In a celebration of empowerment, independence, and seeing the “full light” of their potential, three Jefferson Health - New Jersey associates — Adham Baghdadi, Anthony Goodson, and Helaina Sohn —will be honored at the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey’s 13th annual Dubrow Vocational Celebration Breakfast on Friday, November 30.
The three, along with their supervisors, were filmed “on the job” at various Jefferson Health – New Jersey locations for a tribute video being shown at the event later this month.
Baghdadi (file clerk), Goodson (Patient Safety Observer), and Sohn (file clerk) respectively work at Cooper Landing Road Primary Care (Jefferson Medical Group), the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Emergency Department, and the main office of Jefferson Health Primary & Specialty Care in Voorhees.
Prior to their current positions, Baghdadi, Goodson, and Sohn were Jefferson Health - New Jersey interns through Project SEARCH — a one-year, school-to-work program that helps young adults with developmental disabilities make successful transitions from high school to competitive employment and productive adult lives.
Project SEARCH interns receive on-site instruction from a certified teacher and skills trainer on everything from team workplace safety to self-advocacy. Interns acquire marketable and transferable skills which enable them to apply for related positions that match their talents and aspirations. Jefferson Health - New Jersey has hired several Project SEARCH interns upon their completion of the program.
The Vocational Celebration Breakfast is sponsored by the Dubrow and Gelman families in loving memory of Ellen and Ron Dubrow, who both served as vice president of JFCS of Southern New Jersey.
The Jefferson Health NJ Project SEARCH alumni honorees, shown during the recent filmings, are, from left: Adham Baghdadi, Anthony Goodson, and Helaina Sohn.