Staff Spotlight – Chelsea

Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight highlights the incredible people who work on our team. The Staff Spotlight will feature employees across all different centers in a variety of positions. This is an opportunity for our community to get to know the people who work so hard every day to deliver the best ABA therapy to the kids and families we serve.

Meet Chelsea

Meet Chelsea. Chelsea is a Junior Program Manager at our Warsaw, Indiana center. Chelsea started at Lighthouse two years ago as an RBT, before being promoted to a Senior Therapist and now Junior Program Manager. Chelsea has a Master’s in ABA from Ball State University and is preparing to sit for her board exam. As a Junior Program Manager, Chelsea works with a BCBA to design custom therapy programs for children with autism.

Tell us about why you applied for a position with Lighthouse.

“When I first started working in this field about 6 years ago, I immediately fell in love with it. When my husband and I moved to this area I knew I wanted to continue my career in ABA. After looking at several different companies I chose to apply at Lighthouse because of their values. “

Tell us about a favorite memory with your team at Lighthouse.

I love that Lighthouse provides the opportunity for team building events. One of my favorite memories is from last fall when we had a family fun day at a local farm. Everyone was able to bring their children and loved ones and have a day to spend together outside of the center. It was so much fun!”

What is your favorite memory from your time at Lighthouse?

“My favorite memory about working with the Lighthouse children is being able to teach them the necessary skills for them to transition into their next least restrictive environment. It’s incredible rewarding to see them make this progress and I love being able to see our kiddos graduate and return to school!”

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?

“I would describe my Lighthouse experience as amazing. Throughout my positions I have been able to learn and grow as an individual and in my career. Lighthouse is like a family. Everyone is always so kind and helpful towards one another.”

When not at Lighthouse, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Ready for a career where you can make a difference?

Staff Spotlight – Elisha

Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight highlights the incredible people who work on our team. The Staff Spotlight will feature employees across all different centers in a variety of positions. This is an opportunity for our community to get to know the people who work so hard every day to deliver the best ABA therapy to the kids and families we serve.

Registered Behavior Technician

Meet Elisha

Meet Elisha. Elisha is a Senior Therapist at our Mishawaka location. Elisha graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a degree in psychology and has worked at Lighthouse for four years. Her journey at Lighthouse began with an RBT position before being promoted to a Senior Therapist. As a Senior Therapist she works closely with BCBA’s to implement behavior programs for Lighthouse kiddos.

Tell us about why you applied for a position with Lighthouse.

“In college, I took a class on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and absolutely fell in love with it. I knew after taking that class that I wanted to pursue a career in ABA.”

Tell us about the team you work with at Lighthouse.

“I have made so many close friends while working at Lighthouse. They are some of the best people and one of my favorite things about working at Lighthouse.”

What is your favorite memory from your time at Lighthouse?

“I love seeing the kids learn new ways to communicate or overcome a fear that they have had. Being able to watch the kiddos learn new things and see all our hard work (and theirs!) payoff is incredibly rewarding.”

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?

“My overall experience with Lighthouse has been amazing. I love coming to work every day and seeing all my favorite kids and people. I wouldn’t change even the very hardest of days. Every day is a great day at Lighthouse.”

When not at Lighthouse, Elisha enjoys spending time with her two year old son and two dogs.

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