By Rossella A.
The main goal of Work Ready is to help people gain independence and find fulfillment.
This support makes a positive difference in their lives, families, and communities. It also helps them grow. One participant, Revena W. shares how she went through the same path others are now taking.
Her journey of growth and success is inspiring and is sure to encourage anyone in a similar position.
How long have you been with JEVS?
“I have been associated with JEVS since 2007. Initially, I was a client when JEVS operated at 112 N. Broad St. During that time, my case coordinator was Luis Gonzalez, and my placement counselor was Evelyn Morales. The manager at that time was Soulemayne Falls. These three individuals played a pivotal role in helping me identify the barriers that I was unaware of. With their guidance, I gradually transitioned into administrative duties by volunteering in the file room with Mr. George. I am thrilled to share that I was offered a position as a Case Coordinator in November 2022, which, within a short span of one year, evolved into the esteemed role of a Clinical Services Supervisor.”
“I had to have faith in myself. JEVS helped me find my potential. This boosted my self-assurance and made me determined to achieve success.” – Revena W.
What attracted you to your role and JEVS?
“I have always expressed my desire to join JEVS and assist individuals in the same manner I was supported. JEVS has demonstrated to me that by effectively utilizing the available resources, I can truly transform the dynamics of my own existence. Despite facing initial rejections, I remained persistent and listened to God’s guidance, which ultimately led me to reapply and secure the opportunity.”
What advice would you give to someone interested in a career at Work Ready?
“If you’re considering this job, be ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. The people we work with need someone who can understand them and assist them in finding solutions. Often, people accept a job without fully understanding what they’re getting into. In this role, be prepared to offer support when no one else will, be prepared for the emotional moments when your clients break down barriers, be prepared for some frustration when you recognize the potential in your clients even if they aren’t aware of it, and most importantly, be prepared for the unexpected. But overall, I must say, “I absolutely LOVE my job.”
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
Most people do not know that I used to be shy. In the early stages of my life, I was incredibly reserved and lacked assertiveness. However, everything changed as I entered my late teenage years and experienced the unfortunate reality of being a victim of bullying. It was during this time that I found my voice and from that point forward, I never turned back.
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