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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

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

School Social Work Practicum Student

USD260/Paul B Cooper Elementary

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 2006Present

Site Coordinator

Communities In Schools

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 2000Oct 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 1999Jul 2000

Home Coordinator


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 1996Jan 1999

Community Readiness Supervisor

Robinswood School

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 1995Oct 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 1994Jan 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 1991Aug 1993

Parole Officer

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



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



I have advanced communication skills and am able to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I am as comfortable in a high powered board meeting as I am in a clients living room in the most impoverished parts of the community. I am able to relate to clients while showing empathy for their situation.  I am non-judgemental and always communicate with clients in a way that reflects both dignity and respect.
Computer Skills
I have intermediate computer skills and am able to complete word documents, excel spreadsheets, and create charts. I am a quick learner and always eager to learn new programs.