Brian’s Story

Working with kids was something Brian Loose knew he wanted to do, but his career didn’t take the path he expected. In 2001, Brian was in college studying to be an elementary school teacher when he began working at ChildServe in Ames as a Respite/SCL provider.

“When I was student teaching, I couldn’t see myself in the classroom, but I quickly realized that ChildServe was home to me. I was allowed and encouraged to use my talents,” said Brian. “I had discussions with my supervisor at the time about my development and possibilities for full-time employment. She and I then discussed my career goals at ChildServe.” 

Over the 20 + years, Brian went on to serve as a Respite/SCL Coordinator, Assistant SCL Supervisor, SCL Supervisor, and worked on ChildServe’s Training team for a time! Brian is also a “boomerang” employee – meaning he left to pursue other opportunities in 2008, but returned to ChildServe in 2011. Today, he serves as ChildServe’s Lead Respite Supervisor. 

During his time at ChildServe, Brian’s positive experience has been rooted in the fact that ChildServe’s mission is what motivates employees to work hard and put families first.

“I love the culture at ChildServe.  It’s rewarding to see so many people striving each day to provide services that lead to a great life for the children and young adults we support,” Brian said. “Knowing we all have the same mission makes the job so much easier since we share the same ultimate goals. The best part of my job is knowing I play a part in helping so many families. I supervise multiple respite groups, and it’s very rewarding to me knowing the participants are having fun while being introduced to new activities.” 

Each day, Brian sees kids building community, engaging with others and making time for fun. At ChildServe we call these “great life moments.”

“Recently I had a parent reach out to me asking if her daughter could have her birthday party during a respite group. She was overjoyed that the day could be a special one for her daughter. Staff shared stories of how the girl felt so special the entire day. The fact that we were able to help her feel special makes for a great life moment.” 

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