Quality in human services has a direct correlation to quality humans delivering those services, and experienced, committed staff who stay in their jobs over the long term are critical to a strong workplace culture. They serve as mentors to new staff, and establish a consistent trusted presence with individuals supported by LiveWorkPlay and their families.
We are now sharing a bit more about our staff team on their annual workplace anniversaries. Join us in celebrating a September 22 first year work anniversary for Emily Phan! To help get to know her a little better, here are some questions and answers about Emily.
What is your favorite memory of in the last year at LiveWorkPlay/or share a meaningful story?
One of my favourite memories at LiveWorkPlay in the last year would be when a person I help support was in great spirits because she was excited about celebrating her birthday with family over the weekend, and her co-workers had given her a birthday cake that day. That night we had fun conversations about our families and work/school, we listened to music together, and to top it all off, I was offered some birthday cake!
What was most important was that this particular evening was a step forward in our relationship, and I’ve been able to be a better supporter ever since.
What brought you to work at LiveWorkPlay and why?
I first started with LiveWorkPlay as a volunteer for a one on one match. The description I read regarding the opportunity really caught my eye because 1) I really like manga/anime and 2) I like meeting new people and building relationships. I had been a volunteer for almost 2 years when Alex had sent me an email about part-time work opportunities with LiveWorkPlay. Beyond my volunteering I was happy and impressed with what I’ve seen and heard about LiveWorkPlay, and I was also looking for a job around that time so I decided to apply. It seemed like the LiveWorkPlay staff team was a really open and welcoming group of people…and I was right!
What are you looking forward to in the future with your work?
In the future I am looking forward to meeting new members, building more relationships, and encountering new situations that will help me grow as a person.
What do others have to see about Emily?
She’s great at her work and very cool under pressure!
It’s been fun having her at some our weekly team meetings, she brings such positive energy.
I love her humour and zest for life.