Belinda Bockrath

What I look for in a team:

A great team player and dedicated to the people we serve.

If you are interviewing with me, you should know:

I am looking for positive people with outgoing personalities who enjoy helping people.

Biggest Success

One of my most memorable job coaching assignments was a young man hired at his very first job. He was hired to work weekends and evenings in a nursing home in the dietary department. He needed job coaching to help him learn all of the job tasks and to help him increase his speed. He needed just a moment to process a job task before he could start. His job was to set up meal trays for the residents. When residents were finished he was to help wash the dishes. He was not the fastest or perfect, but his personality was so positive that his coworkers were willing to work just a little bit harder to help him succeed. This young man told me many times he had to eventually find a full time job so he could move out of his parent’s home. His parents supported him on this decision and wanted him to be able to live on his own, in his own home with his dog. Through job coaching this young man was able to grow his confidence and his skills so much that when he graduated high school he found a full time factory job and moved out on his own, with his dog.

Day of Providing Service that You Would Write a Book About

A few years ago I had a lady that was interested in becoming a veterinarian technician. I set up for her to spend time with several different veterinarians in their office and out in the field. The day came for us to shadow and it was a fun filled day. We were able to meet an orphaned baby raccoon, which had feet as soft as a baby’s bottom, but nails as sharp as razors. We docked some puppy tails, not my favorite thing to witness, and assisted with recovery and cleaned cages. While at one location we had a cow with a flipped stomach and it required surgery. The surgery consisted of the vet making an incision on the side of the cow putting his arm inside up to his shoulder and untwisting the stomach then tacking it in place with stitches. It was very fascinating and one of the most interesting days I have ever had as a job coach.

Why I love What I Do

When someone you worked with sees you on the street and thanks you for helping them become successful at their job.

Interesting Fact About Yourself

I was born in Ohio, but most of my younger life I lived in West Virginia. I am the youngest of 6 children and will forever be known as the baby of the family.

Previous Experience Outside of Capabilities

I have worked at 2 other companies helping people with disabilities, neither of them were as fulfilling as Capabilities.

If you could have dinner...

My parents - I never got the chance to thank them for molding me into the person I am today.