Working at CLAS

“When I think about my job and why I do it, I realize that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. The idea of being able to work alongside such amazing people who have had to overcome so many obstacles in their lives just to be heard and treated the same way as everyone else and not defined only by their disability. The right to be able to make your own choices and decisions about where you want to live, where you want to work and who you want to spend time with. Choices and decisions that we all take for granted because we do not need permission to live our lives the way we want to. We do not need funding approval or Guardian consent; we can just do whatever we want with our lives. That is a humbling thought and something I keep reminding myself about when I work alongside the Individuals that we support. That it’s a privilege to be part of their journey in life and to be the bridge they need at times to get across with a little support and guidance.”

                     – Supported Living Coordinator


“I think of my role as a Support Home Monitor as one which allows me to be a bridge an important link between our agency, the support staff, and the individuals who we support. Working in this role has given me the opportunity to wear many ‘hats.’ I am a supervisor, a teacher, a role model, a support, an administrator, an extrovert, and an introvert. I have had a great amount of opportunity for professional development, and this has prepared me to deal with the challenges that arise in this role. I get to see how service delivery is organized, funded, and how this trickles down to affect communities and individuals. Every day I am able to witness individuals who are overcoming barriers in their daily life, reaching their personal goals, and be who they want to be, and this is amazing!”

                    – Support Home Monitor