Dedicated and reliable social services professional with fifteen years experience in community programs management, career path development, and direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Community Programs ManagerApr 2012 to Apr 2016 Novo Fogo － Seattle, WACreated and executed hundreds of events around the country. Developed and implemented ongoing health and wellness programs for service industry professionals in over twenty cities. Promoted and marketed company programs and products, developing brand identity. Assisted company growth from two states to 28 states and three countries in a four year span.
Employment ConsultantAug 2006 to Aug 2012 Provail － Seattle, WADeveloped career paths and job opportunities for indivudals with developmental disabilities. Managed a caseload of 12-20 individuals in varying stages of employment. Provided on-the-job training and support to employed individuals. Educated employers with regards to supported employment. Collaborated with DDD and DVR staff to ensure ongoing funding sources.
Employment SpecialistJan 2005 to Aug 2006 Employment Solutions Plus － Lacey, WACreated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Oversaw a caseload of individuals in different stages of employment. Worked in close coordination with county and state officials to ensure funding. Oversaw job coaches' support programs for employed individuals. Developed supported emlployment program within Thurston County Government workforce.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Studies2002The Evergreen State College － Olympia, WAAcquired degree in Cultural Studies through an intensive, multidisciplinary curriculum. Engaged in and led group projects and participated in community services. Spent one semester abroad in rural, Gaelic-speaking Ireland.
PsychologySaybrook Graduate Institute － San Francisco, CAEngaged in graduate level coursework focused on humanistic psychology and its therapeutic applications. Pursued independent study and intensive weeklong seminars.
Writer of articles, blogs, and books on the topic of disabilities. Excerpts of past writing regarding the raising of my son, diagnosed with autism, can be viewed at tedmunat.com
Active support person in the substance abuse recovery community. Provide guidance, day-to-day support, and resource referral to individuals struggling with addiction.
Creator of a home music studio collective, in which many artists and musicians from the local community congregate to express themselves.