Bachelor's level social worker seeking new opportunities in impactful work that allows opportunity to foster my passion, skills, and experience to the fullest. Personal emphasis include leadership development, advocacy, program evaluation and development, public education, and collaboration.
Community Development Specialist, 02/2016 to Current Community Partnership of the Ozarks – Springfield, MO.
Work with Caring Communities team to develop programming for school and neighborhood development
Assist with various city-wide initiatives and the larger agency as a whole
Collaborate with local churches, businesses, organizations, and civil groups to develop new programming and meet current needs
Oversee multiple budgets that supplement neighborhoods and schools
Provide technical support, oversight, and assistance to programming, clubs and special projects in schools
Provide technical support, oversight, and assistance to event planning, communication, and development in neighborhoods
Develop partnerships and facilitate collaboration that enhances efforts with neighborhoods and schools.
Community Social Worker, 09/2015 to 02/2016 Community Partnership of the Ozarks – Springfield, MO.
Provided asset-based community development and strengths-based assessments to Fulbright Springs Neighborhood
Oversaw event planning and communication within the neighborhood
Mentored a caseload of youth from Division of Youth Services
Collaborated with support teams to provide youth with resources and connections to the community
Provided crisis intervention, appropriate resources, and referrals to youth and families.
Caring Communities Intern, 01/2015 to 05/2015 Community Partnership of the Ozarks – Springfield, MO.
Developed and facilitated student skill building groups at Boyd Elementary
Participated in one-on-one mentoring with students identified by school staff
Provided crisis intervention, support, and referrals to youth and families
Developed a semester long family book club for Kindergarten students and their families
Took an active role in other agency-based projects held by Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
Logistics Committee Volunteer, 01/2014 to 04/2015 Missouri State Relay for Life – Springfield, MO
Collaborated with Logistics Committee to design and plan most efficient set up for Relay for Life event
Paricipated in collaboration and planning meetings with Missouri State University
Attended event planning committee meetings in 2014 and 2015 to prepare for two events
Participated in fundraising and promotion events prior to Relay for Life
Leasing Agent/Bear Village Assistant Manager, 10/2014 to 09/2015 Bryan Properties Real Estate – Springfield, MO.
Oversaw calendar for meetings and appoints for office leasing agents and managers
Responsible for scheduling Bear Village clubhouse staff
Assisted perspective residents and current residents at numerous properties throughout Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and Lebanon.
Salon Attendant, 02/2014 to 09/2015 Bronze Tanning Salon – Springfield, MO.
Assisted store manager in scheduling staff and tracking staff hours
Provided respectful customer service to ensure an enjoyable experience
Responsible for balancing cash register and daily deposits
Behavioral Support Technician, 11/2013 to 03/2014 ARC of the Ozarks – Springfield, MO.
Assisted young adults with dual diagnosis of a developmental disability and a mental/behavioral disorder
Supported individuals by teaching Community Awareness, Daily Living, and Social Skills.
Collaborated with staff to provide best care for enriching experiences
Bachelor's of Social Work: May 15, 2015 Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
Cumulative GPA 3.8
Honors Magna Cum Laude, Governor's Scholar, Bright Flight Scholarship, Dean's List (2011-2015), Honors College
Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority - Vice President of Philanthropic Services 2013