LATHAM PROFILES: Beth Conway

July 20, 2015

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Latham Profiles:
Beth Conway
Clinician
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Being a positive influence on the development of a child. A former student’s parent once said to me, “Thank you for helping us raise our daughter.” I also love working with a great team that is all focused on what is best for students.
Describe a few of your responsibilities and how you spend much of your time.
Listening to students, helping them to express themselves, making their personal needs a priority, collaborating with staff and parents regarding the student’s treatment and finally documenting it all.
What skills are most important for professionals who work with individuals with PWS or other complex special needs?
Mindfulness, patience, consistency and most important humor!
What are the most important lessons you attempt to teach new staff?
To not be afraid to ask questions, to work on building a relationship with their students,
To work as a team and to make sure to take good care of themselves.
What do you love about working with individuals with PWS or other complex special needs?
Their lovability and they always keep me on my toes.
Has this job taught you anything about yourself?
I don’t know everything. After 10 years there are always new opportunities to learn and grow. I’m a good advocate and a creative problem solver.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working at Latham?
Yoga, knitting, cooking, walking my dog, spending time with family.
What advice would you give to someone contemplating a career at Latham Centers?
It is the most challenging and rewarding job you will ever have.

 

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