April was another busy month for Care as we welcomed 12 new team members!
Here is the breakdown:
Full-time in Grimshaw & Peace River – 4
Casual in Grimshaw & Peace River – 1
Full-time in Grande Prairie and Wembley – 2
Full-time at Stone Brook – 4
Support Services – 1
A congratulations goes out to Brittany Mason who has been promoted to Team Lead in Grimshaw! Let’s get to know Brittany.
Brittany is from Barrie, Ontario, is the second oldest of seven children and the proud cat mom to two cats Mila and Morocco.
Why did you apply?
I applied to Care because I was looking to work in a community based position and I saw a great opportunity to work everyday with the Individuals in our residences. I was originally hired as a Residence Coordinator for PR.
Why do you stay?
I stay because I am happy with what I do and because everyday is a new chance to learn something and grow.
Why did you want to take on the challenge?
It was always my goal to work in the community helping people to reach their goals, whether that be in a facility, or residential setting, so when I was hired, the challenge was what I had been waiting for. I worked in other positions in the community, but after completing college I wanted to get into my career, so this company gave me that opportunity.
What is one of your fondest memories so far?
I have so many fond memories! Every day the Individuals in Care put a smile on my face, whether it be from a morning greeting, a smile throughout the day, a conversation, seeing individuals working towards their goals and happy, it is all moments I look back on with a smile.
What do you tell yourself when it is a stressful day?
When I have a stressful day, I try to remind myself it is just a day and I will go home and de-stress with a nice dinner, a walk along the river, maybe a good TV show to end the night and just wake up and start fresh the next day!
How has the company changed/evolved since you started?
I have not been here too long, just under a year, but in the past year we have had a name change from ASLS to Care Human Services which I really like, the name speaks for itself, We Care!
If you could have lunch with anyone anywhere who and where would that be and why?
Honestly, this may sound cliché but Mother Teresa. I really think that there is so much to learn from someone who gave up her own life to care for others and did it so tirelessly her entire life. The knowledge, patience, understanding and compassion she had for the world astounds me. I would love to sit with her and just talk for a day and learn from her.
What is your hidden talent?
I can literally make the best meal with minimal ingredients last minute, just ask my family lol! I don’t even know how I do it. If at the last minute I run out of everything and did not go to the store – no problem, I got this!