Lauren Gesner

Summary

Residential caseworker at a non-profit organization working with adolescent girls that have been placed in a behavior management program through the Department of Children and Families. Office experience including answering phones, scheduling appointments, handling confidential documents, and filing. Former gymnastics coach for 9 years. 

Objective

I am currently seeking a new full time position to expand on my experience working with children.  I am interested in going into the field of Special Education, particularly working with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Residential Caseworker

The Key Program

Work with female adolescents involved with the Department of Children and Families. Work with the clients in an intensive treatment group home to teach them life skills and social skills, as well as behavior management and crisis intervention.  Provide advocacy services to clients and their families. Careful documentation of all daily activities. Answer phone calls and redirect the calls as needed. Schedule appointments for clients as required.

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

Gymnastics Coach

Giguere's Gymnastics

Coach recreational gymnastics classes with up to thirteen students, guiding them through structured lessons.  Maintain a safe environment for all students. Communicate with the director and parents to discuss progress of the students as well as any problems that arose during the day.  Coach gymnastics summer camps, specifically with preschool age children.  Assist in the instruction of swimming lessons.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Hostess

Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern

Greet guests, escort them to their tables, and provide them with menus. Answer the phone, handle take-out orders, and schedule dining reservations. Maintain restaurant cleanliness in the lobby and dining areas.

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

Server

The Ice Cream Factory

Responsibilities included all aspects of business operations: serving a diverse clientele, re-stocking of supplies, managing the counter, and clean-up at closing time.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Intern

African Community Education

Tutored immigrant children in Math and English, as well as helped with the completion of homework assignments.  Played constructive and educational games such as flash cards to improve Math and English skills.  Other duties included fundraising and event planning.

Aug 2002 - Jan 2009

Gymnastics Coach

Head Over Heels Gymnastics

Coached recreational gymnastics classes with up to thirteen students.  Worked as a coach in summer day camps, managing groups of children from ages three and thirteen.  Supervised birthday parties at the gym, which included set up, leading the children through various structured activities, and post-party cleanup.  Assisted in the training of new coaches.  Communicated daily with the director and parents to resolve any problems that arose during the day.

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Clark University
Aug 2001 - May 2005

High School Diploma

St. Mary's College High School