December 2018 Employee of the Month - Tamara Chiglo
Tamara is our December employee of the month. She started in April 1991 as a Child Welfare and a co-location worker. She worked as a Minor Teen Parent Worker for 22 years. Tamara's primary role is as the minor parent social worker for Wright County, but she often steps up to help with other programs, such as our monthly foster care support group. Tamara loves her time with the babies while the foster parents enjoy a break. Tamara has also provided support and services to children through incoming interstate compact placements (ICPC) and Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP). Tamara thoroughly assesses the family and with her wealth of resource expertise, she sets them up with services in record time! Tamara is an amazing advocate and is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the work that needs to be done. She leaves nothing undone when it comes to ensuring that her clients have their needs met. She is extremely empowering, has strong engagement skills, and challenges her clients while still maintaining a positive working relationship. Tamara is always willing to take on more work to help others, including teaching new staff about client resources. She is very personable and has a great sense of humor. She returns calls quickly to her clients and follows through with services. Tamara's social work practice is as true to social work values and principles as you'll ever find. Tamara, you are an exceptional asset to Wright County. Congratulations!