Team-oriented individual with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies.
Associate of Science: Human ServicesTouro CollegeNew York, NYHuman Services
Bachelor of Science: Social WorkTouro CollegeNew York, NY
Community Coordinator04/2015 to 09/2016NYC Department of Homeless ServicesNew York, NY
Assigned to AFIC 30th Street Diversion Unit for Adult Families and responsible for determining temporary housing eligibility.
Complete assessments / interviews for adult family applicants while gathering all applicants 'information including housing history and income.
Follow -up with applicant's past housing resources to determine whether applicants can return to the community.
Provide applicants with assistance in securing alternative housing options oppose to shelter.
Provide applicants with alternative housing options through the LINC VI Program, also conduct interviews with primary tenants, landlords building superintendents, neighbors, other city agencies, institutional settings, private entities and any other collateral sources of information to obtain relevant information in connection with determining the applicant's viability for housing within the community.
Input data into new CARES system to stream line process of families.
Community Coordinator11/2011 to 04/2015NYC Department of Homeless ServicesNew York, NY
Assigned to 30th Street Intake Diversion Unit, a 145 bed facility for Single Adult males and veterans.
responsible for determining temporary housing eligibility.
Complete assessments/ interviews for adult applicants while gathering all applicants' information including housing history and income.
Review and verify documents provided by the applicant.
Follow-up with the applicant's past housing resources to determine whether applicant can return to the community.
Provide an initial assessment of applicant's psychiatric and substance abuse history.
Refer applicant to CBO's for detox services or transitional housing.
Consult with Behavior Specialist as needed and conduct field work.
Input data into new CARES system to stream line the intake process of single adults.
Assist as floor supervisor in distribution/review of cases and monitoring all activity in the intake unit.
Assisted in veteran's initiative program where we housed 800 homeless veterans in affordable housing.
Social Work Asst. /Discharge Planner02/2007 to 02/2010St. Vincent's HospitalNew York, NY
Coordinate all necessary outside supports and services to keep patient from future hospitalizations after being discharged from our Inpatient Psychiatric units.
Provide social work services consisting of discharge planning, outreach, follow- ups and advocacy.
Educated clients and their families on symptoms and causes of/and preventive measures for HIV/AIDS.
Conduct individual counseling sessions for HIV positive patients.
Collaborate with in house DOE workers to ensure educational needs of patient are met while admitted to hospital.
Educate families, clients, and/or significant others on the mental illness and medical conditions of the patient.
Participated in and attended in-service training with the intent of enhancing knowledge and sensitivity about special issues related to culture, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Complete accurate and daily progress notes.
Mental Health Technician01/1997 to 01/2007St. Vincent's HospitalNew York, NY
Coordinate mental health care services.
Assist with patient assessment.
Participate in the care of children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients with primary behavioral health and medical problems.
Monitoring and documenting care of client.
Escort clients to appointments and identifying their personal needs.
Facilitate art group activities.
Complete accurate and daily progress notes.
Mental Health Technician10/2016 to CurrentSC Department of CorrectionsColumbia, SC
* Provide counseling and supportive services for mentally ill level 3 inmates by conducting social skills groups, reviewing treatment plans, recreational activities, developing and implementing re-entry assessment goals.
* Establish a supportive, motivational and therapeutic relationship within the parameters of a correctional environment.
* Provide focus intervention in collaboration with SCDO clinical and custodial staff to enhance skills and effective management of inmates.
* Organize and lead structured programs including individual and group therapeutic services.