Liberty ARC: Flexible Schedules Just For YOU
Kierra Reid, an Assistant Habilitation Specialist 2 at Liberty ARC, says the flexibility of her schedule, coupled with having understanding supervisors, made working and going to college not only possible – but enjoyable.
“Liberty ARC is so flexible with hours,” Kierra said. “I chose when I could work around my classes and when I couldn’t. I even had to change those hours a couple of times because my supervisor and I realized that I wasn’t allowing myself enough time to study and do my homework. They really helped me make the schedule I needed to do both.”
Kierra has worked at Liberty ARC for the past year, and during that time she’s attended Fulton Montgomery Community College. She’ll be receiving her Associate Degree in Health Studies on Wednesday, and after that she plans to take a year off from school so she can apply to nursing programs in the area.
“I want to be an RN,” she said. “I’ve always loved caring for people – that’s why I love it here at Liberty ARC. Also, working here helped me with certain classes in regards to some of the training I had to do for the job and how it relates to my prerequisites for nursing. In the meantime, I’ll continue working here at the agency because it’s so rewarding.”
Kierra works in both residential and day habilitation at the agency, depending on her availability. This allows her to have many meaningful experiences with those she supports.
“I love working with the individuals and supporting them and developing relationships with them,” she said. “And I really love visiting different sites, because if I haven’t worked somewhere in awhile the individuals will tell me they missed me and hug me and it just makes me so happy.”
Kierra says working at Liberty ARC is a great opportunity for anyone, but especially those who need a flexible schedule.
“This job can be challenging at times, but it’s incredibly rewarding,” she said. “To know that you’ve helped someone – even if it’s just in the smallest way – it’s important. You feel so much more fulfilled when working here, and through Liberty ARC, you can pick when you can work and when you can’t work. The hours are flexible for someone in school who needs to go to class or study, other jobs have set hours and don’t work with your schedule, but at Liberty ARC, they’re always there to help you.”