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Work experience

Jan 2006Present

Paraprofessional- Assistant Teacher

New York City Education Department
  • Aiding classroom teachers, occupational therapy, physical therapist, speech during instruction.
  • One on one or small group instruction as outlined by the teacher.
  • Assisting students in transitioning from one activity to another.
  • Guiding and assisting students in small groups instruction settings with class routines and in transitioning from one activity to the next.
  • Assisting students with  ambulation to and from buses, classroom lunchroom, arrival and dismissal.
  • Reinforcement of behavior through the use of positive behavior supports.
Aug 2004Aug 2006

Substitute Teacher

New York City Education Department

  • Carried out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher.
  • Created a classroom environment that was conducived to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Guided the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units and projects assigned.
  • Employed instructional methods and materials that were most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.
  • Maintained a neat and orderly classroom.  
  • Responsible in taking the attendance in accordance with school procedures.
  • Indicated to students at beginning of class the basic expectations for behavior in the class in accordance with school policies.
  • Insured that the students were never left unattended in the classroom.
  •  Performed duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.
  • Knew emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
  • worked under procedures for referring students who are disciplinary problems. 
  • Performed other related duties as directed by principal.


Mar 2003Jan 2004

Family Coordinator

New York City On Adoptable Children
  • Worked in a program on adoption for Hispanic community( ten months contract).
  • Trained prospective adoptive parents eligible for adoption.
  • Conducted periodic visits to different homes in New York areas.
  • Conducted visits to different agencies to place children in adoption homes.
Feb 2000Jan 2003

Case Manager

Harlem Dowling West Side Center For Children-ACS
  • Provided case management to foster child, legal family members, and foster parent(s) in accordance with service description and contract required.
  • Worked in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to provide the required services.
  •  Attended all mandatory meeting and training regarding the development of the child.
  • Completed mandate reports and documentation in the time frames specified within the Treatment Foster Care contract requirements.
  •  Monitored access to services in the homes of the foster child, foster parent, and legal family as required in contract.  
  • Prepared for and attended court hearings when necessary.
  • Monitored the placement.
  • Maintained the record of  the child’s physical, emotional, medical, academic, mental and social needs.
  •  Requested all available school, medical and other records to review the improvement of the child.



Education

Oct 20062009

School Guidance Counselor

UNPHU Sattelite School in NYC

Master Program of School Counseling

Oct 2004Oct 2006

Independent Courses of Education and Special Education

TOURO COLLEGE, New York

Prerequisites for Substitute Teacher Licence 

Sep 19861990

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration 

University Autonomous of Santo Domingo

School of Economy and Social Science,

Dominican Republic

Evaluated by NYS  Education Department 

Certifications

May 2015Jan 2020

School Counselor- Provisional Certification

New York State Department of Education
  •  School counselors (also called guidance counselors) provide students with the support that they need to develop academically and socially
Feb 2005Aug 2015

Assistant Teacher

New York State Department of Education

Aiding classroom teachers and services providers as needed,

Aug 2009Aug 2013

Attendance Teacher- Provisional Certification. Renewal process.

New York State Department of Education
  • Monitor  student attendance and follow-up on cases of non-attendance
  •  Provide support and counseling on attendance related issues as needed.
  • Document all interventions with students and parents, as well as all outreach activities
20092013

Subtitute Teacher

New York State Department of Eduation
  •  Replace the regularly appointed teacher in his/her absence.

TRAININGS

Deciding Together 

Preparation of prospective adoption's parents-NYS care And Adoption Staff Training  and  ACS.

Child Abuse and Maltreatment - ACS 

School Violence Prevention- City College.

The Dignity for All Student Act- UFT