Brad Stephens began his career at Good Samaritan just one day after his sixteenth birthday.
Now, 41 years later, he is the Director of Environmental Services and plans on working for Good Samaritan until his eventual retirement.
For Brad, the longevity of his career has been easy. The residents have become his loved-ones that he cares about, and the staff has become like his family.
“When our residents come to Good Samaritan, or goal is to make sure they lived a fulfilled and quality life for as long as we are their caregivers,” said Stephens.
Brad has passed on the legacy of his career in caring to his daughter, Lisa. She works as an administrative assistant is also going to school to get her degree in Social Services. This is to add to her existing list of degrees, all so she can be of better service to those in need.
Stephens recalled that his daughter has been at Good Samaritan since before she was old enough to work as a volunteer. She would visit residents to play cards or read. Once she was old enough to work she worked in the dietary department, working her way through school so she could work with special needs children.
For Brand Stephens, who worked his way from a maintenance assistance to Director of Environmental Services, it is remarkable to see his children enter a career of loving service that he has loved for the past four decades.
“When I lost my parents and grandparents,” said Stephens, “the residents and staff here became my family. Nothing brightens your day then seeing how meaningful the job we do is to the residents we serve. It becomes easy to invest in our resident's comfort and safety because they become your loved ones.”
If you have a lot of love to give and want to explore a career that could last generations, visit good-sam.com/careers, or, contact the office directly at (507) 637-5711.