Solution-focused human service professional dedicated to providing exceptional support, advancement, and leadership to all individuals, families, and communities served.
Knowledge of teen/adolescent development, behavior, trends, and culture
CPR/Crisis Intervention Prevention experience and Trauma Informed
Experience working with infants, adolescents, adults, older adults, and individuals with disabilities of all ages
Knowledge and ability to development person-centered care plans
Facilitating and implementing youth treatment groups and character development programs
Excellent planning, organizing, communication, and inter-personal skills
Adult Protective and Community Worker II, 09/2016 to Current Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services – St. Louis, MO
Performs intake screening while assessing living arrangements, physical capabilities, cognitive abilities, medical requirements, and financial resources to determine level of care required for eligibility for Medicaid-funded in-home services.
Authorizes, coordinates, and monitors Medicaid-funded in-home services, such as housekeeping, meal preparation, health, and/or personal care to enable senior and/or disabled adults to remain in the least restrictive environment.
Crisis Intervention Case Manager, 03/2016 to 08/2016 Children's Home and Aid – Granite City, IL
Provided case management and counseling services to youth and their families to promote a healthy home environment
Completed in-home intake and program assessments to identify potential safety concerns and needs of children and families
Utilized assessment data to create service plan goals that monitor individual and family progress towards stabilization
Provided linkage and referral activities to support family caseloads when residing outside of the service area
Youth Specialist II, 12/2014 to 03/2016 Missouri Department of Social Services, Divison of Youth Services – St. Louis, MO
Supervised 12 female juvenile offenders in a moderately secured facility within the Division of Youth Services with the responsibility of safety, personal conduct, and therapy.
Interacted critically and constructively with other staff members to develop and implement successful treatment strategies
Implemented individual and group treatment plans that assist youth in building and developing life skills to enable them to become productive, responsible community members
Intervened during emergencies to de-escalate crisis situations, prevent escapes, and gain physical control of youth
Residential Care Provider, 12/2013 to 05/2014 View Point Health – Covington, GA
Monitored general activity of 25 residents to observe and report behavior/progress of consumers with severe behavioral health disabilities living in a group home and residential apartment
Provided training and oversight in daily living skills, money management, and personal care using techniques appropriate for their abilities
Maintained required records by documenting progress toward goals and objectives in behavior plans in consumer activity/progress notes, on data tracking sheets, and/or other prescribed skill builder formats
Supervised the self administration of consumer medications using agency protocols
Direct Care Staff, 07/2013 to 12/2013 Jesse's House – Cumming, Georgia
Maintained appropriate documentation of residents day to day activities, charting behavior and bed logs
Provided social-emotional support to 10 young girls ages 7 to 17 years old in a residential group home
Provided positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques
Provided support and crisis management to residents who are suicidal/have a history of suicide
Completed intake paperwork for emergency placements during overnight shifts.
Intern, 01/2013 to 05/2013 Act Together Ministries – Alpharetta, GA
Planned and actively participate in service projects, while engaging with families and supervising volunteers
Presented publicly at conferences to individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring and collaborating with Act Together Ministries
Database management, including maintaining client information and creating resource directories
Fundraising, including calling local businesses and churches for support in providing extracurricular scholarships and food donations, which included securing six scholarships, building two partnerships, and securing over $1000 in donations
Master of Science: Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Current Capella University - Online
Master of Science: Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013 Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
Recipient of National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship