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Amanda W.

Title/Department: Employment Coach/Employment Services
# of Years with The Arc NCR: 1 year
Nominated by: Justine C. and Leslie K.

Here are the highlights from Amanda’s nomination.

Demonstrating The Arc NCR’s Mission

Amanda promotes the mission of The Arc NCR every day.  She is consistent in finding ways to encourage community participation for those she supports.  When Amanda was a Personal Support Coach, she supported an individual with anxiety, but this person wanted to make new friends and try new activities.  Amanda was determined to have this individual achieve her goal for the year.  She started by going on drives with the individual to get them out of their home and see the community.  Two weeks later, Amanda was able to bring the supported person to Target and wander the aisles with her.  By the end of the month, the individual was excited to head out into the community and had even signed up to take a sign language class through Parks & Recreation.

Displaying Leadership

In addition, Amanda supports a person on her caseload that has been waiting to find a job.  Amanda took the initiative to research current job openings and assisted in applying for positions on the individual’s behalf.  The supported person was called in for an interview on site and Amanda rearranged her schedule to take this person to and from her interview, as well as support her during it.

Top Three Attributes

  • Outstanding Positive Attitude
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to Build Important Relationships

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those supported by The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. It is an honor to celebrate your work and commitment to our mission.

To learn more about the work of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region and how you can support it, contact Development at development@arcncr.org or call 410-837-7177.

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Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mailing Address
4513 Philadelphia Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 836-7177
Fax: (410) 893-3909