The Arc of Steuben Names Justin Smith as Associate of the Month for October
BATH | Justin Smith, Facilities, was named Associate of the Month for October. Smith was nominated by Kaylie Nichols, Program Coordinator, for not only making sure that residential houses and the Bath office complex are maintained and safe, but also involving the people we support in the process.
In her nomination Nichols says she has seen Smith include people while painting, or by giving them a front row seat while he fixes something, all while explaining what he’s working on and answering any questions.
Recently, Smith came into one of the Day Habilitation rooms where someone mentioned that he noticed a light in the fitness room needed some attention. Smith thanked him and went to fix it. Later, Smith came back to the room and presented that person with a certificate and a treat in appreciation for helping the facilities department. Nichols said “the excitement and pride that beamed from his face is something I will never forget”.
Smith ensures that the buildings are taken care of as well as being person centered in everything he does.
Congratulations on being selected as associate of the month and thank you for all that you do!
The Arc of Steuben currently provides services to more than 950 people in Steuben and surrounding counties. Services include job-readiness training, community employment, residential, transportation and in-home services. For more information, visit www.arcofsteuben.org.