Ethan is a Case Manager on the Delancey Services team.
Q: Describe a typical day as a Case Manager for Delancey Services.
A: There is not a typical day. Every day brings something new. Some days follow plans completely, and other days require a lot of flexibility and improvising.
Q: How did your career path lead you to your current position at Guild?
A: Throughout high school and undergrad, I worked with children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Which led to my undergrad degrees in Psychology, sociology, and family studies. I worked a few years in a business office role and desired to get back to working with underserved populations. After working at an IRTS facility, I wanted to move on from inpatient work, which has brought me here. I have enjoyed the transition and continue to provide supportive services.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: What I enjoy most are the times I get to meet with the client without the agenda of paperwork and hear their stories.
Q: Why is Delancey Services important?
A: Delancey Services is important to each client in their own way in how they need and utilize services. The Delancey Team collaborates in an effort to help clients towards their goals while meeting them where they’re at.
Q: What’s your proudest memory from working at Guild?
A: Being invited to Skype with a historically reclusive client, and they called me.
Q: What is something you’ve learned throughout your time at Guild?
A: I am always learning every day with adapting to each unique situation. Appreciating and celebrating the little things that really start to add up.
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Free time is spent with my 3-year-old puppy. Together we spend as much time outside as possible when the weather is nice hiking, doing yard work, and paddleboarding in the summer. Inside time is spent on some DIY home renovation from painting to knocking out walls, and cooking meals from scratch.