Trivette and her Vocational Counselor Nancy McNamara began working together in the summer of 2015. Trivette was interested in a position in the food industry. Although Trivette did not have any prior work experience, and lived in a rural area with limited employment options, they were able to find her a job as Lobby Attendant at the local Dairy Queen, where she started in September of that year and is still working there four years later. Nancy describes Trivette as hardworking, responsible and reliable, three qualities in demand by employers.
Trivette works hard and always strives to do her best, which had helped her to excel in her position. She recently received a raise and promotion to Food Prep Worker, where she is doing an amazing job. Instead of cleaning the lobby, restrooms and parking lot, and interacting in a welcoming and positive way with guests, she is now responsible for food prep for salads and sandwiches. When not involved in her primary functions, she continues to take care of trash removal and refilling the ice. She is a busy employee!
"Trivette has grown a lot since she started working. She has matured and become a more responsible person and has also grown socially. She is less shy and more able to communicate effectively" says Nancy. Trivette also is now able to contribute financially to bills in her home, including food and her cell phone. Nancy has noticed that Trivette appears to be much happier now that she is employed and part of a team at work. Nancy continues to support Trivette by communicating regularly with her, her aunt and her managers. If Trivette needs support, Nancy helps her problem solve and understand expectations at work.