Human service specialist bringing years of experience working with at risk children and adults with dual diagnosis of mental health and developmental disabilities. Strongly desire a position where empowerment and client centered objectives support life changes.
Career experience in social services, supported housing, and crisis intervention
Able to assist and implement individualized Treatment Plan of Care
Familiar with Trauma Informed care and Harm Reduction
Able to conduct home visits with diverse cultures
Strong ethical principles of honesty and integrity
Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage appointment calendars.
Good listener with ability to speak in an understandable emphatic way to gain and maintain rapport
Children's Program Coordinator March 2015 to June 2016Building Futures for Women and Children － San Leandro, California
Provided information, case management and educational referrals for displaced caregivers and children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters.
Completed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent individualized intakes and child development assessments.
Connected parents with community social services and resource agencies.
Facilitated parent education support groups
Therapeutic Behavioral Service Worker August 2007 to November 2013Fred Finch Youth Center － Oakland, California
Provided short-term intensive services in home and community environments for children with serious emotional disabilities and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
Coached and modeled interventions to support caregivers to understand child's triggers to aggression emphazing child's strengths
Developed client centered treatment plan and functional assessments
Therapeutic Foster Parent January 2002 to January 2007 Lutheran Family Services of Carolinas － Columbia, South Carolina
Provided safe environment, guidance, and life skill training to infants and teens with severe mental, intellectual and physical disabilities.
Regularly attend training to stay abreast of new and developing information and communication tools.
Collaborated with other providers to ensure compliance to the child's treatment plan.
Lead Clinical Staff January 2001 to January 2002Family Preservation Services － Columbia, South Carolina
Provided in-home counseling and support services to foster children and families referred by Department of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, and Department of Social Services.
Mediated conflicts between foster child and their families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
Bachelor of Arts : PsychologyJohnson C. Smith University － Charlotte, North CarolinaPsychology