This month we’re proud to introduce Michael Quan, a Clinical Assistant at the East Bay Kendall Center. A passionate seven-year veteran of Therapeutic Pathways, Michael has dedicated himself to improving lives since he was hired as a Behavior Technician in 2014.
Michael quickly ascended the ranks at Therapeutic Pathways, excelling as a BT, then as Staff Development Assistant, a position he held for two years before being promoted to Program Assistant.
Of his promotions, Michael says he’s grown in so many ways thanks to the training and mentorship he’s received from like-minded professionals who truly care about the kids they work with. “We’ve tried to foster a great [company] culture and it’s something I’ve personally tried to cultivate and maintain ever since being an SDA,” Michael said.
We were fortunate enough to ask Michael some questions about his professional experiences and what he enjoys most about working at Therapeutic Pathways.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
I’m motivated by helping my coworkers and the clients I serve, as well as seeing the changes the kiddos make daily. Lately, there have been some days where it’s harder just because of how impacted scheduling is, but I still try and make sure I’m here every day because even if just one Clinical is out, it strains the team since we are the ones doing the majority of duties and being in the chair every day, especially in the afternoons.
What is your favorite thing about working at Therapeutic Pathways?
I really enjoy working and seeing the people I work with every day which I think speaks to the great culture at the East Bay site. I enjoy working with the clients as well and seeing the changes that we do every day.
How do you define success?
I think success means achieving or completing a common goal shared by multiple people or achieving or completing a personal goal. I think a great part of this job is we have so many successes every day, and remembering there’s success in even the smaller things.
Thank You, Michael
Michael, thank you for the early mornings, late nights, and extra effort you’ve put into your position at Therapeutic Pathways. From your first days as an RBT to your current role as BCaBA, we’re grateful for your commitment and energy.
To our readers: Stay tuned for next month’s Employee Spotlight!