I got the call this afternoon, and I'm delighted! Beginning Monday, I will be working at Hospice of Ruidoso. I am really happy to have this opportunity, because Hospice is an organization that I seriously respect. I'm not taking a Social Work position. I let my license lapse when I retired, and it was issued in Missouri, so I would have to essentially start over in the licensure process. It is both expensive and lengthy to do that, and I wasn't sure I wanted to do it.
The position is one of an administrative assistant and program coordinator. The major pieces are this: coordinate the Hospice program, including training and coordinating volunteers; coordinate the Bereavement program and prepare a news letter. While I'm notoriously disorganized in much of my personal life, I have always been well organized in the office, and I know this will be a boon in this position. With my Social Work training, I will have a good understanding of most of the necessary components of the program. And having the experience with Hospice during my husband's last few days has give me some experience and perspective from that side of it. I will probably understand the process of the job pretty easily and will be able to relate to those I am working with, both coworkers and clients.
It is not a full time position. I'll be working 25-30 hours a week, and that leaves me time for some of my own endeavors, productive and just for fun, too. I think this is goiing to work out just about as well as I could hope for.
Blogging will still take place. The schedule or regularity remains to be seen, but trust me .... You ain't rid of me yet!! LOL!