Alexandra Schell is someone who likes to keep busy. When she first started with our Baudette division back in 2015, she was very shy and lacked confidence in her abilities – believing she wasn’t capable of performing the tasks employers would be expecting from her. Luckily, she was able to recognize that she could benefit from the employment support services provided by ODC.
Four years later, Alexandra juggles three cleaning jobs at local businesses – Log Cabin Bait and Tackle, Brink Senior Center, and McDonalds. As she mastered task after task, her confidence grew and grew. Taking ownership of her work and recognizing her role as a valued team member, she now tackles new tasks without fear of making a mistake (which used to hold her back) and is eager to learn new skills.
Customers and coworkers alike look forward to her contagious smile and warm greetings. Alexandra has a knack for remembering the pets that people have, including their names, and will always ask how they are doing each time she greets you. Her employers appreciate the wonderful energy she brings to the workplace and her attention to detail in completing her tasks.
Alexandra says that her jobs make her feel happy and fulfilled, adding that she loves going to work and interacting with nice people throughout her day. She believes that her part in keeping these businesses tidy and clean is important for people’s health and knows that she does a stellar job!
A success story that continues to be written, both Alexandra and ODC staff attribute her rise in confidence and ability to the efforts of a dedicated support team – which includes her family, case workers, employers, and the job coaches who have devoted so much time and care to her success.
Keep moving forward, Alexandra!