We were looking for people who, who had
some hands-on experience with IT support that had enough knowledge from the
educational end that could back up that that ability to help the staff and to
provide that support. VOC Rehab was able to do that for us. Especially in
Dwayne’s case that was also just right in the middle of where we were looking.
He has a very good attitude. He has a servant attitude like we request all of
our employees to have. And as far as his disability, it really hasn’t been an obstacle at all in his day to day work. I fit in here and I know what things I
need to do to be sure that I’m accommodating my hearing loss. If I’m in
a meeting I make sure I’m sitting where I can see everybody in the room and
things like that. Graystone has not had to make any
special accommodations for me. I enjoy the fact that this position also lets me go interact with people, fix whatever needs to be done on their PC. I do spend
a lot of what they call “face time” with them. We had one of our employee
evaluations just recently and I think the highest evaluations they gave me were in
the interpersonal relationship areas. Am I getting along with people? Being positive? Smiling? Helping them out being first in line to take care of things? That, that’s
what I enjoy I’m here to serve people. We have four satellite offices and this main office and he does go to these other satellite offices on occasion to help
with the IT support there. He’s very important to us.