Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher
