To obtain a position in social work that utilizes my skills in case management and cognitive behavior instruction.
Kansas Department of Corrections Volunteer
- Trained Co-facilitator for Thinking for a Change, Cognitive Behavioral Program
- Co-facilitator for Money Smarts
- Clerical assistance in the Risk, Reduction, and Release department in Hutchinson, KS
Co-facilitate classes for offenders housed in the minimum, medium, and maximum security units at KDOC, Hutchinson in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.
American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer
- Reno County ARC Disaster Co-Chairperson, 2002-2004
- Disaster Services Instructor of Intro to Disaster and Family Services
- Disaster Action Team coordinator for Reno County
- Co-organized and managed large-scale mock disaster for Reno County
Instructed volunteers in basic ARC disaster functions and in ARC Family Services. Coordinated 24/7 schedule of volunteers for local disaster response and responded to local disasters. Worked with Emergency Management personnel in response to disasters and opening emergency shelters. DSHR qualified and responded to disasters outside of the county. Organized and successfully managed a large-scale mock disaster response for the county in response to a mock "state fair terrorist event" that involved hundreds of volunteer "victims" and all of the community emergency response agencies as well as agencies from other areas.
Aug 2011 - Present
MSW-Expected graduation 2014
Studied the Generalist Practice of Social Work.
Feb 2008 - Aug 2011
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal and Social Justice.
1994 - 1995
Executive Business-Accounting. Learned computer competencies, accounting, bookeeping, record-keeping, and administrative assistant skills.
1985 - 1986
Undergraduate course of study--pre-med.
Oct 2011 - Present
MSW Practicum Student, Case Manager
Duties include: Familiarize clients with guidelines and procedures of CSU and SCOAP. Meet with clients to discuss, individual plans, living arrangements or any difficulties they may be having. Identify services needs and develop treatment or referral services plan with clients to help stabilize crisis or meet correctional requirements. Facilitate care, food service and manual maintenance activities which enhance client skills and develop interest which increases socialization and living skills. Perform functional assessment of client to determine client s strengths and abilities; assist clients in achieving their short term goals. Identify and secure in-home services to maintain stabilization once client returns home. Contact service providers to request and arrange services; coordinate and monitor services rendered. Prepare and maintain client files; updates treatment and service crisis plans and client records. Create plans to ensure clients get to their mental health appointments. Confer with client caregivers, families, physicians, lawyers, community service providers and other professionals throughout the County and to secure and coordinate services. Assist clients to maintain basic needs (housing, food, medical). Maintain awareness of referral sources and other community resources. Protect oneself from infectious diseases such as lice, scabies, strep throat, AIDS, etc. Provide support as requested by full time staff to SCOAP clients. Perform other related work as required.
Jan 2013 - Present
Jan 2013 - Present
1999 - 2010
Two Chicks and a Ladder
Met with clients to determine needs. Designed preliminary sketches or idea boards for presentations to clients. Bid jobs for custom painting, murals, Trompe-L`Oeil, and organizational needs. Hired and fired personnel. Set up job site and oversaw or completed jobs to completion. Included organizational clean-up for hoarders with sensitive individual solution-based focus.
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008
Monitored visual, audio, and sensor alarm systems and dispatched appropriate emergency responses to alarms. Monitored water levels, fire alarms, break in alarms, personal safety alarms, and high security military installation alarms for arms rooms and classified material rooms. Interactcled with clients and emergency service agencies.
2005 - 2005
911 Emergency Dispatcher
Answered and responded to emergency and non-emergency calls with appropriate agency dispatches for County Sheriff, City Police for Hutchinson, Haven, Nickerson, State Troopers, Wildlife and Game, Animal Control, multiple fire departments and ambulance companies--totaling 43 agencies. Emergency Medical Dispatch certified in order to give instructions for things like emergency home birth and administration of CPR.