To obtain a position in a social service atmosphere where my education, professional experience and vision are beneficial in providing the highest level of services to clients
Aug 2011 - Present
School Social Work Practicum Student
240 hours of supervised learning in the area of school social work. Responsible as a team member in the generalized and special education processes for students, assessment, goal-setting, individual and group counseling, parent involvement, bully prevention committee, and referrals to outside resources.
Nov 2006 - Present
Responsible for connecting prevention based services to students and families at risk for drop out. This includes developing partnerships with community agencies, training volunteers, needs assessments, intensive case management, individual counseling, facilitation of various groups to meet student needs, and the development and implementation of an annual campus plan.
Jul 2000 - Oct 2004
Director of Community Living
Responsible for the daily operations of a large residential program for adults with disabilities. Responsible for: policies, staffing, budget, billing, problem solving, person centered plans, strategic planning, and ensuring all licensing guidelines for CDDO, SRS, CARF, and HUD were strictly followed. Strong emphasis on innovative planning and structuring of department to ensure the highest level of service was available to persons served on the HCBS waiver
Feb 1999 - Jul 2000
Responsible for the supervision of staff and students in a residential Special Education setting. Participated in the development and implementation of student goals, licensing guidelines, behavior management plans, etc. Strong emphasis in working closely with families and team members to provide the most appropriate and safest atmosphere possible
Aug 1996 - Jan 1999
Community Readiness Supervisor
Responsible for the supervision of staff and consumers in a 120 bed ICF-MR facility. Development and monitoring of training goals specific to community living. Responsible for the development and supervision of work programs within the requirements of sheltered workshop licensing.
May 1995 - Oct 1995
Group Home Manager
Resident Advancement, Inc
Responsible for supervising staff and clients in a group home for developmentally disabled adults. Ensure clients’ plans of service as well as licensing guidelines were implemented.
Jan 1994 - Jan 1995
Foster Care Case Manager
Alternatives For Children and Families
Provided casework services to youths placed in foster care and their families while a goal of reunification was pursued. Responsible for referrals, follow-up with court orders, court reports, service plans, and recommendations for permanency.
Sep 1991 - Aug 1993
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Supervising parolees in the community to ensure all conditions of release were followed. Responsible for interviewing, assessing, referrals, reporting, documentation, limited counseling
Aug 2010 - Present
Expected graduation - May 2014
Certificate of Completion
Sam Houston State University
Completed 240 hours of basic education classes for CADAC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) certification in Texas
Bachelor of Social Work - 1990