It’s #teammembertuesday time! Say hello to Peter, a Case Management Supervisor at our Strathmore Road location. Peter has been working at Charles River Center for the past nine years. He started working as a job coach in the Opportunities to Work program at Grugan, and gradually transitioned over the years to his current position at our Natick program. Most rewarding part of his job? Having worked in the same general area with the same clients for a number of years. “I love seeing what they improved at. Seeing how they’ve grown. What things they’re still dealing with. They are now people that I’ve known for a significant chunk of my life. That’s rewarding in and of itself.” He finds it especially gratifying that he has had the opportunity to witness significant personal growth among many of the individuals he has been working with over the years. As an example, when he started working in Natick, he was brought over, in part, to provide extra support to one individual with severe behavioral issues. But over the past 8 years, he has “watched this individual go from needing a lot of help to learning how to cope, to trusting the staff to work with him to help him manage a stressful situation… it’s been a relationship that I’ve seen grow and it’s been very rewarding.”
Outside of work, Peter enjoys “consuming lots of random educational content” – reading, watching videos and documentaries. He enjoys spending time at his family’s cabin in Western Massachusetts, hiking, swimming and kayaking.
Thank you, Peter for your years of service. You are truly making a difference in the lives of the individuals you work with.