Experienced client centered case manager for “at risk” populations
including children, adolescents, and adults with over 13 years of progressive
experience in human services including work with diverse populations of various
ages, socio economic status', and educational backgrounds. Proven ability to
conduct a wide range of biological, psychological, sociological assessments, individual
and group counseling, effectively report findings to appropriate personnel,
assist in recommendations to courts and other private entities, and facilitate
and monitor therapeutic groups.
Experienced lecturer in higher education with a primary focus on Behavioral
Science including Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice.
LMSW in CT (License# 889, validation# 10974297, Expiration Date: 11/30/2017)
Adjunct Professor08/2011 to CurrentManhattanville CollegePurchase, NY
Utilize innovative non-traditional teaching style that consists of role playing, mandatory student participation and interaction to show understanding of course concepts, case studies, mock sessions, and assignments related to current national and local events.
Increased over all course enrollments, bringing in additional students and funding to the college with course advertisement via social medial and other public forums.
Created an advanced level social work course with a focus on "at risk" populations currently under review for future semester use.
Weekly course instruction with no less than 25 students per semester.
Complete student evaluations, recommendation letters, and grade entry using Blackboard and Webadvisor.
Maintain bi- weekly office hours for students.
Adult Probation Officer II08/2004 to CurrentState of ConnecticutDanbury, CT
Responsible for gender specific case management of high risk offenders, with co-occurring disorders, trauma, and substantial involvement in the criminal justice system.
Participate in gender specific case management trainings utilizing motivational interviewing to affect positive behavioral change and reduce recidivism.
Voluntary participation in agency trainings including suicide prevention and crisis intervention, personality disorders, domestic violence, assessment/intervention, vicarious trauma, de-escalation, anger management, cultural competency and awareness, team building, leadership, treatment planning, and safety planning.
Volunteered to be trained in Forensic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Co-facilitate cultural competency and diversity trainings within the office.
Conduct intake assessments and biological, psychological, and sociological assessments.
Collaborative efforts with community resources and court personnel, specifically judges, defense, attorney's and prosecutors in determining appropriate sentencing and maintenance of community safety.
Monthly home visits to verify and assess clients' addresses living arrangement and monthly field visits to community resources to obtain treatment updates and address non-compliance.
Maintenance of detailed case notes.
Timely preparation of Violation of Probation Affidavits.
Liaison with Forensic Health Services.
Juvenile Probation Officer II07/2015 to 07/2016State of ConnecticutDanbury, CT
Conducted in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators, and social service agencies to assess juvenile risk level.
Initiated referrals for diagnostic evaluations and ensured compliance with treatment recommendations.
Provided crisis intervention counseling to juveniles and families and provided counseling services to enhance juveniles' adjustment in home, school, and community.
Facilitated referrals and/or placement to social service agencies or residential treatment programs and served as a liaison.
Supervised and verified juveniles' compliance with court orders through periodic interviews and field visits with family and school.
Mediated parent-child conflicts in order to develop formal resolutions.
Worked closely with the Department of Children and Families and other community resources in a collaborative effort to provide proper services to at-risk juveniles and families.
Social Work Intern01/2007 to 05/2008White Plains Youth BureauWhite Plains, NY
Facilitated a weekly after school group comprised of female adolescents that focused on various topics including sexuality, anger management, de-escalating techniques, body image, bullying, substance use, and crisis intervention utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach, independent research, and previous professional experience.
Maintained detailed notes following each session citing areas of progress, areas of improvement, and any additional pertinent information pertaining to the session.
Attended weekly meetings with advisor and other staff to report results of group work and to obtain collaborative feedback.
Social Work Intern01/2006 to 05/2007Laurel HouseStamford, CT
Co-facilitated a weekly smoking cessation group for adults living with mental illness with the utilization of video presentations, group discussion and positive reinforcement to obtain group member retention and participation.
Participated in House activities such as conflict mediation, field visits to medical professionals and other community resources.
Responsible for providing monthly reports to field placement advisor detailing the needs and success of the smoking cessation group to maintain ongoing funding.
Education and Training
Master of Social WorkMay 2008Fordham University Graduate School of Social ServiceTarrytown, NY
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyMay 2003University of ConnecticutStorrs, CTPsychology
Behavioral Therapy framework, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Forensic Cognitive
public speaking and presentation
§ Excellent rapport building and retention
§ Structure based and detail oriented, with the
ability to swiftly adapt to unforeseen circumstances
§ Expert on substance abuse and mental health issues
§ Individual and Group Counseling
§ Strong oral and written communication with
attention to detail, typing speed of over 65 WPM, timely documentation and
accurate record keeping
in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel), and social media
platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram, and twitter.