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Buckner Retirement Services Receives Third Great Place to Work Certification Despite Global Pandemic

Open positions are available at all six Buckner communities around Texas, from healthcare to hospitality.

best place to work awardDallas, Texas (July 29, 2020)Buckner Retirement Services has received its third Great Place to Work certification by the Great Place to Work Institute. The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across Buckner’s six senior living communities in Texas. In a time where senior health care employees and staff are working extra hard to mitigate risks for their residents, the certification is evidence of the positive environment fostered throughout Buckner Retirement Services. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. “We applaud Buckner Retirement Services for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.” Highlighted in the recognition is the quote from one Buckner employee, who wrote, “The organization is a team. We work together all the time. The upper management works well with mid management and they work well with front line staff. When there is an issue, opportunity or problem the team comes together and resolves or solves the issue. I have never worked for a company that has a team that enjoys working together more than Buckner” BRS communities include Buckner Parkway Place in Houston, Buckner Villas in Austin, Buckner Calder Woods in Beaumont, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo and Ventana by Buckner in Dallas. “Our team is what makes the difference in the quality of service we provide residents,” said Buckner Retirement Services Senior Vice President Charlie Wilson. “Through the duration of the current pandemic, our residents can see their passion and drive for providing exceptional care in all areas of the community. At the end of the day, we want to inspire happiness for our residents as well as our staff, even in the most unprecedented times.” This certification comes at a time when essential business jobs are difficult to come by. All Buckner Retirement Services locations are currently hiring for a variety of positions, many of which are not temporary. There are open positions in the fields of culinary services, housekeeping, maintenance, wellness and nursing. For the full list of available positions, click here.

About Buckner Retirement Services, Inc.:

Buckner Retirement Services is a nonprofit senior living organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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Christopher Ruth Director of Media Relations Buckner International 630-536-9139 (cell)