I started with a full time job that has a good salary and lots of benefits, and as you probably know, it's right up my alley.I started last week and have been to Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Prince George, and today I'm off to Campbell River and Victoria tomorrow. I've been checking out a number of the camps and meeting with the medical teams that I'll be working with in each province.
The folks that interviewed me couldn't say enough about how much they could see "the social worker" in my answers throughout my interview and that was what really put me ahead of the other candidates. I was pretty excited to hear that. As I learn more about what the job entails, I am assured that it is very relevant to social work on a number of levels.
On a related note, I got together with Laura and Shane while I was in Winnipeg and they are doing some cool work as well. Laura is working as a personal support worker with a few young adults and Shane is working with new Canadians helping them find employment (while he is at school full time finishing his degree) and he is loving it.