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Ready Aim Get Hired: My Employment Journey
My name is Lindsey Eaton and I have autism and I want to share my employment journey with you!
I have worked all of my life. I have done everything from assisting in a preschool classroom to working in an office setting doing data entry. My last job at BridgeWater Assisted Living Midtown allowed me to interact with seniors by working in our culinary department as a Server. I had the opportunity to serve residents food, bus tables and deliver water containers filled with ice and water- with a smile on my face.
I have always had a passion for working with kids so I knew I wanted to find a job that was a fit to my strengths a few months ago. My top skills are building relationships, being reliable and dependable.
Enter: Christ Lutheran School!
A few months ago, I started a new position as Office Assistant at Christ Lutheran School and I have the opportunity to help with tasks such as copying, shredding, passing out hot lunch to the kids and delivering lost items to the kids in the classrooms on various parts of campus. When I walk into classrooms often, the teachers welcome me warmly.
One of the best parts of working at CLS is that it feels like we're one big family. I have developed professional relationships with co-workers. We talk about our weekends, life and hobbies outside of work. I originally helped our service learning coordinator bring Light it Up Blue to CLS by speaking to the second grade classes and helping them draft letters to our now principal.
I don't just like my job, I love my job!