Do you have someone in your life who is supportive, empathetic, and compassionate? They might be a perfect fit for a career as a residential specialist at Buckeye Residential Solutions.
Natural traits, like empathy and compassion, combined with excellent training make for a residential specialist who can truly have a positive impact on individuals and families.
Discover what qualities make someone a great caregiver, then learn more about becoming a residential specialist with Buckeye Residential Solutions!
They Exercise Empathy and Compassion
Caregiver jobs require someone with a deep sense of empathy. Empathy allows us to understand what another person is experiencing—to put yourself in someone’s shoes.
A great caregiver does not just give the individual one-size-fits-all care, but instead listens and communicates with each individual to meet their unique needs.
This ensures the individual gets the care they need, and also makes them feel heard, understood, and loved.
Working with people who have disabilities can require patience, especially when you are still getting to know each other. Someone with a short fuse may not necessarily be the best fit for a residential specialist position.
In order to create a trusting environment for the individual receiving care, it’s important to be able to slow down, take your time, and have patience.
You Can Count on Them
A residential caregiver has to be reliable. Clients and their families depend on caregivers to be there when they say they will.
If a caregiver makes a plan with a family to provide care every morning, the family must trust that the caregiver will be there.
A person who receives home care services is often in a vulnerable position. They are bringing someone they don’t know into their home, trusting them with their wellbeing, their property, and their private information.
It is so important that a caregiver be trustworthy. When a client trusts their caregiver, it creates a strong, positive relationship that is best for their health and wellbeing.
They Prefer a Flexible Schedule
A great caregiver is one who can go with the flow and be flexible as new challenges or opportunities arise.
This flexibility shows up most obviously in a caregiver’s schedule. A career as a residential specialist is not a typical nine-to-five, making it a great option for someone who has children at home, is attending school, or needs more flexibility in their schedule for any reason at all.
How to Become a Caregiver
If you know someone who would make an excellent home caregiver for individuals with disabilities, Buckeye Residential Solutions could be the right place for them to jumpstart their career.
If they’re not in the Toledo or Ravenna areas, you can use caregiver job websites and paid caregiver program locators to find training programs and open positions.
If you are in our area, they can apply online today!
Life as a Home Caregiver at Buckeye Residential Solutions
Continuing training, opportunities for advancement, and a feeling of fulfilment are all parts of being a residential specialist at Buckeye.
We provide our employees with the tools they need to grow, learn, and give their clients high quality care.
Caregiver Job Training
Every new employee receives MUI, OSHA, HIPPA, CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration training in addition to on-site training specific to their clients. Future specialists don’t need prior training or experience to join our team.
We also provide opportunities for continuous growth to make sure our caregivers offer the best care possible. They may attend expert-led workshops in crisis management, mental health, behavior, and more.
At Buckeye Residential Solutions, residential specialists support clients in Ravenna and Toledo based on their personal schedules, without reporting to the office each day first.
This heightened flexibility lets residential specialists be where they are needed—with their clients!
Meaningful, Fulfilling Work
Our specialists are responsible for protecting clients’ independence. Buckeye employees meet each clients’ unique needs, whether it be medication administration, hygiene assistance, or simply spending time with a client.
While this career can present challenges and tough days, for the right candidate, it can be extremely rewarding.
Opportunities to Advance
Buckeye’s Employee Development Program provides a structured path to advancement, which is uncommon in the industry. We work one-on-one with employees to establish a plan for their career.
After one to five years experience, employees are eligible to advance to lead, house manager, and program coordinator positions.