Like many Cairn social work majors, Carli Glen ’19 actively sought internship opportunities in Philadelphia over the course of her education. During her junior year, Carli found a placement at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) in North Philadelphia, and after a good experience, she noted it as an organization she may like to work with in the future. Then, during the summer after her graduation, CCTC offered Carli a position as a behavioral health worker. Her work focused primarily on behavioral intervention and therapy with young children who have been traumatized or abused in the agency’s partial hospitalization program.
As of December 2019, Carli was promoted to CCTC’s on-site staffing coordinator. In this new role, she handles new hires and the assigning of candidates to specific cases. “There are a lot of policies within this line of work that will be changing over the next few months,” Carli explains. “It’s my job to remain updated on those changes so I’m aware of how to staff and make sure we have the kinds of people we need.” Just months after graduating, Carli has already found success in implementing the skills and knowledge gained through her degree—in addition to a lot of hard work.