2000 Jordan Institute
4, No. 3
Boost Your Job Satisfaction
Take time regularly to
renew your commitment to your work.
Learn as much as possible
from interactions with children and your colleagues.
Talk to supervisors or
experienced workers who seem to be enjoying what they are doing. Watch
and learn from them.
Pay attention to your physical
health, stay in shape, and eat and sleep well.
Be prepared. Take a little
extra time to plan.
Take time to play.
Challenge yourself. Learn
a new skill, pursue new ideas, and be creative.
Go after what you want.
Think it through, develop a constructive proposal, and try it.
Focus on and savor the
good moments with the kids, and laugh with your colleagues.
Join a professional association
and meet others who have made child and youth care their mission.
M. (1996). Job satisfaction for child and youth care workers, (Third
ed). Washington D.C.: Child Welfare League of America Press.
© 1999 Jordan
Institute for Families