West Kootenay (Area 9)

Colleen Howe

A typical day begins with bright faces yelling "hi Colleen!" often accompanied by hugs. Some stories with children that are saying goodbye to their parents follows. As they begin to know snack time is upon them they are very excited to sit together and enjoy a warm, homemade snack. Next is outside time, sensory time or large motor activities indoors, depending on the day. As it nears lunch the littler ones start their meals and are getting tired. Bottles, rocking and patting backs while lullabies call these little ones to dreamland ensues. After a nice rest they are up and ready to visit, read stories, then eat and play all over again! They love the predictable routine of their days at the centre.
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

Tessa Wolbaum

Constantly shadowing a child that needs support to help with personal safety, communication and cognitive functions.
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

Diane White

lots of administration and problem-solving
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

Kerry Donnelly

Every day is different in my position; my role and responsibilities vary depending on the needs of the individual or group I am supporting. A typical day would involve: some one on one appointments with youth to assist them in acquiring housing, employment, or re-integration to school while providing them emotional support and basic daily needs; visiting schools and supporting administrative staff with their informational or referral needs; facilitating outreach on the street, in the youth centre and other places/spaces frequented by youth; facilitating a weekly life skills group; attending various community service provider staff and committee meetings.
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

Sandi McCreight

Numerous contacts with clients, via phone, inperson and at their homes. Some planned, some not planned. A truly interesting day full of different challenges and situations. A crazy hectic and wonderful day, filled with appreciation for my job and my clients. Research, connect with other service providers, and try to keep track of it all.
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

Michelle Davis

Playing, cuddling, having snack, kissing owies, hugs, going outside, rubbing backs for nap time, giving bottles, singing songs.
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West Kootenay (Area 9)

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