Meet Angela (Ohio)!
I am an employment supports provider as a Program Manager of Buckeye Community Services Employment First. I am a certified employment support professional overseeing employment first staff and clients. I also work with staff in our Adult Dayhab program and teach an advocacy group.
Creating partnerships with local employers has allowed me to understand their needs and fill the demand by introducing eager applicants. It is my goal to be a bridge between the employer and the employee transitioning out when I feel both are confident in their role as an employer and employee. Natural supports in and out of the workplace are beneficial for the clients I serve. Natural supports play an important role in employment support from transportation to emotional support.
Employment First matters to me because I have been able to see the difference in clients employed in integrated community settings has made. I have many clients that have been working at the same establishment for several years. It is a great feeling to see how proud a client is to be employed, reach their goals and become more independent.
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month!