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Professional Overview
Accomplished social worker with broad expertise from career development to individualized coach. Highly-qualified social worker adept in case planning and management services, program planning and development and educational guidance counseling. Experienced professional with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Professional Social Worker with 10 years' experience in mental health services including individual development, and career/life skills training. Experienced manager with excellent client and project management skills. Action-oriented with strong ability to communicate effectively with all aspect of social work and individual development of diverse populations.
Summary of Skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Diverse population familiarity
  • Violence prevention
  • Attentive listener
  • NASW Code of Ethics
  • Team player
  • Lateral and critical thinking
  • Assist others help themselves
  • Clinical documentation
  • Community resource specialist
  • Knowledge of DAP/SOAP & DSM-IV
  • Medication Prescriptions and Refills
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Life skill education
  • Problem identification
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Quality management care team member
  • Strength, systems, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and ecological theories
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
Masters of Social Work 1999 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
Bachelor of Science 1996 University of Mobile Mobile, AL
Associate of Arts 1994 Bishop State Community College Mobile, AL
Professional Highlights
  • Statement of Teaching Interest: Qualified to teach: SWK 200:  Introduction to Social Work, SWK 201:  Social Welfare and Social Work I, SWK 301 Social Worker with Indivdiuals and Families I, SWK 302: Social Work with Indivdiuals and Families II, SOWK 305 Human Behavior Social Environment, SWK 330: Social Work Practice I and SWK340:  Social Work Practice II.
  • Directed the activities, planning, development, and implementation of cognitive behavioral treatment programs; Assessed clients' needs in the areas of crisis intervention, family role disruption, child abuse, and grief counseling while cultivating and nurturing positive, productive relationships with both children and adults of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds.
  • Conducted services that are sensitive with respect to each family's culture, ethnic origin, race, language, gender, age, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, mental and/or physical challenges. Utilized various case management services, education and community outreach services, and referrals to appropriate services to client.
Case Manager 01/2015 to 12/2015 South Mississippi Planning and Development District
  • Case Manager provides assessment of needs, develops service plans based on assessed identified need, and links consumer to appropriate community service agencies.
  • Monitored implementation of service plans, and provides support for the consumer in accordance with organization, state and federal standards
  • Responsible for insuring that consumers participating in programs receive services appropriate for their needs.
In-Home Elderly Caretaker 01/2012 to 12/2014 Taylor Parent Care
  • Provided companionship and home care for the elderly
  • Ability to treat and care for seniors and their property with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner.
  • Assess emotional and physical needs of the individual
Family Youth Specialist 01/2011 to 12/2012 SAFY of Nevada
  • Provided ongoing and effective supervision and clients including regular evaluation and treatment management.
  • At all time, upheld organizational procedures and followed ethical obligations to the clients, co-workers, and the community.
  • Oversees the supervision of the structure in the unit to include transportation, medication and client treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of child care practice and developmental issues with ability to be an advocate for the child.
Behavior Specialist 01/2009 to 12/2011

Skills 4 Kids 01/2010 to 12/2011

H.O.P.E Counseling 01/2009 to 12/2011

  • Provided behavior supports to children with developmental disabilities; who are receiving services in family homes, supported living, or group home settings.
  • Completed documentation on individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Researched ideas and activities for group and individual therapy session.
  • Assisted in facilitating Treatment Team Meeting Completed the Mental Health Status of new residents.
Geriatric Psych Unit Case Manager 01/2004 to 12/2005 North Vista Hospital
  • Completed psychological assessments on elderly patients for intake purposes to the Geriatric Psyche Unit.
  • Provided coordination of family and caretaker services for the elderly at time of discharge from the Geriatric Psyche Unit.
  • Presented discharge plans to the hospital multi-disciplinarian team. Established proper placements for elderly, disabled, Alzheimer's, and other psychiatric disordered patients at time of discharge.
Senior Social Worker 01/2001 to 12/2004 Mobile County - Child Protection
  • Conducted a multi-level family assessment, develops an intervention plan and provides an array of needed services.
  • Provided parent-child visitation and family reunification services to families whose children are in state custody.
  • Demonstrated the ability to teach and model skills from the SafeCare Models in Health, Safety, and Planned Activity Training to facilitate the parent's development of special skills or increase knowledge in the areas of parenting, home management, behavior management, and child development.
  • Provided services in a natural environment convenient to the family.
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Professional Summary
Highly skilled and resourceful professional with more than 10 years experience leading, managing, teaching, and coaching families and professional staff in social services.  Past work includes management, program planning, and education/training. Active listener with a talent for building and maintaining positive client and professional relationships.
    • Creative problem solver
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Strong client relations



  • Detail Oriented
  • Practiced in Curricula/Program Design
  • Team Leadership
Work History
Developmental Therapist Nov 2016 - Current
Early Intervention Specialists, INC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Works with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate interventions and strategies.
  • Develops goals, objectives, and implements intervention strategies on Individualized Family Service Plan.       
  • Demonstrates developmental, parenting, and behavioral strategies to be practiced in the home and community.        
  • Consults with caregivers regarding feedback and provides professional guidance as necessary.
  • Completes quarterly reports indicating Outcomes progress and daily session notes according to state standards.


