“You are always hiring.” Those are words I’ve heard often from friends and family since I started working at Bona Vista Programs in July. And, they are right! We are always hiring. Do you want to know why, though?
Working for a non-profit who cares for more than 2,000 people every day is not for everyone. It’s definitely not easy. It takes a certain set of “skills” that can’t be taught in an orientation (although we definitely offer that, and so much more). It takes passion. It takes dedication. It takes caring. It takes flexibility. It takes heart.
We could hire anyone to fill the available slots we have open. But, would you want us to be more selective if it were your family member we were taking care of? That’s why we take so much pride in the hiring process. It’s not just about filling a vacancy. It’s about finding the right person, with the right skill set to take care of our “family” members. That takes a lot of work when you think about the fact we employ 500 people!
So what kind of people are we looking for? People with a passion to serve others. People with the ability to adjust to ever-changing circumstances gracefully. People who smile and laugh often (at themselves, even). People who can encourage and inspire those around them. People who get joy out of watching someone reach their potential. People who look out for their co-workers (on and off the clock).
This job description goes across the board – from our Early Childhood Departments through Therapies and Community Living Services. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher working with our children or a group home manager coordinating schedules, passing medications and handling behaviors of our adults. The skill set is the same – passion, dedication, caring, flexibility and heart. If you have those, we can teach you the skills of the job. The in’s and out’s of each department, and the specific trainings that go along with those, will come easy to someone who fits the above job description.
This may sound harsh. And, if so, I apologize. However, what I won’t apologize for is wanting the best of the best to come and join our team at Bona Vista Programs. The people we serve deserve it, and they are worth it.
Do you know someone who has been looking for a job where they feel like they are making a difference every day? Someone who has been going to their job because they “have” to, and not because they “want” to? Someone who may have become a recent empty nester or who now has kids in school and needs something fulfilling part-time? Someone who may want to work weekends or a few evenings a week to supplement their full-time job? Someone who is going to college and needs a place of employment willing to be flexible with their schedule? Send them our way!
Interested applicants can stop in our main location, 1220 E. Laguna in Kokomo, visit our web site www.bonavista.org or call 765-457-8273 to get more information.
Until next time…keep a good view on life!