The Benefits of Working for a Nonprofit

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For most people, work occupies a significant position in our lives. We think about work, make plans around work, talk about work with our friends and families—all in addition to the 40+ hours we spend actually working. And it’s not just a matter of time, either. One 2018 study posited that job satisfaction may have a protective effect on health, happiness, subjective well-being, and self-esteem. While there are a number of factors that can influence job satisfaction, research suggests that one of the biggest predictors is being in a profession that helps others. The jobs that immediately come to mind may be obvious ones, like doctor or firefighter, but there are plenty of other professions that allow you to serve others. Perhaps it is for this reason that 12.3 million people are employed by nonprofits in the US. These jobs can be an extremely rewarding and engaging way of serving your community while also challenging and improving yourself from a professional standpoint. For example, working with organizations like FSL, which serves seniors and other individuals with serious mental illnesses or disabilities, is an opportunity to give back to those who need it while building your career. Here are a few of the benefits you can expect from a career in our assisted group living and ReCreación programs:
  • Sense of fulfillment. Working with seniors, adults in need, and other underserved populations is an excellent way to find a sense of purpose in giving back to your community, which has also been connected to overall life satisfaction.
  • Human connection. If you are the sort of person who finds joy in interacting with other people, working in a FSL behavioral health group home or ReCreación center will provide daily opportunities for meaningful interaction with clients, caregivers, community members, and other staff who share your same values and goals.
  • Professional benefits. Working in an FSL behavioral health group home or ReCreación center will help you build valuable, transferable skills such as caregiving and healthcare services, communication, logistics, and more.
Established in 1974, FSL is dedicated to providing integrated, customized care for those who need it in the Phoenix area. We offer a wide range of home- and community-based services, including housing options, meal programs, senior centers, and ReCreación program, and support for caregivers—all of which are designed to enable Arizonans of all ages to live happier, healthier, more independent lives. If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career helping others in a warm, welcoming environment, consider joining us as part of our residential behavioral health or ReCreación staff. We can’t wait to work with you!
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