10 Questions with a Community Living Certified Lead Coach

In this blog we share what Community Living Certified Lead Coach Dyllin loves about his job. Dyllin has been a member of the Hope Haven team since 2018. Keep reading below to learn more about Dyllin in his interview!

Employed Since:

March 19th 2018

How did you come to be in your position? Did you seek it out or fall into it by happy accident?

I saw an opportunity to better assist my clients so I applied and got the position.

What gifts do you bring to your role?

I would say guidance. I am present in my client’s life almost everyday and am able to assist with skills to become independent in their future.

What lessons have you learned since working at Hope Haven?

I have learned that Hope Haven is much bigger than just Rock Valley. We have clients and staff all over with the same goal bettering one another.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is taking the clients out in the community. We get to see a smile on the clients faces. We get to show the clients that they are accepted in the community and are not judged by someone because of a disability.

What is your favorite part of your workday?

My favorite part is seeing how my clients days have been. We all have had hard days in life. We the staff can assist with providing comfort by explaining it will be alright.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

The hardest part of my job would be not being able to make a client more successful at something. We have some clients that have limited verablization. We try our best to understand what the client is in need of for that situation. We just sometimes are unable to achieve the answer.

What is your day not complete without?

My day is not complete without communication. We strive for teamwork in Hope Haven to assist our clients. I like to know that my clients are safe and taken care on my days off.

If you were training a new team member what advice would you give them?

I would strive for communication and willingness to be open. The clients we serve want to engage with you.

Name three things on your bucket list.

1. I will become a Community Living Certified supervisor.

2. I will strive to get more people to understand these are people in need of care not just a disability.

3. I will go to every state before I retire.

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