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Professional Summary
A consummate professional with over 5 years of experience in private and non-profit institutions. I have been responsible for coordinating essential services to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). A significant aspect of my work has entailed GBV protection, technical support, project development and management specifically: case management, project design, policy development and technical implementation, resource mobilization and donor reporting. This experience paired with my strong communication skills has been critical in contributing to guidelines, policies and bills affecting GBV in Kenya; I have also been internationally published as a co-author in several reports. I can work independently as well as part of a team and exceed expectations given limited availability of my leader. My goal is to secure a role where I can offer high level support using my educational background and skills within a challenging environment.
  • Training and the transfer of technical knowledge
  • Grant proposal writing and management
  • Technical leadership on GBV prevention, design of services and activities in the women safe spaces
  • Training facilitation for partners and staff
  • Capacity building and mentoring
  • Reliable and ethical GBV data collection and information management
  • Emergency preparednessE
  • xcellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, excel, PowerPoint
Work History
Social Worker, 05/2014 to Current
Gender Violence Recovery Centre
05/2014 to Current
Nairobi Women's Hospital Group
  • It is the Kenya's largest service provider for free medical and psychosocial (counselling and social services) of Gender Based Violence.
  • As the case management coordinator, I am tasked with:.
  • Project coordination and technical support on GBV prevention, protection coordination, response programming and comprehensive programming to ensure adequate service delivery to 3,000+ survivors per year.
  • Support partners and key actors to adopt internationally recognized best practices, proven tools, methodologies on GBV, working collaboratively to ensure their relevance for the context and successful implementation.
  • Coordination of nationwide humanitarian response during emergencies and crises.
  • Project design and effective grant management using an outcome-based approach: including workplans, budgets and monthly financial reporting.
  • Provide technical support to ensure program quality, Lead proposal development activities (narrative and budget) inclusive of regular technical monitoring of case management, training materials for national police, county children's officers and community health workers.
  • Networking and partnering with likeminded partners and stakeholders through the Technical National GBV Working Group and Africa Unite Consortium.
  • Gender Based Violence learning module program design within a hospital management system for 900+ and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting Accomplishments.
  • Initially enrolled as an intern in the graduate trainee program, the success of which led to my recruitment as a full-time staff and rapid promotion through a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions.
  • Successfully fundraised and implemented multi-year programs under EU (EU VAC), SGBV Networks (KfW), and Danida to completion with unqualified audits.
  • Created a robust GBV management training module to improve service delivery that resulted in 90% treatment adherence in 4 hotspot counties.
  • Successfully spearheaded a departmental committee to seek international accreditation (COHSASA) for therapeutic support services.
  • Developed a 5-year strategy for the social work department taking into account international best practices.
  • Provide the technical standards, technical lead and support partners and key actors to adopt internationally recognized best practices on activities within the field of GBV.
  • Supporting and empowering partners and staff to creative, effective and comprehensive programming.
  • Contributed to key GBV policies such as the County Gender Based Violence Prototype Bill and Keeping The Promise Duty Bearers Handbook by The National Gender and Equality Commission.
Research Assistant, 09/2012 to 01/2015
  • Launched in 2011, the purpose of the Africa Leadership Study was to identify strategic opportunities for supporting the development of Christian leaders in Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa.
  • My role as a research assistant was to ensure that I:.
  • Provided project support and coordination for a research team across 3 African nations: Angola, Central African Republic and Kenya.
  • Conducted research interviews with a high degree of accuracy and integrity.
  • Identified and resolved inconsistencies in interviewee's responses by means of appropriate questioning.
  • Data management (Compiled, coded and analysed data obtained from surveys on SPSS).
  • Reviewed data obtained from interviews for completeness and accuracy.
  • Determined and recruited willing participants for various focus groups.
  • Authored reports and articles for publishing based on data analysis.
  • Managed complex calendar & travel arrangements to avoid scheduling conflicts Accomplishments.
  • Co-authored 9 internationally published reports.
Resident Care Aide, 09/2011 to 05/2012
Holland Home
  • Holland Home has been serving seniors in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1892 in three campuses providing the full continuum of care - independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and respite and memory care, as well as home health and hospice services.
