Proficient in various graphic presentation programs, including Adobe software and Corel Draw
Experience in Non-Linear Video Editing and concept development.
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06/2003 to Current
Director of Foster CareKIDS IN DISTRESS
The Director of Foster Care assumes the primary responsibility for stimulating, supporting and developing a broad spectrum of program objectives and licensing efforts for the Supported Foster Care program.
The position requires extensive public speaking as well as coordination with community providers and other team members.
Specific management responsibilities include the:.
Development and implementation of the KID Supported Foster Care recruitment campaign that promoted the program mission through presentations to various groups, corporations, and foundations.
Included the graphic production of recruitment materials, coordination of recruitment events as well as representation of the agency at community events.
Promotion of the Agency by way of public speaking engagements at professional conferences, community agencies and civic organizations.
Graphic production of all program in-service training presentations and materials.
Graphic production of quarterly newsletters and monthly program correspondence.
Coordination and facilitation of MAPP trainings for prospective foster families as well as monthly in-service trainings and meetings for active foster families.
Drafted a core set of in-service training proposals based upon client feedback as to which trainings would best support the Foster/Adoptive parent population.
Designed and implemented a series of graphic presentations for core in-service training topics.
Designed and implemented a series of graphic presentations to correspond with the statewide MAPP curriculum.
Creation and maintenance of system tracking mechanisms for various program objectives, including recruitment initiatives, placement decisions, in-service trainings, feedback regarding foster parent satisfaction and licensing deadlines as well as inquiry demographics, requests for information and actions taken.
Preparation and submission of monthly billing and statistical reports as well as quarterly census reports.
Coordination of child placement through the successful identification of foster families best suited to serve the children in care.
Supervision of family support counselors and their related tasks and performance.
Compilation of all necessary documentation required by the Department of Children and Families and ChildNet, including licensing narratives and addendums to said narratives, in order to obtain the respective foster home initial license or re-licensure.
Monitor quality of care by performing regular in-home visits for observation, motivation, systems reviews, and on-site training.
Participation in relevant community education/community service programs and local interagency collaborative efforts.
Schedule and coordinate social activities for foster families.
Provide 24-hour crisis intervention to foster families.
Assisted in the development of policies and procedures for the program.
Assisted in the development of the KID volunteer buddy program to support active foster homes by matching them with volunteers that provide consistent respite services.
01/2003 to 06/2003
ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST/FAMILY SUPPORT COUNSELORKIDS IN DISTRESS
Responsible for the compilation of all necessary adoption home study and child study documentation required by the Department of Children and Families and ChildNet, including home study narratives and addendums to said narratives.
09/2000 to 12/2002
CHILD ADVOCATE/CASE MANAGERCHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY
The Child Advocate is ultimately responsible for the general health and emotional well-being of the adjudicated child within their care.
This responsibility encompasses a wide gamut of specific job duties, including but not limited to the identification and assessment of client needs as well as the coordination of appropriate community resources in a timely manner; assisting in the stabilization of a permanent living environment by monitoring the quality of care that is provided to the client and documenting frequent and consistent communication with service providers; the development and maintenance of clinical records and legal documentation as well as representation at all scheduled court hearings.
08/1997 to 09/1999
EXECUTIVE SECRETARYFLAMINGO ROAD CHURCH
Provided administrative support for the Executive Pastoral Team of a large nondenominational worship center that hosted 5,000 members/guests on a weekly basis.
Responsible for the recruitment and weekly coordination of a volunteer core that served a wide range of weekly needs, including but not limited to: child care (approximately 25 teams), multi-media/sound/video production team, first impression teams, small group teaching teams and parking teams.
Assisted in the coordination of national teaching conferences as well as local monthly TEAM training meetings.
compilation and graphic production of adult training materials, weekly teaching presentations and corresponding study guides.
Administrative support included but not limited to confidential charting of fiscal church growth reports and department records, executive itinerary and travel coordination, maintenance of adult education curriculum and correspondence from both internal and external sources.
Associates of Arts: Miami Liberal ArtsDade Community CollegeMiami Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyVermont College/Union Institute and UniversityPsychology Graduated with honors 4.0 Member, Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
Internship for Personal Development: Photography
Certified MAPP Trainer/Instructor, Professional Development Center
*Certified MAPP Leader/Instructor, Professional Development Center
*Certified Life-Saving Skills Instructor, American Red Cross
Administrative support, Adobe software, Agency, billing, child care, concept development, conferences, Corel Draw, crisis intervention, client, documentation, Graphic, Instructor, legal, Director, materials, meetings, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, multi-media, newsletters, page 3, Photography, development of policies, presentations, Promotion, proposals, public speaking, quality, recruitment, sound, Supervision, teaching, Trainer, training materials, Video Editing, video production
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Companies Worked For:
KIDS IN DISTRESS
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY
FLAMINGO ROAD CHURCH
Dade Community College
Vermont College/Union Institute and University
Job Titles Held:
Director of Foster Care
ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST/FAMILY SUPPORT COUNSELOR
CHILD ADVOCATE/CASE MANAGER
Associates of Arts : Miami Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts : Psychology
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