Empathetic and compassionate individual with 9 years of Social Work experience searching for a challenging position in the field of social and human services in an effort to fully utilize acquired Social Worker skills and training set to help people improve and live more productive lives while making a significant contribution to the success of the organization while cultivating strong partnerships to advance organizational objectives.
NYS Certified Mandated Reporter
Certified in Course: Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect: Identification and Reporting For NYS
Mental Health First Aid Training Certified March 30, 2017 ~ Introduction of assessing a mental health crisis; selecting interventions and providing initial help; and connecting the older adult to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Certified Case Manager, Case Management Certificate Program - Boston University 08/2017
MSW Social Work InternshipSeptember 2016 to April 2017
RiseBoro Community Partnership & Diana Jones Innovative Center, Brooklyn, NY
Conducted intakes and bio-psychosocial assessments for Seniors, with an average case load of 200 clients
Assisted with the completion of the annual case files and senior center audit and RFP
Conducted and organized weekly Stress Management, Bereavement, Reminisce, and Depression Group Sessions, in English and Spanish
Screened clients for Benefits and Entitlements and conducted referrals and linkages to community services accordingly
Conducted Community Outreach
Collaborated in the organization and development of the Memory and Music Therapy Session
BSW Social Work InternshipAugust 2012 to June 2013
Cobble Hill Health Center, Brooklyn, NY
Developed recreational and cultural programs for the elderly in various populations such as Bipolar Disorders, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Multiple Sclerosis
Organized current events discussion groups, bereavement counseling, reminisce groups, music therapy, and talk therapy
Completed initial and quarterly assessments for current and incoming new residents
Communicated with multi-disciplinary teams and external resources on resident's behalf and initiated appointments and referrals including Mental Health Services.
Head Start Program VolunteerSeptember 2009 to August 2010
Pal Miccio Day Care Center, Brooklyn, NY
Assisted the Social Worker with family sessions and reports, including completing family assessments and linkages of services
Meals On Wheels Volunteer September 2014 to Ongoing
I assisted the agency with coordinating family events, fundraising, and advertising in the community.
Maintained attendance log and incident reports.
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