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Objective

To obtain a position in a social welfare agency in which I can use my education and skills to assist, protect, and empower individuals in times of crisis.

Education

Aug 2010Present

Bachelor

Wichita State University

Phi Alpha Honor Society Member, 2012

Josephine A. Stabler Endowed Scholarship Recipient, Spring 2012

Dean's List,Fall 2010

Dean's List, Fall 2011 

GPA 3.75/4.0

Aug 2005May 2010

Associate of Arts

Cowley College

Dean's Honor Roll, Fall 2005

Phi Theta Kappa, Spring 2006

GPA 3.0/4.0

References

Jessi Strecker

Amanda Lake

Cami Birdwell

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Children & Family Services Practicum Student

SRS
  • Completed intake and investigation process for CINC-NAN cases by interviewing and assessing clients for risk factors and identifying service needs within the family system
  • Completed documentation and evaluations on non-abuse cases using KIDS decision support system
  • Observed investigation and evaluation process for child abuse and neglect cases
  • Made referrals to other social service agencies, such as DCCCA, to help clients receive needed services
  • Attended court hearings for CINC cases, temporary custody cases, dispositions and adjudications
  • Participated in case plans at resource agencies such as TFI Family Services and St. Francis Community Services
Jun 2008Aug 2010

Children Attendant Care Worker

Cowley County Mental Health
  • Provided emotional support and guidance to children on the SED waiver within communities, schools, and groups
  • Led children's psychosocial rehabilitation groups to assist clients in improving social skills, building positive peer relationships, and behavior management
  • Provided and maintained a therapeutic environment for psychosocial group participants in order to empower and encourage them to achieve goals through activities, which emphasize honorable agreements, teamwork, and trust
  • Encouraged clients to develop effective coping strategies to enhance communication skills with peers and to decrease negative behaviors
  • Responded to crisis calls to assist in stabilizing children and adults in crisis situations
  • Developed educational and therapeutic activities and curriculum to be used in psychosocial groups
Jun 2007Feb 2008

Direct Support Associate

Mosaic
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in various aspects of daily living
  • Maintained the health, safety, and emotional support of individuals served
  • Encouraged individuals to pursue and develop personal goals

Skills

Certifications

Mar 2012Present

Medication Administration Course

Children's Alliance of Kansas
Aug 2011Present

Worker Safety: Verbal and Non-Verbal De-escalation

Kansas Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services
Feb 2012Feb 2012

Pre-Service Case Management Course

Children's Alliance of Kansas