Finding a job where you are happy and truly love coming to work is important. Although home health companies are similar, not all companies are the same. Here are six things to look for in a home health company to find job satisfaction and a place you are happy to be a part of.
Does the company understand what it’s like to be in your shoes?
Find a company that knows your challenges first hand. Home Health companies started or owned by people that are therapists and nurses in the home health industry are more likely to understand the ins and outs of what it’s like to work in the field. Courtney Baker, Founder and CEO of KidsCare Home Health, started off as a Speech Language Pathologist serving patients in their homes.
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Does the company take care of its therapists and nurses?
There are companies that only look after their clients and then there are companies that not only put clients first but also their therapists, nurses and staff. At KidsCare, both our clients and our therapists are our top priority. KidsCare Home Health is committed to offering our employees a stable, nurturing work environment where employees are listened to and excellence is achieved through continuous improvement.
“I love working at KidsCare Home Health because I feel valued as an employee, as a therapist and clinical manager, I am in awe of the dedication from all departments to support our therapists and families.”
-Amie, Clinical Manager
Does the company encourage growth in your career?
You want to find a company that helps you become the therapist or nurse you have always desired to be and offers their employees growth opportunities. At KidsCare Home Health, we provide a one-on-one mentor and the mentor program is tailored to your needs. We provide opportunities for continuing education units (CEUs) for our therapists to expand their skill set. Our goal is that everyone gets the guidance they are looking for and has the ability to be successful.
“KidsCare has allowed me to grow in my career as a therapist, then a manager, and now a director. The support and encouragement that I’ve been given over the years has been invaluable.”
-Shannon, Director of Texas Therapy
Does the company provide resources for its therapists and nurses?
Look for a company that invests in your future and ensures you have the education and tools you need. At KidsCare Home Health, we offer CEUs that are in-house and sometimes at no cost. We issue professional development funds for our therapists that are accrued on a visit basis and can be used to reimburse CEU fees, licensure fees, and professional development certifications.
“KidsCare provides so many tools to help therapists be as effective as possible. From providing CEUs to having necessary documents available on the website to always having someone available that can answer a question, our therapists can’t help but be successful!”
–Karen, Clinical Manager
Does the company coordinate with your schedule?
Working in the home health environment should provide a more flexible environment than a hospital or school but only if the company supports it. Look for a company that has benefits and processes that promote a home and work life balance. At KidsCare Home Health, we value that balance which is why we have consolidated caseloads and let you choose your patients and treatment times, making your commute easier and your schedule flexible.
“At KidsCare, I am able to create a flexible schedule that works for me and my family. The entire culture here is very family-friendly, and offers several benefits that are wonderful for on-the-go, growing families like ours.”
-Claire, Speech Therapist
Does the company support a positive culture?
Perhaps the thing that differentiates home health companies the most is the culture that has been set by the company. You want to find a company that builds connections among staff and provides a healthy, supportive environment for their employees. Does the company’s staff seem to care about each other and treat each other with respect? Does the company have team building events, lunches and happy hours, and celebrations to cultivate a positive workplace? At KidsCare, we value our employees and truly care about how we are nurturing and building relationships with our staff.
Do you dream of working for a company that puts ethics as their top priority, supports your career and recognizes your hard work? KidsCare Home Health is that company and could be the place for you! Ready to join our team? Contact one of our recruiters or apply to one of our positions at KidsCare Home Health today!