Results-focused Clinical Social Worker offering progressive years of leadership experience. Transforms staff into outstanding leaders who demonstrate the proficiency in creativity and savvy that is critical to financial and operational success.
Facilitates training to new hire employees
Participates in hiring panel interviews
Prepares and interprets quantitative and qualitative data for management and city council
Provides crisis intervention and support
Dually Licensed to Supervise Social Worker's in DC and MD
Problem solver and solution focused
Able to set and implement smart goals
Superior written and oral communicator
Able to access and bridge Community resources
Dual diagnosis expertise
SAMSHA-SOAR Local Leader
Assists with the coordination of steering committee meetings; collaborates with community providers, SSA, DDS to plan, implement and support SOAR locally; monitors outcomes of applications; review the quality of applications and provide feedback; facilitates meetings with persons assisting with applications
Person Centered Planning Trainer
Delivers person centered planning instruction to achieve a culture change in service delivery and to change the shift of service planning to the individuals goals and desires
Social Work Field Instructor
Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
Bachelor of Science, Human DevelopmentHoward University School of EducationHuman Development
Direct Practice, Child and FamilyHoward University
School of Social WorkDirect Practice, Child and Family
School of Social Work; Post Graduate Certificate in PsychotherapyUniversity of Maryland
Clinical Social WorkerApr 2013 to Current Department of Human Services
Assists clients with application and appeal for Social Security benefits using the SOAR process; perform home visits; complete psychosocial evaluations to support claim; requests medical documents pertaining to claim; collaborate with providers for appropriate services; makes clinical recommendations on policies and services provided; provide case management to caseload; evaluates clients to ensure appropriate and effective service provision; attends agency meetings; conducts interviews to perform comprehensive assessments and crisis intervention to OWO/ TANF recipients; compiles data in order to provide to senior management and city council; provides supervision to social work student interns; acts in the role of supervisor in her absence.
Consultative TherapistDec 2009 to Current
Provide in-home/office individual and family psychotherapy to children and adults; complete annual Mental Health Assessments, Individual Treatment Plans and Quarterly Progress Note; collaborates with clients, parents in coordinating a consistent therapy schedule between children & family members identified; plan, organize, & coordinate individualized treatment plans for each client/family; provide individual and collateral therapy to all clients/families as outlined in the treatment plan; ensures that services are documented in a timely manner; collaborates with social services and community resources; establish and maintain a working relationship & rapport with clients/families.
Social WorkerNov 2007 to Apr 2013 Helping Children Grow － Washington, DC
Provides casework and case management services to children and biological families; provided direct supervision to family care managers, assigned tasks and ensured that safety and agency regulations were followed; stimulates positive relationships between the children, foster parents, and natural families; screens clients for eligibility in program; monitors the social, developmental and health of clients; evaluates and observes the performance of the children.
Develops case plans and updates for children and their biological family; monitors educational, recreational and socialization activities for children; facilitates and monitors family visits; participates on multi- disciplinarian team; develops quarterly treatment plans for each child; wrote detailed court reports and appeared in court; monitors and visits children twice a month or as needed.
Therapeutic Foster Care Case ManagerJan 2007 to Nov 2007 Foundations for Home and Community － Washington, DC
Evaluate, develop and document treatment plans, case plans, court reports, monthly/quarterly reports and case management notes in the FACES system, for assigned cases in conjunction with lead Social Worker.
Participate in Administration Reviews, Court Hearings, System of Care Meetings and Intervention Team Meetings.
Provide direct care management services by serving as an advocate for client and family and as liaison to public and private agencies.
Monitor service delivery and effectiveness of treatment provided to the client and family.
Conduct home, school and community visits to assess the well being of the client and the psychosocial implications.
Supervise and monitor formal and informal visitations with biological family members.
Seek appropriate therapeutic goals and interventions, and coordinates community referrals as directed by the treatment team.