October 2017 - In This Issue:
Celebrating Excellence
Congratulations to Faye Fahnestock!

Faye Fahnestock was recognized at the
PA Capitol Building as one of 18 PAR
"We Are Worth It." Awards recipients
UCP Central PA House Manager Faye Fahnestock was one of 18  honorees recognized at the 2017 PAR "We Are Worth It." Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 23 at the Hilton Harrisburg. The ceremony was the highlight of the first day of the PAR Solutions Conference and culminated a full day of festivities for the award winners who also were recognized from the floor of the PA Senate at the Capitol Building.
A media release from PAR (Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability) dated October 24 acknowledged Faye for her excellent work as a Frontline Manager for UCP Central PA's Residential Services. "Faye Fahnestock represents the best of many of the Frontline Managers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who manage individual and group homes in communities across the state," said PAR President and CEO Shirley Walker.
As House Manager, Faye has demonstrated tremendous dedication and personal sacrifice to ensure that Carol, the individual in her care, is supported with care, compassion, respect, and minimal disruptions in her life, a welcome gift for one who historically has experienced difficulty with change.
Walker continued: "Faye Fahnestock is a leader admired by her employer, the DSPs she supervises, and the family members and individual she supports."
Faye was nominated  by UCP Residential Services  Program Manager James Witmer, who said he was inspired by her unique combination of extraordinary leadership, creative problem solving skills, intuition, and ability to anticipate Carol's needs. Faye was also recognized by UCP as DSP of the Day during Direct Support Professional Recognition Week in September. You can read the article about her  here .

Recognizing outstanding leadership in service of UCP consumers

Prior to the official PAR awards ceremony, UCP arranged a surprise celebration at the Utley Headquarters training room on Friday, September 29. Faye was unaware that she was about to be revealed as PAR's choice for Central Region Frontline Manager of the Year. The look on her face when James Witmer made the announcement was priceless! Click
here to view a photo montage from the "reveal" and from the subsequent celebrations.
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Learn more about our Interview Nights

We are SO EXCITED to see Team UCP continue to grow!

Since last months' e-news 23 new UCP team members have joined our cause.

Just as exciting, current UCP team members are earning some serious $$$ CASH $$$ for referring their quality contacts to work for us. Employees who refer TALENT are awarded $1000 in cash for each successful new hire. Since we launched the UCP Employee Referral Program in May, 21 staff referrals have become new UCP hires.

Today, we are actively searching for talented, experienced people to fill the following positions:

Program Aides: Assist the Program Instructor in carrying out instruction and activities in UCP's Adult Day Programs. Provide personal care and assistance to consumers as needed; participate in program development; maintain program records; maintain program area, equipment and supplies. Part-time opportunities available.

Residential Advisors: Care for UCP consumers in community homes. Help create a comfortable living environment; provide personal care and assistance; assist with mobility and transfer; provide home maintenance such as cleaning and laundering, and assisting with menu planning and food preparation; ensure safe and reliable transport of consumers to and from doctor's appointments and day programs. Part time and full-time opportunities available.

Personal Care Attendants: Provide attendant care services in the home or in the community for individuals with a disability or diagnosis/condition or those who are experiencing the effects of aging. May include personal care, meal preparation, transportation, respite, and other services as needed. Part-time and PRN positions available.

Make a difference in your community. Choose a career with UCP!

If any of these positions is a match for you, contact Lindsay Unger, HR Recruiter, for more details. 717.737.3477, x 151

Check out our full list of current openings at: www.ucpcentralpa.org/jobs
Upcoming Events

Family Activity: Monkey Joe's
Tuesday, November 14
6:15PM to 8:00PM
3608 Hartzdale Drive, Camp Hill
UCP Gift Wrap Booth
December 1-24
Capital City Mall, Camp Hill

It is the mission of UCP Central PA to assist infants, children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.