I started out as a CAREGiver with Home Instead in early 2016. Prior to that my whole career was spent in offices, but after moving to Sequim, senior care seemed like the place to be. My only experience working with seniors at the time was the occasional, helping out my parents or in-laws. CAREGiving was the BEST job I ever had. There were tough days, of course, but overall I met some really exceptional people and enjoyed the work.
Later in the year, there was a position open for scheduling and I was asked to apply due to my past experience dispatching trucks. Pretty stressful position, but I enjoyed working with both caregivers and clients in working out the schedules.
I am the type that likes to keep learning new things so when the REC (Recruitment, Training and Engagement Coordinator) position opened up I applied for that. I have been in this position for over 3 years now and LOVE it! Having been a caregiver I can help new hires navigate through the training and the Home Instead culture.