Service-focused social worker with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and
adults, including homeless, emancipated youth and special-needs populations. Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Legal Assistance,
Criminal Law, Customer Service, and Data Entry. Strong education professional with a Master's degree focused in Social
Work from Alabama A&M University Graduate School.
Family Intervention Specialist
Youth Villages - Columbia, TN
December 2017 to October 2018
Family Intervention Specialists will work with both biological and adoptive families. Many of the youth on your caseload will
be foster children or former foster children in pre-adoptive or post adoptive homes who are experiencing stress in their
»Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
»Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling
»Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family's needs
»Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and
rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties
»Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that
could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
»Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
»Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance
Written and verbal communication
Client needs assessments
Onsite facility tours
Referrals and networking
Multidisciplinary team collaboration
Cognitive processing therapy
Director of Social Services | 10/2018 to Current Unity Psychiatric Care - Columbia, TN
Conducts psychosocial assessments and develops diagnostically based treatment plans in consultation with
Provide therapeutic treatment to patients, including individual and group therapy.
Establishes and maintains individual records on assigned patients, including accurate and up-to-date documentation of
progress notes, service/treatment plans, medical/psychiatric reports and follows up to ensure continuity of care.
Ensures that patients are referred and linked with the services and/or community resources appropriate to their needs
Serves as link between patients and community and referred patients and families to various community resources.
Attends and participates in weekly case meetings.
Direct Support Professional | 11/2016 to 12/2017 Ability Plus, Inc - Huntsville, AL
Train parents or guardians in care of deinstitutionalized residents.
Carry out direction given by line of management.
Maintain and submit accurate time sheets and communication logs, etc.
Converses with residents to reinforce positive behaviors and promote social interaction.
Include residents in community outings and promote community inclusion.
Give medications as prescribed by a doctor.
Social Service Worker | 06/2016 to 12/2017 Harris Home for Children - Huntsville, AL
Document treatment plans, monthly dictations, initial and comprehensive treatment plans
Create educational, social, physical, and cultural awareness proposal programs for residents
Conduct weekly group with Basic, Transitional and Independent Living residents
Participate in Individual Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs for residents
Provide transportation for residents to appointments when necessary.
Graduate Assistant | 05/2016 to 12/2017 Attend weekly Social Service meetings, Alabama A&M University - Huntsville, AL
Support the goals, expectations, and mission statement of the Office of Housing and Residence Life and
perform duties accordingly
Assist students regarding personal, social and/or academic concerns or needs; refer students, as necessary,
to appropriate university and/or community resources
Assist students in mediating conflicts, both proactively and reactively
Be regularly available/visible to residents each day
Function as a positive role model at all times, including at activities that occur on University property
and in the local community
Promptly and accurately complete, by established deadlines, all assigned administrative duties as
required by the building director and Head Community Assistant.
This includes (but is not limited to):
forms, logs, and weekly reports.
Alabama A & M University - AL | Master'sSocial Work, 2017
Lane College - Jackson, TN | Bachelor'sCriminal Justice
Individual / Group Counseling
Individual / Group Counseling
July 2017 to Present
June 2017 to Present
November 2018 to Present
August 2015 to Present