Profile: Franki Foisy – Family Intervention Specialist, Plymouth, Mass.

Why did you choose to work for Youth Villages?
The work Youth Villages does with families is unique. It’s all about helping children by working with and strengthening their families. What really attracted me to Youth Villages is the intensity of the services provided to children and their families.

What do you love about being a family intervention specialist?
Every time I see a family making progress in treatment and we discharge them successfully is what makes me love my job. I also love the people I work with and the support my coworkers provide. The work atmosphere

What does a typical day as a family intervention specialist look like?
At Youth Villages, we help four to five families at a time. On a typical day, I go on scheduled family sessions, spend time checking and answering emails, make phone calls and complete necessary documentation. I spend a good amount of time driving from one family’s home to another since the families I help live in different areas.

What are some of the biggest challenges in your job?
Time management is by far the biggest challenge. You really have to learn to master it or this will be a very tough job. But my coworkers are very supportive, and I have a career mentor I can speak to when things get tough. That helps!

How do you see your future with Youth Villages?
I would like to become a clinical supervisor next and stay working for Youth Villages. This is a great, dynamic place to work, where you get to see the success of your hard work. There’s nothing better than that.

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