The professional career field is changing rapidly, and employment trends are evolving at record pace. It can be hard to keep a pulse on what might be the next best step in your career, especially if you’re considering the calling to become a professional caregiver. For any job opening, it’s natural to scan to the bottom line and first consider salary. While this is a very important consideration for any job, we urge you to think beyond the paycheck and to also consider the non-monetary aspects of the role as a caregiver.
Valuing Your Passion
It requires a special person to be a personal caregiver – someone who is both compassionate and passionate about serving others. If this resonates with you, you can appreciate that a career that allows you to use your natural skills and apply them toward your passion is a wonderful thing. Different career paths pay different wages, but knowing where you’re uniquely designed to thrive holds a high value. It’s the non-monetary and intangible benefits of being passionate about your career that makes each and every day something to look forward to. When you’re considering the career path of a professional caregiver, don’t forget to account for the value that the joy and satisfaction of your job will bring to your life.
Flexibility and Security
Every Home Care Agency is different, but at Ella Home Care we can confidently say that we understand the value of creating a work-life balance and take special care to create this for our team. This means flexible work schedules to fit your needs. Do you prefer fewer workdays with longer schedules each day, or the opposite? Do you want to avoid nights and weekends, or do you want to work these shifts? We get to know our caregivers and their needs as it relates to work schedules. And we do everything we can to work with you to create something that’s convenient, dependable, and sustainable for everyone. When you’re choosing your career path, not all jobs will offer this flexibility, and there’s certainly a value to having it that goes well beyond what’s in a paycheck. An employer who is understanding and willing to adjust your work schedule to fit your needs is truly invaluable.
A Job that Feels Like Home
And most importantly, we all desire a calling and a career where we feel appreciated, loved, and respected. At Ella Home Care, we treat our staff just like we treat our family. In fact, we view our team as our family! This means celebrating your birthday and work milestones, collaborative problem solving when issues arise, and proactively seeking opportunities for continued growth. You’re not a number or another name on our payroll – you’re a unique person who provides value to our team. We need you and want you here, and we make sure you feel that at Ella Home Care! In addition to being fairly compensated for your time and talent – often well above market value – we feel this approach makes being a professional caregiver with Ella Home Care an exceptional career choice.
If you’re considering a career transition and would like to explore what it looks like to be a professional caregiver, let’s have a conversation! Our friendly staff at Ella Home Care would be happy to talk you through the options and opportunities to follow your passion while in a fulfilling career. Contact us today.