Cindy Hernandez

  • Wichita US-KS

Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Present

Social Work Graduate Trainee

Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
  • Provided services to veterans and their families in an outpatient social work setting as a part of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments to identify strengths and areas of concern
  • Provided and coordinated resources and referrals to community agencies
  • Assisted veterans and their families in navigating the VA system and providing information regarding available VA resources
  • Implemented an advance directive educational group for veterans
  • Assisted in providing services through the Home Based Primary Care program to veterans in their homes; home visits conducted accordingly
  • Provided services in Spanish to veterans and their families with identified language barriers
May 2010 - Jun 2011

Bilingual Family Educator

Early Head Start
  • Provided case management and referral services to families on assigned caseload of children in the Early Head Start Program
  • Conducted weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly home visits with families on assigned caseload
  • Conducted monthly site visits at childcare sites and completed required observation documentation
  • Acted as bilingual liaison when providing resources/services to Spanish-speaking population
  • Completed necessary assessments/screenings to formulate learning objectives for children on caseload
  • Formed partnerships with families in order to set and achieve parent goals
  • Collaborated with other agency and community professionals to provide services to families
  • Assisted families with application process in order to transition children from Early Head Start to Head Start program
Oct 2009 - May 2010

Bilingual Advocate

Catholic Charities
  • Provided case management services in-house and outreach in a women’s domestic violence shelter setting
  • Utilized referrals and supportive resources in order to assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency while maintaining self worth, dignity, and safety
  • Primary bilingual liaison when providing resources to Spanish-speaking clients
  • Conduct client intakes, assessments, and provide assistance and referrals to crisis line callers
Oct 2008 - Jul 2009

Financial Aid Advisor

Garden City Community College
  • Assisted students and college employees through the entire financial aid process from inquiries to the disbursement of funds;
  • Developed and maintained the GCCC loan default prevention program.
  • Monitored Satisfactory Academic Progress in conjunction with awarding & verification
  • Maintained current knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures that pertain to financial assistance.
  • Conducted community financial aid presentations topromote awareness and familiarity
  • Assisted with student recruitment/retention
  • Key member of the Scholarship Committee, aided in the selection process for recipients of awards
May 2008 - May 2009

ESL Instructor

Garden City Community College
  • Provided English as a Second Language instruction to adult students enrolled in a migrant family literacy program
  • Administered standardized tests to students; daily lesson planning
  • Worked as a team with other staffto identify student needs in order to maximize learning capabilities.
Feb 2006 - Oct 2008

Administrative Specialist

State of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services
  • Interviewed reporters with concerns of adult or child abuse/neglect/exploitation
  • Provided social workers with detailed reports in order for assessments to be made
  • Provided clients with referrals to community resources
  • Collaborated with law enforcement, physicians, social service agencies, and schools in order to serve clients more effectively
  • Interpreted Spanish/English for social workers as needed to facilitate communication with families and clients


Aug 2009 - Present

Master of Social Work

Wichita State University
Aug 2006 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Fort Hays State University

Life Issues Certificate, December 2008

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Accredited



Bilingual (Spanish)

Able to read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish.


To obtain a career that will provide for personal and professional growth and development while fully utilizing my abilities and allowing me to gain insight, knowledge, and experience as a social worker in a professional environment.