Employee of the Month
Democrito Saberon, Custodial Worker I for the Missouri Veterans Commission, has been selected as the October 2017 Employee of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Democrito was chosen as the Employee of the Month because of his infectious, positive personality that has won over every Veteran, co-worker & visitor at the St. James Veterans Home. An example that highlights Democrito’s infectious personality involved a Veteran who seldom interacted with others and routinely preferred to not participate in routine care. Yet, the Veterans enjoyed visiting and interacting with Democrito. Once the connection between Democrito and the Veteran was recognized and shared by staff, the Veteran’s overall care improved immensely, as staff were able to use this personal relationship between Democrito and the Veteran to foster the care given to the Veteran. It appeared that everything that Democrito suggested or recommended to the Veteran, the Veteran accounted as a good idea. Democrito understands his job description and qualification limits, meanwhile, offers to assist with communication, encouragement and, obviously, his routinely expected job responsibilities.