New Year… New Career: Exploring Opportunities in Professional Caregiving
Time for a Change?
Are you happy with your current career path?
Does your organization provide you with the support you need to be successful?
Do you feel valued and appreciated?
If you answered no to any of those questions, maybe it’s time for a change.
“We understand that in the current environment, people often have many employment options,” said Sierra Goetz, operations director at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “At HCAN, we are committed to doing everything we can to be the employer of choice for those considering a career in professional caregiving – and our core values reflect that. We’re driven to pursue the genuine success of others while elevating the privilege of caregiving.”
Is Caregiving for You?
Goetz said professional caregiving can be extremely rewarding for the right type of person. It might be for you, if you’re looking for a job that provides:
The privilege of making a difference
Caregiving is much more than a job – it’s an opportunity to do meaningful work that changes lives, families and communities.
Qualified caregivers can usually work as much or as little as they want – there typically are full- and part-time opportunity to fit any schedule. It’s the perfect career for compassionate people at any stage of life.
Busy, challenging work
No two clients are alike and every day is different. In addition to caregiving duties, you’ll likely be asked to assess the senior’s environment and help maintain a space that’s clean and safe.
Ongoing training opportunities will help professional caregivers hone their skills and empower them so that they’re confident and prepared for any situation.
It’s a one-on-one business, so professional caregivers often form close bonds with seniors and their family – relationships that endure long after the job is done.