I’d like to introduce you to a member of our family. She is the first face you see when you walk in the doors and usually the first voice you hear when making a call into the office. Today, you’ll get to know a little something about the person in our office who does it all. Please meet Jockyn.
I sat down with Jockyn and asked her just a few questions so you could get to know her better.
Q: How long have you been at Elders’ Helpers?
A: I’ve been with Elders’ Helpers since 2007. I started as a caregiver, and held that position until I moved into an office role in 2012.
Q: What is your job in the office?
A: I do a lot of everything. I answer phones, do file work, assist coordinators with staffing issues, assist caregivers who have questions or issues. I also run our Daily Connections Program that connects volunteers with the elderly, in the form of daily calls. I basically do anything that the office needs.
Q: What made you come to Elders’ Helpers?
A: I started working here for a family member and decided to stay and expand my list of clients. I also needed something more when the daycare I was with slowed down.
Q: What keeps you at Elders’ Helpers?
A: I enjoy my job. I enjoy what I do. Another thing that keeps me here is the constant learning experience. I’m always learning something new. Before this, I had never worked in an office setting, and it’s been a total learning experience. I enjoy learning, and this job continues to allow me to learn and grow.
Q: What will ensure your continued presence at Elders’ Helpers?
A: As long as Elders’ Helpers is here, I will be here.
Q: What is your favorite activity outside of the office?
A: Spending time with my family is the thing I enjoy the most.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I don’t really have a favorite food, but if I had to choose, it would be catfish. I love it. Oh, and tacos, too. I could eat those two things all the time.
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Pink and Purple
Say Hello to a Friendly Face
Next time you visit the office, and see Jockyn smiling, I hope you’ll see why she’s such an appreciated member of our team. Thanks Jockyn, for all that you do here! It would not be the same without you.
Did you know?
When Grand Rapids was founded as a city, the population was an enormous 2,563. As of 2013, the population had grown to 192, 294! Quite the jump.