Throughout my professional career I've worked with individuals with borderline personality disorders, intellectial disabilities, and on the Autism spectrum disorder. I've worked with children in all age groups from toddler to eighteen and I also have experience working with adult with disabilities.
Basic Life Support certification
Bilingual in Spanish
Medical Terminology comprehension
Positive reinforcement methods
Skilled in working with special needs children
Understands developmental disorders
Supervision and training
Promoted to Assistant Program Manager after 6 months.
Autism Behaviorial CenterNorthborough, MABehavior Technician 10/2016 to CurrentCurrently working 1:1 with a young client diagnosed with Autism. Some of my responsibilities include but are not limited to working on goals and skills that are age appropriate chosen by BCBA, working on basic everyday skills and mastering them, applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors and implementing ABA programs to encourage student participation.
Becket Family of ServicesLeicester, MAOvernight Residential Counselor10/2016 to 12/2016I currently work as an Overnight residential counselor in a group home with women that have mental health issues. Some of my responsibilities include taking down data during my shift that corresponds to any behavior, sleep patterns, etc... Quickly respond to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arise, and Teach clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral CompanyFitchburg, MAAssistant Program Manager - Cathy Street01/2016 to 10/2016The Cathy Street Program is a home for children ages 5-13 that have intellectual dissabilities and are on the Autism Spectrum, while working there I collected data on clients, Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors, Supplied one-on-one attention to each student, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group, Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day to keep them engaged, Administered minor first aid to injured students. During my time there many clients reached many of there social, hygiene, and individual goals with the help of the team I worked closely with, made healthy, well-balanced meals for the children, supervised children on trips to local parks, grocery stores, and water parks. In addition to working on the floor I also held supervisions with staff and attended weekly progress meetings for the students.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health CompanyWebster, MAAssistant Program Manager- STARR12/2015 to 01/2016The STARR program housed children ages 3-13, that had been sexually, emotionally and physically abused and were in full DCF custody. While there some of my responsibilities were working on the staffing schedule making sure all the shifts were covered, being on call, providing support for my staff. During my time there I also worked on shift with the clients and some of the tasks included maintaining daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps, established a safe play environment for the children, Supervised children on field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos, made healthy, well-balanced meals for the children, maintained a child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities, developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists. I started at the Webster Starr Program as an Overnight Residential Counselor within three months I was promoted to House Manager, three months later I was promoted to Assistant Program Manager.
Community Health Link Worcester , MAResidential Counselor - Motivating Youth Recovery10/2011 to 12/2014Motivating Youth Recovery is an acute Residential Program that serves teenagers ages 13-18 that suffer from drug and/ or alcohol addiction. Some of my responsibilities included running and completing documentation for all clients attending group sessions, knowledge on 12 step, Acting as a role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors, Worked with 23 clients with co-occurring disorders alongside other residential counselors, charted and recorded information in client files, quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
Associate of Science:Allied Health2019Mount Watchusett Community College, Gardner, MA