Behavior Specialist Consultant Jul 2011 - Nov 2016
Barber National Institute Etna, Pennsylvania
  • Developed appropriate programming utilizing individualized treatments, strategies, and interventions to meet goals and modified as needed. 
  • Created data recording methods; collecting and analyzing for progress/regression as required by Health Insurer.
  • Designed and delivered weekly supervision/trainings to staff regarding current trends/content utilizing adult learning principles.       
  • Completed weekly DAP documentation electronically detailing sessions according to state regulations for individual clients.   
  • Utilized MS software and other technologies to effectively implement visual supports and teach communication methods to clients.        
  • Consulted and collaborated with parents, school staff, and other team members to identify learning/training needs in regards to diagnosis and treatment modalities.
  • Instructed and demonstrated specific techniques and strategies for parents and teachers providing feedback and support.
Team Supervisor Apr 2007 - Sep 2011
Focus on Renewal McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • Hired as a service coordinator (Case Manager) and promoted to Team Leader within 6 weeks.
  • Performed the task of opening office including procurement, hiring, and monthly budgetary needs.
  • Trained new staff on policies, procedures, and database system that records notes and plans.      
  • Worked directly with staff to develop improvement plans and followed up frequently to ensure that improvements were made.    
  • Received referrals, conducted intake, completed assessments, and developed service plans.    
  • Created and presented monthly trainings/workshops for parents regarding social and emotional development, age appropriate behaviors, and building support networks.        
  • Assisted Program Director with grant reporting and meeting with community stakeholders maintain productive relationships.

Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher May 2004 - Apr 2007
Point Park University Children's School Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Established daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.
  • Encouraged good behaviors using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Implemented and maintained student portfolios to indicate academic and social/emotional growth.      
  • Communicated daily with parents and staff in regards to learning needs and development.           
  • Developed and presented trainings regarding challenging behaviors to in house staff and outside agency staff using visual supports and technology.
  • Chosen by the Director of Education Department to lead a diversity initiative within the Preschool classrooms which included developing and teaching lessons Education.
  • Coordinated parent-teacher conferences two times during the calendar year.
Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Education 2006
Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood Education/ Special Education Certificate 2002
LaRoche College Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Professional Summary
Level-headed health care professional who remains calm and effective in extremely difficult and stressful situations. Strong belief in importance of companionship and support in patient care.
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Culturally competent care
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Assist w/critical care nursing
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Patient-focused care
  • Compassionate caregiver
  • Efficient and reliable team player
Work History
Nurse Assistant/ Mental Health Technician, 08/2015 to Current
Parkwood Behavior Systems Olive Branch

  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Improved outcomes of patients with psychiatric and co-morbid chronic pain conditions.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
Patient Care Associate PRN, 08/2014 to Current
Saint Francis Hospital Memphis, Tennessee, United States

  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
Hospital Corpsman, 12/2001 to 07/2011
US. Navy Hawaill
  • Aided and counseled patients adjusting to permanent physical disabilities.
  • Facilitated outpatient physical therapy for patients with knee and hip replacements, chronic pain and balance disorders.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of physical therapy assistants and patients.
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Transported patients to other areas of the hospital in wheelchairs and gurneys.
  • Carefully reviewed patient medical histories, physical findings and diagnoses.
  • Counseled patients about general wellness, posture, nutrition, sleeping habits and stress management.
  • Maintained detailed and accurate case histories of patients.
  • Instructed patients on post-treatment procedures, including breathing techniques, exercise and herbal medications.
Associate of Arts: Social Work, 2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College - Memphis

Bachelor of Science: Social Work, Current
Union University - Memphis
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Core Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Bilingual in Portuguese and some Spanish
  • Adaptive team player
  • Energetic work attitude
  • Sharp problem solver
High School Diploma West Warwick High School West Warwick, RI, United States Student body government representative -Secretary of Class
Associate of Science: General Education Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
Bachelor of Science: Sociology University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
Minor in Portuguese 
03/2013 to 05/2014
Cashier The Home Depot Coventry, RI
05/2014 to 08/2014
Summer Bank Teller Bank Rhode Island Providence, RI
07/2016 to Current
Behavior Specialist Perspectives Corporation North Kingstown, RI