Highly empathetic and verstaile Social Worker skilled in assessments, intakes, referrals, crisis management and case management. Extensive knowledge of community resources in the New York and New Jersey area.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Completed training in the identification and reporting of child abuse.
Strengths-based solution-focused therapy
Motivational enhancement therapy
Extensive DSM-IV and DSM 5 knowledge
Forensic Social Worker, 09/2013 to Current The Legal Aid Society – Staten Island, NY
Developed caswork plans and alternative sentencing plans for clients currently involved in the criminal justice system.
Assessed client's readiness for treatment and made all necessary referrals to drug, alcohol, and/or mental health treatment facilities.
Wrote psychosocial reports, pre-pleading and pre-sentencing memoranda.
Interfaced with and advocated to judges, district attorney's offices, probation, social service organizations, community organizations, and educational facilities on behalf of clients.
Provided crisis intervention, brief treatment, and psycho-education.
Appeared in court on behalf of clients.
Treatment Team Counselor, 09/2012 to 06/2013 Collier Group Home – Red Bank, NJ
Oversaw the daily activities of adolescent girls in a residential setting who had a history of abuse and/or neglect.
Collaborated with other members of the treatment team to develop comprehnesive treatment plans for residents.
Provided individual counseling to residents and prepared detailed clinical notes.
Provided crisis-intervention services for residents and mediated disputes.
Provided independent life skills trainings to clients.
Teacher Assistant/Camp Counselor, 09/2011 to 08/2012 Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Asbury Park, NJ
Provided additional academic support to Kindergarten students who were performing below grade-level.
Used play therapy skills to provide counseling services to young children from low-socioeconomic status families, performed play evaluations.
Operated an afternoon program that took place after the summer camp activities were over. This program was attended by 60 elementary school aged children.
Master of Science: Social Work, 2014 Columbia University School of Social Work - New York, NY Specialized in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming with a focus on Contemporary Social Issues.
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work, 2014 Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ Minor in Pscyhology Magna Cum Laude
Bachelors of Social Work Social Justice Award Winner