Staff Testimonials

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“We are honored and humbled as an organization to know that our staff members feel a deep sense of purpose and direction in their work, and it is with their support that we have become a top workplace. One of our core values as an organization is to provide a workplace where people are appreciated and recognized for their good work.”

John Estrem

Chief Executive Officer, Hammer

 

“I love working at Hammer for the relationships with the individuals and the amazing staff who provide the care and support.”

Sue Walker

Chief Program Officer, Hammer

 

“For a young guy like me, just out of college, Hammer is a great place to build a career. I’ve been blessed with good co-workers and mentors at Ridgeview. Being at Hammer has given me good, rewarding work that I enjoy!”

Patrick Curoe

Direct Support Professional, Hammer

 

“I was a Service Coordinator at an organization that serves individuals with disabilities for 8 years, prior to retiring. Approximately 25% of the people on my caseload lived in Hammer Residences. I worked with their staff on a very regular basis and experienced how Hammer’s homes, management, communication, training, and relationships with persons served compared to that of many other organizations. Hammer excelled in all areas; there was never any doubt in my mind that if I chose to work in this field part time after my retirement, I would seek employment with this company. I’ve been with Hammer for 2 1/2 years and love it!  I work 20 hours a week but can pick up more, if needed.  If I need time off, there has never been a problem. The people are great and the homes are beautiful.  It’s truly a privilege to spend time with the ladies who live in the group home where I work. The benefits and extra income are nice, but what really stands out for me is that this is a company that truly cares for its employees and bends over backwards to let us know that we’re appreciated and valued.  As a senior citizen, that’s not always the case!”

Merrilee Fryer

Direct Support Professional, Hammer

 

“It is fun working with the individuals we serve at Hammer Residences, and being of support to them in their quest to live full lives. The challenges of understanding their different requests and empathizing with them, propel a new drive and wanting to do more – hoping that our touch and words will make their lives meaningful.”

Theo-Wiaplah Giple

Direct Support Professional, Hammer

 

“I have worked for non-profits my entire adult life and wanted you to know how impressed I am with all I have come in contact with at Hammer. It’s a pleasure to be a staff member at Hammer.”

Diane Klimowicz

Direct Support Professional, Hammer

 

“I really appreciate that Hammer supports the continued growth and education of it’s staff.”

Brittney Severson

Program Manager, Hammer

 

“Working at Hammer has been the highlight of my summer. I’ve met four amazing ladies with different personalities. Each one of these ladies are so beautiful, so compassionate and very smart. These ladies have taught me so much in my two months of working here and I’ve been so blessed to spend the summer with them. Everyone that I’ve gotten to work with at Zachary has been so helpful to me.This summer wasn’t what I was expecting but better; Hammer and Zachary is a big family.”

Roukey Abani

Summer Intern, Hammer

 

“One thing that stands out for me when comparing Hammer to other companies I have worked for is the “Hammer Family” atmosphere. All employees are truly appreciated, and when people feel their work is appreciated they take more pride in the work they do, which ultimately results in the people we are providing supports to getting better care/support!”

Lisa Barker

Training & Education Manager, Hammer

 

Would you like to join our team? If you would like more information about Hammer or a position listed,
contact Katie Berg at 952-345-8555 or email Katie.Berg@hammer.org.