Need for Angels’ Place caregivers is urgent
Might it be your mission to serve?
There is a powerful word in Christian history “oblate.” An oblate is often a layperson, living in general society, without religious vows, who dedicate themselves to God’s service. Angels’ Place is blessed with many who dedicate a portion of their lives to God through the service of our residents. They work in our office, brighten our homes, provide meals, and help in many other ways.
Right now, our need for people willing to serve is urgent. Last March, we had one open caregiver position, today we have sixteen. In fact, members of our leadership team are working caregiver shifts to meet the need.
Caregivers are the people who directly care for our residents. They foster health, security, independence, dignity, community integration and spiritual growth.
YOU HAVE THE ENERGY AND INTELLECT TO DEDICATE YOURSELF
TO SERVICE IN A WAY YOU HAD PREVIOUSLY ONLY IMAGINED.
Recently several people have volunteered to be an Angels’ Place caregiver in an unpaid capacity. Maybe their kids have left the nest or maybe they retired a little early. These people still have energy and intellect to be productive, but without responsibilities of raising a family or the daily shackles of a job. They have a capacity to dedicate themselves to service in ways they had previously only imagined.
In the more traditional model, others are earning $15 per hour plus benefits.And right now, new hires are eligible for a $1,000 fast start incentive.
If either scenario sounds like you or someone you know, our residents could use the help.
Continuity and consistency are important to those we serve, so dependability is critical. We’re asking for a commitment of at least four shifts per month for twelve weeks our greatest need is in the afternoon (2 -10 pm) and midnights (10 pm -6 am).
No experience necessary (you will be initially paired with an experienced caregiver) --just a caring spirit and a willingness to do the work. Like all of our caregivers, you will receive training in first aid, CPR, recipient rights, and more. You will need a negative COVID 19 and TB test plus a background check.
If your heart is directing you to learn more about this mission,
call Angela at 248-350-2203.
Three individuals have already offered themselves to directly serve Angels’ Place residents as caregivers.
We are so grateful. You may be inspired by their stories.
Here’s Patty Dugan’s story:
"I have been involved with Angels’ Place for many years –attending events, serving as board chair, working as chair of a dinner… wherever they thought I could help.
This is not a charity that comes and goes. Families count on Angels’ Place. And for those who have no family, Angels’ Place is their family.
When COVID hit, I immediately thought about the impact on the residents of Angels’ Place. When the organization asked for shoppers at the start of the pandemic, that seemed a good way to help.
And now, because I’m in-between jobs, I have time to help in a bigger way. So, when I heard the organizations’ leaders were having to work shifts in the homes, God connected me once again to help.
Whether I’m giving money or time, I know that Angels’ Place is good stewards of those resources."