Our employee spotlight goes to Mr. Jay Ham, Coordinator of Community Supports of Archway’s Human Services Department. Although Jay has been part of the Archway family for 2 and half years, it seems like it’s been much longer than that. It’s hard for our Human Services team to imagine what life was like before he joined the #ArchwayFamily. Jay is always willing to go the extra mile and jump right in to help support staff or clients, whatever the case may be.
During this COVID-19 crisis, Jay has been totally selfless in ensuring the clients and staff is well cared for. He has been covering ALL shifts, daytime, second shifts, as well as overnights. This pandemic has caused a lot of stress and anxiety for residents, families and our DSP staff. Jay has been a pillar of strength and has remained calm and positive during this very difficult time, and always has a smile on his face. That alone makes such a positive influence in the lives of our residents who haven’t been able to have visitors or go on community outings for the past few months to ensure their health and safety during this time.
Our staff had nothing but wonderful things to say about Jay and what it’s like working with him –
- “Sometimes the work we do can be mentally draining and physically exhausting. Jay is the kind of coworker that brings such a positive energy that is so infectious to both his coworkers and our residents. He’s the type of person you want around for everything, the good, the bad, the ugly; the accomplishments and the challenges; you can rely on him when times are tough and he’s the person you want there when you’re celebrating milestones; he makes everything better.”
- “He’s the type of coworker that makes you feel so motivated just being in his presence. He is someone you can count on to not only do his job but to lift others up along the way, inspiring them to see the good and go the extra mile.”
- “The world needs more people like Jay. He is that person that puts everyone else’s needs before his own. He’s incredibly passionate about making an impact in the lives of our clients and is their biggest advocate.”
Congratulations Jay! We are proud to call you part of the Archway family. Thank you for everything that you do for our Human Services Department! #ArchwayProud