Meet Kamiah Milliner

Q. Tell me a little about yourself. Describe your background and how long you have worked for the agency.

Greetings, I am Kamiah Milliner, the new Employment Specialist at Positive Spin. I was born in Long Island, NY and relocated to Lakeland, FL at 6 years old. I attended and graduated from the illustrious Florida A&M University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I have worked as a HIV/AIDS case manager, residential counselor in a group home setting, and other various case management positions. I began at Positive Spin in the beginning of February, and have already found my footing here at Positive Spin.

Q. How do you help families?

Here at Positive Spin, my job is to provide employment support services to clients being case managed. That can mean anything from helping someone update their resume, to providing training for specific job skills, to help them fill out a job application, to referring clients to companies who are hiring. This will enable Positive Spin to help provide financial stability and job security to vulnerable families struggling.

Q. Why do you do what you do?

The reason I do what I do is simply because I have a passion for helping others, especially those who really need it. Personally, I have always had an easy time finding new employment opportunities for myself and my peers, so I would like to spread that knowledge to individuals and families who can benefit greatly.

Q. Why should I care about what you do for families?

The reason you should care what I do for families is simply because they are everyday people, like you and me. In today’s economy, job security is more important than ever to ensure families meet their daily needs.

Q. How has a family's life changed because of you?

Throughout my career, I have changed many families’ lives in small and major ways. An example that comes to the forefront is when I was able to place a family of 5 in a new apartment after their home was foreclosed. The mother had cancer, and her health couldn’t stand being on the streets. So not only did I change their lives, but I also helped save her life.