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What are the Agency fees for Temporary/Short-Term placements?

What if I want to hire the temporary candidate on long-term basis?

Is it possible to hire the same candidate for Temporary/Short-Term assignments?

Do I pay the Temporary/Short-Term candidate directly?

How does SS@MA find qualified candidates?

What experience is required of SS@MA candidates?

How do you screen your candidates?

What are some of the benefits of working with SS@MA?

What geographic territories does Staffing Solutions service?


What are the Agency fees for Temporary/Short-Term placements?

There is a non-refundable annual Registration Fee of $295.00 that allows you to use all of our services, including searching for a long-term candidate or use our Temporary/Short-Term department. In addition to the registration fee, there is a referral fee due to the agency of $40 for each day the provider is placed in your home for days or evenings. There are additional fees for overnights and holidays. There is a 4-hour minimum.

If you have a one-time only temporary need, you can choose to decline the annual registration fee and pay a referral fee of $70 for each day the provider comes to your home. There are additional fees for overnights and holidays. The referral fee is due when a candidate is confirmed for the assignment.

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What if I want to hire the temporary candidate on long-term basis?

If you choose to hire a temporary candidate on a long-term basis, a Placement Counselor will be happy to review the long-term placement fee structure with you. Temporary fees do not apply toward a permanent referral fee.

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Is it possible to hire the same candidate for Temporary/Short-Term assignments?

While we cannot guarantee that the same person will be available for each assignment, we will be happy to check the availability of a specific person for you. We make every effort to honor our clients' requests and with sufficient notice, we can usually make the necessary arrangements. We understand our clients' need for consistency.

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Do I pay the Temporary/Short-Term candidate directly?

Yes, you pay the caregiver's wages directly upon completion of the assignment. The caregiver's wages are separate from the agency fees.

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How does SS@MA find qualified candidates?

Since 1979, we have successfully placed experienced caregivers in homes throughout the Washington metro area. We are proud to work with caregivers who have completed long-term assignments through us and have returned to us for further placement. We also partner with other leading agencies to conduct nationwide searches for qualified candidates.

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What experience is required of SS@MA candidates?

The candidates represented by our Agency must have at least two years professional experience, as well as references in their related field. Our candidate pool consists of a wonderful variety of ages, ethnic and educational backgrounds and experience levels. This diversity allows us to offer you a wide range of profiles to match your unique needs.

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How do you screen your candidates?

Our 9-step background check allows us to screen candidates meticulously. Our priority is your peace of mind. We refer professional candidates who take their responsibilities and care giving seriously. All our candidates meet our exceptionally high standards of qualification and are selected for their experience, character and reliability. Some of our candidates have been with us for more than 15 years, and some of our families have been with us more than 20 years - a reflection of our stability and a sign of confidence. Additionally, all our providers speak English, are legal residents of the United States, and have their own transportation.

Our 9-Step background check includes:
1. Personal Interview
2. Reference Check
3. Health & Safety Orientation
4. Fingerprints & Photograph
5. Criminal History
6. Driving History
7. Sex Offender Registry
8. Social Security Verification
9. CPR Certification

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What geographic territories does Staffing Solutions service?

Staffing Solutions places Nannies and Household Staffing in all of the Washington Metropolitan areas.

Our clients and qualified household staffing professionals span the following areas:

Northern Virginia (Fairfax, Vienna, Oakton, Oak Hill, McLean, Great Falls, Reston, Herndon, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Burke, Springfield, Arlington, Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Ft. Belvoir, Annandale, Chantilly). Loudoun County VA (Leesburg, Middleburg, Sterling, Ashburn, Waterford, Hamilton). Montgomery County MD (Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac). Prince Georges County MD, Stafford County VA, Prince William County VA (Manassas, Dale City, Woodbridge, Nokesville). Fauquier County VA (Warrenton, Haymarket, Gainesville). Washington DC.

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