  • They are the 40th largest non-profit continuing care retirement community in the US: Accomplishments as Resident Care Aide: Caring for residents with dementia and Parkinson's disease while observing and reporting progression of their prognosis.
  • This included sleep studies to monitor sleep levels and oxygen intake as well as keeping a rear on current research on dementia and Parkinson's disease and modifying care appropriately.
  • In cases of death, I assisted with bereavement care of family members of deceased residents.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A: Psychology and International Relations, 2011
Calvin College -
Activities and Societies: International Student Association, Sister-to-Sister, Multicultural Student Organization
Master of Arts - MA: Counselling Psychology, United States International University -
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Dedicated, caring and responsible education professional deeply committed to supporting teachers and students within special education as well as inclusive classrooms. Patient, upbeat and creative in tailoring instruction to meet individual student needs and learning styles.
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Client-focused
  • Results-oriented
  • Patience
  • Active Listening
  • Adept at working with special needs children
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
Teacher's Aide, 08/2016 to Current Mercer County Board of Education Princeton, WV
  • Maintained accurate and detailed records, including staff and child files on enrollments, attendance, health and safety, emergency contact information and incident reports.
  • Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving appropriate to children's development levels.
  • Implemented curriculum.Designed monthly activity schedules.
  • Identified signs of potential emotional or developmental concerns in children and brought them to parents' or guardians' attention.
  • Engaged with children on an individual basis in a pleasant manner.
  • Consistently enforced disciplinary limits for a structured environment conducive to learning.
Custodian, 08/2015 to Current Mercer County Board of Education Princeton, WV
  • Cleaned building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and vacuuming.
  • Mixed water and detergents in containers to prepare chemical cleaning solutions.Kept janitorial closets clean and organized.
  • Cleaned in and around the buildings, prioritizing safety at all times.
  • Inspected facility and grounds and picked up any trash.Sanitized bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.
  • Scrubbed, top-coated, buffed and varnished hard floors.Steam cleaned and shampooed carpeted areas.
Process paper server, 08/2014 to Current Tri County Processing Princeton, WV
  • Deliver court documents to individual residents for the law firm that I represent.
Resident Care Aide, 05/2014 to 08/2015 Rescare Homecare Princeton, WV
  • Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the case manager.
  • Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
  • Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Cleaned and organized patients living quarters.
  • Performed household task such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Facilitated games and other activities to engage clients.
  • Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
  • Charted daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to nursing staff.
Security Officer, 09/2013 to 04/2014 Cramer Security Princeton, WV
  • Patrolled the facility and served as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and rule infractions. 
  • Reported all incidents, accidents and medical emergencies to law enforcement. 
  • Answered alarms and investigated disturbances.  
  • Patrolled industrial and commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows and gates.
  • Issued security badges and visitor passes to all guests.
  • Inspected parking lot to verify that vehicles were properly parked and displayed parking permits.
  • Continuously monitored security cameras and fire, building and alarm systems.
Corrections Officer, 08/2009 to 09/2013 Stevens Correctional Facility Welch, WV
  • Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.  Signed in all visitors and completed appropriate visitation log forms.  Write daily reports that include recommendations for further treatment strategies and diagnostics efforts.
  • Assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.  Safely transported inmates to and from work sites.  Conducted internal security checks and distributed meals.  Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
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Systematic and organized Receiving Clerk trained in database systems using mathematical skills and detail.  People-focused individual proficient in completing projects on time and staying organized. I like to set goals for myself and accomplish them daily.
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of excell
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word
  •  Good communication skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Active listening skills
  • Strong client relations
  • Energetic work attitude
  • Large cash/check deposits expert
  • Shipping and receiving professional
  • 59 WPM typing speed
  • Professional and mature
  • Independent worker
  • Works well under pressure
Work History
Receiving Clerk 01/2016 to Current
Ansen Corporation 100 Chimney Point Drive
  • Receive large shipments
  • Inspect and record large shipments of material used for product.
  • Verifiy packages and enter into computer data base.
  • Allocate material to the production for to build product
  • Enter  information into data base
  • Verify part numbers and manufacturers are correct for each part​
Resident Care Aide 11/2013 to 06/2014
North Country Freedom Homes 25 Dies Street Canton New York, 13619
  • Build a positive environment for recovering Alcoholics and Drug Addicts.
