Do you have what it takes to help our clients with disabilities as a residential specialist? There are common traits that all caregivers possess that help them perform their caregiving duties successfully. Buckeye Residential Solutions offers rewarding, yet challenging, career opportunities for the right candidates. If the traits listed below sound like you, you just might be the perfect candidate for becoming a caregiver!


You might be a caregiver if…

…people in your life go to you first for advice.
…you can’t turn a blind eye to others who are facing difficult times.
…you act on your empathy.
…you know how to express your gratitude.

These are all traits of a compassionate person. Having compassion for another individual means you have an understanding of what the person is going through. In caregiving, it’s important to be able to understand the needs of the people you are serving, even if you’ve never personally experienced them. Having compassion for your clients helps ensure that their needs are responded to appropriately and comprehensively.


You might be a caregiver if…

…you know you can’t control every situation in life.
…you adapt easily to changes and know how to go with the flow.
…you don’t act on impulse.
…you give without expecting anything in return.

Patience is a virtue, and these all describe a very patient person! Residential specialists who provide home care to others need to have patience. Those who care for others understand that things may not go as quickly as planned, or there may be changes in plans that you need to adapt to. Depending on the care that you are giving and the individual receiving it, there may also be some hesitation at times and you will need to have the patience to overcome this.


You might be a caregiver if…

…you’re always caring for pets or plants when someone goes out of town.
…you always arrive on time and early.
…others count on you to get the job done right, the first time.
…you make smart decisions based on facts.

What do these all have in common? They are center around being dependable. If you think these traits sound like you, others most likely see you as a dependable person! Individuals who need home care services don’t need it only when it’s convenient for others. Their needs must be served on a regular basis. Caregiver jobs rely on dependable employees that always show up on time to provide the quality care that the client is counting on.


You might be a caregiver if…

…you’re quick to notice when friends and family aren’t acting like themselves.
…you sit back, observing and listening, before giving your input.
…you put your phone away in order to fully engage with others.
…you know the importance of spending quality time with your loved ones.

Sounds like you’re an attentive person. When providing home care, it is essential that the caregiver is attentive. Attentiveness allows the caregiver to quickly respond to the client’s needs and notice when there are emotional or physical changes in the person you’re caring for. Being a great caregiver means adapting your care when necessary so that you meet the evolving needs of those you serve. Caregiving goes beyond accommodating the client’s physical needs – it’s also about spending time with them and being a good listener!


You might be a caregiver if…

…you respect yourself, and others, too.
…you have consistency in what you say and what you do.
…you think it’s important for people to be accountable for their actions.
…you’re a constant student who is always learning and growing.

All of these traits describe a person who is trustworthy. In-home caregivers should never breach the trust of the individual they are caring or the company they are working for. Residential specialists are trusted to deliver quality care to their clients and be a good reflection of the company they are representing. They are also trusted to put into action the knowledge and training that they gain during their time as a caregiver.


What’s Next

So, most or all of the traits above describe you, or maybe someone you know. What does this mean? A position at Buckeye Residential Solutions could be a great fit!

We are always looking for compassionate, patient, dependable, attentive and trustworthy individuals to become residential specialists and provide the care and services our customers with disabilities deserve. Becoming a caregiver for our company is a great opportunity to get introduced to a rewarding career path that builds on your skills through regular training and opportunities for advancement.

Discover available positions and apply to join the Buckeye Residential Solutions team today!