Employee Spotlight: Site Supervisor with Supported and Community Living


serene 144Sunrise Services offers a continuum of community living services for adults with a wide variety of developmental disability and levels of skill and independence. Our success partnering with people with development disabilities starts with our talented and dedicated staff.

Corey Bigler, Site Supervisor, began working with Sunrise Services in 2001 and has worked closely with staff and clients in various capacities since.  Most recently, Corey’s work has been to supervise a site where Sunrise supports a client with some complex care challenges.

Learn more about Corey via the following Q & A:

What does a normal day look like for you?
My schedule and duties vary from day to day. Currently, the client that we’re working with has some complicated health issues that requires two direct care staff on site for 24 hours a day.  I work direct care shifts at times, and do administrative work at other times. I really enjoy working with this courageous client, and their very supportive family, as well as training and working with staff.  Seeing the benefit of our work and the positive impact it can have is very rewarding.

How has your work changed over the years?
Having been in both administrative and direct care positions equally over the years, I believe that providing care, from either position can be a conduit for personal growth, and can help us become more patient, compassionate and understanding.  I also find the courage and perseverance of our clients to be an encouragement to me personally.

What excites you most about your work?
Seeing staff give their all toward ensuring client health and safety.  Providing positive support for our clients is achieved through a team effort of administrative support, caring staff, medical professionals, and family support;  but is also a reflection of the top-down work culture and values instilled in every employee by Sue Closser, the founder of Sunrise Services. It’s been a great experience working for an organization that empowers their employees to succeed.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I really enjoy writing, hiking and photography. Each year, I log about 150 to 200 miles hiking in the Cascades to pursue my passion for photography.

We would like to thank Corey Bigler for a job well done and for his continued dedication to helping people. If you would like to learn more about our Supported and Community Living program you can visit our website here, or by giving us a call at 425-212-4200.

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