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Barb is a friend, an employee, and an artist. She also has Bipolar Disorder.
Putting the Right Pieces Together.
When Barb started her employment search, she didn’t think she needed any help. After very few leads, Barb’s Case Manager encouraged her to get in touch with Guild Incorporated’s Employment Services. Barb sat down with Guild Employment Specialists, Julie and Anthony, and realized their knowledge of job search tools and resources could have a positive impact.
Employment Services are Tailored to Barb’s Strengths.
Julie and Anthony worked with Barb to build a plan based on her wants and needs. Interests, schedule, physical requirements, and transportation were considered in addition to Barb’s strengths. A position at a local restaurant fit the bill. Barb takes customer orders, busses tables, and ensures that guests have a wonderful experience. Barb wakes up and looks forward to her job.
Work is Part of the Recovery Process.
A steady job makes it easier to pay the bills, but Barb’s state of mind has changed, too. She’s more comfortable in her own skin. Every day she feels stronger and emotionally healthier. Every shift Barb works is another step in the right direction for her recovery.
Making Plans for the Future.
Finding a job isn’t the end of Barb’s career aspirations. Barb frequently discusses with the Employment Services team how she would enjoy bringing more painting, a long-standing passion, back into her life. They are working together to contact local senior centers to see if Barb can facilitate classes or display her art work.
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