Long-term service recognized

Community care workers at the Kirkconnell Community Care Centre and employees at Cayman Brac’s Department of Children and Family Services were honored with awards on Friday, Jan. 29.
Community care workers at the Kirkconnell Community Care Centre and employees at Cayman Brac’s Department of Children and Family Services were honored with awards on Friday, Jan. 29.

Long-serving Cayman Brac staff of the Department of Children and Family Services received a special thank you recently.

The 17 employees were honored with awards on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre, according to a press release.

Annie-Rose Scott receives an award from Minister Osbourne Bodden.
Annie-Rose Scott receives an award from Minister Osbourne Bodden.

Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports Osbourne Bodden and Ministry Chief Officer Dorine Whittaker were on hand to present the awards.

“In 2015, staff members in Grand Cayman were presented with their long service awards so the Department of Children and Family Services was happy to use this visit as an opportunity to award the dedicated staff of Cayman Brac,” said Minister Bodden.

Community development officer Annie-Rose Scott was the longest-serving awardee at 28 years of service, for which she received a plaque.

Having started out as a clerical officer, moving on to work as an executive officer, then a senior social work assistant and now community development officer, Ms. Scott has made a career of assisting young people, adults and seniors.

“I really enjoy my work, I find it very rewarding,” she said, noting that she’s now coming up on 30 years of service in a field she loves.

The 15 remaining long-service recipients work at the Kirkconnell Community Care Centre as community care workers, with the release noting that together the group has served 329 years on the job.

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