For many young professionals looking to break into a new career, it can be overwhelming to consider all the possibilities that lay before you. The most important thing to keep in mind is a focus on your passion as well as your skills. Where do these two align? For someone who is fulfilled by helping others, showing kindness, and who has patience and a heart for service, beginning your career as a professional caregiver could be a perfect match. Keep reading to learn the steps you should take to explore the career option.
On the Job Training & Continuing Education
Most professional caregiving companies provide on-the-job training for their employees. You are not expected to arrive on your first day having all the answers or knowing what to do in every scenario. You learn by doing and are guided with care. The most important tools you need to bring with you to your career as a professional caregiver are kindness, patience, passion for helping others, and a willingness to learn. And beyond the initial job training, there will be many more opportunities for continuing education throughout your career. There are various certifications and courses as well as on-site learning opportunities to ensure your skills are always sharp and up to the highest standards of care.
A professional caregiver will earn a competitive salary right from the start, with the ability to increase from there. This is an hourly job with benefits, not one where you rely on tips or bonuses to provide a living wage. With the stability of good pay, a career as a professional caregiver is fulfilling both personally and professionally. As you gain more experience, increase your role within a company, and grow your list of clients, you can increase your salary over the years.
Convenient Locations and Hours
When you choose to work with a professional caregiving company that cares equally for its clients and its caregivers, you can count on an open line of communication where you can request certain work locations and hours that meet your needs. At Ella Home Care, we do our best to match caregivers with patients who are located within a convenient distance. We also take into account available work hours and match our caregivers with the right jobs that allow for these preferred hours, whenever possible.
Fulfilling Work with a Greater Purpose
And this is the most important piece. A career as a professional caregiver, especially if you begin at an early age, will give you a lifetime of fulfillment and meaning. How you spend your work hours each and every day will be met with great opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around you – immediately and very clearly. It can be among life’s greatest rewards to see another person’s quality of life increase because of your care and kindness. A career as a professional caregiver allows you to see this first-hand!
Whether you’re beginning your professional career life, or are desiring a change, becoming a professional caregiver can be a valuable and fulfilling opportunity to align your passion with your skills. Ella Home Care is always interested in speaking to individuals who desire to work as professional caregivers. We’re happy to provide more information and walk you through the options. Contact us today to learn more!