The Many Rewards of Caregiving as a Career
The pandemic has forced people to reflect and shuffle priorities. When looking thoughtfully at life, it’s not uncommon for new priorities or new ways of thinking to emerge. One of the aspects of life that has been upended most significantly during the pandemic is work. During these past two years, many people have explored new career interests, looking for meaningful ways in which to give back. For compassionare, caring indidviduals, caregiving as a career can provide a healthy work-life balance that is rewarding in many ways. An excellent opportunity for anyone who is searching for a way to positively impact the lives of others and to make a difference in a service-oriented profession is a career in caregiving.
Benefits of a Career in Caregiving
Flexibility. If you’re looking for a job that fits into your schedule, caregiving is a perfect choice. Whether you’re a mom who wants to work during the day while the kids are in school, a retiree who wants to work a flexible schedule while earning additional income, a student who needs to work around a school schedule, or anyone else who prefers not to be tied to a traditional 40-hour work week, caregiving offers incredible flexibility. You can work mornings, nights, days, or weekends and set the number of hours that best fits into your schedule, which helps prioritize a healthy work / life balance.
Location. Caregiving allows you to work in a home environment helping older adults maintain independence. What’s more, we aim to match caregivers with clients who live nearby, helping to reduce commute times.
Ongoing Training. Because each client is unique and client needs are constantly changing, caregiving requires adaptability, creativity, compassion and humor. In addition to employing these skills on the job in your client interactions, you also receive ongoing training to ensure you are equipped and confident to meet the diverse care needs of clients.
One-on-One Connections. We understand that the most successful caregiver/client relationships begin when common interests are shared. We carefully match each of our caregivers to a senior who is compatible in personality type, likes/dislikes, and more. This helps form the foundation for a bond of trust and enables a friendship to develop, which benefits seniors and their caregivers. Not only that, but as a caregiver, you’ll gain great pride and satisfaction from knowing that you are greatly appreciated by your client and his or her family.
Job Satisfaction. Knowing you are making a difference in the life of an older adult provides a great deal of satisfaction, which can translate to other aspects of your life as well. Working in a career that brings about both professional and personal rewards can help improve your own sense of well-being.
Jewish Family Home Care was recently named a Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice by Home Care Pulse, an independent, third-party satisfaction management company. The Employer of Choice award is given to home care providers who receive the highest satisfaction scores from their current caregivers. Receiving this recognition illustrates our dedication to supporting and training our caregivers to ensure they are confident and happy in their work.
We are always on the lookout to add compassionate and creative people to our team who want to make a difference in our community. We offer competitive pay and a supportive work environment to nurture your passion for helping others. As one of the largest home care providers in Broward County, we are proud to help older adults throughout the area maintain active and engaged lives while promoting independence and safety.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and flexibility of a career in caregiving, reach out to Jewish Family Home Care, the award-winning provider of Sunrise respite care and care in the surrounding communities, at 954-908-5677.