A sense of purpose and meaning in one’s work can lead to increased motivation, engagement, and life satisfaction.
When you feel that your work has meaning and purpose, you are more likely to be committed to your job and the organization you work for.
To find a meaningful career, you’ll need to put in the time and effort to learn your passions, interests, and values. Senior living can match the need for a purposeful career.
You’ll also need to consider how specific careers will fit into your life and allow you to maintain a good work-life balance.
Some of these positions include:
- Life enrichment manager or coordinator
Why is finding meaning in work important?
Finding meaning in one’s work is essential because it can significantly impact your overall well-being and satisfaction in life.
Feeling that your life adds meaning to the lives of others and the world can also lead to increased self-esteem and positive self-worth.
A sense of purpose and direction is essential for personal and professional growth and development.
Caring for older adults and ensuring they live a life of dignity while helping them improve their quality of life is very meaningful work.
Without the support and care of a great team of healthcare professionals, many of our residents would be unable to care for themselves and complete their activities of daily living.
They would also have fewer opportunities to socialize and eat healthy meals and would be less likely to maintain good mental and physical health.
Seek out and be grateful for supportive colleagues
Being grateful for your colleagues is essential as it can help create a positive and supportive work environment. Let your colleagues know that you appreciate their hard work and contributions.
You should also offer to help team members with tasks if you’re available. Being supportive and helpful can demonstrate your gratitude and make them more likely to help you in the future.
Show that you value your colleague’s opinions and ideas by actively listening to them and giving them your full attention. Often, two minds are better than one at coming up with solutions.
Expressing your gratitude is beneficial not only to your colleagues but also to you as well, as it can increase positive emotions and satisfaction in the workplace.
Place value on the work that you do
Meaning in work can come from a variety of sources, including:
- Making a positive impact on others
- Aligning one’s personal values with their work
- Being part of a team that is working towards a shared goal or mission
- Using one’s skills and talents in a fulfilling way
- Taking on new challenges and learning new skills
Each of these mentioned sources can be fulfilled when working at a senior living community.
To really understand the value of your work, think about the people who benefit from it and how it contributes to the greater good.
Reflecting on the impact your work has on others can help you see the value in it.
Reflect on your values and how they match our communities
If you are a compassionate person whose values include offering seniors a high level of care, comfort, and empathy, you may fit in well with our team and communities.
Learn more about our values – respect for each other, spirit to serve, passion for excellence, and love for seniors.
We value and respect our residents’ dignity, privacy, and autonomy, so we strive to create an environment where our residents feel safe, respected and valued.
Passion to serve
At our communities, our team members have a spirit to serve and build connections with our residents.
Bonds and socialization
Through team training, appreciations, events, and holidays/celebrations, our team members develop lifelong bonds and love each other like family.
Innovation & training
Our new team members are required to take 40 hours of new staff training and at least 12 hours of training per year. This helps our team members stay updated on technologies and programs that improve our residents’ quality of life.
The benefits of a career in senior living and with The Kensington White Plains
Working with the elderly can be incredibly rewarding, as it allows you to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults.
It also helps you to develop empathy and understanding towards older adults which can be beneficial in many areas of life.
You will also make intergenerational connections, allowing you to learn many new things from people with different backgrounds, which can be enlightening and enriching.
Careers in senior living are in demand, and that demand is growing, making it a stable career choice. And there is always room to grow if you’re interested in career advancement.
Senior living communities can offer their employees flexible scheduling, benefits, job security, and a good work-life balance.
Reach out to The Kensington White Plains and apply today
We stand behind Our Promise to love and care for our residents like our own family. We extend this to our team members as we welcome them into our community.
If you’re looking for an organization with heart, our community may be the perfect fit for you.
We offer our team members the following benefits:
- Competitive pay
- Sign on bonus of $1,000 for certain positions
- Referral bonus of $500 or $1,000
- Medical, dental, vision, 401K, & other benefits starting at 32 hrs/wk
- Generous paid time off
- Employee assistance program
- Complimentary lunches and dinners
Contact us to learn more about our communities and apply for one of our open positions.