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Hope At Work: Staff Instagram

Get to know our talented team members and their stories.

Instagram post 2176477392179051391_11331866881 Andrea, Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve worked here for two years. Previously, I worked at a camp for people with disabilities, and it introduced me to working with that population.
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Our program is an independent living home for adults with mental disorders or behavior issues. We assist residents with meal prep, take them to outings and doctor visits, and teach them skills to move out on their own. I help them achieve the freedom that anybody else would have.
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You get attached to the residents. You become their family, and they become your family.
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My work makes a difference because I get our residents out into the community and show people there’s no reason to discriminate against them.
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My job has helped me grow. I’ve become more mature, more of an adult. I’m less judgmental.
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If you can’t deal with pressure, you shouldn’t do this job. You have to be prepared for anything.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #baycity #michigan #directcare #dsp #job #career
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Instagram post 2161841592321711578_11331866881 Matthew, Quality Manager, Hope Network Industries (HNI)
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I’ve been here since 2011. I was going to school and having trouble finding a job. HNI gave me an opportunity. I was a production worker, a hi-lo driver, a materials coordinator, then a warehouse coordinator. Last May I finished my bachelor’s degree in engineering and was offered the Continuous Improvement Facilitator position, which I accepted. A few months after that I was offered the Quality Manager position.
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At HNI, we’ll take bulk items such as food or consumer goods, and pack them for various uses. Working here is not just a job. You’re part of something bigger than just a job. Every day we help people. On my worst days, I go out on the floor and am reminded of why I still work here.
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My goal ten years from now is to still be open and provide work to those people we haven’t met yet.
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I come from manufacturing. I grew up on a farm. The hardest part of that is learning the soft skills. I needed them here. You have to be able to connect with people, and with 17 different languages spoken at HNI, that’s not always the easiest thing to do.
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We have so many opportunities for advancement at HNI. If you want to learn and advance, the opportunities are here.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #hni #grandrapids #michigan #manufacturing #job #career
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Instagram post 2151672930604671290_11331866881 Alena, Director of Clinical Services, Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve worked here for ten years. I came here right after I earned my master of social work. I knew I wanted to work in the mental health field so I started as a case manager. From there I became a clinical supervisor, and then a manager, and now a director.
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Our team provides behavioral health services to individuals who have disabilities. I oversee the two programs we have here, case management and enhanced outpatient. After staff meetings, I’ll tell our team, “Go out there and save lives.” I feel like that’s what we do.
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I love that we get to help people meet their goals. This is a vulnerable population and I think we’re really blessed to be able to serve them.
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Hope Network has been good to me. I’ve been given a lot of opportunities to grow and pursue things that are important to me. I can’t imagine all organizations would be that supportive.
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If you’re passionate about this field, do it. This job has given me a sense of purpose.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #saginaw #michigan #mentalhealthawarenessday #job #career
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Instagram post 2150244173050113096_11331866881 Mary, Registered Medical Assistant, Integrated Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve been working here three years, and I just wanted something different. I used to work for multiple doctor’s offices and I wanted to see how the other side does behavioral health.
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This program is a residential area for independent and dependent people, a lot of them elderly. We assist them with medication, showering, eating. I make sure they have their proper medications in a timely matter.
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Our staff is like a family. From the top down, everybody here is considerate. To me, this isn’t a job - it’s more like, "I’m leaving my home to come to my second family."
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I love my hours and I love my time off, but the clients are what I enjoy the most. We’re all they have.
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One day, we were doing karaoke with the clients. This particular client was singing loud to The Commodores’ “Brick House.” Like, he gave it all he had. We just started laughing. He was dancing and screaming. I'll always remember that.
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Medical assistants should take their time and know their Five Rights: right person, right med, right time, right dose, right route.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #grandrapids #michigan #job #career #mentalhealth
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Instagram post 2145154004152269349_11331866881 Sophia, Generalist, Behavioral Health Services Clubhouse
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I’ve worked here for a year. I had graduated with my bachelor’s degree, was looking for jobs oline, and came across Hope Network. I applied and got a call the next day.
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This program is a psycho-social rehabilitation clubhouse for adults with mental illnesses. We teach them skills that will help them become employed and more independent.
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I do a lot. My job is all over the place. I do morning pickups, assist clients with their tasks, fill out progress reports. Sometimes I’m even in the kitchen. I guide our clients along their life journey.
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A lot of our clients don’t have close friends or family, so I can be the person who’s there for them. We trust each other.
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I love the work-life balance here. It’s nice to be able to clock out and not bring my work home with me.
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When I first took this job, I never thought my relationships with our clients would be this strong. They teach me things. I came here to help others, and they help me.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #michigan #jackson #job #career #mentalhealth
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Instagram post 2139349782177745912_11331866881 Mike, Case Manager, Crisis Residential Behavioral Health Services
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It’s been almost two years since I started here. Before working in social work, I had spent 19 years in the restaurant industry.
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Our program exists to help people out for a few days at a time. Some have depression or anxiety, and some may be suicidal. We make sure they’re OK.
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Every day is different for me. I set up appointments for our residents, go over their treatment plans, and just talk with them. I get them the services they need.
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I like knowing that my job helps people, that I help people. I try to make our residents’ stays as positive as possible.
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Being a restaurant manager was more stressful than my current job, but it taught me how to be helpful. Here, instead of making a sandwich for someone that might just make their day, I’m helping the rest of their life.
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You have to be thick-skinned to be a social worker, and you have to be prepared for disappointments. But when a good one comes around, try to remember it.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #saginaw #michigan #job #career #socialwork
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Instagram post 2130068074467147641_11331866881 Charlene, Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve been here for four years. I like working with people with disabilities and thought this would be a good opportunity, so I applied.
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We take care of people with mental disorders and help them prepare for the outside world. I see my job as working in my own house. It’s a homey environment here.
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I learned that how I walk into this house every day is how the day will go. If I walk in upset,  I'm setting that negative energy. But if I walk in happy, it rubs off on people.
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If you want to work in this field, be passionate. You can’t just come here for a paycheck, you have to want to help.
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This job has changed how I look at people. Before I worked in this field, I would see people with mental or behavioral disorders and judge them. But now, I understand.
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[This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week! Thank you to all of our Direct Care staff! #DSPRW19]
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #baycity #michigan #directcare #directsupport #job #career
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Instagram post 2120465654686618029_11331866881 Cathy, Therapist, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve worked for Hope Network for two years. I had been doing substance abuse therapy my whole career and wanted a change.
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We have two programs here. Our case management program is for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and our enhanced outpatient program provides clients with therapy and medical reviews. I see clients all day and help them live their best, productive lives.
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We’re the safety for people who are underprivileged, oppressed, and don’t have the ability to access basic needs in life.
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I would like to create a mindfulness group here for clients. That’s a project of mine. Mindfulness is a technique similar to meditation that helps people relax and reduce stress. It’s going to knock out a lot of the ills people have.
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My job has taught me how to be more empathetic. It’s helped me be more comfortable around people who may act differently than the rest of us.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #mentalhealth #job #career #saginaw #michigan #therapy #LMSW #SocialWork
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