  • Over look the daily activities that are assigned to each individual and continue to guide each in the right direction.
Production Assembler 04/2012 to 10/2013
Ansen Corporation 100 Chimney Point Drive
  • Worked with employees in production lines
  • line clearance
  • assembles defibrillators
Sales Associate 08/2011 to 01/2012
Olympia Sports 2981 Ford Street Ext Ogdensburg New York, 13669
  •  Complete cash register transactions
  • Talked with customers to determine purchasing needs,and recommended appropriate items
  • Maintained records of sales
  • Deposited cash into bank
  • Stocked shelves/ Inventory
Crew Member 02/2011 to 10/2011
Burger King 732 Canton Street Ogdensburg New York, 13669
  • Greet guest
  • Take orders
  • Prepared food
  • Drive thru window
  • Cleaned dinning area
Proof Operator 02/2008 to 09/2008
Community Bank 49 Court Street Canton New York, 13617
  • Process bank transactions such as deposit slips, withdraws slips and checks
  • ENsure that customer accounts are credited and debited correctly, and currency is deposited into proper accounts
CNA 09/2006 to 08/2007
Claxton Hepburn Medical Center 214 King Street Ogdensburg New York, 13669
  • Assisted nursing home residents with daily living and recreational activities
  • Served meals, cleaned rooms and ensured a positive living experienced for long-term care residents
  •  Maintained patient records, monitored vitals and reported to supervising nurse.
  • Operated lift mechanisms to assist patients with showering and dressing. 
  • Responded promptly to all call lights 
High School Diploma: 2004 Ogdensburg Free Academy - 1100 State Street Ogdensburg New York, 13669
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Professional Summary
Administrative professional offering excellent communication and computer skills. Meets deadlines and works with a high level of multicultural awareness and adaptability. Highly organized and meticulous Administrative Assistant with experience in corporate office settings. Ambitious Entry-level Human Resources Assistant professional who has a comprehensive understanding of labor law and benefits. Adept at following complex instructions helping to maintain important files and keeping up with state and federal filing.
  • 40 WPM typing speed
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Excellent planner and coordinator
  • MS Office proficient
  • Office support (phones, faxing, filing)
  • Records management professional
  • Exceptionally organized and able to maintain and organized filing system
  • Team building
  • Well-versed in the labor compliance requirements for state and federal
  • Excellent and broad computer skills
  • Comfortable working with all levels of management
Work History
Human Resources/Administrative Assistant Apr 2017 - Current
Robert Half- Office Team-Chapin Home For The Aging Kew Gardens NY
  • Maintained a clean reception area, including lounge and associated areas.
  • Assisted with event planning, including associated travel and logistical arrangements.
  • Screened all visitors and directed them to the correct employee or office.
  • Compiled company information and related material and distributed it to candidates.
  • Organized all new hire, security and temporary paperwork.
  • Completed employee employment verifications and unemployment paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Supported human resources director with new hire orientations
Social Worker Discharge Planner/ Concierge Dec 2014 - May 2015
Fairview Rehab & Nursing Home Forest Hills NY
  • Coordinated patient care from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up.
  • Worked with a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuity of care
  • Work with insurance companies to verify coverage to facilitate a smooth transition to the community by providing referrals to homecare agencies
  • Coordinated internal admission process
  • Maintained good communication between department heads, patients and patients families to exceptional quality service of care
  • Solicited feedback with patients and families through questionnaire to evaluate level of patients\' satisfaction
Medication Technician/ Resident Assistant Feb 2011 - Dec 2014
Atria Forest Hills Forest Hills NY
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Helped residents programming goals and increase their independence.
  • Answered call lights and aided in patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients\' clothing and bedside tables/equipment.
  • Took advantage of opportunities for continuing education, quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
  • Monitored expiration of medical supplies and medications.
  • Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients\' condition or environment.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
Resident Care Aide Nov 2009 - Nov 2010
Castle Senior Living Corona NY
  • Answered patient calls for care and feeding.
  • Performed direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety.
  • Answered call lights and aided in patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients\' clothing and bedside tables/equipment.
  • Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions.
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care.
High School Diploma: 2002
Newtown High school East Elmhurst