My name is Lindsay Daniels, and I joined the employU team as a Vocational Evaluator in February 2020, right before the pandemic. Not the best time to start working but I have to say that I am so glad I did. This position is extremely rewarding, and it has been so nice to be able to connect with and help others who are interested in starting or continuing their careers.
I moved to Florida in the summer of 2016 (also not the best time of year to move to Florida!) and have enjoyed being close to the water and absolutely love the wildlife down here. I am from Virginia originally but was fortunate to move around as a child. I now say I am from Massachusetts because I lived there the longest. Although I love the winters down here in Florida, I really miss the Fall up north.
I have past experience with another non-profit in Massachusetts, working for the Department of Correction in providing substance abuse programming to both male and female inmates. I started off in Assessments, ensuring the incoming inmates were placed in the proper programs while incarcerated. I then worked my way up to the Director of Programs for nine institutions across the state where I provided leadership and clinical direction in the development, delivery, and evaluation of substance abuse programs. I have had the opportunity to facilitate relapse prevention and cognitive behavioral therapy groups to both staff and inmates. I have lead staff trainings on classroom management, treatment planning, and record-keeping management.
After eight years working for the Department of Correction contract, I switched gears to provide substance abuse counseling, group treatment, and case management to clients at an outpatient setting in Worcester, Massachusetts.
I love working with people in the community and value what I have learned from my clients. Each person has so much to offer, and it is exciting to see and hear of short and/or long term goals being accomplished.