Welcome to the Prince George Regional Page!
Meet Courtney Wickstrom
Prince George & Northern BC Regional Manager
Tell us a little about what made you choose this career path.
I’ve always had a passion for helping others (for as long as I can remember) which led me to a job working with a young boy diagnosed with Autism after I graduated high school. I worked in his home-based ABA program as his Behaviour Interventionist and quickly realized how much I loved the work so I decided to make a career out of it! Little did I know the service was very much needed in the North that I became very busy and constantly had families contacting me to work with their child.
In 2013 I founded Northern Interior Behaviour Intervention Services, my main goal with NIBIS was to hire and help support others who were interested in working as a Behaviour Interventionist, providing them with a schedule of families to work with and regular pay.
In 2015 I had my daughter and in 2017 I had my son, this really opened my eyes and changed things for me. It was hard being a mom and running a business (with no maternity leave) so I was excited to hear of the opportunities with Pivot Point when they announced coming to Prince George and Northern BC! After many wonderful talks with Pivot Points Executive Director I merged all of my NIBIS clients and staff members to Pivot Point in February 2019 and accepted the position as Regional Manager for Prince George and Northern BC. I’m so happy with all of the growth we have had in the North with Pivot Point and all of the high quality services we are now able to offer!
What’s one thing you value about working at Pivot Point?
I love that Pivot Point is all about family and making meaningful relationships with our staff members and the families we serve. It was very important for me to still be home lots with my children and that has not been an issue working for Pivot Point. I’m free to work from my home or the office, meeting my families needs- I really do have the best of both worlds. I also love the family feel we have at the centre, we are all in it together, supporting each other to better all of the families we serve. We meet families where they are at and will design a program to meet those needs.
Can you introduce us to the people in your region?
Our region is growing quickly and I’m so fortunate to work with so many amazing people doing what they love! Our team consists of our Behaviour Consultant- Candace Brady, Program Assistants Becky Parlee, Jessica Hewitt and Stacey Jmaeff, Community Classrooms Learning Centre Lead Instructor Melissa McFadyen and our Behaviour Interventionists/ Child Care Workers/ Family Support Workers/ Tutors Rebecca Crawford, Robin Macdonald, Aly Muir and Bethany McKaig. The growth of our region would not have been possible without these amazing women all working towards the same goal of high quality services for our families in the North.
Is there anything else you’d like people to know about your team?
Our team is so excited to welcome new members and to bring even more services to Northern BC!
About Services in Prince George
Pivot Point is thrilled with the changes that have been happening in Prince George since our start there in October 2018! Courtney and her team have created a strong presence, built on quality services and meaningful relationships, which has resulted in the region quickly expanding to serve MANY families throughout the city and neighbouring communities!
We have established a great community office, and are proud to offer our Community Classrooms Learning Centre from that central location… giving several students the chance to have comprehensive educational and social/emotions support throughout each school day.
Complete our Request a Meeting Form to find out if we’re the right fit for you!
We are currently accepting applications for staff interested in joining our teams in Prince George, Vanderhoof, and Fort St. John. Visit our Apply Now page to submit your application!