I Helped them write history book for Red Door family shelter
Historical Interpreter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 December 2017
Very good to work there, able to demonstrate my skills that I developed as a graduate in history. It was very interesting to research the history of the Red Door and my employer was very helpful, even providing me with help in conducting research and writing out the rough draft as well as providing interview tips. Overall, I am hoping for the best that my rough draft is completed and translated into an actual book in the future and I am acknowledged.
Shelter Worker/Case Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 March 2017
There is no typical day at work because everyday is different. Everyday is an adventure. It just depends on the crisis at hand on that specific day. I've learned a lot about people and their needs, how important social services for our society. We try to make it light-hearted. We all need a great sense of humour to keep people happy and focused as their lives have been through many obstacles. The hardest part of the job is seeing how a person can be worn down by the life experiences, but it is also when they become the most resilient, which is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Child Care Program Assistance (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 March 2015
A typical day at this particular job would be checking in with the supervisor on a daily basis.My main duty was to pack food into bags while making sure that the store was kept clean. However, I developed an excellent communication skills by interacting with diverse customer which allowed to accept difference and people's situation in order to better communicate and relate to them. The hardest part of the job was lifting heavy object. sometimes by the end of the day was back and hands would be swollen. However, what I enjoyed about working at this salvation army was seeing a smile on people's faces when they got their merchandise. On Christmas, my co-workers and I would wrap and share gifts (as part of our duty); this made me very happy to see smiles on children faces.
Free merchandies and food
Long hours while standing on feet for long period of time
Student Placement (Former Employee) – 875 Queens Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1J2 – 30 June 2013
Ensured clients are properly served . To work with clients from different ethnic and religious background without bias or discrimination. The management created a very good working atmosphere The co-workers were very accommodating and encouraging The hardest part of the job was doing an intake at the beginning of the placement. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was happy serving the clients in different area of needs .