Assessed family candidacy for adoption of special needs children in the foster care system and
§ Prepared home study documents to conform to rules, regulations, policy, and laws
§ Worked collaboratively with local adoption agencies, law enforcement offices, and state agencies.
08/2009 to Current
Adoption Home Study Writer
Children's Services Specialist IIOffice of Children's Services
12/2005 to 01/2008
August - Student InternOffice of Children's Services － Anchorage, AK
Shadowed workers on investigations, court hearings, and home visits
§ Identiied community resources to meet client needs
§ Assisted workers with case management, documentation, and home visits
February- Crisis Line Volunteer; AWAIC Shelter.
07/2005 to 01/2017
Supervised and monitored residents with behavioral, substance abuse, and developmental delays
§ Implemented therapeutic goals for clients, observing and documenting progress.
06/2005 to 01/2013
Answered the domestic violence crisis line providing resources and referrals
§ Assisted AWAIC staff with monitoring clients and facilitating the program.
Treatment Monitoring SpecialistBooth Memorial Home
05/2004 to 01/2005
Managed a program with two assistants and conducted team meetings and evaluations
Advocated for each child by working closely with families and individualizing the curriculum to meet specific needs Conducted routine observations and documentation of each child's development.
01/2004 to 01/2009
§ Primary permanency caseworker for an average of 20 child protection families (30 to 40 children)
§ Extensive legal and professional documentation
§ Investigated reports of child abuse and established safety or legal intervention
§ Attended and testified in court proceedings on behalf of the State of Alaska.
Easter Seals, Tundra Tykes.
03/2003 to 01/2017
Integrated children who experienced a disability in community events
§ Served families and the community by providing respite
§ Worked with the treatment team, advocating for clients therapeutic needs.
Direct Care ProviderCatholic Social Services
Peer Outreach Worker
Covenant House, Alaska
April 2002 609 F.
Street; Anchorage, AK 99501
§ Assisted homeless adolescents with life skills such as finding food, shelter, clothing and employment
§ Provided guidance and support to high risk youth with behavioral and cognitive delays
§ Conducted street outreach.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Cultural AnthropologyPsychology Cultural Anthropology
Associates of Applied Science: Early Childhood DevelopmentPracticum SummaryEarly Childhood Development
Arts, case management, client, clients, documentation, law enforcement, legal, meetings, progress, safety, Teaching