At Devereux, employees are heroes in every sense of the word, helping children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives. These committed and compassionate individuals humbly dedicate themselves to serving – and inspiring – others. Danyelle Grajeda – Devereux Colorado learning manager – was recently spotlighted.
In your role, what are your main responsibilities?
With the help of my team, I welcome and train new staff during orientation. I make sure we are meeting the expectations of licensing, and the high standards of Devereux. We also have an Unaccompanied Children’s Services program, and work hard to meet the demands of the Office of Refugee Resettlement learning curriculum. I keep track of our monthly refresher trainings and send regular reports to supervisors and managers with our staff’s progress. I am our center’s Servant Leadership Champion, and I work with our committee to promote Servant Leadership on campus. In addition, I am lead coach for our Essential Skills learning program, I manage our Retention Specialist Program, which provides support to new employees throughout the onboarding process, and I am part of our Safety Committee.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is welcoming new staff, and helping them be the best they can be for the individuals we serve.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
The individuals in our care make the job fun. They will always come and go. It’s the relationships you build with your fellow staff members that will keep you at Devereux and help you thrive.
What is one thing your colleagues don’t know about you?
One thing my colleagues don’t know about me is I am actually an introvert.
Why are you a Healthcare Hero?
I make a difference by coming to work every day to support my team and my center in any way I can.
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