Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Employee Newsletter - December 2017
Preparing for winter storms is crucial to survival and safety. Become familiar with winter storm warning signals so you can take appropriate action and learn the dangers of winter ailments so you can avoid injury. Driving in winter weather can present a number of challenges, so make sure you are... Read More on Winter Weather: Be Prepared
Congratulations to the following individuals for being recognized as this month's Service Excellence Award Winners. Your gift cards will be delivered to your supervisor. Each month, employees are recognized for going "above and beyond" in their service to members. Please nominate a fellow staff member here: http://www.mainstreamliving.org/about-us/employee-recognition/ Gunnar Campbell, nominated... Read More on December Service Excellence Winners
Over the coming months, there will be continued changes in the way we are funded, and the way we in which we structure our programs. As with any large scale change, this has the potential to cause confusion and anxiety for both staff and members. Several changes will come at... Read More on Employee Tip - Helping Members Through Change
Mainstream Living is a part of the Polk County Positive Behavior Supports network. Each month, training topics are offered to staff in an effort to continually improve and enhances services to our members. Read More on PBS Monthly Training - What is PBS?
The Center offers three types of day habilitation programming, each of which has a different focus for our members. The Sensory Program, formerly known as “Snoezelen” opened in the summer of 2011. It is a multisensory, non-directive environment meant to stimulate and sooth the members. Each area of the program... Read More on Sensory Program
Laura lives at one of our medically fragile sites. Recently we received a thank you note from her parents that read: “Dear Bill and all the MSL staff, Brian and I want to thank you for all the terrific services and help we receive with MSL. I recently had a... Read More on Stories of Impact
What brought you to Mainstream Living? I graduated from ISU in May and began looking for employment online. Luckily, I came across Mainstream! What is your favorite thing about work? I love watching members achieve their personal goals. How do you spend your time outside of work? I like to...
What brought you to Mainstream Living? I was working at Suncoast in the mall and saw a guy I went to highschool with come in with a member. I asked what agency he was with and he filled me in on Mainstream. This was in 1999 and I started out...