I have been at BFAIR for 25 years since 1997. What I like most about my job is helping the individuals I support to succeed at their jobs. Also, to watch them grow over the years and to see them meet and beat some of the most challenging hurdles in life and to be able to accomplish them. Is very rewarding to them as well as myself.
I enjoy working in all departments at BFAIR. I currently work in our Community Based Day Services program. I like the compassion and care that our individuals receive from our staff. The staff here bring a lot of great ideas to the table and keep things exciting for the individuals we support. The smiles on their faces put a smile on mine!
I started my journey with BFAIR 21 years ago as relief staff working in residential. I enjoyed working with the individuals so much I decided to go for full time. After a year I was interested in the employment program where I’ve been for the last 20 years.
One of the biggest reasons I have continued my career with BFAIR is that there is always a level of support to help me if needed and a feeling of family.
It’s rewarding when you get to help an individual succeed in a career path that they choose. Even more rewarding when the community gets to see the ability of those we support instead of the disability. I also enjoy that often individuals are frequently unseen because of their disability and when they are seen for themselves the glow of pride that happens.
In spring of 2022, I applied for, and was offered an HR Internship position at BFAIR. I had the best internship experience; the program was catered to my desires, but also encouraged me to explore the other aspects of the field. My supervisors were always supportive, and all the other office staff made me feel like I belonged despite my age. As the summer ended, my supervisor offered me a temporary, part time position until I graduated and moved away in December. I was overjoyed – I wanted to work at BFAIR more than I even wanted to go to school!
As I dashed between classes and work, the skills I was learning hands-on, and the staff and individuals I met, made me look forward to returning every day. My supervisors trusted me and my abilities and gave me the power and opportunity to make decisions. I knew I would compare all future jobs to this one and dreaded having to leave upon graduation. As graduation approached, I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to stay with the company. The opportunity to grow and learn with a company that I already was in love with was truly a miracle. With BFAIR, I went from an inexperienced intern to a confident, full-time employee in 6 months, and I am, and will always be thankful for where I started, and where I will go with them.
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