Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I've been on Disability since 1998... for a mental illness from which I have largely recovered but still have some challenges. I have not been able to find work to supplement my SSDI, and it's not enough. I got trained in January of 2009 as a Peer Support Specialist... but all the jobs available at that time were full time, so I could not pursue them. I obtained my certification as a Peer Specialist effective December 29, 2010, and started applying for jobs...only to hear silence.
Last month I discovered my current health care provider had a position open, 15 hours at two nearby centers. I applied for the position, and got told the position was put on hold. I don't know if that means they are having budget problems, but that's a likely scenario.
I got a call this morning for a position in Sevierville. It's full time but they sound willing to break it into two part-time positions. I even know one of the three people I'll be interviewing with. That would mean about two hours of driving round trip, and about 3 gallons of gas, but I can handle that, especially with the income it would provide.
Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I hope I can get this under the most favorable conditions available. The interview is Tuesday morning at 9 am, not my best time of day.
Update: The appointment got changed to Tuesday, and yesterday to Friday (upcoming).