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Q: Why should I consider becoming a professional caregiver?

A: Caregiving in home care as a career is often overlooked because a person may think they either don’t have the skills necessary to be a capable caregiver or there is no viable career path in caregiving. Nothing could be further from the truth!

 

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Kimberly L. Pirilla-Scalise, Executive Director, Superior Home Care

There are so many benefits a caregiving career can offer, here are some of the most attractive:

  • Flexible work schedules, day, evenings, overnights and weekends. Fulltime and Part-time hours are always options as well.
  • Besides the normal flexibility offered in home care, there is also day-to-day flexibility that most other jobs can’t offer. Snow day for your kids? Not a problem to shift your work day a little later. In home care, we have room to shift schedules when life demands it.
  • Competitive wages based on skill and experience. Wage scales vary by employer but at Superior, our wage scale runs from $10/hour for a person with no experience all the way up to $15/hour for a highly experienced person.
  • Besides a competitive wage, most home care employers do offer benefits. At Superior, our staff enjoy a full list of benefits: paid time off, paid training, health insurance, 401k and biweekly and quarterly performance bonuses, just to name of few.
  • Ability to work in the community where you live. Home care provides service to people living right in your community, you could be matched with a client who lives in your own community, where you are comfortable and familiar. Home care is perfect for stay at home mom’s with school age children as well as retired persons just looking for a rewarding part-time job.
  • No previous skill or experience needed! We can train you in all aspects of being a professional caregiver and our unique 90-day onboarding experience will assure you assimilate successfully in your new career.
  • Career growth potential is great with caregiving. We have our own internal career ladder to promote skill enhancement and growth on our team but opportunities beyond that abound. Caregiving is a springboard for careers in social work, nursing, physical and occupational therapy and even business ownership.

Last but not the least is the greatest reason of all you should consider becoming a professional caregiver: the chance to do some of the most meaningful work imaginable on a team with other passionate caregivers. Caregivers intimately touch the lives of those they care for each day. Being able to bring hope, comfort and peace of mind to a person just by showing up and being yourself can be life changing.

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