The best job I've ever had was working for Care Professional Agency as a Certified Nursing
Assistant. First of all, I was able to choose my working hours that best fit my needs since I was a single mother with three children. When I could not obtain a babysitter, I would not have to schedule myself to work. I was able to choose from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. I was able to work 1st shift while my children were in school. If I needed extra money, I could call anytime and schedule an extra shift. If I ever had an emergency or needed to take my children to a doctor's appointment, I could cancel the shift and would not lose my job. The second reason was the good pay schedule. I got paid weekly, rather than every 2 weeks, which I needed to support my family adequately. Care Professionals made a difference in the pay at $10.00 an hour opposed to $8.00 an hour at other facilities. The third reason that I liked working for Care Professionals was because I was able to work at different medical facilities. Several facilities were Sunrise, Tanbark, Homestead, Cambridge Place, Lexington Country Place, and Eastern State Hospital. My favorite place to work was Tanbark. Tanbark was individually owned but was able to provide more medical staff to help take care of the patients and this made my job run smoother. I was able to provide better quality care to the patients. My job duties consisted of helping patients with personal hygiene, assisting with patient feedings, and transferring patients from their bed to a chair and back to the bed as needed. Even though some of the tasks were hard and exhausting, the job itself was very rewarding. Although I worked for the agency at different facilities, I still performed as a caring individual and enjoyed my job. Care Professionals was my favorite job because I was able to work 1st shift with excellent pay, work at different medical facilities, while providing my best ablities in caring for the patients.