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Faces of Inclusion March 2021

Posted 03/15/2021

"Not only do we offer great benefits, but for a limited time, new employees can earn up to $750 in bonuses." - Danielle Tips

We know at Pathfinder Services that we can’t give the high-quality care necessary to those we serve in the homes and programs in each of our communities without the dedication and hard work of our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). It is imperative that we recruit and maintain the highest level of personnel possible.

With that, we are searching for people to fill those important DSP positions in Huntington, Wabash, Plymouth, and Fort Wayne. It is our DSPs who help those we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best life! There has been a lot of work done here at Pathfinder Services in the past several months to be able to invest additional resources into our workforce and put a new and improved pay scale into effect for our DSPs.

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Danielle Tips signature

We also just kicked off a big radio and billboard advertising campaign to recruit and retain these dedicated front-line staff members who are focused on person-centered supports. You can hear our radio ads on 97.3 WMEE through May and see our billboards in Huntington, Wabash, Plymouth!

Not only do we offer great benefits, but for a limited time, new employees can earn up to $750 in bonuses. This bonus program is for all newly-hired part- and full-time employees. This will be paid out as $250 with the first paycheck, $250 after the successful completion of 90 days, and another $250 at the conclusion of six months.

We do recognize that our best recruitment strategy is our current employees, so we are also offering a referral bonus of up to $500! Any current employee will receive $250 when a referred new employee successfully completes 90 days of work. A second payment of $250 will be paid once the referred employee completes six months.

While we are committed to these investments and more for our front-line employees, we will continue to look for ways to improve our overall package of pay and benefits for all employees of Pathfinder Services. Thank you!


Ribbon Cutting

Pathfinder Services held an official ribbon-cut- ting ceremony on Monday, February 15 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the expan- sion to the building at 435 Campus Street.

The expansion includes the addition of four new classrooms set to grow the Early Head Start Program. The expansion came about when Kids Kampus received Duration Funding from the Office of Head Start last year for the purpose of better meeting the community’s need for increased free childcare for families experiencing poverty, homelessness, or have children in foster care.

Early Head Start is a comprehensive program for children and families in Huntington County, offering families the opportunity to be involved in programmatic decision making, developing and achieving family goals, and being an active participant in their child's development.

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Kids kampus expansion ribbon cutting

Before the expansion, Kids Kampus served 56 children age newborn to three-years old and four prenatal mothers. The breakdown was 40 children attending the center one or two days a week, 12 attending five days a week, and four in home-based care.

The funding for expansion means that now all 40 children who were in the center one or two days a week now have full-time care and are now at Kids Kampus five days a week. Each of the four new classrooms are operating every weekday for six hours per day. Pathfinder Kids Kampus also offers wrap-around care through the Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF) Voucher Program for children who need addi- tional care.

Celebrations in Wabash

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies Planned for New Buildings. Pathfinder Services will hold two special news conferences and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for our new buildings in Wabash at the end of March as part of our Disability Awareness Month activities. On Tuesday, March 23rd at 11 a.m., Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips and Wabash 100% PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES remain healthy, well, and age in place Mayor Scott Long will say a few words before officially cutting the ribbon on the new Pathfinder Services Wabash Office, located at 407 South Cass Street. On Tuesday, March 30th at 11 a.m., Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips and Wabash Mayor Scott Long will say a few words before officially cutting the ribbon on the new Pathfinder Services Group Home, located at 260 Half Street. We invite you to join us for these special events!

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