After 43 years of factory work, Barb Smith settled into retirement, but after a couple of years out of the workforce, she felt it was time to go back to work. Barb had heard great things about Good Shepherd Home, so she decided to apply. Today, Barb serves as a housekeeper at Good Shepherd Home.

Working at Good Shepherd gives Barb an opportunity to interact with residents and staff and be a part of something bigger than herself. For individuals like Barb, who may have recently retired from another career, working at Good Shepherd brings meaning and purpose to their post-retirement lives. Regardless of their position or stage of career, the staff at Good Shepherd are all fully invested in caring for the individuals in their community.

If there’s ever something a resident needs help with, it is addressed quickly by the staff. “The staff are easy to work with and are very caring toward our residents,” said Barb. “Everyone is really friendly and helpful.”

Outside of interacting with residents, which is Barb’s favorite part of working at Good Shepherd, Barb also appreciates the flexibility of her job. “If I have a doctor’s appointment, I can trade shifts or days with a coworker (upon approval with supervisor of course) to allow me to take care of those things. I really appreciate being able to have that option,” Barb said.

For those who are looking for meaningful work and want to make a difference in other people’s lives, Good Shepherd Home is the perfect choice. Good Shepherd provides all levels of care across its campus, from assisted living to memory care and short-term rehabilitation.

Learn about our open positions and find a career that’s right for you with Good Shepherd Home. 

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