Staff Caught Being Victor
Congratulations to Jacoby Moore (Safety Support Team) for Staff of the Month. Mr. Moore has done a great job de-escalating situations, using active listening, helping out the site with covering shifts for others, and contacting staff to fill shifts.
Victors in the Safety Support Team are M. Davis, D. Covey J. Moore, and A. Kirchhoff. They have done a great job covering for team members and keeping a positive attitude.
Victors in the Case Manager Team are Ms. Frenzke, Mr. Hoffman and Ms. Burnside. They have done a great job covering reports, case conferences, courts, etc. while being case managers.
Congratulations on your Promotions Mr. Roundtree (Team Manager) and Mr. J. Smith (Case Manager). Welcome aboard!
There have been many Youth Care Worker Victors that have been helping out covering runs, court, interventions, call ins open shifts, etc. Your willingness to fill in is greatly appreciated and absolutely helps the site and function of the groups. THANKS!
– Kevin Voss BA CADC, Program Supervisor, Clarence Fisher Center (WCARE-l)
I would like to personally thank all of my staff, Operations Team, and Clinical for everYthing you do for our clients. You also go above and beyond helping each other. Holiday times are always stressful in in the residential field, and we came together over the Thanksgiving holiday to help our clients process being away from home. GooD job to everyone involved!
I am encouraged by the CBT initiative and people working towards getting endorsed. Keep at it! Our goal to have everyone level 3!!
The site is looking for two senior youth care workers! If you’re looking for advancement in the agency and to take that next step in v.our career, please let us know. The mission 1s always to help our clients to become Victors.
I wanted to recognize Dan Smith. He has been putting in extra time and effort during the holidays just to make sure the clients full needs are being met, while also maintaining the site schedule and structure. We appreciate what you do, Dan!
– Josh Kennard, Program Supervisor PWLC
Thank you to Ms. Caldwell for helping in covering a run this month in taking a client to a memorial service. By being available for this client, you assisted them through an extremely difficult moment in their life.
Thank you to all the staff that worked additional hours covering a hospital stay for a Vassar House client.
Mr. Reynero is constantly willing to help cover open shifts last minute when there are callins on site. His dedication to assist the site and ensure that ratios are covered is greatly appreciated.
Ms. Bryant is always available to step up and help other staff at Vassar House and lend support to clients.
The SST Team at Vassar House has been recognized for providing training and support throughout the shifts and always being available to help each other cover shifts when one needs time off.
Ms. Vickers and Ms. B. King did an exceptional job this month with utilizing the CBT Skill of Active Listening with a new client in the program. They both utilized Active Listening to assist the cli1ent through a moment of crisis on her first day in the program. Thank you to both of you. Ms. Vickers also thought outside the box and was creative in finding ways to assist the client
and was able to bring her back down to low SPEED and maintain site stability.
– Justin Cochrane, MA, CADC
Thank you Mr. Lee for stepping up to fill any void and complete any task.
Ms. Goodwine continues to work with our hearing-impaired client and use her talents and skills in a new way.
Thank you WGRC SST team for stepping up to cover each other and assisting in decreasing physical management numbers.
Thank you to the clinical team and staff for being flexible and working as the
site continues to evolve and undergo changes.
Welcome back Ms. Mc Tillman! Congrats on the new baby!
Congratulations to Mr. Schafer for stepping into a Case Manager position for a brand new program.
A BIG SHOUT OUT to Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Rebecca and Mr. Suiting for their
assistance in getting everything ready for the new shelter program.
– Ann Goss, Program Supervisor WGRC
Ms. Moore would like to recognize Ms. Bowens, the new lead staff in West A. Since being lead staff, Ms. Bowens has planned out hourly groups on the unit to keep the unit engaged and time occupied. Ms. Bowens pushes the girls to become a better person. Since becoming Lead Staff, West A’s incident reports and TCI use has decreased. The group appears to be more structured. A client that has a history of no less than 2-3 incidents a day, has received little to none in the past week.
