Health & Human Services Employee of the Month

February 2017 Employee of the Month - Amanda Gerads

Amanda Gerads is our Health & Human Services February Employee of the Month. Amanda was hired in 2013 as a Case Aide working in Chemical Dependency. She was promoted to Social Worker and continued her work in CD until an opening with the Truancy team became available in the Children’s Services unit. Amanda recently moved to a Child Protection Investigator position in the same unit. Amanda was nominated by a BHS staff member who commends Amanda on her ability to make herself available, accessible and visible to her many clients. The nominator says that “When working with Amanda, she collaborates with me as a member of her client’s team and always in an effort to improve upon the success of each individual she is working with. Amanda is dedicated, hardworking and tenacious.” When asked what benefits did the client derive from Amanda’s services, the response was that Amanda’s clients receive the benefit of her hard work, they are aligned with supports and services that will allow them to have every opportunity to choose a successful path, Amanda holds her clients accountable for both positive and negative life choices and she demonstrates to the client and their family that positive choices can yield positive outcomes. Amanda is highly respected for her level of skill in working with clients as well as her dedication. She has made a positive impact to both her clients and to other collaborating professionals. The nominator ends with “My role within the school is better and my students are more successful as a result of Amanda’s efforts.” A great tribute to a consummate professional. Thank you Amanda for your excellent service to the young people in Wright County.