Employee of the Month: Scott Cash
What originally made you want to work with EA?
For many years I worked with the School District working with kids with special needs as a Para educator 2 and in the evenings I taught men in the Jail system as a certified consultant that taught parenting skills to men. The course is called 24/7 Dad and it is through Fatherhood.org. It enables men the tools that they themselves had missed expanding into a greater resource of coping mechanisms geared specifically to them for child enrichment.
It was here that expanded my desires and studies further down the rabbit hole into the field of counseling. I have always been called to being a helper, bridging relationships. The Mental health program that E.A. is pioneering called to me, at my very core. It's all about helping, repairing, and bridging relationships. When I saw that, I couldn't resist the offer.
Describe what your best day on the job looks like:
The best or the worst days on the job, I am filled with the best team a person could ask for. Communication is at the core of our day, and I rely heavily on the caring advice from my peers to provide the best services I can. It begins with our brief moment to moment briefings on the care of our clients, working together as a team.
What do you wish people knew about working in your field?
It has its challenges, but it is well worth doing. What surprises me, is the enormity of the position and how quickly things can change.
How do you practice self care?
As soon as I was hired, i knew my strength would be challenged. I am a sensitive individual, and I knew I needed to follow the advice that I would be prescribing to all of my clients. I enrolled in counseling. Currently, I have been working on boundaries with self care, and Yoga to manage myself. I have also been working on a dairy change that has been challenging but good.
What's a hidden talent you have, or something about yourself that would surprise most people?
I have many hidden talents that like to poke their heads out here and there, but one that surprises people the most is that I have Synithstethia. I don't talk about it much as its hard for me to wrap my head around. I see things a bit differently from others in a rainbow of colors.
I also have been gifted with Dyscalculia. It is a form of Dyslexia that works with Numbers, space in time. Not that this is a talent, but I believe this extends to my emphasis that I have with relationships, and where my talent of working with people grew from.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I am a single Father of the wonderful children that I adore and I am very proud of who encourage me daily with what I'm working towards. I am currently enrolled in Grand Canyon University working towards my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on trauma.
If there would be anything else to add, I would heavily suggest that without the very supporting team that I work with, guiding me, consulting me, and encouraging me I would not be able to do what I do. I would like to thank them, for everything they do - they inspire me, and give me strength throughout the day.