Ms. Stevenson would like to give a shout out to Mr. Walker. He has more than stepped up to the plate as a team player for WSTC. Mr Walker has taken on the responsibility of 2 extra units to help accommodate the shift of a colleague to a new position. Mr. Walker Rocks!!!
Mrs. Lynn would like to give a shout out to the Case Managers, Mr. Walker, Mr. Grew, Ms. Burton and Ms. Evans! they all have been working hard to help one another out when we were down a Case Manager. Ms. Burton, congrats on becoming a Case Manager!
To the Team Managers, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Burton, Mr. Pirtle, Mr. Welch and Mr. Burton, you all have done an amazing job learning to incorporating changes that have been added into weekly writing. Mr. Welch, thank you for your willingness to step in as an Interim Team Manager when we needed you the most, being that we are down a Team Manager. Mr. Pirtle, thank you for taking on both the Team Manager and Case managers, Team Managers and Therapists have increased their communication with one another to ensure best treatment practices.
Mrs. Lynn, Ms. Stevenson, Ms. Washington and Ms. Stratton would like to thank Ms. Rowe for all her hard work and help with getting charts ready for our Maryland Audit!
Ms. Burton would like to recognize Ms. Reed. She is awesome! She holds all clients accountable and she is fair. She goes the extra mile to make sure that clients are safe. She holds proper line of sight and gives praise to the clients when they are behaving, as well as consequences when they are not.
Mrs. Williams would like to recognize Mr. Pirtle. He is doing a great job as the new North Corner Team Manager. He is passionate about his position and is an awesome team player. He is working hard to address behaviors as well as build up clients as young men.
Ms. Burton has gone above and beyond to help a client who did not have a place to go upon his release. Because all of her efforts, the client was able to have a place to go as well as have additional resources to help in when transitioning into the community. Thank you Ms. Burton!!!
Ms. Chesson would like to thank the CBT Coaches (Ms. Stevenson, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Howell) for making themselves available to help staff become endorsed. Also, a big thank you to Ms. Anderson and Ms. Evans for being great team players helping me with supervising non-traditional visiting time with a client.
Ms. Howell would like to recognize Mr. Baskins. He is super motivated and active in the CBT trainings during BECK week. Also, Ms. Rowe for stepping up and presenting during BECK week.
Mr. Grew would like to recognize Ms. Martin, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Bond, Ms. Ainslie, Ms. Glenn, Ms. Rowe and Ms. Bowens. Ms. Martin has turned into a steady, stern, but understanding
presence in the unit. She listens and counsels but maintains balance with enforcing program and expectations. Ms. Thompson (teacher) is a steady presence, not only educationally, but her experience and caring effort has helped the clients immensely. Ms. Bond has become a solid and consistent figure within the West B staffing team. She listens, she encourages, but she “holds her ground” and maintains structure. And Ms. Ainslie (teacher) has filled some ‘big shoes’ replacing Mr. Russell. She is concise, communicates well with the clients and staff, and raises the clients’ expectations of themselves. She helps instill motivation and success. Ms. Glenn is very therapeutic and helpful. She listens anti communicates well with the girls. Ms. Rowe is direct, but cares. She gives the “mother love” but holds “the line” and the rules.
Mr. Grew would like to recognize Ms. Bowens. She was promoted to Lead Staff in West A. She brings good leadership and a social control over the unit that was missing. She is good with her fellow staff and leads by example.
Mr. Burton would like to recognize the West Corner Staff Team. Ms. Bond has done an exceptional job focusing on structure. Ms. Moore has done an exceptional job supporting structure and taking lead. Ms. Rowe has done an exceptional job utilizing CBT core skills and promoting structure. Ms. Cameron has done an exceptional job building relationships and supporting structure. And Ms. Bowman has done an exceptional job promoting structure (also congrats on promo). Each of them have made a true effort to incorporate safety as the primary focus. Each one of them have been seen utilizing the core skills of CBT.
