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Mission: Our Mission: Partnering with people who have developmental disabilities to achieve healthy, fulfilling, and enriched lives.
Koinonia enriches lives through superior care, extensive programming, and a dedicated person-centered approach that puts individuals and their ...
I have been working at Koinonia Homes full-time (More than a year)
GREAT benefits, a bonus, a CEO who is willing to take risks, the ability to pitch my ideas and run with them.
Changing landscape and funding for providing health and human services to people who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Advice to Management
Keep it up!
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Koinonia Homes (Independence, OH) in October 2013.
It's a behavioral interview where you are asked how you responded to specific situations. They want actual situations. They will ask what the situation was, what you did and the result. You are interview by a minimum of three people in management and it's very nerve wracking but I hear it's pretty much a standard method of interviewing now.
Koinonia to Host CASINO ROYALE APPRECIATION EVENT for National DSP Recognition Week. Event Honors Frontline Workers Who Support People with Disabilities
Independence, OHIO –Koinonia will host “Casino Royale” a casino themed appreciation party at the Kiwanis Pavilion in honor of National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week on Tuesday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event is being held to honor the work of Koinonia’s direct support professionals who provide services to hundreds of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
DSP’s will each receive a swag bag that includes a Giant Eagle gift card, along with “Koinonia Bucks” that they can use to play several casino type games setup in the pavilion. The Independence branch of Dollar Bank is also sponsoring a money machine that each party attendee will get a turn to see how many of the Bucks they can grab. In the end, Koinonia Bucks are turned in for raffle tickets and other prizes. The party also features a food truck, DJ music, and a wide selection of raffle baskets.
Julie Wagner joins Koinonia as Chief People Officer
Koinonia is pleased to announce that we have named Julie Wagner as Chief People Officer, Human Resources effective January 11, 2018. Ms. Wagner is replacing Mary Miles who is retiring from Koinonia. Ms. Wagner will focus on talent acquisition and strategic workforce planning for the future growth, transformation, and evolution of Koinonia. She will report directly to President and CEO Diane Beastrom.
Ms. Wagner comes to us from Hattie Larlham, where she spent 17 years in several HR management roles, including Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources. She was responsible for all HR functions for the organization which included 1300 employees located within multiple service locations throughout Northeast and Central Ohio. Her successes include providing governance and direction for all people-related departmental activities across the organization such as organizational learning, developing and overseeing recruitment, retention, and employee recognition programs.
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce