Employee Spotlight: Wallace Daniels
September 10th, 2021
As a child, Wallace Daniels saw firsthand the impact that The Arc of Essex County’s direct service professionals had on residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His stepfather worked in a group home, and Wallace would visit for holiday parties. He says even now when he sees someone from that group home, they’ll remember his stepfather, as well as his visits as a child.
In 2001, Wallace decided to forge such bonds himself, by working first in the evening shift, and then moving to the morning shift at The Arc’s Belleville group home. “I love working with the guys here, and have developed good relationships with all of them,” he says.
For more than two decades, Wallace has helped the residents with their day-to-day needs, including taking them to their medical appointments and trying to maintain a good rapport with their doctors.
“Mostly I just really try to do the most that I can for these guys, and be the most helpful I can,” he says. “I really like helping people, and this job has been a nice way to do that.”
He says anyone who works in this field needs to have patience and be nice. “People here are family,” he says. “We all have to try and look out for one another, and we do that.”
If you are interested in working for an organization where you know you are making a difference in people’s lives, and can sleep well at night knowing you are doing good in the world, fill out the form at arcessex.org/jobs. The Arc of Essex County offers flexible hours, locations throughout Essex County, and a sign-on bonus of up to $750. There are immediate openings, so apply today.