Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist
I was looking for a position in which I could have a greater impact in client's and their families lives. My current position allows me to provide support to the student at school, while also supporting their school staff and family members - it's a great combination of collaboration and support.
I'm getting married to a wonderful partner this summer! Woohoo!
What does your average day look like?
One of the things I love about my job is that there is no average day, none of my days tend to look the same which keeps things interesting. My job involves hands on work at the schools, throughout the community and some home visits. My favorite part of the day is when I am in session with students, they make the job really fun - especially when they give you that tender smile and you feel a genuine connection of warmth and safety that therapy creates in the room.
Why do you do this work?
I have discovered that for many of the families I provide support for, I may be the first person that they interact with regarding their student's mental health and well-being. I like to think of my work as preventative and proactive as well as educational so that I can provide tools for students and their families to understand themselves and know how to advocate for their needs. The thought of helping families navigate throughout large and complicated systems, such as that of the school and their communities is really fulfilling to me.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?
I look forward to the day where all schools can adopt an unconditional education model and can provide individualized support to each and every student at their needs. I truly believe All-In is making big waves in the education system leading by example and providing a different experience for the students who need it the most.