Meet Our Newest Navigator Cohort
February 09, 2023
A new year means new job seekers eager to secure part-time and full-time employment opportunities. With the help of our navigators, job seekers gain new confidence and skills to prepare them for their job search. Five talented volunteers completed their training in January to become Hire Autism’s newest navigators. Please congratulate Rebecca Winfield, Ben Malecki, Kimberly Robinson, Nina Saini and QueAndra Ward.
These volunteers come from various personal and professional backgrounds, holding positions such as relationship manager, talent acquisition supervisor, psychologist, adjunct professor, employment advocate, and case investigator at companies like ADP, Intelsat, Behavioral Management Group, Disability Rights SC, and Essex County Health Department.
By helping to refine resumes, cover letters, and interview skills, navigators play a vital role in equipping job seekers with the tools necessary to prepare them for the job search and meet their employment goals. Veronica described her experience working with a navigator, “I had the best possible experience with my navigator, Ruth. She was extremely patient and very kind. I felt listened to and at times felt she could read my mind. I am a late diagnosed autistic person who needed a lot of help navigating through the job seeking market…Ruth helped me gain confidence in what my abilities are. I firmly believe I got my dream job because of her help.”
Are you or someone you know interested in helping autistic adults look for and find jobs? Apply for our April 2023 cohort. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
If you have questions about the Navigator Program or want to learn more, contact Brittany Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org.