Title/Department: Personal Supports/Community Living
# of Years with The Arc NCR: 2 years
Nominated by: Hillary Scroggins
Here are the Highlights from Amanda’s nomination:
Demonstrating The Arc NCR’s Mission
When COVID-19 began, Amanda kept her positive attitude and began supporting people in the Community Living program. She had previously worked in Employment Services but was willing to help out where needed during COVID-19. Amanda donated recognition gifts to her fellow Direct Support Professionals that included PPE and reusable bags for their cell phones. In addition, Amanda supported an individual who requires positive modeling and redirection due to various challenges, and she did it with grace. Amanda was able to work with this individual to get them out of the office safely, educating her on adhering to public safety. When Amanda recently moved back into her Job Developer position, the person she had been supporting in Community Living reported “I am so very sad she has to go, but I’m so happy that I had her in my life”.
Amanda has been a strong leader from the minute she started with The Arc NCR. She quickly moved from her initial position into a Job Developer position in the Employment Services program, which is very well suited for her. She is the go-between for individuals and potential jobs, as well as reaching out to the community to create new positions for people with differing abilities. Amanda has been able to successful place many people with differing abilities into community integrated positions since taking on this new role.
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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.
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