Katie O'halloran

Summary

I will graduate with a Social Work degree from Wichita State University in May 2012. When I began college I had aspirations to become a health care professional, but after taking a variety of courses I realized this career path was not meant for me. I knew I wanted to be in a position to help others in need and decided on a career that focused solely of the well being of others. Working in social services is best suited for me because I will be able to assist others in achieving better living situations,  reuniting families, and contributing to society by empowering those in need. 

Interest

I enjoy spending time with my family on the weekends and find my parents to be the wisest people I know. I have a wonderful husband and we are both learning about life together. During my free time I enjoy reading and getting to know new people who come into my life. i am very interested in people and how we operate as individuals. I have been a part of Big Brothers Big Sister since 2010. I have enjoyed my experience tremendously  find mentoring very rewarding. 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Internship

Kansas Children's Service League

I am interning as a resource worker at Kansas Children's Service League. A resource worker is in charge licensing new homes and ensuring the foster home is to date with all necessary documents. A worker manages a foster home by making monthly visits to the home to interview the parent and foster child. The worker must ensure the resource parent is complying with all KCSL's regulations, if the resource parent is not in compliance then the resource worker will make sure all appropriate actions are taken. My tasks have included visiting the resource home, interviewing the parents, and typing up monthly reports on the resource parents and foster child. 

Oct 2006 - Present

Legal Assistant

Kahrs Law Offices

Kahrs Law Offices practices small business collections. I started at Kahrs Law Offices filing papers now I manage the garnishment department. I am in charge of filing garnishment orders with the court and ensuring the sheriff properly serves the orders to the correct locations. My other duties include researching a place of business for a correct address and imputing bankruptcy information to halt collection proceedings. 

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

Bachelor in Liberal Arts

Wichita State University

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2012 - Present

Child Abuse & Nelgect Recognition & Reporting

Kansas Children's Service League