"The best part of my job is the opportunity to build a healthy relationship with each student, as well as being part of our students' process of healing and growth into more healthy and happy young men."
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- Experience in Residential Treatment since 2014
- Educational experience in Behavioral Science
- Worked with youth in Foster Care Foundation
- 8 years combined experience in Customer Service and Management
“The most fulfilling part of my job is being part of the growth in staff and students’ lives achieved through experiential learning. I love experiencing with students those moments that they realize their own ability to affect their sphere for good and choose to act.”Read More Read Less
"The best part of my job is seeing kids overcome their most challenging obstacles. Working with youth and being a part of their journey has brought so much joy to my life. This work has inspired me to grow as a person and pursue further career opportunities in Management. There is no greater calling than serving our youth, in my opinion. When our students leave Gateway, I hope they will see the importance of their time at Gateway and continue to utilize and value everything they have learned to better themselves. I believe that Gateway's solid and unified teams provide an environment that helps to reinforce these personal gains."Read More Read Less
- Experience in Therapeutic Residential Treatment & Psychiatric Treatment since 2018.
- Certified Aegis Instructor for Crisis Management and Deescalation.
- Certified Personal Life Coach.
- Experienced in business management and entrepreneurship.
Spencer has a keen understanding of trauma and how it can affect one's day-to-day life. Spencer believes that finding ways to respond to emotions instead of reacting to them is the answer to accessing and living a healthy life. Spencer has been able to help assist people with overcoming their fears and becoming the best versions of themselves. Spencer personally strives for opportunities to learn and grow and influence others to do the same, hoping to bring deep meaning to one's personal development.
Spencer has worked in Residential Treatment since 2018, providing support and solutions to both coworkers and clients wherever he has worked. Spencer owns and operates a company that helps others physically and mentally improve their lifestyle and personal habits. Much of Spencer's time revolves around being of service to others. Spencer worked as a Residential Supervisor for Gateway's Transition Program and helped Gateway students transition from Gateway to their next step in life. Spencer is a certified instructor in Crisis-de-escalation and trains Gateway staff with the skills they need to be effective in their communication and relational approach.
Spencer enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He spends most of his free time in the gym, working hard to meet his personal goals. Spencer likes to find new hobbies, frequently try new things, meet new people, and go to new places. He puts a lot of his time and energy into helping others, whether in a restaurant or on a plane; Spencer values service and hard work to the highest degree. His personal development is something he takes pride in, being a self-proclaimed success story, having been through a similar treatment path as an adolescent. Spencer can relate to the students and understands what it's like to be in their shoes.