Enthusiastic Advocate looking to become a County Social Worker with vast advocacy background. Works effectively with children and families experiencing crises, acting as an advocate and guide as they navigate difficult and emotionally-draining situations.
Human Behavior Analysis Knowledge
Customer Service Expert
MS Office Proficient
Adept Written/Verbal Communicator
Strong Desire to Assist People
Understanding and Caring Nature
Personable and trustworthy
Client and community outreach
Effective time management
Children's Advocate08/2013 to Current HOPE Coalition-Kids Count – Red Wing, MN
Provide safety and support to children who have experienced or witnessed abuse or neglect.
Facilitate age-appropriate support groups and one-on-one sessions with children.
Plan curriculum for children's support groups while incorporating different learning styles and developmental stages.
Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information
Identify risk and resiliency factors within the individual youth, peer group, family, school, and community and develop strategies for intervention.
Maintain accurate records and reports regarding the clients' histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.
Patient Access Liason11/2012 to 01/2014 Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing, MN
Greet and welcome patients and general public who call into the facility in a courteous manner while adhering to policies and guidelines of the organization.
Provide direction and information both internally and externally.
Route calls appropriately while assessing for special needs and accommodations.
Page Physicians and other staff as well as alert everyone in the facility of any emergency.
Owner/Operator06/2006 to 11/2012 Tara's Day Care – Hastings, MN
Trained in CPR and First Aid.
Facilitated Pre-School Programs providing age appropriate curriculum to day care children.
Successfully managed day care business including submission of weekly documentation to County agencies for food program planning.
Maintained accurate records for families served.
Received ongoing training in child development and child care practices.
Product Coordinator11/2004 to 06/2006 Target Corporation – Minneapolis, MN
Tracked and ordered samples, coordinated product for the merchandising and design team.
Communicated with overseas vendors for Target sourcing services, documenting all information related to the products for the design, manufacturing and production process.
Led weekly team meetings working closely with the product managers to achieve corporate goals.
Bachelor of Science: Human Services2012Saint Mary's University-
Applicable Coursework Includes:
*Care Management for Human Service Professionals *Public Policy and Ethical Issues in Human Services *Oral Communication *Human Service Systems *Lifespan Psychology *Helping Skills for Human Service Professionals *Principals of Management *Strategic Management *Human Services Information Management *Cross Cultural Competence for Service Providers *Human Services Capstone *Medical Terminology:
Associate of Arts: Fashion Design and Product Development2002Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising-
Pre-Physical Therapy, Fashion Design: 2001University of Minnesota-
Bachelor of Science : Human Services 2012 Applicable Coursework Includes:
*Care Management for Human Service Professionals *Public Policy and Ethical Issues in Human Services *Oral Communication *Human Service Systems *Lifespan Psychology *Helping Skills for Human Service Professionals *Principals of Management *Strategic Management *Human Services Information Management *Cross Cultural Competence for Service Providers *Human Services Capstone *Medical Terminology : Associate of Arts : Fashion Design and Product Development 2002 Pre-Physical Therapy, Fashion Design : 2001
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