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Abby Shirkey (They/them)

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Work Preferences

RemoteHybrid

Open to roles

Short Term ContractLong Term Employee

About Me

#actuallyadhd#mentalhealthishealth#neurodivergency

Most of my employment has revolved around data in some capacity. I have a keen eye for detail, accuracy, and process improvements. I am able to learn new applications/databases quickly with little or no instruction. I am trusted with a wide-range of sensitive information and tasks. I have had many different life experiences that help me connect with people from a variety of different backgrounds. Some of these include working on a sheep farm, performing in and producing local theatre/film projects, a passion for the hows and whys behind human psychology and sociology, and the knowledge that helping others also helps me.

Ideal Workplace Values

My ideal workplace values all employees and supports equity, diversity, and mental health.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I work very well independently. I learn & follow rules/instructions. I actively search for answers or information to help me with my work. I easily adapt to new programs/applications with little instruction. I routinely look for ways to improve tasks/processes/workflows. I have a natural empathy with others and ability to engage with people from a variety of different backgrounds.

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office

Client information database systems

Database software

Microsoft Word

Top 5 Soft Skills

Working AutonomouslyConsistencyCreativityReliabilityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send questions in advanceWritten interview instructionsCommunication planConcise instructions for processingReceive information in advanceWritten Instructions1:1 meetingsChunking large amounts of contentFlexible scheduleShorter meetingsUninterrupted work timeErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesSupport group for stressEmployee resource group1:1s with the teamAllow questions for clarificationergonomic/sculpt keyboardvertical mouse

Education and Credentials

Attended for 1 year or less from 2022 to 2022

SafeTALK Suicide Prevention - LivingWorks

Certificate

Attended for 5 years from 2022 to 2027

Virginia Contract Administration & Risk Management - Virginia Institute of Procurement

Certificate

Attended for 3 years from 2022 to 2025

Mental Health First Aid (Adult) - National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Certificate

Attended for 1 year or less from 2022 to 2022

Peer Recovery Specialist - Virginia Office of Recovery Services

Certificate

Attended for 7 years from 2020 to 2027

Virginia Contracting Associate - Virginia Institute of Procurement

Certificate

Attended for 3 years from 1998 to 2001

James Madison University

Bachelor's degree - Anthropology