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Kiana Barrett
Professional Summary

Passionate personnel dedicated to comprehensively meeting the care needs of individuals by assessing options and determining care plans. Trusted business partner who can help senior staff identify ways to maximize performance. Diligent and meticulous, with ability to maintain project efficiency and discipline. Equally effective as both a leader and teammate. 

Skills
  • Software: Proficient in ​Microsoft Office(Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to develop coherent, informative and usable documents
  • Ability to structure, coordinate, and lead teams
  • Practice cultural competence with awareness and respect for diversity
  •  Promote the use of evidence-based care
  •  Case Planning & Management, Life Skills Counseling
  • Client Advocacy, Client Relations, Client Needs Assessment & Response
  • Communication, Community Outreach, Fundraising & Donor Relations
Work History
Youth Development Specialist, 11/2016 to Current
Youth Consultation Service Paterson, NJ
  • Lead activities for youth groups to provide positive experiences
  • Utilize diverse interventions and counseling methods to model coping skills
  • Give youth mentally stimulating exercises to help improve their memory or any other problem they might have
  • Help each student to improve his or her academic performance
  • Organize and conduct daily/weekly structured activities for youth in care


Probation Officer (Internship), 06/2017 to 09/2017
Passaic County Superior Court Paterson, NJ
  • Observed the workings of the criminal court system
  • Assist the supervising Probation Officer with casework duties
  • Participated in client interviews
  • Administrative duties as neccessiated
  • Maintained effective working relationships with all Staff 
Direct Support Specialist, 02/2016 to 07/2016
Community Options Wayne, NJ
  • Provided direct support, positive direction, and assistance to individuals.
  • Assist with information gathering for personal outcome measures, and other assessments.
  • Assist people with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home by following safety and infection control procedures.
  • Maintained open communication and cooperative work effort with staff to assure quality and continuity of support to people served.
  • Continually maintained and improved the company's reputation and positive image in the markets served.
Camp Counselor, 07/2010 to 08/2017
Paterson Recreation Center Paterson, NJ
  • Plan, organize and direct school age children in diverse activities such as art, aerobics and sports.
  • Procure supplies and equipment for summer camp activities such as material for arts and crafts projects
  • Promote socialization and motivational interest in school age children.
  • Developed guidelines to control behavior by presenting expectations and explaining consequences.
  • Recognize the need for problem resolution in groups and between individuals and indulge in activities to resolve it
Accomplishments
  • Certifications: Substitute Teaching's Certificate Of New Jersey
Education
Bachelor of Arts: May 2017
Bloomfield College - Bloomfield, NJ

Drugs, Crime, & Public Policy, Criminology, Deviance& Sociological Control, Urban Sociology, Social Inequalities, Social Psychology, Psychology Of Gender, and Educational Psychology

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Yavonne Williams
Professional Summary
Energetic and dedicated individual with four years of work as a youth specialist who enjoy public interaction and working with adolescents. Adept at developing and maintaining functional requirements that reduce conflict within; improve social skills with youth and achieve daily goals. Seeking a permanent position to display my skillset.
Skills
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Intensive Skills Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Typing Speed 50 WPM
  • Curriculum Development
  • Goal Setting and Implementation
  • Microsoft Database Advanced
  • Team Player
Work History
Youth Development Specialist, 11/2015 to Current
Carroll Group Home Takoma Park, MD
  • Interacts and supervises clients in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Conducts and documents head count/bed checks in accordance with facility standards.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Supervises morning routine in house; provides guidance during morning hygiene, cleaning activities, and group meetings.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of client intervention skills and Safe Crisis Management (SCM) techniques.
  • Implements and supports the company's mission and philosophy; follows the company's policies regarding professional expectations
  • Demonstrates professionalism in performance of job as well as effort in professional development.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
At-Risk Youth Mentor, 08/2013 to 10/2015
My Own Place Inc Washington, DC
  • Took the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-on-one relationship
  • Served as a positive role model and friend 
  • Built relationships by planning and participating in activities together 
  • Strived for mutual respect
  • Built self-esteem and motivation in adolescents seeking self awareness 
  • Helped set goals and work toward accomplishing them
Crew Member, 04/2013 to 08/2014
McDonald's Washington, DC
  • Positively greeted customers and provided excellent service as a first point of contact.
  • Maintained a continuous high performance in a first environment.
  • Assisted with various job descriptions.
  • Took orders in way that was received utilizing POS systems.
  • Accepted payments via cash, credit or debit
Education
High School Diploma: 2015
Anacostia Senior High School - Washington, DC

