One of our largest programs is Day Services. Divided into 4 color-coded teams, consisting of about 25 individuals and approximately 5-6 support staff on each team, it was deemed necessary to promote Team Leaders! Due to the workload of our amazing Program Supervisors, they can’t always be in the room at all times. This is one of the many reasons why a Team Leader is necessary. So you ask the question, what is the difference between a team leader and a supervisor? A Team Leader is someone who motivates co-workers from a peer-to-peer standpoint. A Supervisor generally carries out job-specific administrative and technical tasks. With a thorough review of each potential “team leader” candidate, one person was chosen from each team. Well known for displaying strong leadership skills throughout their tenure here at ACT, four people were chosen to presume a leadership role on their teams. After speaking with them, some of their goals included assisting other team members with everyday duties, leading new staff, being a positive role model, mediating behaviors before further steps are needed, leading by example, giving person-centered insight to other staff about individuals, resolving problems, giving advice on things that could be done differently, and promoting team work! Congrats on your new roles in Day Services!