Jennifer Scally joined Easterseals nine months ago as a new Family Resource Specialist. The Family Resource Specialist (FRS) is a resource for families served through local Early Steps and a community link to support family-centered efforts and activities within the local Early Steps. The FRS supports families served in Early Steps by expressing the views, perspectives, and needs conveyed by families. The FRS also solicits feedback from families receiving early intervention services to ensure diverse input regarding programs, policies and the delivery of Florida’s early intervention services.
Jennifer says what she enjoys most about her work is "the ability to connect with families and raise their spirits. That could mean I am just a listening ear or making recommendations for various community resources that can assist their family. I love helping families and finding them the resources they need. I enjoy learning how to put the monthly newsletter together and put pride into it being informational and enjoyable."
One of her joys at Easterseals is being in a team-focused environment. She says, "When you work in a team you get into different situations in your work culture that will get you to observe how the work is done. Teamwork simply makes you more open to different things and implies that you get new ideas and learn new things from other members of the team. I have grown personally becoming more outgoing and comfortable speaking in public as well as with strangers. Professionally, I have grown in a short period of time reaching personal goals as well as reaching leadership standards."
Jennifer is at ease in her role, but definitely reports that COVID has been her biggest challenge. She says, "I have grown personally becoming more outgoing and comfortable speaking in public as well as with strangers. Professionally, I have grown in a short period of time reaching personal goals as well as reaching leadership standards."
Welcome to the Easterseals team, Jennifer!