Independent Living?
A high school diploma is required to work at HIL. No experience is necessary, as we provide a comprehensive training system for our employees that will prepare you for the position you have been selected for.
How will I be trained?
Training is provided through a combination of classroom and virtual training with members of our Training Department and in-home hands-on training with experienced employees. HIL pays for your time spent training as well as the registration fee required for any State Approved CBRF Registry trainings required.
What is the interview process like?
After applying, a member of the Recruitment department will reach out to you to start the interview process, within 24 hours. The interview process consists of a 10–15-minute phone screen to determine experience, shift availability, driver’s license status, etc. The next step is a 30-40 minute in-person or virtual interview with a recruiter. Then the process moves into the position offer stage if you are a fit for one of the available positions. These steps take place within a few days of each other and hiring decisions are made quickly. From start to finish, candidates can be in New Hire Orientation within a week.
What if I get started and I do not feel the position is right for me?
Talk to your manager! We want you to be happy and comfortable in your work environment. If you find your current position is not the right fit for you, we have many other program types, shifts and positions to looks at for you. We can work together to find the right fit for you and our clients.
Is there room to grow with HIL?
There are multiple opportunities to gain experience with Homes for Independent Living. Whether you are interested in working with an array of different clients, a management position, supporting the training and development of other Direct Care Professionals or supporting other day to day operations of your region, we have many types of positions and we will provide the training and development to prepare you for those roles.
How do I express interest in employment?
Take a look at our open positions on the HIL Careers page located here: Homes for Independent Living Careers. You can filter the Careers site by location, shift, positions type, and job category. When you have found the position that is right for you, click on the “Apply for this Job” to start your application!