Accountant to Behavior Specialist: Career Change with Big Impact. 

Uncertainty and anxiety surrounding employment and job security is very real for the tens of thousands who have been laid off or furloughed.  

Before all this, I took what I considered to be a big, bold step to leave a job in accounting in search of work that had real impact. I found meaningful secure employment and a place to build an exciting career!  

My sister, a special education teacher, suggested I apply for a job at Bancroft, a human services provider in South Jersey. I was hired as a special education paraprofessional at The Bancroft School and love my work in an environment that gives me true purpose. I get to challenge myself every day and watch children with disabilities meet their goals, big and small. 

I came to Bancroft with no prior experience working with kids let alone kids with autism, but Bancroft trained me for the job and continues to provide training to build my skills. Even better, I took advantage of the free Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Rider University, and am really building a career here.  I’m so thankful to be working at Bancroft – we are essential personnel now and always, called upon to support children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities in our schools, day programs, vocational training programs and in group homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

David with an individual served at Bancroft.

My advice for someone who may be in the market for a new job? Check out Bancroft. You would be surprised how your skills can transfer to helping others live their best life, and Bancroft recruiters can help you discover what position would be the best fit for you. 

Bancroft is hiring permanent full and part time positions in South Jersey, Greater Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware to work in residential settings with children and adults.

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