I was fortunate to have a job offer at the end of my internship. I was able to grow as a young social worker and advance to a management position. Towards the end of my tenure, my position as Program Director was extremely stressful and there were a lot of changes happening in upper management. I managed a 6 million dollar contract, 5 supervises, and 40 counselors. Lessons learned were how to be a leader, motivator, mentor and enforcer. The hardest part of the job was keeping staff motivated while working a billable contract. The most enjoyable part of the job was building a team from the ground up and seeing it grow into a successful program.
Helping families in crisis