At posAbilities, the individuals on our team help make the great work we do possible! Each team member contributes their unique skill sets, backgrounds, knowledge, and of course has a story to tell.
Meet Residential Care Worker, Kory Kury!
I’ve been with posAbilities for around two and a half years and I’m now a casual team member working at one of our residential group homes in Maple Ridge. Every day is different and you have to go with the flow depending on what’s happening at the house during my shift. Overall though, my typical workday is quite structured supporting our persons served in the home, while still leaving room for person-centered activities out in the community. I work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, and overnights, so I really get a chance to get to know the folks I support throughout their full day.
I’m proud of the work I do and feel like I’ve developed relationships with the people I support. I always look at my incremental progress during the day as a way to measure things. Recently, a few individuals have been more receptive and open to engaging in activities like going for walks in the park with me. It’s nice once you’ve built that level of trust and get to know someone on a deeper level. Sometimes it might seem like a small step, but it means a lot to me when that happens.
What I like most about my job is the empowering nature of the work environment. Working at posAbilities to me, is an opportunity to inspire growth among the individuals I work with – whether it’s with persons served, my fellow teammates, or even my personal growth. Before I started with posAbilities, I was working as a cashier at a grocery store. Like a lot of young adults, I didn’t know what I wanted to pursue at that time! One of my colleagues recommended this field of work. Later that night, I did some research and within a few days, I was interviewing with a local school to get into their community support worker program. If I can offer any advice to anyone who is looking to enter this field of work – take the leap! Taking that first step can be the hardest, but once you do, the path becomes easier.
Explore your opportunities with us, visit: https://posabilities.ca/careers/current-opportunities
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