Care Coordinator, Westover Retirement Community
“The fact that you have such an opportunity to grow with this company is amazing!”
Jennifer Noes, Care Coordinator for Westover Retirement Community has been with Community First Solutions for 5 years. With prompting from family who worked at Westover, and a hiring ad in the newspaper, Jen began a job as a Resident Assistant in 2017 while she also completed an STNA training program hosted by Community First. After four years of serving as an STNA, Jen was presented with another opportunity for growth within the company. Jen’s next career move to Unit Clerk was encouraged by Director of Nursing at Westover, Jen Chitwood who suggest Noes apply for the position in the fall of 2021. Jen responded with an enthusiastic, “Jen, I will do whatever you need me to do” applied and took on the new role.
Now as Jennifer tackles her new role as Care Coordinator, her main goal is “getting people prepared to go home” as she helps guide them through the process of discharging. This position may not include being on the floor with first-hand interactions with residents, but healthcare has many different career paths. “We have so many things that you can do, you don’t have to be a nurse on the floor, you don’t have to be an aid on the floor,” shares Jen explaining how working in this field doesn’t always require medical training. At Community First, there are multiple services lines individuals can gain experience in and build a career in. Whether it is healthcare, administration, behavioral health, community services, or culinary there is a path to success waiting for those looking for not just a job, but a place to grow.
“It’s my home now,
I can’t see being anywhere else.”
Jen’s caring nature drives her heart to work in healthcare, and she would tell you that some of the most support she has received has been from coworkers. “Everyone is always pushing me to do better. When I took over the Unit Clerk position, everyone checked in on me”.
Having a team that not only lifts others up but makes sure each employee has what they need is at the heart of each leader and team member at Community First. Start your journey to a career that will flourish and thrive today! Click here to see all current job openings.