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Employee of the Month Index

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September 2013

Northern Region
Blanca Zapata

Administrative Assistant
Davis House
Newark

Southern Region
Alice Tribbett

Cook
Cedarbrook Psychiatric Children’s Home
Sicklerville

August 2013

Northern Region
Demetrius Blackmond

Senior Residential Assistant
Davis House
Newark

Southern Region
Tai-Sing Jenkins

Residential Assistant
Southern Region Situational Response Team
Somerdale

March 2013

Northern Region
Dawn Boykins

Mental Health Associate
Therapeutic Nursery
East Orange

Southern Region
Shalonna Murray

Personal Assistant Supervisor
Sawtelle Home Camden
Camden

February 2013

Northern Region
Olivia Smith

Speech Language Specialist
Sawtelle Learning Center
Montclair

Southern Region
Valerie Dillard

Residential Assistant
Sicklerville Psychiatric Children’s Home
Sicklerville

January 2013

Northern Region
Cheryl Woolford

Assistant Site Administrator
Newark Residential Programs
Newark

Southern Region
Antonia Maldonado

Personal Assistant
Sawtelle Home Camden
Camden


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Employee of the Month
  List of Employee of the Month



September 2013

Northern Region
Blanca Zapata

Administrative Assistant
Davis House
Newark

For the following exceptional behavior:

Over the 8½ years she has worked at Davis House, Blanca has clearly and consistently demonstrated her devotion to the children at the residence. She is always kind and courteous. When you enter the building, she is the first person you see. She greets you with a smile that brightens even the darkest day. Blanca’s work performance is outstanding—reflecting the fact that she is a perfectionist and meticulous in everything she does. She assists in ordering items for the program and prepares all the paperwork for both camp and Family Fun Day. Over and above her regular duties, she works hard to ensure that special events are successful. Blanca is a pleasure to work with and you can always count on her.

Southern Region
Alice Tribbett

Cook
Cedarbrook Psychiatric Children’s Home
Sicklerville

For the following exceptional behavior:

Alice is a team player and is the most welcoming person in the program—demonstrating true hospitality the moment you walk through the door. She makes new people feel a part of the team. She participates in all major events and activities even those that are not required—going the extra mile by providing all that is needed for everyone to have a good time. She supports her team by helping out in areas that may not be part of her daily routine. Alice has an incredible way of making sure the job gets done yet all the while making everybody around her feel at home. The children absolutely love her cooking—undoubtedly because she listens to them and delivers memorable meals. It’s a privilege to be around Alice and feel the commitment she shows to her work. She makes the workplace a more enjoyable experience, and most would agree that one of the best things about the program is Alice (and her cooking).

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August 2013

Northern Region
Demetrius Blackmond

Senior Residential Assistant
Davis House
Newark

For the following exceptional behavior:

Demetrius has been at YCS for more than 20 years, working with the children both at Davis House as well as two weeks every year at YCS summer camp. His promotion to the senior residential assistant position reflects his commitment and dedication to the job and to the children. His sense of humor brightens everyone’s day and the residents love and respect him. It is obvious he loves what he does. Demetrius is honest, caring, and dependable. Everyone who knows him can attest to the fact that he is an excellent team player and always in good spirits. He is a person who can be counted on to get things done. As someone who has been described as essential to the smooth running of the residence, Demetrius is certainly deserving of special recognition.

Southern Region
Tai-Sing Jenkins

Residential Assistant
Southern Region Situational Response Team
Somerdale

For the following exceptional behavior:

Tai-Sing is an exceptional employee who goes above and beyond to do her job. Whenever she is called upon, no matter what the distance or who the consumer is she will go without any hesitation. She is also very compassionate about what she does and kind to the consumers she works with. Families recognize and appreciate her dedication. Tai-Sing is a team player—willing to do whatever it takes to support the Situational Response Team (SRT), the consumers, and their families. She very seldom calls out or takes time off unless absolutely necessary. She is always willing to assist a fellow worker. When one of the SRT staff went out on disability, Tai-Sing volunteered to cover her services even though it was a four hour commute. This is a fine example of why she is described as a great asset to the SRT team.

