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IKUS Life Enrichment Services

Skill Building Mentor

March - October 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a team of people to lead activity groups and outings.

What I wish was different

More 1:1 time with clients

Advice

Keep an open mind, be receptive, use creativity and problem solving skills, and have a yearning to learn.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the experience and working with individuals with disabilities

What I wish was different

Management struggled to keep up with daily needs of its employees

Advice

Very hard work with few breaks, however the campers make it worth it
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Health Officer

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love getting the responsibility and experience of providing nursing care to adults with various disabilities. I get to work under a nurse who has mentored me through my learning throughout this summer. I love that I am trusted with the experience of being knowledgable enough to respond to any medical situation that may occur.

What I wish was different

Advice

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CLS

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like the relationships you build, the kind of experience I am gaining for the future going into therapy

What I wish was different

The driving to different locations was difficult sometimes.

Advice

Be open to learn new things and challenge yourself!
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CLS Aide

January - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Learning people skills applicable to social work.

What I wish was different

Better communication with supervisors.

Advice

Be willing to try new things and work with a variety of people:
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Camp Counselor

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked the learning environment and the sense community you form quote the people you work with as well as the campers you engage with on the job.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Camp Counselor

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved working at camp! My coworkers were incredible and I learned that I can handle myself in high stress environments! The best part of camp was all of the campers I met and was able to form connections with.

What I wish was different

I do wish that there was more ability to take breaks, being a camp counselor is a full time, 24/7 position but I would have enjoyed small breaks throughout the week.

Advice

Being flexible and being able to adapt moment to moment, week by week, is very important!
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Camp counselor

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Coworkers & campers!

What I wish was different

Salary, hours, management

Advice

It’s not as easy of a job as it seems
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CLS Worker

June 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Super flexible hours and great client experience

What I wish was different

Advice

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Overnight Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to help showcase others' strengths while providing a safe and fun environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

The most important part of this job is having an open mind.
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