Position: Therapist at Starr King Elementary/ Lead Clinician All-In SF
What led you to your current position? I’ve worked for Seneca for 18 years, starting first at the CTF in San Francisco then transitioning to SF Connections with the TBS and Therapy programs. When the opportunity arose to join a school-based program, I knew it could be a great chance to make positive change in a different environment. During this last school year, my position shifted from SF Connections to an All-In supported role.
Fun Fact: My first Seneca team building activity was going skydiving.
What does your average day look like? This is a hard question to answer. Since the start of the shelter in place, my job has shifted from a school-based position to supporting my Starr King caseload via telehealth when possible. Additionally, I am working as the administration on-call for Seneca’s Rapid Response hotline for one day per week and serving as a wraparound clinician under the SF Connections Wraparound Program supporting a family that has recently reunified.
I’m also a father of a four-month-old baby boy and very rambunctious little girl who will turn three at the end of the month. My wife, Sarah, also is working from home. Our days have become a bit of a dance - going from Zoom meetings to sending emails, changing diapers, teaching ABC’s, writing docs, having a quick dance party, holding a telehealth session, making mac n’ cheese, putting in laundry, and going to another Zoom meeting.
Why do you do this work? I do this work for so many reasons, but the biggest will always be the opportunity to work with children and families to make their lives just a little be better. We are change makers.