Conducts functional assessment and develops Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) for each assigned client.
Ensures that all activities, services and programs through Damar are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar clients.
Leads and directs the implementation of IPPs by providing guidance and training to employees for assigned clients.
Participates in psychiatric reviews for each assigned client by providing direct feedback to psychiatrist during appointments or written feedback through nursing department.
Responsible for Independent Living assessments and execution of Independent Living services.
Updates appropriate systems (i.e.
Welnet, IARRCA website, etc.) with client information.
Represents clients at doctor's appointments and exchanges information effectively and accurately.
Serves as an active member of an interdisciplinary treatment team by attending and participating in monthly treatment reviews and weekly service line meetings.
Represents clients in Court Reviews, Child and Family Team meetings, and IEP/Case Conferences by providing accurate information regarding the client's treatment progress and areas of need.
Organizes program meetings when necessary.
Maintains service notes, contacts, data sheet creation, and collection.
Attends mandatory staff meetings, LTM, program meetings and other meetings as assigned.
Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner CPR certified.
Attended and completed training in Motivational Interviewing.
Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
Remains up to date on treatment best practices to ensure to proactively meet clients demands.
Integrated Services Direct Support Staff, Damar Services Inc.
July 2012 to August 2013
Trained to specialize in providing services in a variety of environments including home, school, community, and at times within a residential milieu with the constant objective being to serve the client and their family simultaneously in the least restrictive environment Participated in activities that promote the development of appropriate daily living, self-help and social skills by performing the duties related to the physical health and well-being of each client served Participated in programs designed to aid in the rehabilitation and training/treatment of clients to maximize the human potential of each client Actively participated in staff training programs designed to increase overall skills Assisted in maintaining a safe and healthy environment, including performing a variety of tasks related to housekeeping including cleaning, washing soiled clothing, changing bed linen, folding and sorting clean laundry Implements individual behavioral management plans to reduce client's maladaptive behaviors and promote appropriate social behaviors Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations, which may include client physical aggression, utilizing prescribed verbal intervention or physical management techniques Ensured adequate supervisions of clients by never leaving clients unattended unless permitted for periods of time based on a client's Individual Support Plan Worked with clients, Para-professional staff, client's families, and the community to provide proper habilitation Completed incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client Observed records and reported the condition and behavior of the clients Operated Damar vehicles to transport residents or perform other work related duties.
Garden Villa Nursing HomeJuly 2011 to July 2012Activity Assistant
Performed on a locked down unit with patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia by being a flexible, cooperative, hardworking, and team player Executed attention to detail by performing different work tasks to ensure the patients were getting their rightful basic needs simultaneously as watching a room with about 30 clients with the task of making sure none of the clients caused self-injury to themselves by standing up or trying to do a task that they were directed by a nurse not to do because it was too physically straining for their condition Worked with clients by communicating or translating their needs and desires that they might have in general or just want communicated to their nurse to ensure integrity to the client Gained knowledge on some of the most common products or services Supervised all other activity assistants on unit by being assertive, self-motivated, goal-oriented, organized and efficient Trained and created an agenda for new employees that laid out daily expectations to ensure residents had consistency and all necessary duties were completed to help establish a plan and improve the quality of work from employees Established strong communication skills by being a good listener that transmitted information verbally and in writing Worked in tense situations and found effective solutions by using analytical skills that helped identify, analyze, improve, and put into effect complex work processes Identified problems by being sensitive to the relevance of the information or concern and making suggestions on possible alternatives by breaking the problem down and considering multiple ways to resolve the problem.
Served clients by constantly responding to nonverbal cues and being an attentive listener Enforced advocacy by influencing the organization's public-policies while making decisions for the clients and communicating to family members.
YMCA of Greater IndianapolisJanuary 2005 to January 2007Senior Camp Counselor
Utilized being attentive to detail by being conscientious about expected duties and the exact location of all children in my group throughout the shift simultaneously Maintained a calendar of activities and services while monitoring a group of 7 kids in ages of 3 to 5 Gained flexibility/adaptability skills due to managing multiple assignments and tasks and adapting to changing conditions and work assignments Managed time effectively and completed activities on schedule by using organizations skills like designing, planning, and organizing projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe Actively engaged in informal discussions with parents and supervisors on my performance to ensure that the parents and company's needs were being met Communicated with client's parents to inform them on future events and inform them on their child's behavior to provide information or assistance to satisfy the parents needs or concerns Used judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives to random dilemmas or sudden changes Designed art projects and activities weekly which utilized creativity skills Proved professionalism by being highly organized, dedicated, and committed to the campers by having perfect attendance and being a morale builder Helped with registration, set up and cleaned up each day to provide quality service.
North Central High School2007High School DiplomaIndianapolis, IN
High School Diploma
analytical skills, art, attention to detail, basic, strong communication skills, Conferences, CPR certified, creativity, client, clients, designing, documentation, functional, notes, managing, meetings, nursing, organizing, policies, processes, progress, quality, reporting, self-motivated, staff training, team player, translating, website, written