Charlotte, NC, February 11, 2020
When Rayshon became an adult he knew he wanted to work and support himself. In fact, he was determined to have a career, not just a job. Now, at the age of 24-years-old, he’s moving up the ladder.
Rayshon, who has mild intellectual and developmental disorder, landed his first job as a dishwasher at a Steak n Shake restaurant. Management saw his potential and increased his hours and assignments. Eventually Rayshon trained other dishwashers in other stores and learned new skills such as making milkshakes and food.
The Easterseals UCP Employment Services team has encouraged and guided Rayshon for more than five years. Last year, they were at a job fair where Cintas was hiring. Rayshon excelled in his interview and at his job sampling test. He got the job! He’s happy to be working at Cintas sorting bags of laundry, unloading bags from trucks and operating a machine that ties bags. Rayshon’s new goal is to get his license so he can become a driver.
BeLinda Bishop, Easterseals UCP Employment Specialist, said, “I’m so proud of him as I watch him grow, mature and gain confidence in himself. He’s always seeking to learn something new and is happy.
Rayshon received Cintas Partner of the Month Award. In the nomination, his manager wrote “Rayshon is a great team player. His consistency in his work flow often puts him ahead of the load/unload team. He never hesitates to ask where he can help out.”
Congratulations to Rayshon for his accomplishments and hard work! Easterseals UCP is looking forward to following up on his goals. Learn more about Easterseals UCP Employment Services.ABOUT EASTERSEALSEasterseals provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Kathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com(O) 919-865-8660 | (C) 919-208-0621