Willem van Dijk
Willem van Dijk (retired) 71 years, currently working since Oct/Nov 2014 (p/t) at Acato as a supervisor. I give a weekly cooking/baking activity to the young people, where everyone is busy at his/her own level. In addition, I maintain the garden a little.
I am an activity leader by profession and can boast on 15 years of experience in special education and (5 years) in working with people with a psychiatric background on a Day Activity Centre. Starting point is to offer a structure in which the young person feels safe and from which he/she can work on his/her development.
I am familiar with the "Closing Approach" methodology and have briefly participated in the development of the KIRA project (Leo Kanner House).