Sara Barker

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Present

Masters

Wichita State University
Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

B.S.

Abilene Christian University

Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Adult Case Manager

Mental Health Association

  • Worked with SPMI adult clients in a community based setting.

  • Assisted clients with symptom management, and life skills.

  • Provided treatment planning and documented all progress

  • Motivated  client’s to work toward their personal recovery in order to promote their independence.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2010

Employment Specialist

Mental Health Association

  • Worked with SPMI adult clients in a community based setting.

  • Assisted clients with symptom management, job skills, and life skills.

  • Networked with various employers to promote increased job opportunities in the community.

  • Provided detailed and concise documentation of client progress.

Feb 2008 - Jun 2009

Psycho-Social Group Leader

Mental Health Association

  • Worked with children, ranging in ages 6-18, having Severe Emotional Disorders.

  • Helped children improve upon social skills and behavior management skills in a school and group setting.

  • Provided  detailed progress notes for each child.

  • Conducted a youth volunteer program.

  • Worked with a team of staff members to plan events and outings for children.

  • Planned lessons and activities for children on a daily basis.

Objective

It is my desire to be placed in a practicum setting where I can work to empower oppressed and marginalized individuals and families.

Volunteer Experience

February 2008 to Present                Westlink Church                         Wichita,KS

Small Group Bible Study Leader

●Led High School aged kids in discussions over various spiritual issues.

●Planned events that helped emphasize the importance of Christian fellowship.

Summer of 2007                        World Wide Witness                      Solwezi, Zambia

Missionary Intern

●Co-led a Woman’s Bible study with a Zambian interpreter.

●Led various Children’s Bible classes at local church plants.

●Helped to plan, organize, and lead a Congolese refugee youth camp.

●Worked with a medical mission effort to give eye glasses to Zambians in need.

2006 to 2007                  Beltway Park Baptist  Church                      Abilene, TX

Life Group Leader

●Led college aged girls in a discussion group about various life issues

●Spent time getting to know each girl outside of life group to establish a more personal relationship with each of them

2005                                        Salvation Army                                      Abilene, TX

Volunteer

●Organized and redistributed donations in the Salvation Army Store.

●Recorded all financial and personal information needed for parents wanting to get free Christmas toys from Salvation Army.

Spring 0f 2005                    Spring Break Campaign                San Francisco, CA

Spring Break Campaign  Participant

●Handed out sack lunches to the homeless on the streets of San Francisco.

●Formed relationships with men from a local half way house.