Brian, a person supported at RHA’s Springfield, Tennessee Unit, was invited to attend the Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Employment Retention Service Award Ceremony on October 18. The ceremony was held in the Debra K. Payne Conference Room at the Clover Bottom Developmental Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The ceremony recognizes individuals receiving services who have held continuous employment in the outside business sector for five or more years. Over the past seven years, Brian has worked at Long John Silver’s and Lowes Millworks and he now works at O’Charley’s.
In his role at O’Charley’s, Brian is very proud of the work he does greeting guests at the restaurant, ensuring the dining room is clean and tidy, and helping with other tasks in the kitchen. He takes great pride in the paycheck that he earns, proudly telling everyone “I spend my money.” He has been able to purchase himself an iPad and a cell phone from his earnings. Brian is able to do his job with the support of his job coach, Brandy Gunter, who was able to attend the ceremony with him along with two of his friends.
Congratulations to Brian, Brandy, and the Springfield Unit on this achievement!