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Staff Spotlight: Chelsey

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 Chelsey

Meet Chelsey. Chelsey is a Registered Behavior Technican at our Portage, Michigan center. Chelsey has worked with Lighthouse Autism Center for just a few months and recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Psychology. As an RBT with Lighthouse Autism Center, Chelsey is responsible for working one-on-one with children with autism and implementing therapy programs designed by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. She helps children work on refining previously learned skills and helps them develop new communication, social, living skills and more!

Chelsey, a Registered Behavior Technician with Lighthouse Autism Center in Portage, MI

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

I have always heard great things about Lighthouse Autism Center and thought it would be a great place to further my passion of working with children with autism.

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

While I have only been with the team a short time, everyone has been so welcoming and willing to helping me learn and any questions I may have.

What is your favorite memory from your time at Lighthouse?

On the day I passed my Registered Behavior Technician Certification exam, the whole team cheered for me over the walkies. A client heard the team cheering and wanted to also congratulate me. It was such a wonderful feeling!

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?

My experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. The welcoming atmosphere of the center makes me look forward to going to work every day!

Chelsey is a cat mom to Nala and Luna and enjoys playing Sims in her free time!

Interested in learning more about a career with Lighthouse Autism Center? We are hiring! For a list of available positions or to apply, click here.

Staff Spotlight: Dana

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 Dana

Dana is a Purchasing Specialist with Lighthouse Autism Center. While Dana has only been with Lighthouse Autism Center a few months, she has enjoyed her time with the company. As a Purchasing Specialist, she is responsible for ensuring centers have all the supplies they need to provide the best therapy to the children and families we serve.

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

Lighthouse Autism Center has a great reputation in the northern Indiana area. I wanted to work for a company that really made a difference and offered great career opportunities.

Share your favorite part about working with the Lighthouse team.

While I have only met in-person a few of my colleagues due to COVID-19, everyone is so friendly and welcoming!

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience so far?

While it’s strange starting a new job during a global pandemic, I have enjoyed being a part of the Lighthouse team. It’s really great being part of a company that is not only growing but does such important work for families in our community.

Interested in learning more about a career with Lighthouse Autism Center? We are hiring! For a list of available positions or to apply, click here.

Staff Spotlight: Olivia

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 Olivia

Meet Olivia. Olivia is a Jr. Program Manager at our Elkhart – South center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center for three years. Olivia recently graduated from Ball State University with her Master’s in ABA and received her BCBA certification in July of 2020. As a BCBA with Lighthouse Autism Center, Olivia oversees a small caseload of children and designs and implements custom therapy programs to help children advance social and communication skills, daily living skills, and more.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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

I originally did an internship at an ABA center in Munice, IN while I was in college. Once I moved back home after I graduated, I knew I wanted to continue working in the ABA field because I fell in love with the science behind ABA practices.

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

My favorite memory is that I have made lifelong friends through this company. Being in a service field bonds you to other people because you share the same passion. Lighthouse has introduced me to some of the greatest people I have ever met!

What is your favorite memory from your time at Lighthouse?

My favorite part about working with kiddos at Lighthouse is when they completely surprise you and show you skills that you had no idea they had! These kiddos never fail to impress and amaze me with all of the things that they can learn. Working with them is the biggest blessing and I am so lucky to be their teacher!

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?

I would describe my Lighthouse experience as memorable. I have gotten the chance to work at two centers and get to know so many different kiddos and therapists. It has been wonderful being a part of this community!

Olivia is a dog mom to a standard poodle named Stella and is looking forward to getting married in the Fall of 2020.

Interested in learning more about a career with Lighthouse Autism Center? We are hiring! For a list of available positions or to apply, click here.

 

Staff Spotlight: Meet Maddie

Lighthouse Autism Center is starting a new initiative highlighting the amazing employees we have working at our centers. Our 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 Maddie

Registered Behavior Technician

Meet Maddie. Maddie is a Registered Behavior Technician or RBT at our Granger, Indiana center. As a Registered Behavior Technician, Maddie works one-on-one with children who receive ABA services at our Granger center. She is responsible for implementing customized ABA therapy programs for the children she works with. Maddie has worked at Lighthouse for four months and has loved every minute. In fact, she has enjoyed it so much, she has decided to pursue her master’s degree to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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

“I’m very passionate about inclusion and love working with kiddos on the spectrum! I drove past Lighthouse every day on my way to work at another autism center and had heard so many amazing things about the company – which I can now confirm are all true! One day I just decided to apply and have not regretted the decision once!”

Tell us about the team you work with at Lighthouse.

“Every single one of the ladies I work with is absolutely amazing! The love for the kids is astounding, and they’re always so helpful! It’s amazing to be part of the Lighthouse family!”

What is your favorite memory from your time at Lighthouse?

“My favorite memory at Lighthouse was definitely our Christmas party with the kiddos! Seeing their faces light up with joy as Santa walked in and just getting to have fun with them was one of the most amazing things! I’m looking forward to experiencing it again this Christmas!”

How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?

My experience at Lighthouse has been incredible! It’s so rewarding to grow closer to the kids and watch them progress! Not only that, but every LAC staff member I’ve encountered has been very friendly and always so helpful! I am truly blessed to be a part of Lighthouse Autism Center!

When Maddie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, chocolate lab, Hershey, and singing.

Interested in working as a RBT like Maddie? Lighthouse Autism Center is hiring. For a list of available positions or to apply, click here.