First-Time Jobs for Your Teen

First-Time Jobs for Your Teen

If you have a teen, you know how hard they can be on your wallet: money for school activities, clothes, car expenses, and, eventually, college, can’t pour in quickly enough to keep up with the demands of a young adult. Maybe you’ve talked with your teen about finding a job, but you worry about their safety working with the general public or late-night schedules that can negatively impact their schoolwork. Also, how much personal growth will your child experience at the neighborhood fast-food joint? Is a job like that even worth the time? 

The right job will not only help your teen earn a much-needed income but will provide a safe environment in which to learn career skills while developing meaningful relationships. A job at Danbury, in fact, will afford your child the opportunity to change lives in a way no job at a drive-through window or movie-ticket booth can.

Danbury Senior Living offers ideal first-time job opportunities for teens with their Dining Server and Resident Companion positions. Both jobs will ease your mind as a parent while building your teen’s income and experience.

Dining Server

The Dining Server position gives students all of the benefits that come from working in a restaurant environment without the drawbacks and risks. Responsibilities include taking orders, supporting the kitchen staff, and providing hospitality to guests. Unlike a regular restaurant, however, the residential dining hall offers the opportunity to join a community where the diners quickly become family.

Benefits for Teens 

  • Learn accuracy and attention to detail
  • Develop time management skills
  • Build communication skills
  • Make friends in a close-knit community
  • Develop personal attributes of compassion and empathy
  • Learn from different generations
  • Work a predictable schedule and avoid late nights
  • Avoid the stress of dealing with bills and/or tips 

 

Resident Companion

Resident Companions team with nurses to offer the best assistance possible to residents. A companion provides consistent long-term care by meeting a resident’s physical and emotional needs. The relationship brings joy and meaning to both the resident and the companion’s day as the two develop a strong bond.

Benefits for Teens 

  • Learn how to work with a team
  • Build communication skills
  • Gain exposure to social services and the medical field
  • Develop personal attributes of compassion and empathy
  • Learn from different generations 

Do you picture your teen learning and excelling in these environments? Contact Danbury today to find out more about how your teen can build their bank account and experience while changing lives.

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