Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 51

#15 Small/Medium Employer Website: U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Tulsa Industry: Health Care Status: Private U.S. Employees: 41 Oklahoma Employees: 41 Year Founded: 2008 Company Leader: Conley Tunnell, CEO T he Daybreak Family Services outpatient program began in Tulsa in January 2008 to provide consistent and skilled mental health services for the Tulsa community. In its first 10 years, Daybreak Family Services grew from just three employees to 41 full-time employees and 35 independent contractors and part-time workers. While the mission of Daybreak is to provide quality mental health services to all clients, there is also a focus on the well-being of staff, which has resulted in low turnover. “Daybreak Family Services is unique in that it strives to create a nurturing, caring and innovative environment for all employees so that they can provide the best possible services to children and their families in their homes, schools and in the community,” said Daybreak Executive Director David Peters. “We work with many low-income and disadvantaged families in the community, so making sure our employees and therapists take care of themselves is of high priority,” Peters said. Daybreak encourages employees to give feedback and suggestions through regular employee satisfaction surveys, performance reviews and exit interviews so the company can continue to meet the needs of an ever-evolving workforce. Employees work remotely and on flexible schedules that fit their needs, so they may take off any time during the The Journal Record week for appointments, family engagements and other events. Daybreak also offers 10 paid holidays per year, one of which is a free holiday that can be used for any reason, including any religious holiday an employee may want to observe. Employees also get 10 days of paid vacation a year as well as up to six weeks of paid leave that can be used for bereavement, medical emergencies or for maternity leave. Daybreak offers a competitive base salary with incentive opportu- nities, so employees have control over their salaries. Other benefits include profit sharing, 401(k), Roth IRA, free dental and life insurance, plus cellphone and mileage reimbursement. Employees can select from three health insurance plans that meet their needs and budget and also have the opportunity to have their medical insurance premiums paid 100 percent by the company. “We have an event committee that has several events for employ- ees throughout the year to build positive morale and motivation,” said Kacy DuVall, human resources director. “Our wellness program promotes healthy living and offers employees the opportunity to participate in events such as an on-site flu shot clinic and wellness challenges. Our events and wellness programs help to create an opportunity to create positive morale and team building within the company.” 2018 Best Places to Work 51