Brian’s Story

Working with kids was something Brian 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,” Brian said.

While Brian has experience working in other respite programs, he feels ChildServe stands out because of the numerous experts on staff.

“If I don’t have an answer or don’t know how to handle a certain situation, I can talk to people outside of respite and possibly make a referral for services that could benefit the individual. I have the opportunity to learn from so many people both in my department and out,” Brian said.

To Brian, the best part of his job is the people he works with. During his time at ChildServe he has been pleased to discover that ChildServe mission is what drives everyone.

“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.

If you are interested in a career like Brian’s check out our job opportunities.


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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