Join the team in Jasper, Indiana and meet Clinical Supervisor, Megan Whitehead

We are hiring Master’s Level Family Intervention Specialists in Jasper, Indiana. Meet one of our Clinical Supervisor’s in Jasper, Megan Whitehead, MSW, below to learn more. Apply at www.youthvillages.org/jobs. Ask about our relocation assistance!

IN staff kite cookiesWhat was your educational/experience background before coming to Youth Villages?

I graduated from Indiana State with my BSW and obtained my Master’s in Social Work from University of Southern Indiana. I interned in a residential facility for juveniles in the substance abuse cottage and independent living program. Then, I was the case manager at Cornerstone Group Home in Vincennes and also assisted Children and Family Services with in-home therapy. I worked at Samaritan Center on the Psychiatric Unit before coming to Youth Villages.

What do you love about living in your town? What do you do for fun?

I live about 30 minutes from Jasper, but I have found that Jasper has multiple activities for the community to participate in. Huntingburg is Abraham Lincoln’s home town and you can see his childhood home. We have some amazing restaurants to eat at as well as some really great mom and pop restaurants. Close to Jasper is Patoka Lake. The square has cute home decor shops and a great running/biking trail. You can take the train to French Lick Resort and Casino, which is an awesome ride.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Sometimes one of the challenges is working with other service providers on not labeling families and kids negatively – we work with them to always find the positive. Another challenge we face in our work is finding resources for families since we have smaller towns, so getting creative is important.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is working with families that everyone says will not succeed and watching the families prove everyone wrong. The youth’s behaviors decrease and the parents are more consistent with their parenting skills. Also, as a supervisor I enjoy when specialists get excited about something that they have assisted the family in doing or that the family has done on their own to make progress.

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