Clarissa posing in her new office.

Clarissa posing in her new office.

The decision to promote Clarissa Collier to the Day Program’s Purple Team Supervisor was an easy one.

“She was selected because of her experience, knowledge of the Department, enthusiasm, and work ethic,” says Day Program Manager Michelle Bell.

Collier recently celebrated her six year anniversary of working in the Day Program. She started as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) providing direct support to individuals served.

A few years later, Collier was promoted to Mentor, providing additional support and guidance to DSPs and individuals in the Program.

Now as a Supervisor, she is managing both. It’s no easy task.

“No day in the life of a Supervisor is a cookie-cutter day. No two days are the same,” Bell says.

Her job requires the usual interpersonal skills. On top of that are requirements that she schedule, attend, and prepare for Individualized Planning meetings for her team; monitor the schedule of activities and medical administrations; provide support for DSPs; attend Department- and Agency-wide meetings; track her team’s trainings to ensure they don’t expire, and so much more.

Along with the new title comes a new office. She got a new space she shares with the Red Team Supervisor.

“It was a bit of a change. But I got right on the ball, and I’m getting it down,” Collier says of her promotion.

New in the position, Collier is still getting to know everyone on her team and organizing the Team’s room to align with her vision.

Known for her artistic abilities, Collier has made sure the Team’s room and her office are aesthetically pleasing.

“I like being a Supervisor a lot!” Collier exclaims. “I have a great team with excellent staff. That makes a big difference.”

“Clarissa is a great team player and a very fast learner,” Bell states. “We are pleased to have her as a part of our management team!”

Congratulations, Clarissa!