Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) annually recognizes staff who exemplify our Core Values. Staff are nominated by their peers and recognized at an all-staff meeting.
The Core Values for MCH are:
Marjorie Parker, youth care counselor (YCC) supervisor, received the 2016 Core Award for Growth at the all-staff meeting in March. The recipient of the Core Award for Growth is someone who provides opportunities for spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
According to Parker’s nomination, “Marjorie has been a valued employee since 2012. Marjorie came to MCH with no previous experience in the field of working with youth from hard places in a residential setting. Marjorie began to learn quickly exactly what she had ‘gotten herself into’ and did not hesitate to jump immediately into situations, seek support from her supervisors and attend trainings to build her skills. Marjorie was trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and had a natural ability to balance structure and nurture and create an environment that fostered connections with youth and co-workers. Marjorie also demonstrated the ability to learn and gain insight into behaviors and needs of youth in her care. Marjorie very quickly grew to be sought out by not only the youth in her home but other youth across the MCH campus. Marjorie’s abilities as home parent excelled so quickly that she was asked to help with training new home parents. Marjorie’s skills continued to expand as she worked with youth who presented greater and new challenges. Marjorie has utilized opportunities through the training department to attend continuing education classes as a way to further develop her skills. Marjorie’s growth in her knowledge and understanding of agency policies and procedures make her an excellent candidate to promote to the YCC supervisor in 2015.”
“I am very honored and thankful to receive the Core Award for Growth. I am exceptionally grateful for the opportunity and the acknowledgment from MCH,” said Parker.
Erica Reyes-Rosa, associate administrator and Parker’s supervisor had this to share, “Marjorie is a joy to supervise because of her desire to provide exceptional childcare and her willingness to continue to learn new skills and techniques.”