Consumer-focused, highly motivated, and positive individual who is an accomplished MSW with a broad expertise from case manager to benefit specialist to carrying a small clinical caseload.
Case Manager for consumers receiving SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid. Used knowledge of policy to determine consumer's qualifications. Interviewed consumers for continuation of benefits. Connected consumers with community resources. Problem solver. Intake worker for new applicants.
Assigned to work with the Bristol, VA DSS. Assisted the Service Dept in all aspects of Child Protective Service, Adult Protective Service, Foster Care, Ongoing Care, and Homemaker Services. Duties included developing safety and service plans. Interviewing and assessing children in Foster Care. Conducting wellness checks. Conducting Home Studies. Helping with Foster Care training programs. Helping with summer camp for children.
Worked as a caregiver to different clients in the Tri-City area. Duties include, but not limited to, assessing home safety and consumers' mental status.
Carried a small clinical caseload of returning veterans. Participated on a clinical inter-disciplinary treatment team. Facilitated a support group. Provided case management for veterans in the Health Maintenance and Blind Rehabilitation Programs. Provided case management for OEI/OIF veterans with PTSD. Clinical collaboration with social workers in Mental Health Ward, Nursing Home, Suicide Prevention, and Hospital.
Textbook reader to blind MSW student. Helped student in editing papers, and computer work.
Worked closely with the director in organizing a conference at the Highlander Center on uniting social justice non-profits to develop, prioritize, and give voice to Appalachian issues.
Co-facilitated workshops. Co-authored Highlander's Anniversary Book of Years. Co-created traveling time-line on Highlander's history. Presented time-line at a Appalachia Studies Conference.
Handled all aspects of running a highly rated preschool. Responsible for the hiring of qualified staff, and oversaw staff training and reviews. Responsible for school meeting all licensing requirements. Responsible for payroll, supplies, and accounts payable. Kept the school financially healthy and staff records current. Developed hand-books. Developed fund-raisers and wrote grants. Met with parents to orientate and problem solve.
Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Member of Alpha Delta Kappa.
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