What do you enjoy most about your job?
What I enjoy most about my job is seeing the growth of people we support and our staff over time. Goals realized, connections made, and dreams reached. All the little things add up to big changes and getting to experience people supported living their best lives and witnessing our staff transform into our future leaders is inspiring and helps keep my motivation going strong.
What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?
My background is with our Clinical Team so I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Social Service Worker diploma. I have also had the opportunity to take various training over the years including the Autism Intervenor course and Mental Health First Aid. Most recently I have taken Leadership training and become a certified CPI instructor.
Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.
My role with CLNB is as a Treatment Home Manager who works with two staff teams that support people reintegrating to the community from a hospital setting. One of the programs is in partnership with the North Bay Regional Health Centre and supports adults with an intellectual disability and mental health diagnosis who have been in contact with the legal system to live in the community again by providing clinical interventions, life skills education, and community participation supports.
I also provide Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training to CLNB’s staff along with our other certified instructors and take my turn providing on-call support to our 24 hour programs with the rest of the group living managers.
Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)
I am part of the organizing committee for the North Bay Film festival and have been a volunteer with the North Bay Film series for the past several years. From superheroes and comedies to documentaries and foreign films as a huge movie buff they are always best enjoyed on the big screen with some popcorn.