“Hi Shaleena … We would like to offer you the position…”
This week I’ve been eager to share some exciting news with those of you who have been following my journey! I am now a firm believer in the power of networking and perseverance because they are the main reasons why I can now say…I AM EMPLOYED WITH AN INDIGENOUS-RUN FAMILY SERVICES AGENCY! Not only is this job working with Indigenous people but it is the place I’ve had my eyes set on for quite some time – I hope that doesn’t sound stalker-ish. Since receiving my degree in CYC three years ago it has been a dream of mine to one day work at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST). And this past week that dream came true!
If you have a dream job you’re working towards, I encourage you to continue to persevere and network until you get it! I almost gave up and settled for something else and I am glad I didn’t! Below is a picture timeline of how my dream job became a reality.
…After my internship experience on Manitoulin Island I applied and got a job in a licensed child care agency to gain more experience in the CYC field. I wanted to build more on my skills and knowledge related to working with children and parents. In this role I supported children with special needs…
I am looking forward to building relationships with the staff and with the families I will be serving there. It is my hope that I will be gaining more hands on experience on how to be a culturally competent ally! AH! I am so grateful for where this journey is headed!
Feel free to share your dream job adventure in the comment section below 🙂