Every month we shine the spotlight on one of our OSNS staff members. This month, we are learning about Jeremy Sherstone!
What is your job title?
I am one of two Senior Behaviour Interventionists.
What do you do at OSNS?
I work in the ABA autism treatment program, which creates and implements skill-building programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I provide training and support to Behaviour Interventionists that work 1:1 with children, I collaborate with the clinical team, and I provide support to a number of children with their programming.
How long have you been at OSNS?
I have been at OSNS for approximately 2 ½ years.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I really enjoy working with the families in our program. We provide services to a wide array of diverse and vibrant families from across our catchment area. It’s challenging and engaging to tailor programs to fit their needs, and it’s very rewarding to help children grow and succeed.
What has surprised you about working at OSNS?
I think that the generosity that our community shows us is incredible. I think the example set by supporters spills over to the staff, too; I definitely feel a greater sense of purpose, and a higher level of job satisfaction, knowing that what we do is of value to our community.
Share a funny or unique story from when you were a kid.
My parents always made family vacations a priority and, as a result, I’ve been fortunate enough to see a lot of our amazing continent. Unfortunately, I think I may have embraced vacation mode a bit too much on a number of our trips, as I slept through a number of memorable events. I managed to sleep through 3 separate forest fires and a bear attack in the Yukon, an armed standoff on a Georgia interstate, and an alligator infested campsite in Florida.
Who is your favourite Disney character and why?
I’ve always been a fan Baloo from The Jungle Book. He seems to have a good handle on what life’s all about.
What do you do when you need to get pumped up?
Listen to music.
What is your favourite animal?
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite part about living in the Okanagan?
Swimming in our lakes and hiking on our hills.
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
New Zealand or Tahiti.
What is you favourite quote?
I really like the line from The Lumineers song Flowers in Your Hair that says, “it’s a long road to wisdom, but it’s a short one to being ignored”.