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Category Archive: Family Support Specialist

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Stacy Caron

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Job: Family Support Specialist Hired 2009 Originally hired as a Direct Support Professional (who work directly with older kids with developmental disabilities), Stacy quickly realized how much she enjoyed working with families and switched jobs to become...

Laura Hanson-Robins

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Family Support Specialist – Missoula Since: 2005 Laura was working as a paraeducator and wanted to find a year-round job. She was hired as a Direct Support Professional and shortly after moved into an FSS role. She works mostly with kids aged 0-36...

Mirjam Harrison

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Family Support Specialist – Kalispell Since: 2021 Mirjam is one of those indispensable people who excel in multiple roles. As an FSS she serves several families in our Early Intervention and Family Education & Support (FES) programs. She also...

Amanda Moriarity

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Family Support Specialist Since: 2016  In addition to serving young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families, the multi-talented Amanda is a Certified Lactation Counselor.  The Reason: I took the job because it provided...

Melissa O’Neill

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Family Support Specialist – Kalispell Since: 2015  Melissa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Services. Her sister had previously worked for us and recommended she apply for an FSS position. Outside of a brief...

Mariah Partin

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Family Support Specialist – Missoula Since: 2022 Mariah works mainly in our Early Intervention program, where she coaches families and caregivers of infants and toddlers with developmental delays. She also serves a handful of families in the Family...

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Family Support Specialist – Kalispell Since: 2022 Heather joined us armed with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a desire to work in both case management and in direct support. That’s essentially the job description of an FSS, and Heather’s...

Matt Wacker

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Family Support Specialist (FSS) – Kalispell Since: 2007  Prior to being hired at CDC, Matt was a schoolteacher. He made the career shift because he feels that being an FSS encapsulated all the things he loved best about teaching.  Favorite Part:...