Bunmi Olaore is a Direct Support Professional who is also a Staff Mentor. Bunmi is beloved by the residents he supports as well as their families. He takes a personal interest in each individual and is actively engaged with them to ensure their needs are being met, they are learning and they are content.
The youth Bunmi supports have challenging behavior disorders and emotional problems. Bumni often volunteers to work with whichever youth is having the most difficult time on any given day. Bunmi has an outwardly happy demeanor and is often able to redirect individuals and initiate an activity to encourage positive participation. When Bunmi is present, everything seems to run smoothly and calmly.
Due to his success with the individuals he serves, and his camaraderie with staff, Bunmi was invited to counsel and train other DSPs in his program. His level of experience, professionalism, and calm, caring demeanor made him well-qualified to move into this role in addition to his DSP duties. He has great insight and offers good advice to those he mentors. Bunmi routinely trains all new staff in his program area and frequently has taken shift charge duties in the absence of a supervisor. He is always willing to help where needed.
Bunmi is a positive force at Woods for both our residents and our staff. He has helped residents develop positive behaviors and become good housemates and global citizens while at the same time helping our staff to understand the significant role they can play in doing the same for others in their care.