This past month, Vinfen Community Health Worker Jennifer Zuniga was chosen as The Caring Force January Member Spotlight.
Jennifer has been with Vinfen for four and a half years. After she graduated from college, she looked at a number of positions in health and human services, but ultimately felt that Vinfen’s vision was relatable and aligned with her life values. “I am sensitive to the needs of people and would like to see them live to their fullest potential,” explained Jennifer. Currently at Vinfen, Jennifer coordinates medical and behavioral services for MassHealth recipients. She conducts outreach and engagement with the enrollees of Accountable Care Organizations, coordinates the process of comprehensive assessments, assists with the development, implementation, and continuous review of the Person-Centered Treatment Plans, and enjoys connecting individuals with resources throughout the community.
Helping others has always been a prominent passion in Jennifer’s life. Her life growing up was full of connections as people consistently helped one another. “As I became an adult, I realized that the human service field was the best field for me to help others,” Jennifer added. Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge at Vinfen and is thankful for being around such dedicated and selfless people every day. “The people I serve have taught me to treasure my mental health, family support, as well as the importance of community integration,” Jennifer said.
Jennifer loves her job and truly enjoys helping people achieve goals. “When I get home from work, I feel a sense of purpose because I am doing what I love, which is helping someone increase the quality of their life,” Jennifer mentioned. She is also grateful for her dedicated team at Vinfen that she has met over the years. “I find it incredible in working every day with others who care deeply about their work. I have met the most amazing people with the most remarkable stories that will stick with me forever. I am not just talking about people served, I am talking about my devoted co-workers,” proclaimed Jennifer.
Jennifer was surprised to find out that she was nominated by her colleague Vinfen Clinical Care Manager Joyce Tracy. Jennifer and Joyce have been teammates since 2014. “Joyce is an amazing human being whom I have the pleasure of working with every day. She cares deeply about her work. Her work ethic is a great example to all of us around her,” Jennifer shared.
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