LICENSE SOCIAL WORKER Direct Care Management Administration Residential Setting Education
Highly motivated mission driven Social Worker well qualified in providing innovative leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, systems coordination, and professional consultation. Dedicated with strong background in the mental health, social services and criminal justice fields. Extensively trained in juvenile behavioral and psychological issues. In-depth knowledge of the court system and special education. A broad range of mental health experience with various populations. Caring professional with excellent management skills.
Director of Social Work01/2011 to Current Martin De Porres HS SED High School – Rockaway Park,
Served as a leader in the planning and achievement of goals and objectives consistent with the agency mission, philosophy, goals and objectives.
Supervised and managed the daily activities of a clinical team consisting of 10 social workers, case managers and interns.
Trained staff during demonstrations, meetings, conferences and workshops.
Liaised between administration, clinical staff and the community.
Implemented standards and methods to measure the effectiveness of agency activities.
Cooperated with other health related agencies and organizations in community activities.
Continually maintained and improved the company's reputation and positive image.
Diligently monitored the QA (Quality Assurance) program to improve performance and maintain high standards of care.
Encouraged high morale and staff retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, and proactive supervisory practices and facilitating a proactive work environment.
MDP Group Home- Close to Home Program Ozone Park.
School Social Worker01/2002 to 01/2011 Martin De Porres SED Elementary School – NY
Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy.
Worked closely with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
Conduct therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
Court report documentation Planned and led activities to develop student's physical, emotional and social growth.
Maintained excellent communication between Principal, Teachers and family by ongoing phone contact, daily behavior sheets and conferences.
Participated in developing SMART goals for social and emotional development of students.
Trained Teachers in developing classroom management skills and techniques.
Supervised agency interns and social work interns.
Assistant Supervisor01/1993 to 01/2002 YAI National Institute In Home Services
Facilitated an on-going assessment of client/family needs and implementation of interdisciplinary team plan of care.
Supervised in home respite care worker for families with children with developmental disabilities.
Conducted Biopsychosocialspiritual assessments Training and education for parents on behavioral and clinical techniques for children Investigated, provided and submitted information to Quality Department about special incidents, events and complaints.
Post Graduate: October 2014Florida Institute of Sex Therapy
Master: Hunter College School of Social Work
Bachelors of Arts: PsychologyJune 1997SUNY College of Old Westbury, Hicksville Long Is
Regents Diploma: June 1989Dominican Commercial Girls Parochial High School
- New York