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March 2013

Northern Region
Dawn Boykins

Mental Health Associate
Therapeutic Nursery
East Orange

For the following exceptional behavior:

As a basketball player, Dawn brings her “team player” approach to her daily work. She has mastered the difficult task of tending to the individual needs of a child while meeting the overall needs of the children in her classroom. She creates a safe holding environment for the children’s emotional struggles that they enter with daily. Her flexibility is responsive to the ever-changing challenges of the classroom—moving from firm enforcer of structure and consequences, to a nurturing, empathic and mothering figure. Dawn supports her co-workers by always giving a lending hand to a distressed staff or child. Her patience and calm composure persevere, even in stressful situations. She has taught the children to treat each other like siblings and you can see how protective they are of one another. Each day Dawn greets everyone with a smile and a “good morning”—sharing her positive outlook and encouraging it in others.

Southern Region
Shalonna Murray

Personal Assistant Supervisor
Sawtelle Home Camden
Camden

For the following exceptional behavior:

Shalonna is an extraordinary team player. Whatever shift she is working, she takes initiative and is willing to do what is necessary to assure the best outcome for all consumers and the overall residence. She takes time each month to research and schedule the best activities for the consumers. Typical of her strong work ethic was one particular occasion, when a parent called and expressed concern that she wasn’t able to visit and groom her son as she normally does. Shalonna assured her she’d take of it and when the mother next visited, she continuously praised and thanked Shalonna for her extra effort. She never has to be asked to do something—when she sees chores or paperwork that needs to be completed, she takes care of it, no questions asked. Shalonna is caring and shows concern for the welfare and happiness not just of the consumers, but their families as well.

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February 2013

Northern Region
Olivia Smith

Speech Language Specialist
Sawtelle Learning Center
Montclair

For the following exceptional behavior:

As one of the most seasoned speech therapists, Olivia sets a high standard for her colleagues in serving both her students with autism and their families. She truly is looked up to by her peers as a leader and serves as a support system and communication technology guru for all of the teachers and staff at the school. She has played a vital role in training everyone in using technology to facilitate student communication by volunteering her time, interests, and talents—always with enthusiasm and a smile. She makes herself available to families for at-home training and troubleshooting to help students communicate their wants and needs. Even if it means a longer day in the office, Olivia is known to search doggedly for a solution to a communication problem or for a means to improve the quality of life for the students. What stands out most about Olivia is her compassion toward, and dedication to, her students as well as her colleagues.

Southern Region
Valerie Dillard

Residential Assistant
Sicklerville Psychiatric Children’s Home
Sicklerville

For the following exceptional behavior:

Valerie is a team player who works well with both consumers and staff. She started working in the program on the 3 to 11 shift and was quickly promoted. When circumstances required her to change her assigned shift, she worked hard with the supervisor to make a smooth transition. Valerie is a dedicated worker--always keeping herself busy. She is very detailed in keeping the kitchen and refrigerator clean and sanitized. She is supportive of the consumers—assisting them with key tasks such as washing their own clothes and helping with their rooms. Because she is so caring, the consumers love Valerie and talk highly of her. She does whatever is asked of her without giving an excuse as to why she can’t do it. Valerie is viewed by all as a highly valuable asset to the Sicklerville program team.

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January 2013

Northern Region
Cheryl Woolford

Assistant Site Administrator
Newark Residential Programs
Newark

For the following exceptional behavior:

Cheryl demonstrates her dedication in many ways. “I can’t” is something that she never says to staff or residents. She will go out of her way to help on the floor. She always finds time for a resident who may be having problems, which also gives staff a chance to regain composure and control of the other youngsters. She puts her best foot forward to address any issue. Cheryl walks the floor to talk to residents and spends time on the units to get to know them. She is a relentless advocate who is as quick to offer an encouraging smile as she is to give an unwavering directive or constructive criticism. She is a professional and charismatic leader and role model for staff and residents. Cheryl can be easy going and friendly while keeping all aware that this is a place of business, as well as a home for children that should be as safe, welcoming, and comfortable as possible.

Southern Region
Antonia Maldonado

Personal Assistant
Sawtelle Home Camden
Camden

For the following exceptional behavior:

Antonia is one of the hardest working staff at the program. She is always on time and when she comes in for her shift, she immediately gets to work. What stands out most about Antonia is her drive. She shows initiative—often taking appropriate action even before being asked to do something. She’s reliable and always willing to help. On a number of occasions Antonia was asked to come in early and, without hesitation she replied, “I’ll be there.” She also stays late sometimes when the program is short staffed, to help get the clients ready. She is a good coworker and a team player. She never complains and always completes the tasks assigned to her. She does a great job working with the consumers--making sure they are clean and taken care of. Antonia has been praised as a great example of the staff we need at YCS.

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