Position: Clinical Intern and Mental Health Counselor for All-In! KIPP Bayview Elementary
What led you to your current position? My passion has always been in social work. I started with Seneca in SF Connections as an ISS Mobile Counselor. Shortly after, I started my MSW program with USC and found my niche in school social work! I joined the All-In Program last year and have grown so much in my professional development. I LOVE the opportunities I get to serve kiddos and families in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood.
Fun Fact/Quote? In December I will be graduating from my MSW program! Yay! 😊
What does your average day look like? My average day involves supporting KIPP Bayview Elementary (TK-2) with the implementation of their multi-tiered system. This is Seneca’s first year partnering with KIPP, so helping set the precedent for school wellness is one of my top priorities. I provide consultation for staff, Tier 2 supports in the form of social skills, and Tier 3 individual counseling services for students.
Why do you do this work? I do this work because I love working in this community and helping provide a holistic approach to care in the education setting. I believe that every student has the right to access their education in a way that suits their individual needs and promotes healing and success. Creating safe spaces in schools for children and families fills my bucket