Erin C

Therapeutic Assistant

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2020

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
St. Edward’s University

Credentials and Certification 

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

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My Story

I have always enjoyed working with children. Their imagination and enthusiasm never failed to keep working with them engaging and fun. While studying psychology, I quickly learned that childhood development transgresses into multiple areas of life and ultimately contributes to the child’s overall success and is extremely important to a person’s later success in life whether that meant developmentally, which is why I was inspired to follow my interest in childhood and pursue it as a career. I had my first experience working with children in a therapeutic setting while working as a therapeutic child care specialist at Helping Hand Home for Children. Helping Hand Home is a residential treatment center for children who have been severely neglected and abused. Working with the children had its challenges. But, they were always hopeful and worked hard to better themselves everyday. I found my job rewarding because I was successful in my ability to give the children an environment where they could feel safe and grow up happy and healthy. I would like to pursue a Masters in Child Psychology. I applied for the therapeutic assistant position because I wanted to gain more experience with children with a wide range of disabilities. I believe that working at Blue Bird Day will give me the opportunity to work with children in a fun and meaningful environment where I can make a positive impact on the children’s lives.

My Blue Bird Day

I have not been able to work at Blue Bird Day yet. However, everyone who has contacted me to help me get ready for my first day has been very helpful and welcoming! I look forward to working here!

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I would like to go back to school to receive my Masters in Child Psychology and pursue therapy.
  2. A long time goal of mine would be to work for a non-profit helping low income families with child care such as basic needs, babysitting, and therapy for the children and the parents.