Our Health & Human Services Employee of the Month for January 2017 is Chad Miller. Chad has worked in both the Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health units. Currently, Chad is the primary case manager for civil commitment screenings, Sexually Dangerous Persons/Sexually Psychopathic Personality commitments, and carries a caseload of targeted case management working with adult clients who suffer from a mental illness. The in-house nominator states, “Chad provides time, knowledge, and patience to his colleagues, clients, and providers. He practices a person centered approach which allows clients to feel validated. Chad’s approach with difficult clients is direct and clear which provides clients with a sense of control, when all of the pieces of their lives may feel out of control.”
People who work with Chad know you won’t leave an interaction with him feeling lost or having questions unanswered. Chad provides clear expectations to keep clients on their toes and working towards a better quality of life. In the mental health field, this is necessary for positive change! Chad’s wealth of knowledge in the mental health and chemical dependency field is an asset for Wright County. He is able to communicate in an assertive, yet respectful manner with clients and providers. His effective communication allows clients to maintain self-sufficiency, and providers to understand the rights of the individual clients. Chad is always willing to share his knowledge. He takes time to help interns, new employees, colleagues, and outside providers. Chads expertise within the mental health field is valuable and non-biased, which is a rare commodity. Thank you Chad for your work with a population that needs deft case management and for the extraordinary service you provide!