My name is Michele Bayno and I am a Registered Social Worker in the Province of Ontario. I completed my Special BSW with Honors at McGill University in the year 2000. I have over twenty years working and volunteer experience in both the public and private sector. Much of my professional experience comes from working in hospitals, government community services, and a crisis center. On a more personnal level, I am also a mother with children that have ADHD and autism.
My journey began in the helping profession at the age of 12. Passion ignited in me when I started volunteering weekly in a long term care facility. I knew then, how rewarding it was to help. Through out my teenage years, I continued volunteering in long term care facilities.
My courses in University had a strong focus on the aging population and the issues that surround them. I also gained valuable experience taking counselling courses. My internship took place in a University teaching hospital, where I was mentored and taught by many experts in the health care field. I graduated and immediately embarked in my career in the health care field.
Over the years, I have gained valuable experience working with the elderly population and the issues that surround them. I also gained valuable knowledge from working with families that are in crisis, working in hospital emergency rooms, surgical units, special needs populations, maternity wards, and geriatric units. I also had the privilege to work with individuals and their family members touched by alcohol and drug use, child abuse, and domestic violence. I also gained valuable experience working in a crisis center.
As many of us know, life can take us on paths that we were never were prepared for. My own life has been touched with autism and special needs parenting. No amount of textbooks prepared me for this journey that I have embarked in. It has taught me to be humble, proud, and accept what is. It has also taught me that no matter where we are in life, we can still create a life that matters.
Compassion to your unique situation is always a priority.
Michele Bayno, Registered Social Worker (Ontario)
Contact me today at 514-290-4235 for your first free consultation.
My experience as a Social Worker includes:
- Working as a social worker in a hospital and government community services.
- Private Practice
- Working in a Crisis Center
- Bachelor of Arts, Human Sciences, Concordia University
- Bachelor of Social Work, McGill University