The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our April TCF Workforce Hero Spotlight honoree is Samantha Webb, a residential counselor at one of BAMSI’s Acquired Brain Injury homes. Samantha has previous experience in the human services field both in group homes and private care before joining BAMSI. She is also currently enrolled in nursing school.
1. Tell us about your background. How did you decide to pursue a career in human services?
I didn’t decide to pursue a career in human services initially. I had just gotten out of the military and was seriously thinking about a career in administration, since I was an administrative assistant in the military. I thought about pursuing that, but health services really had my heart (and still does). At the time, health services was the only thing that was really familiar me. All the women in my immediate family are in the nursing field–it just seemed like the best fit for me.
2. What is your favorite professional memory?
It is really difficult to pick a favorite professional memory. I have been in this field for over 30 years and have so many memories. For every single job I’ve had, I have a favorite professional memory. One that sticks out more than the others is when I took one of my younger clients to King Richard’s Fair. She didn’t realize what type of fair it was, so she was a little disappointed when we got there, but by the time we left she literally had the time of her life. That would be a favorite professional memory because I was able to turn that day around for her and make it a good time!
3. The pandemic has been ongoing for more than a year. How have you coped with its challenges?
I think coping with this pandemic has just been one challenge after another on a daily basis. It doesn’t get any easier. But I just find ways to adjust and deal with it the best way I can like everybody else. I’ve managed to stay COVID-19 free so far.
4. This question is from our March 2022 TCF Workforce Hero Spotlight, Fallah Solebah: What accomplishments/success have you had working with the individuals at your agency/organization?
Thank you for your question, Fallah! An accomplishment and success story is one of our clients was able to get back into the community and started going to a day program. That was a huge accomplishment because she was finding that she needed to spread her wings and get out. Our women clients are getting out in the community a little bit more, even if it’s just getting outside and doing some gardening!
5. Do you have a question for the next person we spotlight?
My question for the next Workforce Hero is with the pandemic, how do you keep your individuals/ person served at your agency/organization engaged/entertained and not bored.
Thank you so much to Samantha and all of our wonderful human services workers who bring joy and passion to work every day! We are so thankful for your efforts and for making the Commonwealth a better place.Back to All Blog Posts