An employment that would grow to changes in staffing and budget support and still remain intact
Counselor / Psycho-Educational Facilitator (Current Employee) – East Meadow, NY – June 25, 2012
The day would begin with assessment of dorm/ client needs by conference with treatment staff and security staff, and assembly of necessary materials. We would convene a didactic presentation of treatment issues/ solutions according to security schedule.
I learned to interact positively in a volatile environment while mastering secondary language differences, facilitating group cohesion and interaction with seemingly opposing departmental protocols, at times.
Co-workers (treatment, security, and administration) are involved with interactive supports. They help to create a functional atmosphere for individual success. Which is understandably the hardest part of the process to learn for us all.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing all our efforts result in a client engaging in the process of change, and empowerment in his/ her life.
ability to function as a liaison, incorporating services for the clients, completed an internship, i am networked here, i have received "permanent" employment as a direct result of my involvement with nccc, i have engagement with clients from previous interventions, free lunches in the officers mess.