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Meet Darnella, Housekeeping

A True Super Star

At Springfield Masonic Community, our employees are superstars! We recently sat down with Darnella, in Housekeeping so she could share her story and the success she’s had at Springfield Masonic Community. (SMC) Meet Darnella, a Springfield Masonic Community Super Star!

How long have you worked at Springfield Masonic Community?

I have worked at SMC for 13 years. I began as a Dietary Aid for three years, then became a lead aid and team manager for 4 years. I decided to move to Housekeeping 6 years ago for hours that worked better for me and my family. I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids.

What makes Springfield Masonic Community different than other senior living communities?

SMC feels homey. It is one big family. It’s not just a job. It’s a place that I would tell anyone, come to SMC whether you are looking for a job or looking for someplace to live.

What do your daily responsibilities include?

When I first started at SMC as a dietary aid, I served meals. Then I became a lead aid, a team manager and then a cook. I learned so much, sometimes it felt like I was learning from my mom.

I’ve been in housekeeping for six years. I work basically on the 2nd floor. I clean rooms, regular cleaning such as vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen and bathroom. I really enjoy what I do. I get to work with the same community members every week. I enjoy getting to know our community members and spending time with them.

What are some of your favorite benefits Springfield Masonic Community offers?

My favorite benefit is the PTO time. I use that to spend time with my family. The floating holidays are another great benefit. You know you have a holiday every year that you can enjoy with your family.

A personal benefit is simply spending time with my co-workers and the community members. I learn so much about them by spending time in their rooms.

What would you tell a prospective employee about Springfield Masonic Community?

Just go for it! This is a great place to work. Everyone is treated fairly. We are all treated as equals. Our leadership makes a point of knowing everyone. It’s so nice to be walking down the hall and asked how you are today. Everyone cares about our families too. It’s not unusual to be asked how your family is doing. You won’t find kindness like this everywhere you work.

Why do you love working at Springfield Masonic Community?

I love my job. Every morning I look forward to coming to work. I like what I do. It’s the people, both community members and the staff. It makes every day special.


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