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Spohn Retires After 22 Years At SKIL, Returns To Volunteer
By Nancy G. Holman
It was 1993 and Pam Spohn was job-hunting after finishing an 11-year stint as a Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) food stamp caseworker. (SRS is now called the Department for Children and Families, or DCF).
“My Mom saw an ad for SKIL in a weekly newspaper that came out of Chanute,” said Spohn, then 39 and living in Fredonia. “I wasn’t working, so I needed to find a job.” SKIL is a multi-faceted independent living center that serves persons with disabilities in Kansas. Headquartered in Parsons, it has branch offices at various other locations in the state.
Spohn was hired for the Parsons front office, beginning a wide-ranging, memorable career that would span 22 years. She retired recently from the popular independent living center that, by her own admission, she cannot long avoid.
Recalling her long career as SKIL’s first employee after returning as a volunteer, Spohn reflected on the agency and its people she has served with her own brand of unswerving dedication, loyalty and love.
Needed: Direct Support Workers to work for individuals with disabilities. Duties may include but not be limited to: housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, running errands, etc. Part-time. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Help Wanted Apply at: Enter a new DSW Application Direct Support Workers (DSWs) are hired by eligible persons with disabilities to provide the assistance they need to remain in their home and be self-sufficient in the community. DSWs make it possible for persons with disabilities to have the same choices, independence and opportunities as people without disabilities have. SKIL ResourceCenter provides payroll services for individuals receiving Home and Community Based Services through SKIL Inc Fiscal Agent which ensures DSWs are paid in accordance with Federal and State guidelines. SKIL Resource Center accepts DSW applications on an ongoing basis so their Customers have a choice of applicants to hire from. DSW Applications are available online for individuals interested in a DSW position. In order to keep the selection process current, DSW applications must be re-submitted every two months.
SKIL Resource Center is an EOE. Qualified individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may send a resume to: SKIL Resource Center, Human Resource Department, PO Box 957, Parsons KS 67357 or apply online at www.skilonline.com
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