Employee “Joy”ful about long tenure with SHA
For 10 years now, Rosetown’s Joy Tabadura’s heart has been fulfilled by caring for the residents of her local long-term care home as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA), while she has at the same time enjoyed a fast-paced role in payroll. Joy is excited to receive recognition for her 10th anniversary with the SHA.
It’s the diversity of her two positions that really makes her happy.
When looking to move from their home in the Philippines over a decade ago, it was research into Canada’s education system and job opportunities that led Joy’s family to this country. Joy’s husband was able to secure a job in Rosetown. The quiet, rural town of 2,450 people was similar to the Tabadura family’s home town, and they knew it would be a great place to raise their two sons.
Joy held a variety of jobs before being hired into the health system as the first Filipino staff in the Rosetown Hospital kitchen. She then transferred to a role as a CCA and enrolled in the required courses. Due to Joy’s other professional experience – she enjoyed a 15-year career in human resources and payroll prior to her move to Canada – Rosetown’s payroll manager then hired her as an assistant.
“I just wanted to create the best life possible for myself and my family,” she stated.
Today, Joy is taking the required courses to complete a diploma as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner. She enjoys the challenge and has more time now that her sons are growing older. In payroll, the weekly deadlines, routine time entries and variety of answering employee Service Now questions perfectly balances her CCA role, the rewards of which are in the bonds she develops with residents.
“I feel like I am looking after my own grandparents,” she said, which mirrors the culture she grew up in.
Holding their hands and hearing their stories builds relationships she cherishes. Over the past decade, she has developed strong family-like friendships with the other staff members.
“The job is demanding but worth it at the end of the day,” she noted.
Joy looks forward to many more years of fulfilling and rewarding employment with the SHA.