Joanna Leo

  • Dunellen US-NJ
Joanna Leo

Summary

I am looking for a position that would allow me to utilize and further develop my expertise in the Organizational Psychology field.My priority is to work in the environment that will challenge me. I have a great foundation to fill out position in Human Resource, Organizational Development or Marketing.

I suspect you will find very few candidates with a background such as mine. Besides my education in Law and graduate degree in Organizational/Industrial Psychology, I have a record of working with people from different backgrounds in various environments, which made me a very skillful and effective team member.

I completed my internship in Human Resources with IT company where I participated in transition from outsourced to in-house HR, reviewing, updating and implementing procedures for all aspects of Human Resource. My MA thesis, inspired by this experience, concernedinnovative recruitment strategies. I worked part time as a consultant assistant for an international recruitment and legal counseling agency preparing documentation for Department Of Labor and USCIS.Therefore, I am fluent in legal components of employment and all the applying regulations. Currently I work full time for Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare providing group counseling to the population with chronic schizophrenia and various personality and mood disorders, though I am looking forward to devote full time to my primary specialization which is Organizational Psychology even at an entry level position or internship.

I have passion for what I do and I am a hard worker. I am a very straightforward person but also an effective mediator.  My experience with recruitment made me an expert on selecting strong team members for various assignments. In addition to capabilities in those areas I look forward to participating in other interesting projects that would require knowledge of organizational psychology and application of statistical methods.

Overall, I am looking for a position that would allow me to utilize my skills for the benefit of your company and I am very enthusiastic about obtaining full time position in my field. 

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Contact information for professional references:

Mike Torchia

CBHCare

973-476-3290

Dr Kristie Reilly

VP of Research and Sponsored Programs

Kean University

908-737-5902

Dr Hank Kaplowitz

Director of HBOP Program

Kean University

908-737-4018

Dr Mariusz Postol

CEO of CAS Computer Systems

014842-686-2547

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Mental Health Worker

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare
  • Provide group counseling to clients with chronic mental illness in a residential treatment setting located in MorrisPlains, NJ
  • Participate in the implementation of Individualized Recovery Plans (IRP)
  • Certified in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, CPR and First-Aid
  • Ensure that service provision and documentation is consistent with external regulatory bodies such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Administration and the NJ Division of Mental Health Services
Sep 2006 - Jan 2009

Graduate Assistant to VP of Research/ Academic Specialist

Kean University
  • Developed and coordinated university-related events (e.g., Tech-Tran Conference 2006, Kean Kids Summer Camp 2007, Graduate Commencement 2008)
  • Participated in preparation of marketing strategies for academic programs and open houses
  • Supervised and conducted advanced internet research related to market analysis
  • Acted as a liaison between VP and directors of graduate programs
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

HR Internship

NIT Connect
  • Reviewed applications and resumes and interviewed applicants; Evaluated applicant skills and provided recommendations regarding applicants’ qualifications
  • Conducted new employee screening procedures
  • Provided advice, assistance and follow-up to company policy, procedure and documentation
  • Promoted positive work environment by implementing team building events and activities
  • Assisted in development of transition from outsource to in-house HR

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Aug 2009

MA

Kean University
  • Awarded with Graduate Assistantship
  • GPA 3.7
  • Thesis on Innovative Recruitment Strategies.
  • Independent Studies project in Human Resources  (Spring 2008) 
Sep 2005 - May 2007

BA

Kean University

  • GPA 3.45
  • Awarded with International Students’ Scholarship
  • Professional Associations: APAGS, Psi-Chi
Oct 2001 - May 2003

University of Lodz
  • Completed 3 years of 5 year MA program
  • 9th highest score on the admission exam among 600 applicants