Common phrases staff use to describe working at WRMA
On joy and the best part about work
Being able to help the professionals who serve abused, neglected, and exploited seniors, and making their job easier—that lets me make the world a better place.
I love my coworkers. … To work with so many talented individuals who are so supportive of one another is so wonderful! Working at WRMA makes me feel valued.
The daily variety is the best part about my work. There are nuances to everything we do—no two questions, states, programs, or projects are the same. I learn something new from every assignment.
The best part about my work is the excellent leadership and team members. I definitely find joy in the actual work and the knowledge that I am making a difference for children and families. I love working from home, yet still feel like I am connected to my team at all times.
My supervisor always reminds me to take care of my physical and mental health and to make sure to “disconnect” occasionally to avoid becoming burned out or overwhelmed.
By me working from home, I am able to be here for my son before and after school. The schedules are flexible enough to the point I don’t find myself saying, “there are not enough hours in a day” as I did with a typical 9-5 job.
Working from home is a godsend. I have young kids, so it allows me to be more present in their life. No morning stress trying to get everyone up and out the door, and with the pandemic, it has allowed me to have the flexibility with child care and sick kids without fear and stress.
Employment at WRMA has allowed me to have the flexibility to care for family elders and maintain a rewarding profession.
On work/life balance
On why they plan to stay at WRMA
The positive work environment. Each day I know there will be challenges, but everyone on the team is very supportive and willing to help one another, guiding you to reach your potential.
The work that we do here is so incredibly important to children and families in every state, territory, and tribe. I’m so grateful to be able to have a role with such a far-reaching impact.
I’m continually impressed by the depth of knowledge and experience of my co-workers and their willingness to collaborate. I appreciate the flexibly of working from home to balance my passions for work and for family. WRMA has figured out how to make working remotely work and work well! Our teams have mastered technology to allow for collaboration, relationship-building, and even mirroring the laughter we’d share in an office space.
We make the world a better place and are granted the autonomy and respect to carry out our jobs the way that works best for us.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced our team to reassess our established processes and, with a short turnaround time, adapt them to a process that would work as effectively in a virtual environment as possible. Not only did we do this, we were able to do it in such a way that those who have experienced it first-hand have responded more positively than we could have imagined. Something to be proud of, indeed.
COVID, COVID, COVID. Our team had to revise several action plans to focus on developing and providing resources to assist with managing programs during the pandemic. Moving to virtual activities was also something we had to think through… and we did it well!
I recently experienced a challenge and received support and care from the management team in a way that I have never experienced in my 30 years as an early care professional. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to work for a corporation that values diversity, equity, and respectful engagement for all employees.
We often face sudden, short-term deadline-related work product requests that seem completely unsurmountable. The willingness of the entire team to volunteer their time above and beyond a typical day has gotten us through every time. This is only possible in an environment where everyone on the team has a passion for the work they do and the company and clients for whom they do it.