New job for Next Step Blackburn participant.

Valid provided participants from Burke and Beyond with an opportunity to apply for a new job as a Valid 8 Program Officer which I was really interested in. Speaking up for people's rights who have a disability and having a voice to be heard, and have a say means a lot to me. Andrea supported me to complete my resume and write an email to Valid which I sent off. I was so excited to receive an email from them which said that I had an interview for the position!

At Burke and Beyond I practiced interview skills and we rehearsed questions and answers to feel more confident and ready for the day.

On the day of the interview I was nervous and excited but felt prepared. I think the interview went really well and a week later I had an unexpected call from Valid. I received the job and I felt really proud and happy! I'm looking forward to learning in my new job as a Valid 8 Program Officer and can't wait to share my voice.


From everyone at Blackburn Next Step, congratulations Jordan! we are so proud of you and can't wait to see all the amazing work you will achieve advocating within community!