Nicole Zingaro

  • Richmond VA

Social Worker


Positioned to provide educational and developmental services in a vibrant, progressive public school atmosphere in a teaching role

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

Substitute Teacher

Hanover County Public Schools
  • To serve as a substitute teacher for elementary, middle, high school, and special education classes at Hanover county public schools
  •  Implement teacher's lesson plans and classroom routines; present academic material successfully to the class and individual students, ensuring comprehension
  • Responsible for teacher's daily tasks such as student attendance, collection of fees, notes from home, distributing supplies, giving assignments
  •  Provide supervision and behavior management for students;  ensure safety of all students and staff, follow school and classroom guidelines and regulations
  •  Communicate with the absent teacher as well as other teachers and administrators as necessary about work covered and other relevant student and classroom information

Jun 2012 - Aug 2015

Social Worker

First Baptist Church of Richmond
  • Social Worker, Community Programs Supervisor, Case Manager
  • Participated in strategic planning to address community, client, and organizational needs and resource development. Identified critical service gaps serving as obstacles to Richmond refugee families achieving self-sufficiency. Designed and implemented a Refugee program with a focus on holistic case management and family stabliization
  • Responsible for all program administration, curriculum development, and employee and client policy and regulations
  • Provided intensive, in-home case management for over 200 Refugee and Immigrant individuals, the majority of which constituted families with children
  • Provided counseling, family stabilization, crisis work, and general social work services
  • Acted as a social worker, school liaison, tutor, and ESL teacher for elementary and middle school aged refugee children
  • Teacher for elementary age students in Bible and ESL classes during annual social work and mission trips overseas in the Caribbean islands
  • Teacher and mediator for Refugee workshops, orientations, classes, including Refugee womens' groups, health and nutrition classes, new arrival orientations
  • Completed and maintained case files, case histories, ongoing documentation, and individual service plans for all Refugee families, individuals and children. Referred clients to appropriate services
  • Supervisor and Administrator for Single Mothers ministry, provided casework services to single mothers and their children, with emphasis on children with Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Supervisor for all program recruitment, staff retention, management, and evaluation

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Social Work Intern

First Baptist Church of Richmond
  • Provided case management services for refugee families and children
  • Designed and implemented refugee women's small groups to address cultural adaptation, child rearing, and pediatric health and nutrition
  • Completed training in program and curriculum development and supervision
May 2011 - Dec 2011

Social Work Intern

New Visions, New Ventures
  • Assistant to Asset Director
  • Provided services, client interviews and eligibility for programs to support women through economic empowerment
  • Designed and implemented surveys, research, and reports
May 2008 - Jun 2009

Patient Care Technician

Virginia Womens Center
  • Provided direct medical services and procedures to patients in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mar 2005 - Jun 2007

Emergency Medical Technician

Memorial Regional Medical Center, Emergency Room
  • Delivered direct medical care and procedures in a fast-paced, urgent care environment


Jan 2016 - Feb 2016

Education, Individual Courses

University of Phoenix
  • Currently enrolled in SPE513, Introduction to the Exceptional Child; to obtain provisional license as a Special Education teacher

May 2012


Virginia Commonwealth University

Social Work




Excellent communication, written and verbal;  practice linguistic and cultural consideration while working with diverse populations


Passionate advocate of superior and professional competency and development

Goal Oriented

Self-motivated with the ability to set and exceed personal and professional goals

Resource Appropriation

Identifying client, student, staff, program and classroom needs; providing education, and connecting to appropriate resources

Time Management

Effective at time management, ability to multi-task and focus on multiple priorities


Able to provide empathy and compassion while providing developmentally and age appropriate services


Steve Blanchard

First Baptist Church

Compassion Minister, Community Programs Director

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Candi Brown

First Baptist Church

Childrens Minister, MSW Social Worker

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Brent Sutton

Office of Newcomer Services, Department of Social Services

Senior Operations Specialist

[email protected]

804) 726-7928

Doris Hodges

SPED Teacher, Hanover County

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