Blessing Health, Bella Ease partner to assist job seekers

Bella Ease

QUINCY — Blessing Health and Quincy social service agency Bella Ease are working together to assist economically and socially disadvantaged people seeking work.

Through the “Healthcare Bridge Program,” a Bella Ease Work Focus case manager provides qualifying job seekers with resume building and interviewing skills assistance, as well as access to support service funds. The case manager has direct access to Blessing’s Human Resources Department team and gathers information about the application process on the job-seeker’s behalf.

In a press release, Bella Ease Work Focus coordinator Rhonda Brinks-Long said, “This partnership provides our clients much needed job opportunities while allowing Bella Ease to supply support services and barrier reduction funds to ensure their success.”

Brinks-Long says support services and barrier reduction funds can be used for a job seeker’s unmet needs including child care, transportation, uniforms, shoes, work supplies, rent and utilities.

Blessing positions available to Healthcare Bridge Program clients include patient care assistant/certified nurse assistant training program opportunities, patient transporter, psychiatric tech, environmental services technician, food and nutrition assistant and Denman Linen soiled assistant.

“From these entry level positions, individuals can move up the Blessing career ladder,” said Michelle Zech, human resources chief of Blessing Health. “And with up to $10,000 in educational assistance available to qualifying Blessing employees, the potential for promotion is up to the determination and drive of the individual.”

Additional Blessing benefits are market competitive wages, onsite child care and up to four weeks of paid time off in the first year of employment.

For more information about the Healthcare Bridge Program, call Bella Ease at 217-209-0632 or Blessing’s Human Resources Department at 217-223-8400, ext. 6843.

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