Working with the Latino Population was very rewarding.
Therapist/ Counselor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, Georgia – August 14, 2012
The position as a Therapist consisted, or entail working with troubled Latino Youth, working with the Parents, as well as interphasing with The Judicial system, The welfare Department, and The School System. The program was geared towards assisting the Youths or preventing them from becoming incarcerated. Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, and Life coping skills were incorporated into the counseling sessions. Values Clarifications, as well as learning to respect and Love oneself was highligted as well. The position was rather intense, and it seemed as if there was not enough hours within the day. Yet on a daily basis we continued to forge forward, trying to at least save one youth.
Moreover, we dealt with a great deal of immigrants who were functioning out of fear, because of the whole issue of deportation, this in of itself created a very delicate challenge. The position was very ardous, challenging, taxing, yet at the end od the day you knew that saving one individual was the success one was looking for.
Because The Organization was a Non-Profit One, it limited Us in the approach or services that were needed after an initial evaluation, or assessment, this required the ingenuity of the counselor to become resourceful within the community at large. One was forced to live within the realistic constraints of the Budget, and the program.
Lastly, I enjoyed the Position as aTherapist because I considered myself as part of the giving solution, and not the problem. I loved My job because of the amount of Lives I constantly impacted on a pisitive level, on a daily basis.
the ability to assist the individual latino families, the flexibility of my time, and the freedom to choose
extensive travel, work overload, not enough time