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For Immediate Release

Staff Spotlight: Families Come First for Jayme Bland

Easterseals UCP Foster Care Team Lead Brings Experience to Her Job

New Bern, NC, May 21, 2018

Jayme Bland, Easterseals UCP Foster Care Program Team Lead, wears many hats in the New Bern, North Carolina office. Her focus is to help foster children find a good home and assist the families in crisis and support on a daily basis.

foster careMay is Foster Care Awareness Month and we recognize employees at Easterseals UCP who work hard to connect children with foster parents.  Managers in the Foster Care Program selected Jayme as this month’s Staff Spotlight due to her commitment, experience and ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Jayme said, “I like to see progress as foster parents become confident and the kids improve.  Also, I like to see the bio parents work on what they need to so they can possibly be reconnected with their child.  When that doesn’t happen, I love to see successful adoptions.”

For six years, Jayme has worked in the Foster Care Program at Easterseals UCP but she’s not new to child placement as she has worked at the state level for more than two decades.  She said, “I enjoy coming to work every day as I am happy around the other employees, children, and parents.  It’s a great job!”

Her supervisor, Audrey Fisher, Easterseals UCP Foster Care Manager, says they’re lucky to have Jayme, “ She is calm, level-headed, and always willing to help others.  She takes care of our team, and works hard to provide the best therapeutic services possible.”

In North Carolina, there are 11,000 children in the foster care system.  Easterseals UCP serves 270 children every year.  Potential foster parents are urged to open their home to a child in need.  Easterseals UCP provides, training, 24/7 support and reimbursement. 

Learn more about Foster Care at Easterseals UCP.

Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life. 

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621
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