Monique Grant feels like her position as a caregiver and on-call supervisor at Marisa Home Care is the ideal job for her.
As a child, she thought maybe she should be a lawyer because she loves to talk. Or, perhaps she’d work in a hair salon because she loves to do hair.
But she never contemplated a career as a home care worker because she didn’t realize, until her sister told her a few years ago, that it was an actual occupation.
“When I was 12 or so, I started going to my grandmother’s house to help her out because she was declining,” Monique said. “I’d wash her hair, help her dress, clean her house, run her errands.”
After her grandmother died, other family members and friends had times when chronic or short-term health conditions required that they have assistance at home – and Monique was always happy to help.“It’s more than doing chores they need done,” said Monique. “I want to bring them joy and hope. Many say my visits are something they look forward to. They tell me I make them feel better.”
Monique has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. She is a lifetime Detroiter and has a 10-year-old daughter with her husband Westley.
“I love this company,” Monique said in reference to Marisa Home Care. “Everyone who works here is warm and pleasant. They are all about their business, but it’s clear they have a passion for their clients and the work they do. They CARE."
Marisa promotes work-life balance, and family is a priority. This is a good fit for me, as I don’t want to be just successful in business – I want to be a successful wife and mom, too. I feel that Marisa wants that for me as well, which is rare in the business world.”
Monique paused, then shared what fuels her personal career mission (and what makes her such an outstanding Marisa employee and caregiver):
“I literally prayed for a position like this – something rewarding, where passion meets purpose. I wanted work I truly cared about, work that made a difference to people. I am so happy to be able to do what I was meant to do, through working for Marisa!”