Kelsch Associates NJ is happy to award the June Employee of the Month Award to Dana R. Dana has been with Kelsch NJ for 6 years and has had a tremendous positive effect on not only our individuals, but also her Team Members. Always going out of her way to do nice things for everyone, Dana invited our individuals to her wedding (it was a fabulous time!) and will come in on her days off to help celebrate birthdays, so that our individuals feel special.
Dana's positive attitude and warmth are perfect examples of what makes her so special. She always goes above and beyond and uses her personal gifts to make sure that even the most challenging situations are handled with professionalism and great care.
We are so proud of Dana, all of her hard work and success, and are incredibly lucky and thrilled to have her on our team!
Kelsch Associates NJ would like to congratulate Donna M on being awarded the May 2018 Employee of the Month! Donna has been with the Agency for over 2 years and in that time has had perfect attendance! Over the course of that two years, Donna has always helped coworkers and her program by coming in early, extending her shift, working on a day off, or providing coverage to meet the consumers’ needs. During our 2017 licensing, Donna made sure that the program where she works looked amazing (from top to bottom) and her efforts were much appreciated.
Donna’s particularly adept at building a rapport with challenging consumers and uses the Teach Empower Attain and Maintain (TEAM) approach when working with all consumers. Recently, Donna helped a consumer decorate their bedroom with their favorite décor and she always makes sure to go out of her way to do thoughtful things, like bringing in copies of the newspaper from home so that one of her consumers can enjoy reading the headlines.
Always working steadily and with a positive attitude, Donna is an exceptional employee! Kelsch Associates NJ is happy and grateful that she is on our team; congratulations, Donna!
Congratulations to Jayna D, Kelsch Associates NJ’s April Employee of the Month! Jayna is an exceptional staff, who is self motivated, hard working and dedicated to her consumers.
Just one of Jayna’s many talents, she enjoys cooking Friday breakfast at the Day Program or preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas meals with the residents. Jayna is enthusiastic and her high energy motivates the staff and consumers alike. Jayna often plans parties and recreation nights and always contributes her own ideas for themes and craft activities. She has volunteered to work hours outside of the Day Program at the Special Olympics bowling celebration, Recreation Nights, Holiday parties and Kelsch picnics.
Jayna is very observant and in tune with each consumers’ needs. She often can tell a consumer is “sick” just by their actions. Jayna is able to recall all of the Day Program consumers’ diets. She is responsible for checking her own group’s lunches at the Day Program and always provides input to other staff members regarding their group’s lunches. Jayna takes time with each resident to review their prescribed diet so they understand why they may have a particular consistency need.
Kelsch Associates NJ is beyond grateful to Jayna and for her service to the Agency. Awesome job, Jayna!
Kelsch Associates Inc NJ is proud to announce that Kendis is the very deserving recipient of the Employee of the Month Award for February 2018!
Among Kendis’ strengths, she demonstrates excellent leadership abilities and an amazing amount of dedication to the Agency, her team and the consumers. Cindy, her supervisor, notes that Kendis is unfailingly dependable. For several months, Kendis was without a vehicle; during that time Kendis took an Uber (from Pennsylvania) to and from her shift each day; Kendis was so dedicated that despite her extraordinary commute, it never impacted her attendance.
Kendis is always pro-active and often approaches Cindy and asks, “how can I help you?” and if help is needed, she is always willing to coordinate a solution. That can-do attitude is why Kendis played a critical role during the 2017 licensing; she took ownership of her program and was able to lead her team, by example, to a very successful outcome.
Kendis’ dedication to her consumers’ is admirable, she even took it upon herself to learn the fundamentals of American Sign Language in order to better communicate with a consumer who is hearing impaired. Always positive, Kendis uses staff meetings as an opportunity to play games like Family Feud so that everyone on her team is actively engaged in learning the Agency Philosophy, which results in better care for the consumers.
Kelsch Associates Inc NJ is very proud to have Kendis on our team and encourages all team members to extend their congratulations to Kendis!
Kelsch Associates NJ is thrilled to announce that Latisha is our first ever Employee of the Month! Latisha has been with the agency since July of 2015 and always brings an upbeat, positive attitude to work. According to her Supervisor, Stacey, “Just being in her presence makes your day brighter.”
Teamwork is one of Latisha’s greatest strengths and she is always willing to go above and beyond for her coworkers. She often provides coverage, even at the last minute, and is flexible when asked to work at other programs.
Latisha particularly excels while working with consumers with challenging behaviors. She uses her positivity, a caring approach and the Philosophy to ensure that consumers who need extra support get it.
Latisha always goes the extra mile to ensure that consumers’ are well taken care of, and did you see those outfits from the Christmas party? That’s right, Latisha was responsible for coordinating those too!
Kelsch Associates NJ is forever thankful and grateful for her hard work, passion and dedication. Please make sure that when you see Latisha, you congratulate her on an amazing job!