8:50am- As I rush out of my house to start my day I trip on my
little ponies and cheerios (my daughters, not mine) left in the middle of the
floor. At least it’s Friday!!
9:00am- I meet with a client who is very egger
to hand out resumes to local business around town.
10:00am- Head to the
office...clients are already waiting with many questions and some very unique
requests. I set someone off with a bike to make it to their appointment...the
biking days are numbered so might as well take advantage.
11:30am- I take
some much needed time to get some information entered into the data base and a
few other housekeeping items while they are fresh in my mind.
Refresh my coffee at Tim Horton’s to ensure I make it through the day.
12:45pm- Over the next hour I see 6 different youth who are very hungry. With
the help of reception, we heat up some chili that had premade and frozen. This
gives us an opportunity to connect our clients and build relationships.
1:45pm- Receive a phone call from a client at work who is needing to get to the
hospital...Drive client to the hospital and she is very grateful and expresses
that she can "always count on us"
2:30pm- I take a minute to have an
excellent bowl of homemade soup from the little coffee shop in our office.
2:40PM- Chat with a client who thinks that she has recently become pregnant...
Give advice and suggestions and provide her with the opportunity to reconnect
with us if she needs addional support.
3:00pm- Set up times for my clients
seeking employment services to meet with me.
4:00pm- Spend an hour wrapping
up my office responsibilities and giving the evening staff at the youth shelter
the rundown of my day and information that they might find useful throughout
5:00pm-9:00pm- I work as Community Outreach...this involves
me being a visible presence in the community at different functions or events.
This gives me the opportunity to connect with current clients or have
conversations with youth for the first time.
9:01pm- Ready to start my weekend!!
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