Selkirk College, Attn: Lisa Gates
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I've been working in Human Services since 1989 and believe that this is truly ‘good work’. As a classroom and community support worker, I have worked to help influence community, creating cultural change for individuals with disability. I've also participated in person-centred planning, bringing groups of people together in support of an individual charting their own future. This has been some of the most rewarding work of my career.
My recent experience in co-writing and delivering SPECTRUM LifeSpan Autism Resources and Training for Selkirk College has emphasized for me how important it is to give front line workers the most up-to-date and relevant information. I've enjoyed being available to students for consultation as they move through the curriculum, and working in a team to bring the course to the public.
Over the years have had the pleasure of working as mentor for many Selkirk College CCSW and EACSW students as they work through their practicum placements and have had the privilege of offering on-the-ground constructive feedback to learners.