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Employee Testimonials

All testimonies were solicited.  Residential Opportunities, Inc. – ROI,  Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research – GLC

What stands out to you about the culture at ROI/GLC?

I’d say what stands out to me the most is the selflessness the employees. Our workforce is truly committed to those we serve and have the youths needs as their top priority.

Josue

Program Coordinator GLC - Outpatient Program

What is the mort important thing you’ve learned working at ROI/GLC?

A great lesson I have learned while working for GLC is the doctrine of person-first. The children we provide services for are all diagnosed with Autism, but are all children FIRST. They may be unique in their skills and behaviors, but we make sure every child gets the personalized programing they deserve and equal access to all the reinforcers we have to offer.

Cheryl

Treatment Plan Specialist GLC – Outpatient Program

What is the mort important thing you’ve learned working at ROI/GLC?

The most important thing that I have learned from working at GLC is how to be a team player, always have your coworkers back and communication is the key to a successful shift.  A little advice I would give to anyone considering working at GLC would be to always show up for the kids and be their biggest advocate.  There are days that seem overwhelming and stressful but at the end of the day if you are there for the kids and give them your support you will find all the benefits that this job has to offer.

Kaitlynn

Case Coordination Specialist GLC - Residential Step-down Program

What stands out to you about the culture at ROI/GLC?

We function like a team. This job is physically and mentally strenuous so it is comforting to know that your coworkers have your back and truly care. This builds a strong team and lasting relationships.  I’ve never had that at any other job.

Kayla

Case Coordinator GLC - Intensive Residential Treatment Program

What advice would you give to those seeking a similar career path?

I would highly recommend talking to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst as they are strong advocates of applied behavior analysis and helping youth with the diagnosis of autism. GLC offers career growth opportunities in a positive working environment.

Connor

Treatment Plan Specialist GLC – Outpatient Program

What is your favorite part of working at ROI/GLC?

My favorite part of my job by far is getting to know the kids, especially their sense of humor, and sharing those special moments with other staff. For example, during circle time with our younger kiddos, the instructions were to imitate dance moves while music played. One little guy decided that the circle time leader’s dance moves weren’t good enough for him, and instead he stood up on his own and shook his hips doing the twist. We all broke out in laughter. Spontaneous and hilarious moments like that are why we love this job so much.

Emily

Service Technician 2 GLC - Outpatient Program

What advice would you give to those seeking a similar career path?

My advice I would give those seeking a similar career path is to no matter what, treat the people you serve like you would want your loved ones treated. As a case coordinator specialist, when the work gets hard or overwhelming, take a moment to spend time with the youth, it will remind you of why you do what you do. When your youth is having a bad day, take a moment to remember a day when you had a bad day, just because they are receiving services or have a disability doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings or have bad days, and bad days doesn’t mean that they aren’t making progress. And lastly, advocate as your life depends on it because your youths’ life does.

Kayla

Case Coordinator GLC - Intensive Residential Treatment Program

What is your favorite part of working at ROI/GLC?

Working at ROI/GLC, I have learned and grown so much in my personal and professional life. Learning and understanding that being kind and respectful to at least one person a day can change a life. Making sure that everyone feels wanted and loved is what I feel we stand for at GLC. I say “we” because I feel like my coworkers and consumers are like family. Sometimes we spend more time with them than with our own families.

Chaquonta

Assistant Coordinator GLC - Residential Step-down Program

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