Meet our Team: Andrew, Behavioural Outreach Worker
As part of Alzheimer Awareness Month 2021, we want to help our community better understand the breadth of services our Society provides. And who better to tell you about it than some of our amazing staff! Check out these blog posts to meet some faces behind our organization!
Meet Andrew Amatiello!
What is your job title?
Behavioural Support Ontario (BSO) Outreach Worker
What attracted you to the position when you first applied?
The chance to develop new skills and work in the community. I also always wanted the opportunity to work for the Alzheimer Society and work with colleagues I have met over the years as a volunteer and when I was a community partner at another organization.
What does your role entail?
BSO helps assess client’s RISK factors and provide mobile visits, or facilitate joint visitations with community leads and partners. We evaluate client and caregiver care needs and try to connect them to appropriate services. Providing recommendations and strategies on how to manage responsive behaviours.
What is your favourite part about your role?
My favourite part about the role is when we see caregivers who really connect with the supports, recommendations and strategies provided by the team. Seeing them succeed in implementing strategies makes me very happy.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I have been working with the older adult population since I was 14 years old. I enjoy hiking, meditating, history, traveling and I LOVE pugs.