This month, we’re highlighting Behavioral Interventionist Berenice Perez. Get to know Berenice, who says she was drawn to a career as a BI because of her desire to work with children, below.
We interviewed Berenice before the pandemic broke and she wanted to add this wonderful message for our clients and staff:
I would like to thank everyone who is working diligently to keep this world safe through these unprecedented times. Understandably it is difficult and new for most of us to go through such times. I too have fallen victim to wanting to shelter myself from the world but with great confidence and courage I have been able to continue to do what I love to do in order to strive for a better tomorrow. Stay safe and live well everyone! Let us take this time not to limit ourselves but to better ourselves! Thank you
Introduce yourself in one sentence: Hello, my name is Berenice Perez and I’ve been working for Intercare for four years.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? A video game designer.
People would be surprised if they knew: I once dreamed of living in Canada because I naively accepted the idea that only nice people live in Canada.
What is on the top of your bucket list? I want to visit and live in South Korea for at least a month.
What’s your favorite quote? “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” - Mulan
How do you define success? I measure success as accomplishing goals I have created in all the domains of my life, whether the goals be small or big.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Amy Poehler.
What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken? My first trip to Mexico was very special to me. I got to see where my parents were raised. The food, cruise, beaches, and adventures were also a nice touch.
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would splurge on? Pay off my student loans…riveting right? Other than that, I’d probably buy a house near the beach.
How has Intercare Therapy helped you in your career development? Intercare has given me the opportunity to discover my passion and flourish in the field.
What advice do you have for prospective BIs? Work hard and find your true passions.
What are 3 words to describe Intercare Therapy? Compassionate. Teamwork-oriented. Challenging.
What do you find most challenging at Intercare? The unpredictability of my everyday occurrences—although that’s also one of the job’s charms as well.
What have you gained from working at Intercare? Most importantly, my passion for working with children in the autism spectrum.
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Embrace the challenges. Learn from your mistakes. Challenge yourself.
What do you think sets Intercare apart from other therapy providers? The people in it. There are some really great people in this company.