My field placement was absolutely amazing! Great experience!
My Personal Success Highlights
I love to participate in community events that advocate for people with disabilities. I have had much success with my interests in advocating for various needs in our community. For example, I am an active member and volunteer for Autism Ontario. I am the Coordinator of Adult Services with Autism Ontario and this brings me much joy! I love what I do, making new connections is key! Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! The possibilities are endless! :)
How Confederation College Has Changed My Life
Confederation College prepared me for hands-on, real-life experiences. They helped me decide and chose my program choice as well as point me in the direction that I wanted to go.
My Recollection of a Teacher Who Made a Difference, etc.
Terry Lowey the former Program Coordinator (now retired) opened my eyes to bigger and better possibilities out in the “disability world”. She has broadened my passion for this field. What a great mentor/teacher. She was always there to support and answer any questions I had!
My Job & Job Responsibilities
I am currently a full time Support Service Person (SSP) for the French School Board where I work closely with students in need of support in the school system. I also work for Avenue II as a support worker where I support adults out in the community with everyday living skills.
What Brings Me the Greatest Satisfaction From My Job
Being there for others and supporting them when in need. Making a difference in someone’s life!
How Confederation College Has Prepared Me for Work in the Field?
Hands-on placement was necessary in order for me to fully get a sense of the workforce!
My Advice for Someone Considering this Program or Career Path
It’s a life changer! You live through success everyday! You get to experience real life events and help support others with certain challenges that they may be facing.
The Most Sought-After Qualifications & Talents That Employers are Currently Seeking in this Field of Work
Be an advocate! Love to volunteer and show your interests and support in other agencies/organizations.
My Sense of the Current Job Market Conditions in my Field of Work
I believe we support workers are highly needed! Always looking for fresh minds and new opportunities!
Confederation College changed my life!