Candidate seeking a challenging and rewarding position which utilizes my talents and abilities. Ethical and dedicated individual who functions well in groups or independently. Detail oriented, professional, and proficient. One who takes pride in a job well done.
Case management of up to 100 cases in social services & youth treatment fields. Including: Documentation, mandatory reporting for at risk individuals, keeping pertinent parties updated regarding cases.
Former paralegal ('00-'03) with Colorado Legal Services where this candidate represented clients in social security disability hearings as allowed by CO state law and won favorable decisions in every hearing.
Professional interactions with private and public sectors, including public speaking.
Volunteer work with various organizations like The Domestic Violence Task Force and Habitat for Humanity.
Working independently and being responsible for own cases. Including self checks.
Graduated Suma Cum Laude from Pueblo Community College.
Consistently on Dean's or President's list for high GPAs at PCC and Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Multiple instances of recognition for being an employee who helps others and performs well in job duties.
Served many youth program participants who went on to earn high school diplomas or GEDs.
Delivered services that resulted in 100% of assigned clients remaining eligible for housing during tenure.
Case Manager SEPJan 2012 to Apr 2016 Pueblo County － Pueblo, COInternal promotion to Single Entry Point. Case load of over 100 clients and was responsible for own case load. Job consisted of assisting the elderly and disabled with in home health care and Medicaid eligibility, as well as nursing home placement. Assessing on quarterly basis to determine continued eligibility and providing options to clients who were no longer eligible. Reporting instances of suspected neglect and/or abuse to Adult Protective Services. Worked well independently with little oversight with exception to odd situations, etc. Responsible for tracking and meeting deadlines on all cases, appeals, documentation and maintaining HIPPA regulations.
Department of Social Services-DSS TechSep 2010 to Jan 2012 Pueblo County － Pueblo, COTechnician in Child Support Enforcement department. Managed a case load A-F of client's needing assistance in getting their child support. Calling absent parents and discussing options for collection, documentation, protecting confidentiality with access to multiple organizations like DMV, Employment records, etc., was consistently in top three for collections due to my ability to talk to parents in a respectful manner and helping them find ways to get current.
Case ManagerOct 2008 to Sep 2010 Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center － Canon City, CO
Promotion within that allowed more in depth involvement with youth and their cases.
Case load average of 16-21 youth.
Working with Case Workers (DSS), Client Managers (DYC), Probation Officers, Attorneys (GALs), and parents as a team to develop and incorporate the best treatment for each individual youth.
In charge of setting up meetings and updating all parties as to youth's status at least once a week.
Notifying parents and pertinent team members of incident reports, investigations, staff accountability not to harm, transporting youth to necessary appointments, updating judges and youth's team in court as to how youth is progressing in treatment, ensuring youth has proper food, clothing, medical and educational needs are being met.
Time management of numerous responsibilities and challenging situations on a daily basis, had to be able to adjust with things that "popped up."
Training new case managers recently hired.
Life Skills Worker IJan 2008 to Oct 2008 Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center － Canon City, CO
In charge of up to 18 youth in a pod setting ensuring safe environment and daily routines.
Educating and instructing youth regarding negative/harmful behaviors and how to change patterns, teaching them accountability, transporting youth to appointments, conflict management, mild counseling, etc.
Accounting Tech INov 2006 to Nov 2007 Westaff － Pueblo, CO
Temp position. Placed at Colorado Mental Health Institute-Finance/Patient Accounts department.
Assisted with Medicare billing, report audits, spreadsheet reconciliation, research, etc.
Assembly Tech IJun 2006 to Aug 2006 Remedy Intelligent Staffing － Pueblo, CO
Temporary summer position with Trane assembling small air coolers.
Work with hydraulic powered tools, painting with spray gun, etc.
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology with minor in Anthropology2007Colorado State University － Pueblo, COGPA: Dean's List Fall 2005/Fall 2007
*3.474 cum GPASociology Anthropology Dean's List Fall 2005/Fall 2007
*3.474 cum GPA
Soiology and Anthropology2005Pueblo Community College － Pueblo, COGPA: GPA: 3.855 President's ListGraduated Suma Cum Laude GPA: 3.855
Classes for getting real estate license1995Jones Real Estate Colleges － Colorado Springs, CO
Courses in Business Management, interpersonal comm, and math1995Eastern New Mexico University － Roswell, NMGPA: GPA: 4.0GPA: 4.0
Business Management & Psychology 1988Central Wyoming College － Riverton, WY
Type 60 wpm; proficient with Microsoft Office 7,8, & 10; Dictaphone, filing, telephone, copy/fax machines, familiar with legal reports and terminology, public speaking and presentations, event organizing, conflict management, time management/scheduling, case management, visiting clients in their homes, assessing clients, documentation for various entities including Adult Protection Services-worked closely with them.
Bachelor of Arts , Sociology with minor in Anthropology 2007 Soiology and Anthropology 2005 Classes for getting real estate license 1995 Courses in Business Management, interpersonal comm, and math 1995 Business Management & Psychology 1988
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