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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Living Employee Newsletter - Aug 2018

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. We encourage staff and managers to nominate a fellow staff member...
It is a fact of life that members look up to you as their staff. It is a great feeling to have somebody see you as a mentor, but if you don’t keep tabs on yourself, it can create an unhealthy dynamic. Because you are in a position of authority,... Read More
Mainstream Living is part of the Polk County Positive Behavior Supports network. Each month, training topics are offered to staff in an effort to improve and enhance services for our members. Read More
Martez has received services from Mainstream Living for 20 years. For the past several years, he has lived at a four-bed location with a couple of other men. Recently one of his roommates started to experience more challenges and became more and more difficult to live with. The team tried... Read More
Last year, Mainstream received $20,102.48 in Work Study funds for eligible Iowa State students who worked at Mainstream Living. If you are currently a student at Iowa State University, receiving financial aid, then the Federal Work-Study allows students to hold part-time jobs while in school without jeopardizing the amount of... Read More
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). According to Business Week, more than 60% of individuals attending college borrow money to help pay for costs. Education is expensive and student loan... Read More
What brought you to Mainstream? I answered an ad in the Des Moines Register for an Office Manager position in the Des Moines office when it was located on East Douglas. I had no idea what “Mainstream Living” was, but from the logo at that time, I thought it was...
What brought you to Mainstream? I had a few former classmates who worked here and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would check it out. What is your favorite thing about work? I really enjoy the variety that my position offers. How do you spend your time outside of...
What brought you to Mainstream? I moved to Iowa from North Dakota and answered an ad in the paper. What is your favorite thing about work? My job is not boring. Each day brings on a new challenge. How do you spend your time outside of work? I play piano...
What brought you to Mainstream? The first time I was employed by another company here in Ames. Jim Hartman convinced me to apply for a position at Mainstream Living.The second time I volunteered to fill in for Scott who had an accident with a table saw. When he chose not...

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