In June, Consilium Staffing employees volunteered their time and service in the dental and medical clinics of a local organization, Mission Arlington. "Consilium Cares" is Consilium's program which embodies the company's core value of service and is designed to encourage their employees the opportunity to volunteer once a quarter with various organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
With a simple thought and prayer by Tillie Burgin and her family, to provide ministries to those in need in the local community, Mission Arlington opened in August of 1986 in Arlington, Texas. Various services are offered which include medical assistance, summer camps, spiritual help, after school care and emergency assistance. Since its inception, Mission Arlington has grown at a rapid pace and, thus, expanded into Mission Metroplex.
Jim Burgin, Director of Communications at Mission Arlington, added, "We have grown dramatically, and by God's Grace. In the beginning, it was only Tillie and with little money. Today, we see over 1,000 people a day, and it takes 2,500 volunteers each week to make Mission Arlington work".
It was a routine sales call by Sally Zoubi, a client sales consultant with Consilium Staffing, which revealed that everyone at Mission Arlington, including all physicians, were volunteers, thus peaking her interest to include the organization as the company's next ‘Consilium Cares' location.
For Zoubi the work with Mission Arlington was very personal, "For a brief period in my childhood, my mom and I were assisted by community organizations like Mission Arlington. To be able to give back and to share it with my colleagues meant a lot."
At Mission Arlington, the Consilium team spent their time cleaning both the dental and medical clinics. Burgin said "the Consilium team was professional, engaged and hard working."
Matt Baade, Executive Vice President with Consilium, said that "while our core business is providing locum tenens staffing services to medical facilities throughout the country, working with Mission Arlington gave us an opportunity to help a medical clinic in a completely different way. I am not sure that when our team members joined Consilium that they expected to be mopping the floors of a volunteer medical clinic, but that is exactly what we did – and I believe it was a tremendously rewarding experience for all of us."
The "Consilium Cares" program continues to resonate among the Consilium staff. When the company adopted the program, it quickly became evident that providing volunteer opportunities led to a better-balanced team of individuals, which in turn, has strengthened company morale.
Zoubi added that "the Consilium Cares program was one of the reasons I took an interest in Consilium Staffing. My priority in finding the right sales company was to have a product that accomplished some greater good. In the end, my greater good is providing for my family through an honest days' work. Now with our program, I can provide my time and help to others in our community as well."
To volunteer or donate to Mission Arlington, call 817-277-6620 or visit Mission Arlington's website.
The term, "locum tenens" is a Latin phrase that means to "hold the place of." Consilium Staffing assists hospitals, primary care offices, urgent care centers, correctional institutions, and other healthcare facilities, when those facilities are under-staffed by partnering with physicians, nurse practitioners, and/or physician assistants who are able to provide coverage on a temporary or contract basis.