Congrats to June’s Employee Spotlight recipients, McKayla Thompson and Alyson Rupe! Although McKayla regularly works in DayHab, she was nominated for her work while subbing for several weeks in Employment Services. She assisted two people on community placements to develop some job skills, including using Souris Basin Transportation, clocking in, and starting to work independently.... Read More
Congratulations to Mason Schmidt, Kalix Employee of the Year 2018-2019.
Congrats to May’s Employee Spotlight recipients, Kayla Tuttle and Kelsey Patterson. Kayla organized a frequent Sunday Spa-Day as a social event where tenants bond over painting nails, using wave irons, and applying makeup. In addition to the positive social experience, participants are learning to look their best, which helps build confidence. Kelsey was chosen because... Read More
ICF 1007 Staff and Supervisors Staff at 1007 were nominated for outstanding hospice care provided for eight days in February. Family, hospice personnel, and other Kalix staff all noticed the compassion and kindness that 1007 staff exhibited during that week as they adjusted schedules, assisted with medication administration, provided support, and ensured that family could... Read More
Congrats to March’s Employee Spotlight recipient, Gail Ogden. Gail worked with staff to develop and implement communication supports that enable one gentleman to converse with people that he sees regularly. The system includes a book with phrases specific to his regular collection route for recycling, and allows him to independently make small talk and ask... Read More
Adaptability Mickee Adams DSP, Minot Day Hab When plans to attend an event didn’t work out as expected, Mickee immediately created an alternate activity. Her quick thinking and positive attitude meant that the group was able to take advantage of their advance planning and enjoy the day out together. Teamwork and Collaboration Krista Opstedal Coordinator... Read More
Congrats to Alyson Rupe for receiving January’s Employee Spotlight! Alyson excels at creating a positive environment and building relationships with people in order to provide better supports.
Congrats to December’s Employee Spotlight, Christina Poitra. When a new person enrolled in the Rolla Day Hab program several months ago, Christina worked hard to get to know him through research, creativity, and encouragement. Christina used the principles of Active Support to encourage him to participate in his daily routine. He now responds to verbal... Read More
Congrats to November’s Employee Spotlight recipients, Josh Nelson and Bev Halton. New experiences can be challenging, but Josh and Bev have been creative in finding ways to take advantage of natural incentives. They are also careful to pick up on cues that indicate when the person they work with is fulfilled with the new activity.... Read More
Congrats to the October Employee Spotlight recipient, Sarah Boucher! Active Supports training has taught us the importance of making sure that everybody has opportunities to participate in life as much as possible, completing tasks or parts of tasks themselves instead of having staff do things for them. Sarah integrates Active Supports principles into finances! ABLE... Read More