*Master ATS*

Applied: 

8/25/2019 8:52 PM

8/26/2019 2:38 PM

Last Action: 

Phone: 

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Email: 

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Source: 

Zip Recruiter

Location: 

3015 North Oakwood Avenue, Apartment 132

Recent Job Title: 

Caregiver

Recent Employer: 

Home Instead Senior Care

First Reference:

Carrie Wolf - redacted

Front End Manager - Kroger - Known for 8 year(s)

Second Reference:

Katrina Fulmer - redacted

President - University Program Board - Known for 9 year(s)

Third Reference:

Nicholas D'Agostino - redacted

Marketing Director - University Program Board - Known for 3 year(s)

Emergency Contact: 

Katrina Fulmer - 'Roommate, Friend' - redacted

Available Start Date: 

8/25/2019

Availability:

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Regarding Availability: 

'Weekdays: 5pm to 11pm, barring Tuesdays. Out of class by 12:15pm Thursdays. Open availability on weekends. '

Applicant's Story

Regarding your work experience, what's most appealing to you?

'The purpose of my work'

When do you know you've done a good job? 

'I feel it'

Why are you a caregiver... or want to become one?

'I have been a caregiver for my disabled mother for 7 years and my grandmother for 4 years. This summer, I began working for Home Instead Senior Care in Mason, Ohio. I love the work I do there, however, being in Muncie for school means I had to step away from that opportunity. I miss the type of work I did as a companion and a personal caregiver because of the impact I was able to have on the lives of those who need it most; the elderly. '

Tell me of a time when you were there for someone who really needed you.

'My mother has had Rheumatoid Arthritis for the past 20 years, and she was deemed disabled due to it round 10 years ago. I was only just starting middle school at the time, but I knew I was in a position where I needed to step up in order to improve her quality of life. The same applies with my grandmother. She is 76 years old now and has struggled with Dementia and mobility since her early 70s. For the duration of my high school years, I went out to her farm every other day in order to keep up with chores, household and farm related, that would have otherwise gone unfinished. '

Think of the person who was most meaningful to you growing up. What made them special to you?

'My mother has always been one of the closest people to me. Her sense of curiosity, persistence, and her undying resilience have truly inspired the way I live my life today. There is no other person I would rather spend a day, week, or lifetime with.'

Please share one or two memories that you had with that person.

'When my mom underwent her first hip replacement due to her arthritis, the doctor managed to shatter her femur in the process. She was in an extraordinary amount of pain. I waited for hours as the anesthesia wore off and she came to. She opened her eyes, and despite the pain she was in and the situational stress she must have been under, the first thing she told me was to get up on the hospital bed with her and that she loved me. That day, I felt what it was like to be loved; selflessly and unconditionally.

A seemingly trivial thing that has stuck with me to this day is eating ice cream out of the carton with my mother. The day began early in the morning, when I was around 11 years old and I participated in an art competition. The object was to paint a still life of the arrangement in front of us, given 2 hours to work. I worked with acrylic paint, and slaved away for the duration of the time, crafting something that I felt was better than anything I had ever made. Judging came around, and I was awarded first prize. My painting was put on display for the rest of the artists to see, one by one. While most other participants were congratulatory and kind, the last little girl in the line looked at my painting for longer than the rest and said nothing to me. As I approached her to speak, she punched a whole directly through the canvas and threw it onto the ground. Of course, my 11 year old self was devastated. I spent the trip home crying despite her permanent disqualification because I was so beyond excited to take the painting home and show my bedridden mother. I brought the wooden frame home with the ripped canvas and held it up in front of my teary eyes for my mom to see. She told me it was more beautiful than any painting she'd ever seen. I was still crying, and explained to her how the little girl had ruined it. She handed me the spoon she had been eating a pint of ice cream with and told me to lay down with her. She explained that the best things in life are built through adversity and overcoming the difficulties life has to throw at you. She was proud of me for not letting my anger control me, and for letting the other girl walk away without creating hostility between the two of us. It wasn't about the rip through the canvas, it was about the experience that led to it and how it shaped me as a person. Once settling down, I decided share the ice cream with her as she admired what was left of the painting. The mint chocolate ice cream that reminds me of everything she is and how she inspires me to be the person that I am.'

How can I help create a supportive and positive work experience for you?

'It is my opinion that it takes a special type of person to do this work. There are long days, especially when dealing with clients that may resist your help due to memory loss or confusion. The best way to provide support to me is to remind me that what I'm doing is helpful and vital. A small note, an email, or just a thumbs up to let me know that I am doing the best I can do and that's all that can be asked of me.'

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