Why do I work for Wesley Family Services? Because all my life I have felt driven to make a difference, but I didn’t know how.
Somehow I had the false idea that to make a meaningful impact, one had to be someone more extraordinary than someone like me, who was shy, who didn’t make the best grades, who seemed to have below average luck. But, despite those feelings, I knew that my purpose was to somehow be a part of the movement for positive change in the world.
As a high school student, I thought about how I could do this. I traveled to other countries on mission trips to help those in need and contemplated joining the Peace Corps, or being a missionary. I loved traveling and I adored the wonderful people I met abroad. However, deep down I knew my mission was at home. Mother Theresa said, “Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, suffering, and the lonely right where you are.”
I thought about how I could do this, and I felt drawn to social services. One day I found Wesley, whose mission is to empower children, adults, and families. This mission aligned perfectly with my own; I knew working with Wesley would empower me to be a part of the movement for positive change in the world.
I joined Wesley and have found great fulfillment working with wonderful people! My colleagues are amazing and have the same heart and passion as I do, and together we are driving change in our corner of the world.
Finally, I have the means to make a difference and help others. Not only that, I have a bright future here. I have a career path. I can make a difference in my community while proving for my family. If you want to find a place that empowers you to be a part of the movement for positive change in the world while providing for yourself and family, join our mission. We need more people like you with the same heart and passion. I would encourage you to visit our website, www.wfspa.org/careers, and take a look at all of the administrative and clinical positions we have open.
This article was written by Renee Tabak, MS-HRM. Renee works in our Human Resources Department as a Talent Acquisition staff member.