Our blog series, “Get to Know Us! Faces Behind the Brand,” offers you the opportunity to meet some of our Mediscan team members. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Kirstin Small. Meet Kirstin in person during ASHA Connect this week in Chicago, IL by visiting us at booth # 411. #ASHAConnect
How long have you worked with Mediscan?
I’ve been with Mediscan since March 2018 (almost a year and a half).
What do you love most about working with Mediscan?
I really enjoy relationship management the most, connecting with tons of new people each day and keeping up with their professional lives as they grow and change.
What advice would you give to a new graduate wanting to pursue a career in school-based therapy?
I would say don’t be afraid to travel! School-based therapy has so many opportunities in various areas of the country. I encourage you to not be limited to where your family or friends stay. This is your time – EXPLORE!!!!
What has been your favorite memory thus far as a hiring manager for school-based therapy professionals?
My favorite memory has been following one of my employees through her career. We connected at the tail end of her senior year of college. I secured her CFY in a very desired location. She just finished this past May, has acquired her CCCs and is continuing her contract with me this Fall. To think, I oversaw her going from a graduate student to a full-fledged Speech Language Pathologist.
What motivates you in your role at Mediscan?
The satisfaction of connecting kids with the therapy providers that will make a positive impact in their life. Being part of this process of changing their lives is so rewarding.
What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?
My 2 daughters (ages 5 and 2) keep me on my toes!
Where is your dream vacation?
I’ve been to almost 80 countries so it’s hard to say! I have the “Travel Bug.” I guess I would say Maldives.
Tell us an interesting fact about you.
I own a leisure travel company!