Celebrating our staff: 40 years of tenure


December 13, 2021

Supporting Sunnyfield clients for 40 years

It’s a big year for Support Worker, Maria, as she celebrates 40 years of services at Sunnyfield. It’s a huge milestone, but when you consider the fact that Sunnyfield is about to celebrate 70 years, it puts into perspective just how big of an achievement it really is.

Starting in August of 1981, Maria was just 16 years old when she started her career as a Disability Support Worker and never looked back. When Sunnyfield ventured into the Disability Accommodation service, Maria helped set up the first Supported Independent Living home in Beacon Hill. Maria now supports clients in a Shared Living home in Frenches Forest which feels like a second home to her. “I’ve had the privilege of supporting the same clients throughout my years. Michael (pictured above) is one of the first clients I supported when I started. He was only 11 years old and now he’s 51. We grew up together and have a special bond.”

“I love my job. Going to work feels like going to your own house.”

When asked what keeps her motivated each day, Maria’s answer was simple. “I love my job. Going to work feels like going to your own house.” We can certainly say the feeling is mutual, as Maria is one of the most valued, and longest-standing members of the Sunnyfield family. Thank you for your dedication and unwavering support over the years.

Are you interested in joining the Sunnyfield family? Browse our current opportunities at our Careers page

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