Provide education and support to families raising children diagnosed with disabilities
Group Leader and Case Manager (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – March 29, 2016
Typically, as a Group Leader and Case Manager with the Dynamic Dads program, operating within the Early Childhood Development Department, a day would involve research about disabilities, where families could possibly receive assistance, preparing activities and materials for group meetings, report writing, marketing and recruitment for groups and programs, and leader of support groups. Probably the greatest thing I learned was seeing that, despite differences in race, religion, gender, education and socioeconomic level, and personal childhood experiences, the vast majority of parents understand that being a parent is the most important (and life long) job they will ever have. We all want our children to be happy and protected, and to provide them with the opportunity to have a better life than we had. Company management was almost always committed to the continued growth of their employees along with the company. Most co-workers were supportive, and willing to lend a hand or help out their co-workers when needed. The hardest part of the job was the perception that advancement and promotion was available, if the right people in administration and executive roles liked you or not. Ultimately, that didn't matter when parents talked about successes and improvement they experienced within their family unit, and interacting directly with children in playgroups and special events.