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Ernest, Case Worker

Learn why Ernest, a Case Worker at our Children's Mobile Crisis program in Staten Island, entered this field and which agency value resonates with him the most.

What initially made you want to enter this field?

I got into this field to provide mental health care to my community. I saw how it struggled to understand the importance of these services and saw many self-medicating without the right resources. I wanted to help explain the impact of mental health and social support services to families in need and be part of administering that care. 

What’s an average day like for you at The Jewish Board?

An average day for me starts at 9 am. I check my to-do list and schedule appointments. I then reach out to remind clients of any scheduled appointments. I meet with families and clients in their communities to engage in services. Most of these services I provide are case management services while psycho-educating families using coping skills to help clients and families navigate any issues they face.

What’s your favorite part about your work?

The joy and change of heart I help to bring to the people we work alongside. 

Which of The Jewish Board’s core Values resonates with you most?

One of The Jewish Board’s core values is treating every person with dignity. It resonates with me because I believe we all have to respect, care for, and treat each other the way we want to be treated. In doing so, communities and clients become more welcoming to the transformative support we provide. 

You spend so much time caring for others; what’s one way you practice self-care?

One way I practice self-care is by listening to music, taking walks, and sometimes exercising. 

What’s the last song you listened to?

The last song I listened to was “Somebody” by Praiz.

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