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Being a Professional Caregiver

Korah is thinking about becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant. If she reaches this goal, she will be a professional caregiver.

 
The job of professional caregiver is not easy.  The job might be challenging and tiring at times, but there are also many benefits that come from being a caregiver.  Korah will help others and have a positive effect on people’s lives.


There are other important parts to being a successful professional caregiver besides having a Certified Nurse Assistant license.  Korah will need to always do her very best job at work, maintain a positive attitude, and be dependable and courteous.


First, Korah’s residents, her co-workers, and supervisors will depend on her.  They will expect her to be where she is supposed to be and do what she is supposed to do when she is supposed to do it.  Dependability is a big part of being a professional.  A dependable employee arrives at work on time and carefully completes all assigned tasks.  


Being “courteous” is another positive behavior that will help Korah to be a successful professional caregiver.  Being courteous means she will be pleasant, polite, and kind to others around her.  Saying “please” and “thank you” or offering to help others are more examples of what it means to be courteous.  Korah might hold a door open for a co-worker who is carrying a large box. Also, she will need to keep her work areas clean and organized because she will share them with others.


Being a professional caregiver who is dependable and courteous can be hard work, but when Korah sees the many ways her hard work benefits other people, she will know that her work is worth it.  She will feel great about herself and about her decision to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.

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Project made financially possible through grants from:

Southwest Initiative Foundation, Marshall Community Foundation, Southwest Regional Transition Partners, Southwest Adult Basic Education, Marshall Healthcare Partners