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Hire a Caregiver

My Place CT helps you make the care choices that are right for you—starting with the resources to hire in-home help. You get a single, reliable source of information to make you aware of the help that’s available to you, along with the resources to access this help. We’ve teamed up with CTHires.com, Connecticut’s trusted online employment resource to empower you to find the care you need.

In-home is your Choice

Do you need long-term help with the activities of daily life? Or a reliable source of transportation because you don’t drive. Or maybe your parent is being discharged from the hospital and wants to come home if you can get care set up in time.

A nursing home or care facility isn’t your only option. Whether you’re an older adult, live with a disability or are in need of long-term care support, My Place CT offers you the option to get the help you need in the place where you’re the most comfortable. Your home.

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Becoming an Employer

You should know that by paying someone to provide care in your home you’re considered an employer in the eyes of the state and federal government. And the person you hire is considered your employee. CTHires.com helps employers like you attract potential candidates to apply for your job.

To register as an employer on CTHires.com, you will need both a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and State Employer Identification Number (SEIN)/UI Employer Number. If you already have these numbers, you are ready to create your own account. If you don’t, here’s what to do: 

Step 1: Get your FEIN

If you are signed up to receive services from one of the state Medicaid benefits programs below, you already have an FEIN. If you don’t know your FEIN, the agency that manages payments for your services should be able to provide it to you. Please contact the agency that serves your program below.

Allied Community Resources

If you use Allied Community Resources for your support staff payroll and can’t find your FEIN or SEIN/UI numbers, call 860-627-9500 or e-mail info@alliedgroup.org and they can help you. Allied Community Resources covers people in these programs:

CT Department of Social Services (DSS)

  • Money Follows the Person (MFP)
  • Community First Choice
  • CT Homecare Program for Elders (CHCPE)
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Waiver
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waivers
  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Waivers

Sunset Shores

If you can’t find your EIN number, call 800-887-0647 and at the prompt, choose Option #5. Sunset Shores covers people on waivers from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

Advanced Behavioral Health

If you can’t find your EIN number, call 866-548-0265. Advanced Behavioral Health covers people on the Mental Health Waiver program from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).

Step 2: Get a temporary UI number

If you don’t yet have a state UI number, you can get started by using any 7-digit number to register on CTHires.com for free. This is a temporary UI number but be sure to save it. The Connecticut Department of Labor  (CTDOL) will confirm your UI request. Your permanent UI number will be provided to you at a later date.

Unsure if you’re eligible?

If you think you may be eligible for the programs listed above, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Not covered?

If you are not covered by the programs listed above and need your federal EIN and state UI numbers, contact an accountant or a lawyer to help you get set up.

Get Started

CTHires.com gives you the tools to get the in-home care you need. You can create, post and edit your job in real time. And, as your needs change, you can update your job posting at any time.

Register as a User or Sign In

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Not a user yet? From the CTHires.com homepage, click the “Not Registered?” link and sign up at no cost. Please have your FEIN and SEIN/UI numbers ready.

 

Within 72 hours, CTDOL vets each employer registration. This ensures that every job posting on CTHires.com is legitimate. While employers can enter a job posting as soon as they register on CTHires.com, the post will not be published for the job candidates to view until CTDOL has approved the employer’s registration. If there is an issue with the registration information, CTDOL will reach out to employers by phone or e-mail.

Customized Job Posts

Once you have logged in with CTHires.com, you can create job posts that you customize to fit your exact needs.

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A: Get started creating your new job order.
To get there, follow this path: Sign in > How Can We Help You > Post a Job

B: Now you’re ready to post your new job order.
To get there, follow this path: Sign in > How Can We Help You > Post a Job > Add New Job Order

Security Posting Tip

The address listed on the employer’s job order should contain the actual town, state and zip code where the job is located. For privacy reasons, we don’t recommend listing the street address of the employer because all job seekers can view this information. Job seekers typically search by keywords/job title/and town or zip code.

Using the Right Job Titles and Keywords

Find out about the recommended job titles and keywords you’ll want to use when posting your job opening from In-Home is in Demand. You’ll also get a brief job description of each job title listed.

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Job Post Tip

Use the same keywords when posting a job title that potential in-home job candidates use to job search.

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You’re an Employer. Now What?

We know that it’s a big decision to hire someone to work in your home. As with any change, it can take a little time to get comfortable. A comprehensive hiring guide created by Connecticut Community Care, Inc., (CCCI), a leading care management organization, tells you what you need to know about hiring in-home caregivers. From background checks to paperwork to managing care, you’ll find it here. Download the manual, "You Are Now The Employer of Personal Care Assistants."

 

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