Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist
What led you to your current position? I found this position on LinkedIn while I was finishing up my MSW and thought why not get ahead and apply! Little did I know I was about to start my next professional journey. I have always enjoyed being involved in school-based supports and thought Seneca would be a good fit and new challenge for myself. After reading more about the agency's values and desire to unconditionally serve their clients, I immediately felt connected. Professional development, specifically working towards my LCSW, has always been important to me and I appreciate Seneca's desire to support their employees in their growth. It is important to be the best clinician I can be for my clients and am thankful to work with a team of professionals that have that same passion and drive.
Fun Fact/Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" -Christopher Robin
What does your average day look like? In the morning, with coffee in hand, I take a lap around campus as students are going to class and take the opportunity to greet my clients and whoever else with a smile. I pull sessions periodically throughout the day, pop into classrooms to support teachers, and steal minutes when I can for documentation. My favorite parts of the day are those spent with my clients.
Why do you do this work? I am passionate about positive youth development and giving a voice to those who feel as though they can't speak for themselves. I find so much joy in empowering others to see they are capable of being their own biggest advocate. Part of the reason I love school-based services stems from my belief that education is one of the most powerful tools individuals can use to change their situation.