Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Although my expertise is in the educational setting with children and adolescents with special needs and possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for such settings, I am open to venture into new environments where my experiences and education can be of valuable service.
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, basic knowledge of Excel
Volunteer for Women's Expo Fair (2015), Suicide Prevention Foundation (2015), Lupus Foundation of America (2015), Howse Foundation (Lupus Organization, 2014-2016), Special Olympics Summer 2015 in Los Angeles.
11/2014 to 06/2016
Behavior InterventionistBehavior Therapy Clinic & Child Counseling - Encino, CA.
Assisted with the implementation of instruction in accordance with students' behavior support plan, in cooperation with their supervisor or classroom teacher. Implemented ABA based interventions with clients in the classroom. Implemented behavioral protocols/assignments for students during instructional and non- instructional times. Input data and notes accordingly into the data logbook. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel. Charted and recorded information in client files.
03/2013 to 10/2014
Behavior InterventionistIntercare Therapy Inc - Los Angeles, CA.
Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, implemented each client's clinical treatment programming and behavior intervention strategies through one- on-one direct session work. Provided ABA training to primary caregivers and family members. Produce required administrative and clinical paperwork with accuracy and timelines.Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes. Comply with company's policies, procedures, timelines and budgets.
12/2000 to 03/2010
Special Education TraineeNorwood Street School - Los Angeles, CA.
Performed a variety of activities pertinent to training, physical care, disciplining, and tutoring in order to inculcate habits, knowledge, and skills in students with a scope of disabilities.
Assisted teachers in implementing lessons or portions of lessons to a student or a group of students, checked accuracy or work, and presented additional assignments as directed by a teacher.
Assisted in working with students who may have been demonstrating difficult behaviors such as hitting, biting, scratching, and running.
Worked as a member of a team to implement the behavior support plan development and implementation.
Assisted teachers in maintaining an environment conducive for learning and always encouraged appropriate behavior by the students by using a consistent team and approach.
Education and Training
Master's Degree: Counseling PsychologyMount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CACounseling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Degree: PsychologyMount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CAGPA: GPA: 3.2Psychology GPA: 3.2
Associates Degree: Liberal ArtsLos Angeles Trade-Technical CollegeLiberal Arts
administrative, approach, basic, clients, instruction, notes, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, plan development, policies, programming, protocols, recording, Fluent in Spanish, supervisor, teacher, tutoring, problem-solving, great organizational skills
HONORS AND AWARDS AT MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE:
· Dean's List (2010)
· Courage Award (2011)