Dalia Romero

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Dalia Romero

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Chiropractor's Assistant

Lakewood Chiropractic

Assist patients with therapy according to their diagnosis

Assist with acupuncture

Develop X-Rays

Mar 2012 - Present

Challange By Choice Co-Facilitator

Higher Ground

Attend Middle Schools and High Schools to inform about drugs and alcohol

Expirencial activities

Work with students on team work, self confidence, and problem solving

Input surveys filled out by students

Phone surveys 6 weeks later from visiting schools

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010

Receptionist

Garden City Recreation Commission

Answered and directed calls; assisted people with information

Enroll customers in courses and/or recreational sports

Participate in community service projects

Help co-workers complete their projects

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Receptionist

Garden City Community College

Assist people with information

Entered applications for admission in the computer system

Scanned and filed previous applications

Gave campus tours to high school students interested in attending the college

Aug 2004 - Nov 2008

Receptionist

Poky Feeders

Weighed silage, corn, and hay trucks

Took samples of corn to determine its moisture

Updated and filed papers

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Present

BSW

Wichita State University
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009

Associates in Gen. Science

Garden City Community College
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Diploma

Scott City High School

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Proficient in the internet as well.

Interpreting

Summary

I want to secure a position in a company related to my field of study as well as doing my best to contribute to the growth of human rights. In return to utilize my good customer service skills. I believe that every opportunity I get will improve my skills and I also know that this experience will benefit me in the future.

Custom

Higher Ground’s Safety Plan

Higher Ground is a facility for addicts with problems of drugs and alcohol. There are three groups in total which have group sessions in the afternoons. These include Teen Prevention, ages 12-18, Turning Point which is the English program for adults, and Pueblo which is the Spanish program for adults. Higher Ground also has counselors that organize individual and family sessions.

In Higher Ground the main focus for safety are the clients. This facility is an outpatient program which means that it is a small residential program designed to treat patients with drug and alcohol dependency. New patients can enter sessions at any point. The group sessions can be from six to twenty patients. There are always at least two staff members in each meeting. This also facilitates the staff to maintain control in case of an emergency.

There are many emergencies that can happen in this kind of program. A Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Plan packet is available in each workroom as guidance. Disasters such as fire, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, and thunderstorms are most common within our area. Emergency plans such as medical, bomb threats, terrorist threats, violence, chemical exposures, and what to do step if injuries, arrests, or death occur are also included in this packet.

Disaster Plan Review states: Higher Ground has designated the ED/CEO to ensure that disaster and emergency plans are kept up to date through an annual review and updating of the internal disaster/emergency plans.

Fire: In case of a dangerous explosion, the building must be evacuated immediately. The fire department must be contacted once the staff and clients are safely away from danger. The staff will lead all clients to walk to the nearest exit and lead them towards 2nd Street. Clients must wait until staff, police and/or fire department give instructions. Everyone must stay away from the building to avoid breathing toxic wastes or fumes. Once everyone is safe outside of the building, no one is allowed back in.

Floods: The recommendation in case of a flood is to listen to the radio or television for warnings. In case of a flood, staff and clients must move to higher ground and wait for further instructions. When preparing for evacuation, all utilities must be turned off from main switches or valves. If anyone is wet or standing in water they mustn’t touch any electrical equipment.

Tornado: If weather occurs during office hours, the ED/CEO will make a determination about closing early. There are designated staff members responsible for leading the rest of the staff members and clients through certain commands. During evacuation, counselors must be sure all clients are present and accounted for. Staff and clients are assigned certain storm shelters near Higher Ground. For other weather conditions clients must listen to radio and television to make their own judgment to travel.

Violence: In Higher Ground there are no guards or metal detectors in case of an act of violence. A staff member must not use restraint except in case of self-defense to protect themselves and others from harm. A safe solution available for staff is to immediately call 911. If the act of violence is during session, staff is responsible to secure staff and clients away from any and all violent incidents. If it is a hostage incident, staff must wait for the appropriate authorities to assist with the scene to de-escalate the situation, unless the perpetrator is acting out aggressively then find whatever means necessary to either escape the situation unharmed and/or subdue the person from inflicting any more damage. The staff has no right to be in contact with the violent person. That means, if the violent person is ready to attack, the staff must pull away and make no physical contact, just dial 911.

Chemical exposures: In case of a toxic poisoning staff must be aware of the symptoms and be able to respond to them. Some symptoms include: difficulty breathing, irritation of the eyes, skin, throat, or respiratory tract; changes in skin color, headache or blurred vision, dizziness, clumsiness or lack of coordination, and finally cramps or diarrhea. If anyone is experiencing toxic poisoning symptoms or has been exposed to a chemical, a number must be dialed followed by an operator or dispatcher’s first aid instructions carefully.

Injury, Death, & Arrests: If a client has a non-medical emergency, it is required to complete a report as the nature of the injury. Once the procedure has been done, the clients’ family members must be contacted as well as 911. In case of death on the premises, staff must contact 911 immediately, then family members involved. Clients must be asked to safely exit Higher Ground to avoid panic or confusion. Staff must remain on site until the Executive Director and proper authorities take over the scene. In case of an arrest, the client is dangerous in attempt to hurt themselves or others staff must call 911 immediately. Clients’ safety is most important to staff. Staff will secure the clients to minimize the escalation of possible violence or criminal activity. All of these incidents must be reported to be submitted over to SRS Addiction and Prevention Services.