Summary

I am a highly motivated, upbeat, and strength-based individual seeking employment that is challenging, diverse, and will allow me to grow through my experiences with others. My objective is to further explore my interests in the field of human services and mental health in preparation for graduate study.

Work History

Work History

Rehabilitation Specialist/Full Service Partnership

Jul 2014 - Present
The Family Care Network Inc.

Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Provide various behavioral services (TBS, Wraparound, IHBS, Shelter) to youth and young adults as needed in the home, at school, and in the community
  • Work in coordination with a variety of service providers (social workers, therapists, teachers, psychiatrists, probation, etc.) to achieve goals outlined in the treatment plan
  • Respond to crisis calls to de-escalate clients, address client needs, assist with emergency placements, and/or assess for a higher level of support
  • Maintain documentation outlining client progress to treatment

Full Service Partnership 

  • Work with high needs Transitional Aged Youth (age 16-24) with differing Mental Health diagnoses to promote their success and encourage independence
  • Connect and maintain close relationships with community resources (e.g. HASLO, TMHA, CAPSLO, ECHO) and provide case management services to assist clients in securing and maintaining employment, housing, child care, etc.

Community Support Specialist

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
OPTIONS Family of Services
  • Provided in-home support to individuals of various ages, with varying degrees of intellectual disability and/or traumatic brain injury
  • Worked to fulfill ISP goals identified by the social worker and other members of the service team
  • Observed and recorded targeted behaviors in accordance with behavior plans
  • Provided various opportunities to persons served to assist them in achieving their individual goals

Stocking and Inventory Specialist

Jan 2011 - May 2013
Humboldt State University Housing & Dining

Bookstore Clerk

Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Limelight Books

Education

Education

Aug 2013 - May 2014
Cuesta College

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Aug 2009 - May 2013
Humboldt State University

     As an undergraduate, I was inducted into PsiChi, the international honors society in Psychology. My primary areas of focus included ethics, research design, statistics, and behavioral neuroscience. My senior year I attended the Western Psychological Association conference in Reno, NV where my peers and I presented a new scale to measure substance dependence. I was an active member of the Roosevelt Institute, with whom I assisted in creating a proposal to the state legislature to incorporate higher education into the state prison system. I was also a student-athlete throughout my time at HSU, and served as the President of the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Club.

Volunteer Experience

Board Member/Assistant Coach - 805 Youth Lacrosse Association - October 2014 to Present

Head Coach (Lacrosse) - San Luis Obispo County YMCA - January 2014 to Present

Data Entry Clerk - California Center for Rural Policy - March 2013 to July 2013

Event Volunteer - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast - February 2010 to February 2012

Teacher's Aide - John A. McManus Elementary School - January 2009 to May 2009

Skills