Kory Overly, Adult Day Service Adviser, is one of the many dedicated staff at Bona Vista Programs. He took time to write about why he choose to work at Bona Vista and what advice he has for new staff:
“Hi! My name is Kory Overly, and I have been with Bona Vista since May 9, 2016. My job here involves a lot of things, but if I had to describe it I would say that I schedule outings for our persons served, lead a small group throughout the day with 6-8 persons served, work with behaviors and mentor peers to have the best day possible and, of course, tackle anything unexpected or that is asked of me throughout the day. I can’t promise that every day is going to be all the glitz and glam we would all love to have, but every day is a true blessing to be with our persons served! You will never experience a more life-changing and heartwarming career anywhere else. It will not take long for you to become attached and fall in love with every one of our persons served in day services programming. They all bring amazing qualities that will keep you on your toes and teach you lessons you’ve never learned before coming here. If you are looking for a workplace where there are loads of fun and love, Bona Vista is the place for you to be!
“My personal highlight everyday is being able to interact and be a part of our persons served lives and the activities they participate in while in day services. Building that relationship with our persons served helps create a meaningful and engaging day which will overflow to everyone around them and help make for a fun work place. I advise new staff to just be themselves while working and not to be afraid to step out of their comfort zone. Those tips will make a huge difference.
“When all is said and done, the way we act at work needs to be positive and contagious for everyone! When we show love to everyone around us, we create a healthy workplace that functions like a well-oiled machine. When that happens, our person served can truly get the most meaningful moments out of their day. Always remember, we are here for our PERSONS SERVED! They deserve the best that we have every day when we walk into work. In a short period of time, they will all become a huge part of your life. Just as they have in mine.”
We cannot thank Kory enough for his dedication and his passion to those we serve at Bona Vista Programs. It takes employees like him to keep Bona Vista Programs a place of encouragement and growth. Thank you, Kory!