Employee Spotlight: Shaniqua Johnson

September 10th, 2021

It has been three years since Shaniqua Johnson started working at The Arc of Essex County, and she just keeps rising.

When she started in 2018, Shaniqua was helping with community programming at the Community Link Day Program in Fairfield. “As soon as I was hired, I jumped right in,” she says. “I’m a hands-on person and I do what needs to be done.”

She loved working with the consumers, making them happy and seeing them engage with her more and more. As her program expanded, she took on new challenges with confidence. “I liked the opportunity to grow and to learn,” she says.

Her dedication and positive attitude paid off, and she was promoted to supervisor. “Sometimes you feel like you work hard and nobody notices, but to get that acknowledgement, it really made me feel good.”

More recently, her manager again alerted her to an opportunity for promotion, which she applied for and received. “She came to me and encouraged me,” Shaniqua says. “Who would have thought I’d start at the bottom and move up so fast? To be appreciated and recognized, it’s a good feeling. I know they see my worth.”

If you are interested in working for an organization where there is room for promotion and supervisors who advocate for you to advance to the next level, fill out the form at arcessex.org/jobs. The Arc of Essex County offers flexible hours, locations throughout Essex County, and a sign-on bonus of up to $750. There are immediate openings, so apply today.

Shaniqua Johnson
Day Programs, Bridges