Brittney follows her lifelong passion for helping children and families
Tennessee native Brittney Jordan has a heart for helping children and families. Ever since she was four years old, she has wanted a job like her father’s.
“My dad has been a social worker for as long as I can remember,” Brittney said. “I’ve been in and around his work for a long time, which made me passionate about entering the field.”
Brittney pursued a bachelor’s degree in social work from Harding University and her MSW from the University of Memphis.
“Growing up in Memphis, I heard a lot about Youth Villages,” Brittney said.
“When I graduated with my master’s degree, I knew it would be a good fit for me.”
In 2014, Brittney became a family intervention specialist with Youth Villages’ Anaya Partnership, where Youth Villages collaborates with community agencies to provide services to families in need.
She remembers one family who was struggling due to the grandmother’s deteriorating health and age. Youth Villages partnered with a local organization to provide the family with long-term stability.
“Witnessing families work hard and succeed is a truly rewarding experience,” Brittney said. “My time as a family intervention specialist has meant a lot to me.”
Last summer, Brittney stepped into the role of clinical supervisor. She provides clinical and administrative support to fellow counselors.
“I’m thankful to be a member of the Youth Villages family,” Brittney said. “I hope to help our family intervention specialists have as positive of an experience as I did.”