Mr. Burton and Mr. Grew would like to recognize Ms. Martin. She has done a good job in the Endeavors West program. She has been making efforts to utilize CBT techniques. She is consistent and thorough. She has also demonstrated team work and arrives to her shift on occasion early. She asks questions and is supportive.
Ms. Panteja would like to recognize Mr. Burton and Mrs. Williams. Mr. Burton assisted with a male client that was becoming unsafe in the gym. Mrs. Wi Ilia ms assisted with calming the unit down when a client was having an issue. She was willing to assist the SST’s in any way she could.
Mr. Walker would like to recognize the following: Mrs. Lisa Williams for all her help and being a team player. When I had to get a lot of reports done for the East and South, she always jumped m and assisted in any way she could. She is very supportive of her co-workers and did not have an issue with doing extra work. She never complained and was there when I needed the most help! She is a great team player and I am very grateful for all she has done for me. THANK YOU MRS. WILLIAMS!! Mrs. Leslie Lynn for her stepping up at times of need to help out her former case managers in completing reports. She even went as far as inputting an entire treatment plan into MiSacWis and Salesforce when she didn’t have to. She goes above and beyond what is expected and I am very much appreciative of the efforts and team work she has displayed towards the case managers!! THANKS MRS. LYNN!!!!!
Ms. Burton would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the WSTC Therapists that stepped up and helped me when I was transitioning from Team Manager to Case Manager. You all gave OUR clients phone calls and assisted me with a smooth transition. I really appreciate you all! Great Teamwork!!!
CBP Staff Caught Being Victor
I would like to send a huge shout out to Marquita Abron, Amy Miller, Therese Rowell, Galen Martin, Aja Burnett, Ashley Dylong, Danielle Lukanowski and Jessica Linville. We had so much movement going on the night before Thanksgiving. This team came together and made sure kids got medical attention, children were reunified with relatives,, safety assessments and home studies occurred that day, and well into Thanksgiving Day, as many on this team were working it out until after 1:00 AM, to ensure that situations were resolved and all of the kids ended up in the best situations possible!! Good work Team!!
I would also like to thank the entire CBP team for their unwavering dedication to helping two children get back and forth to school for weeks. The CBP team all pitched m and made sure that one child was taken to school and picked up from school everyday for a month!! Way to make it happen team!! It certainly does take a village.
It is also Adoption Month!! Our adoption workers create almost 100 new families every year!! Awesome work in ensuring our children become victors!!
Finally I would like to acknowledge Christina McDuffie. She went to court to cover for a coworker. At court, she encountered a birth parent who had a horrific experience. The compassion that Christina displayed while spending the rest of the day with this woman, which she was not required to do, was truly inspiring!!
– Eboni Jett
I would like to give a big thanks to Elaine who is always working hard to help the licensing department. We really appreciate her!
Ashley has been doing a great job and she handles stressful situations well.
– Jessica Linville
I want to give a shout out to Eboni Jett for being a great supervisor! She is very hands on and has been a tremendous help with all of the projects that I’ve been involved in. She’s been helping me develop as a professional and a supervisor and I have been learning a lot under her supervision! Thanks for all you do, Eboni!
I also want to give a shout out to the Case Aide Team by thanking them for all of their extra help this month. There have been a lot of abrupt changes and a few challenges, but my team has handled them very well! Glad to have a great team!
Olivia and Elaine have helped me with a lot of organizational tasks! Glad to have them at the Taylor office!!
– Theresa Sommerville
I would like to thank the CBP and HR team for our successful management of this year’s annual contractual and licensing audit. Great job everyone!
I also want to welcome our new employees and to thank eve(Yone for their diligence and dedication to our children and families!
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration and I wish you all the very best!
Although the Holidays bring joy, they can also bring on feelings of sorrow and stress for those involved with grief, loss and separation. Let’s make sure that we are focused and sensitive to the needs of others and as always be kind to each other and enjoy this special time of year!
– Tom Krolicki, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, Vice President, Community Based Programs