In a brief summary of my personal background, I would like to highlight the fact that I was in charge of a multi-location third generation family-owned business for over thirty years. After retiring the business, I chose to enroll in school to pursue advanced degrees and a second career, all this at what I consider a "seasoned" age.
I feel that accomplishment is noteworthy and speaks to the type of person I am and am constantly evolving and striving to be the best that I can be.
I have also further explained in a section I have titled "Addendum to this Resume"what I feel is necessary information when evaluating this resume.
I have chosen to return to the workforce if possible because I feel very strongly that I am an intelligent, enthusiastic, motivated and skilled woman who still has contributions to make and I welcome the challenge.
ADDENDUM TO THIS RESUME
To Whom It May Concern:
Explanation for the lapse in employment time/frame
For the past fifteen or more years, I was the sole caregiver for my husband who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and passed away in 2014 after a long hard fought battle with this disease.
I chose to keep him at home, enroll him in daycare when he needed it and to allow him to live his life to the fullest and with dignity.
In June of 2014, I had to make the decision to commit him to McLean Hospital for stabilization and unfortunately he passed away a month later.
During these years, I managed to keep abreast of mental health issues and was in constant contact with his team of doctors at MGH.
They will provide any information you need as to the type of caregiver I was and it was a decision I still feel strongly about.
His illness also was the reason that I withdrew from the doctoral program at The Fielding Institute as the caregiving became a full-time job.
Thank you for any consideration to this resume.
Barbara T Davenport.
Clinical Social Work InternOffice of Personnel Management － Boston, MA.
Clinical responsibilities include individual client work, assessments and intakes, planning, referrals, management consultations, mediation consultations
Individual case work, carrying an active caseload, consisting of stress/crisis intervention, marital/family issues, domestic violence relationship/work related issues, alcohol/substance abuse, mental health issues, depression/coping skills, transitional issues, "empty nest," and grief/loss and bereavement issues-40 patient caseload during my time there
Designed and conducted year long needs evaluation/assessment research project entitled " A Needs Assessment on the Availability and Accessibility of Services for the Mature Client Within the EAP Program"
Power point presentation on research project.
InternHello House, Volunteers of America － Boston, MA.
Clinical responsibilities at this twenty-five bed women's long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment facility included individual cases, group therapy and meetings, case management, treatment planning, intake and assessment, staff and team meetings, monitoring of patients' medications, drug testing, client advocacy
Policy research project involving interviews and taped conversations with mature women addicts and alcoholics, focusing on the mature woman and the barriers and stigmas associated with this age group when seeking out treatment, resulting in a presentation for a social policy seminar
Client advocacy, which included accompanying clients throughout the legal court appearances and termination work after the trial.
Social Work InternSouth Bay Mental Health － Plymouth, MA.
Clinical responsibilities in a day treatment setting included facilitation of workshops in anger, stress management, rehabilitation skills, and various groups for the mentally challenged and the drug and alcohol addicted clients.
Attended weekly clinical meetings, involving case management and treatment planning.
Facilitated a women's issues group
Co-led a dual-diagnosis group with clients ranging from ages 18 to 75
Facilitated the dual-diagnosis group for one month prior to my leaving this internship
Active Hospice Volunteer for 7 years, under the direction of The South Shore Hospital, Visiting Nurse Association.
Owner/Manager/DesignerElena Sestito Florist and Gift Shops, Inc. and Cohasset Greenhouses, Inc Cohasset and Hingham, MA
Extensive long-term experience in all phases of daily operations of a multi location retail florist/gift shop.
Emphasis on design, customer service, attention to detail
Experience in overall management of sales, sales related functions including design/display, store management, pricing, advertising, hiring/training/supervision of staff, holiday planning, consultations
Computer programming including initial set up of in house sales and charges
Accounts payable and receivables
General planning and overall set up of additional retail garden center within the same complex
Attention to Detail
Evolved the business to more current operating systems
Management of staff and delivery personnel
Daily management of business operations
Planning and executing multi-locations
Extensive Customer service experience
Bachelor of ArtsEmmanuel College － Boston, MA.
Psychology/Sociology Interdepartmental DegreeEmmanuel College － Boston, Ma, USA
*Directed senior study in alcoholism, substance abuse, and domestic violence
*Receipt of Sister Marie Barry awards as an adult learner (4 years)
Master of Science: Masters in Social WorkSimmons College － Boston , Ma, USA
NASW-National Association of Social Workers
Psi-Chi-National Honor Society for Psychology
*American Cancer Fund raiser
*American Heart Association
SUMMARY OF MY SKILLS
* In preparing this section, I am breaking this down into two different sections; one dealing with my business life/career skills and the second part of this section dealing with the skills learned when I began my second career in obtaining my advanced degrees in social work/HealthCare:
*attention to detail
*case management/team player
*Needs Assessment, research
*stress management/supervision, therapy
*people skills *advanced problem solving *great organizational skills *people skills and very much a people person *Ability to perform under pressure