Meet Charlsetta Mells of NCG Treatment Foster Care
This week to continue honoring those in Human Health Services for National Social Worker Month, I sat down with Charlsetta Mells, foster parent coordinator for National Counseling Group Treatment Foster Care to learn more about her and why she decided to devote herself to the Human Services Field.
How long have you been in human services?
I have been in social services for 24 years.
What brought you to this profession?
The desire that I have to help others.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Being able to see the growth in individuals that I work with on a daily basis.
What is the hardest part of your job?
It is very difficult knowing that everyone is not receptive to the services offered to them to enhance their well being.
What is one thing you want people to know about human service workers?
Human service workers have a genuine love for people. It’s not a 9 to 5 job. Our clients’ challenges become our challenges.
Charlsetta has one of the most important roles at National Counseling Group Treatment Foster Care, being an advocate and support for all of the foster parents currently serving the children in the Fredericksburg area.
Treatment foster care, also called therapeutic foster care, involves placement of children with foster families who have been specially trained to care for children with certain medical or behavioral needs. Examples include medically fragile children and children with emotional or behavioral disorders.
National Counseling Group is the largest provider of community-based behavioral health services in the Virginia. The behavioral health care agency provides services for crisis situations, outpatient services and in home therapy, along with treatment foster care.
Meet Cynthia Coleman of NCG Treatment Foster Care