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LAUREN N WHITE
Summary
Professional with excellent program management and client relation skills seeking a position where a working knowledge of Social Service and service planning may be fully utilized. Detailed Oriented Excellent verbal and written communication skills High Level of Confidentiality Independent Judgment & Decision Making Leadership/Management Microsoft Office and General PC Knowledge Record-Keeping
Highlights
  • CERAP Certified
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team player
Experience
Central Intake & Referral Specialist III-Intake Worker
April 2013 to Current
Catholic Charities Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Screens potential program participants for emergency service, public benefits and homeless prevention program enrollment.
  • Provides short-term case management services and direct assistance or referral for appropriate aid.
  • Works cooperatively with Parishes, Catholic Charities partners including the operation of the Cook County North & Northwest Regions Homeless Prevention Call Center weekly.
On-Call Youth Development Specialist I
February 2013 to September 2014
Chicago, Illinois
  • Provides general supervision and intervention in the milieu including the management of crises and/or emergencies that occur.
  • Assists clients with basic and daily living skills toward self-sufficiency.
  • Participates in program planning and evaluation.
  • Provides crisis line support to those person seeking immediate shelter options.
Mobile Outreach Worker III
February 2013 to April 2013
Oakbrook, Illinois
  • Actively seeks to outreach and engage chronic homeless population in Chicago.
  • Provide transportation services to chronic homeless focusing on assisting, obtaining and maintain shelter.
Program Supervisor
April 2010 to January 2013
MYSI, Corporation Chicago, Illinois
  • Provide on-site supervision, leadership, training, evaluation and crisis intervention direction to Residential Advisor and Support staff Maintain target census for fiscal planning, budget analysis and quality assurance Interview/assess potential program youth Makes appropriate service referrals to substance abuse, alcohol, anger management, academic, parenting, psychological and clinical programs as required/requested.
  • Develop relationships with each client to facilitate appropriate and necessary life skills instruction Liaison and advocate for youth between the TLP program, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (IDCFS), Juvenile Court, Department of Corrections (DOC), Medical Services providers, schools, employers and all other identified collateral agencies providing services to youths and their families whenever deemed necessary.
  • Arranges, accompanies and represents youth and the agency at Administrative Case Reviews (ACR), Court hearings, sibling visits, medical appointments, educational hearings and any other meetings/conferences with any other collateral agencies involved in the case.
Dormitory Counselor
July 2009 to April 2010
University of Chicago Orthogenic School Chicago, Illinois
  • Arrange and supervise daily activities of students residing in residential program/dormitory.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures for school and dormitory programming.
  • Monitor and evaluate student's level of functioning to ensure early detection of crisis.
Residential Case Manager
February 2008 to July 2009
The Youth Campus Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Acts as liaison and advocate for youth between the Residential program, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (IDCFS), Juvenile Court, Department of Corrections (DOC), Medical Services providers, schools, employers and all other identified collateral agencies providing services to youths and their families whenever deemed necessary.
  • Arranges accompanies and represents youth and/or the agencies at Administrative Case Reviews (ACR), Court hearings, sibling visits, medical appointments, educational hearings and any other meetings/conferences with any other collateral agencies involved in the case.
  • Makes appropriate service referrals to substance abuse, alcohol, anger management, academic, parenting, psychological and clinical programs as required/requested.
Residential Counselor Supervisor
August 2007 to February 2008
Chestnut Health Systems Bloomington, Illinois
  • Responsible for the communication of significant information and/or incomplete paperwork to the next shift in addition to the completion of the treatment program schedule and shift paperwork.
  • Served as primary contact person between Residential Counselors and other staff in addition to the training of new staff.
  • Responsible for coordinating emergency procedures in cases of emergency.
Child Welfare Specialist
July 2006 to August 2007
The Baby Fold Bloomington, Illinois
  • Provided service to families and children in foster care via case management Wrote and submitted court reports Attended Administrative Case Reviews, Family Court Hearings, Therapy Sessions Supervised family visitations Served as liaison to community service providers.
Education
Master of Science : Nonprofit Management, 6 2015 Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership Chicago, Illinois Nonprofit Management
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and LeadershipCertificate, Paralegal Studies Program : 1 2009
Bachelor of Science : Sociology, 1 2005 Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois Sociology
1 2005 Illinois State University Illinois
Skills
academic, Administrative, agency, basic, benefits, budget analysis, Call Center, conferences, client, clients, direction, instruction, leadership, meetings, Works, next, Paralegal, policies, program planning and evaluation, programming, quality assurance, supervision, transportation
Professional Affiliations
Treasurer, 2013-Present each one teach on literacy, Chicago, Illinois Strategic Planning & Finance Committee