The authentic feeling Jess was drawn to held up long after she chose to work as the Training and Development Coordinator at T.C. Harris School (TCH). “Everyone, from our direct care staff all the way up to our CEO, has a genuine attitude and really values our beliefs and behaviors of openness and accountability,” she says.
After two years, Jess started to probe about how she could advance her career. She looked into other human service companies but didn’t find anything that compared to MyPath. “This company is very authentic about the way they care for the people they serve,” she says. “And they’re also that way with how they care for their employees.”
That’s when she started looking internally at MyPath. Because there are nine MyPath companies and 150 locations throughout Indiana and Wisconsin, Jess easily found a position that matched everything she was looking for within the company she loved.
Jess moved from Lafayette, Ind. to Milwaukee, Wis., where she joined Prader-Willi Homes (PWH) as the Behavioral Services Coordinator. The new role allowed her to oversee supplemental clinical support and behavioral interventions for PWH’s thirteen programs, combine teaching of fellow employees with clinical data analysis, and guide changes to the organization’s therapeutic approaches so they could give the best care to the people they serve.
“The same things that I loved at TCH, I found at PWH,” says Jess. “My executive director told me I was hired as an expert and that she trusted me to handle whatever I needed in order to serve people better.”