Hatteras Island Social Worker Receives Employee of the Month
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Stephanie Bowers, Social Worker II, with the Social Services Division of the Department of Health & Human Services, is the April 2017 Dare County Employee of the Month. Chuck Lycett, Social Services Director, presented Bowers with the award at the April 3, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting.
“Stephanie was crucial during the implementation of NC Fast and helped to get the program up and running,” said Lycett, describing some of the reasons that Stephanie is deserving of the award. “She is also an integral part of the Work First program which is designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency. And following Hurricane Matthew, Stephanie’s leadership and positivity had an impact not only on clients but other coworkers as well.”
Bowers was hired in August 2009 as the Volunteer Services Coordinator with the Health Department. In 2014, she transferred to Social Services and began working as a Social Worker I. In 2015, Bowers was promoted to Social Worker II.
During the nomination process, coworkers praised Stephanie’s hard work and dedication during Hurricane Matthew to ensure that Hatteras Island residents had their needs met. They commented that her ties to the community were an invaluable asset to the entire team.
Stephanie is described as a hard worker and someone enjoyable to work with. She is willing to do anything asked of her with a positive, joyful attitude. According to a coworker, the pride that she has in her job shows in her daily work with her clients.