Spectrum introduced me to the exciting field of behavioral health in 2006 when I was first hired as an instructional aide. I was interested in working for Spectrum because of the purpose of the program and I wanted to work in an environment where I could help children thrive.

As an Instructional Aide, I was provided a comprehensive overview of what is required to provide our students with a successful educational experience. Every day I worked with the classroom instructor to prep the classroom each morning and I assisted in the classroom throughout the day. It was rewarding to watch our students advance and become more independent.

Through the years I transitioned from an Instructional Aide to a Clinical Assistant to my current role as a Behavioral Specialist. Spectrum provided me with more than a first job, they provided me with a career path. The training and opportunities for advancement within this organization are impressive and the administrative team has supported me along the way.

Working with a company that provides a robust vacation and competitive benefits is definitely a perk, but the reason I’m still excited about coming to work is because I truly feel good about what I do. It is incredibly gratifying to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.