If you have been to Archway’s main campus and entered the Administrative Building recently, then you will recognize Mr. Kadeem Shamsid-Deen (pictured below). Kadeem is one of our newer employees who currently serves as part-time Receptionist in Archway’s Administrative Building located on the main campus headquarters. Kadeem first expressed interest in obtaining gainful employment since he first came to Archway Programs in 2018, as one of our clients in the Supportive Living Program. Kadeem is currently an Archway client in the newly launched Supported Employment Program. When there was an opening for a receptionist position, he was the first to come to mind.
Angela (pictured above) provides on-site support to Kadeem through Archway’s Supported Employment Program. “Kadeem has pride in what he’s doing and I’ve seen his confidence level significantly increase since he started this job,” she said.
Kadeem enjoys working with people and being of assistance whenever he can. In line with his employment goals, he has been building his skills and gaining work related experience, while receiving on-the-job training. Kadeem started training in May 2019, and successfully completed the training in August. He has proudly served as Receptionist since this time.
Here’s how Kadeem’s co-workers describe him:
· Brings positive energy to the team
· Such a valuable asset to our organization
· A breath of fresh air! He always has a positive attitude and a big smile on his face!
· Empathetic and compassionate
· Hard working and eager to learn new things
Congratulations Kadeem! We are proud that you are part of the Archway family.