Radiant Voices: Celene, Business Office Manager

As a part of a series on the people who choose to work in senior living, we are sharing our full interviews with those senior living employees that have been featured on the RadiantVoices Instagram feed. Follow along on Instagram to see more stories from Senior Living team members.

My Senior Living Story - Celene, Business Office Manager | RadiantCareers.com

Meet Celene! Celene is the Business Office Manager at Sweetbriar Villa, an Assisted and Memory Care community in Springfield, Oregon. Celene has worked in senior living for over 19 years.

My Senior Living Story – Business Office Manager

What was your first job in senior living?

“Housekeeping in our memory care unit.”

What is one moment in your career that made you realize that you are doing something that you truly loved?

“I don’t know that there was one defining moment. But, definitely when the people I was working with started getting to know me and smiling when I came to help them.”

What stands out to you about working at Sweetbriar Villa?

“I love because it’s so small and I get to know the residents really well. And the staff really well.”

If someone were looking to work in senior living, what would you say would be the greatest benefit of working in this field?

“The relationships that you get with your residents.”

Radiant Senior Living is a Great Place to Work

Posted on 26Jul


Great Place to Work Institute has honored Radiant Senior Living with certification as a Great Place to Work.

Radiant Senior Living is a Great Place to Work

Radiant Senior Living is a Great Place to Work | RadiantCareers.comThe certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across Radiant Senior Living’s locations. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

“Our mission at Radiant Senior Living is to create and sustain comfortable, caring environments for those who depend on us. That mission is considered when making each decision we make and with each action we take. Our company culture is built on the notion that our mission does not only apply to our residents and their families but also our staff,” said Jodi Guffee, Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Radiant Senior Living.

Jodi continued, “We are honored that our team members feel that Radiant Senior Living is a Great Place to Work. We will be taking all of the comments shared back to continue the processes that are working and to assess areas of opportunity.”


Highlights from the survey:

  • 91% of employees surveyed shared that their work has special meaning and is not ‘just a job’
  • 87% of employees shared that they feel that they make a difference working at Radiant Senior Living
  • 86% of employees feel that people celebrate special events here
  • 94% of employees feel that there is often or almost always great rewards in working at Radiant Senior Living
  • 84% of employees feel good about the ways Radiant Senior Living contributes to the community

“We applaud Radiant Senior Living for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.

Read the survey results and learn more about our company, our perks and programs, our demographics, and more on the Great Place to Work review of Radiant Senior Living.

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