Kiera Peters

Summary

Extensive knowledge in acute inpatient and outpatient care, case management, diagnostic impression, and culturally appropriate assessment, treatment and preventive services. Expertise in building and maintaining strategies and supportive evidence-based clinical interventions by developing and implementing programs to enhance the social, education, and psychological support for individuals and families of diverse populations.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Social Work Intern

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

The Mission of the Social Work Department is to provide social work services in a medical setting that educates, empowers and protects patients and families, while enhancing their coping skills.

  • Complete psychosocial assessments and support families as they learn to cope with their child’s illness or injury
  • Coordinate patient care conferences between families and other members of the healthcare team
  • Educate families about community resources that provide ongoing services for financial, insurance, legal, mental health and other needs
  • Collaborate with the medical team to identify barriers related to discharge
  • Address language and cultural concerns
Aug 2013 - May 2014

Clinical Social Work Intern

Guardian Hospice

A multidisciplinary team, specialized in end of life care, devoted to providing clients with convenient, high quality and cost-effective services.

  •  Provided advocacy, community support, and crisis intervention to terminally ill patients and families/caregivers to maximize their comfort and health in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care
  • Ensured that patient's end-of-life wishes were documented and known by assisting with advanced directives, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, or POLST forms.

  • Maintained current working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and in-depth knowledge of community-based resources
  • Participated on committees and performed other duties and special projects, as assigned
Sep 2000 - Aug 2012

Case Manager II

Regional Center of the East Bay

Private, non-profit corporation providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services.

  • Conducted bio-psychosocial assessments and developed Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
  • Completed functional and/or developmental reviews by obtaining essential diagnosis and evaluations from appropriate practitioners
  • Proactively advocated consumers' rights to ensure their protection according to law and confirmed they received those services and benefits to which they were entitled.
  • Maintained all documentation and contacts as required by law, regulation and policy.
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Developmental Specialist

Life Steps Foundation

A private, non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and delays, including consultation, early intervention, school-based specialized instructions, and therapeutic services

  • Provided therapeutic in-home Early Intervention services to infants and toddlers who had developmental delays or were at risk for delays
  • Conducted bio-psychosocial assessments
  • Effectively planned and assisted children in becoming developmentally age-appropriate and/or reaching their full developmental potential for inclusion in natural environments
  • Worked to empower parents by helping to acquire supportive skills, unique to their child’s developmental challenges, and becoming expert advocates in their care
Jul 1998 - Sep 2000

Residential Counselor

Seneca Center, Inc.

Human Service agency providing a comprehensive continuum of community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families.

  • Participated in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary
  • Provided behaviorally focused mental health support services to clients and their families
  • Completed Medi-Cal/mental health notes, incident reports, and treatment reviews

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - May 2015

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Clark Atlanta University

Education for excellence in advanced direct social work practice

Aug 1996 - Jun 2000

Bachelor of Arts-Sociology (BA)

California State University, Hayward