Summary

LLMSW with a strong academic background in interpersonal practice related to mental health, significant real-world experience in non-profit community organizational work, a desire to lead, and knowledge that there is more to be learned. My field and personal experiences have provided me with a unique ability to view the person and environment in 360°. This has strengthened my ability to see more than just a person or just a situation, and anticipate the changes.

Social Work Experience

Work History
Mar 2016 - Present

Supports Coordinator - PSSD

Community Living Services, Inc., Wayne, MI
  • Serves as the primary advocate by providing broker of services within the system for the people supported
  • Works within the system and the community to ensure that individuals have maximum access to and are able to use the resources available
  • Focuses on efforts to connect supported individuals with their network of family, friends, and meaningful relationships
  • Assists individuals in developing strategies to coordinate their personal resources with entitlements and special programs to provide economic and social place in the community
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

MSW Intern

Peace Neighborhood Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tutored and mentored youths K-12th grades
  • Documented student academic progress and teacher comments via PowerSchool, biweekly
  • Met individually with K-8th grade students to discuss personal and academic strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Encouraged students to speak with their teachers regarding grade discrepancies
  • Created a Summer Youth Services (SYS) Arts and Crafts curriculum that focused on helping youths identify their emotions and develop positive coping skills 
  • Developed and facilitated curriculum for 2nd and 3rd grade girls through the REACH program that encouraged empathy, friendship, and healthy ways to express oneself
  • Coordinated curriculum and trips for middle school boys and girls through the Alternatives for Youth (AY) program that included healthy living, relationships, identity, and other developmentally appropriate topics
  • Assisted with food pantry distribution
  • Researched, assessed, and evaluated options for a new database for the organization
  • Worked closely with the Executive Director, attending and presenting at Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth (WACY) Board Meetings
  • Assisted the Director of Development with content for social media communications, email blasts, and grant applications
  • Grant writing work includes assisting on the Knight Foundation, Costley Family Foundation, Zion Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Congregational Church
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013

Intern

Saginaw Psychological Services, Inc., Saginaw, MI
  • Observed and assisted with group therapy sessions which covered Substance Abuse, Girls' Trauma, and Women's Services
  • Formulated curriculum prep for each week
  • Explored the following topics in group sessions: responsibility, thinking errors, identifying emotions, stress and coping, healthy anger/venting, thoughts and emotions of family/friends of addicts
  • Recorded client Progress Notes after each session
  • Provided clients with assistance in completing required forms and "in-class" assignments
  • Fulfilled basic office duties

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018

Adult First Aid/CPR

American Red Cross

ID: GSVFH2

Sep 2014

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

University of California, Davis CAARE Center

PCIT for Traumatized Children Web Course

Jun 2014

Trauma Focused-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

TF-CBT Web: An on-line training course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Nov 2015 - Present

Concussion In Sports

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Certificate of completion for State of Michigan Concussion In Sports through the National Federation of State High School Associations

Jul 2015

Human Services Management Certificate

Network for Social Work Management

Fulfilled the University of Michigan requirements for a minor in Management of Human Services

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Master of Social Work                                                                                               4.00 GPA

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Concentration in Interpersonal Practice of Mental Health

Minor: Management of Human Services

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Master of Social Work                                                                                               3.88 GPA

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI      

Coursework

Sep 2009 - May 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology                                                                              3.67 GPA

Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI

Double Minor: Sociology & History

Other Work Experience

Nov 2015 - Present               Head Coach

Wayne Memorial High School, Wayne, MI

Girls' Varsity Bowling Team Head Coach

  • Formed team rules and expectations, and held each student and parent to them
  • Oversaw team tryouts
  • Organized team practice schedules and activities
  • Facilitated team practices for 7-15 students
  • Worked one-on-one with student-athletes to discuss strategies in academics, sports, and their personal lives
  • Developed individual and team goals for the season with each student-athlete
  • Formulated team and individual statistics, and translated them to the team and into team strategy
  • Assumed leadership role at meets and matches against other high school teams
  • Cooperated with parents in decisions such as player uniforms and travel accommodations
  • Served as administrator for the teams' social media presence
  • Researched and planned the post-season team event


Sep 2007 - Oct 2014             Outbacker

Outback Steakhouse, Livonia & Saginaw, MI

Assistant Manager

  • Assisted with daily managerial communications
  • Served as preventative supervisor as well as quality servicing
  • Lead as many as 30 other individuals in addition to customer interactions
  • Required use of critical thinking, problem resolution, and people and leadership skills

Bartender

  • Used critical thinking and skills for engaging customers
  • Fulfilled basic bartending duties
    • serving food and beverages, checking identification, handling cash, general cleaning, and safe serving methods

Server

  • Used critical thinking, time management and problem resolution skills
  • Fulfilled basic waitressing duties
    • serving food and beverages, checking identification, handling cash, general cleaning, and safe serving methods

Hostess

  • Used organizational, time management, and problem resolution skills
  • Required menu and restaurant knowledge