In our last newsletter, we had the honor of welcoming Corey to our staff. He started at Job Point in November 2020. In just that short time, he was nominated by his supervisor and community contacts for our “Cause for Applause” quarterly award.
Just a few weeks after his nomination, we received word from his family that he had passed suddenly. It was a tremendous loss for our team and all of the individuals he served with great passion and joy. We celebrated the love and commitment he had for helping others by honoring him as our Cause for Applause winner in March.
Below are the heartfelt nominations we received on his behalf.
“In November of 2020 Job Point welcomed Corey Ellington to the Job Point family. He is an Employment Consultant (EC) in the Rehabilitation Services Department. Since starting at Job Point Corey has played a vital role in assisting our candidates. Corey provided job coaching, almost daily, to candidates. He worked throughout the holidays, weekends, and snow days. On some days Corey would provide coaching services for 2 or 3 candidates in a single day. Corey has provided coaching at MU Campus Dining, The Broadway Hotel, University Hospital & Cracker Barrel (the busiest kitchen in the world). He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist these individuals and build positive relationships with the employers.
Corey has shown compassion and sound judgement. In addition he has assisted with providing evening coverage for the front desk. Corey consistently expresses how grateful he is to be working for such an amazing organization. He’s amazed by how kind and caring the staff at Job Point have been. We appreciate his positive spirit, friendly nature, and volunteer to do it work ethic. You are a cause for Applause.
We also received this high praise from one of our employers:
“Hi, I just wanted to let you know how amazing Cory Ellington has been! He really shines as a job coach. He gets in there and helps show Issy how to wash the dishes. He also is super friendly with all the staff. He pushes Issy to do things on his own. Like asking if he can leave early, or asking for help, etc. He told me yesterday would be his last day with Issy and I was truly bummed. Issy is doing great but we will miss having Corey around. He is a terrific job coach and I wanted to let you know my whole management team admired him.”
His passion for his work and desire to selflessly help others changed the lives of those who knew him. We are grateful for the time we had with him.