Plainfield Hires Well-Being and Community Support Manager
Writer / Stephanie Singh
The Town of Plainfield has hired Orlando Jordan as well-being and community support manager. As a part of a Comprehensive Mental Health Awareness and Benefit Program initiative, the Town of Plainfield created the well-being and community support manager position in 2021 to support its growing staff.
“The Town of Plainfield has identified a gap in support for employees,” says Town Manager Andrew Klinger. “The gap is typically due to access, and we want to be sure our staff has support readily accessible, especially during critical events. The need for an additional staff member became even more apparent in the last 18 months, most notably in our public safety departments.”
The position is responsible for overseeing and participating in employee assistance programming and assessments, employee counseling and evaluations, and coordinating the chaplain staff and volunteers. Specifically, the well-being and community support manager is the primary on-call therapist to respond to employees and the community during emergencies and major events.
Jordan is an Indiana state-licensed counselor. Prior to coming to Plainfield, Jordan was a staff chaplain for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
“I am very excited to join such an innovative and growing community,” Jordan says. “I look forward to assisting the Town of Plainfield in becoming an even better place to live, work and play.”
Jordan is the senior pastor of Resurrection Community Church located in the Avondale Meadows community of Indianapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, as a double major in biology and psychology. Jordan earned his master’s of divinity degree from Oakland City University, with a focus urban evangelism and pastoral counseling. In 2016 Jordan completed his studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.