Nicole Zingaro

  • Richmond VA

Social Worker

Summary

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


Work History

Work History
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

Education

Education
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

B.A

Virginia Commonwealth University

Social Work

Skills

Skills

Communication

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


Competency

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

Compassion

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

References

Steve Blanchard

First Baptist Church

Compassion Minister, Community Programs Director

Blanchard@fbcrichmond.org

804-986-9547


Candi Brown

First Baptist Church

Childrens Minister, MSW Social Worker

Brown@fbcrichmond.org

804-370-1212


Brent Sutton

Office of Newcomer Services, Department of Social Services

Senior Operations Specialist

Brent.sutton@dss.virginia.gov

804) 726-7928


Doris Hodges

SPED Teacher, Hanover County

dorishodges11@gmail.com

804-512-5455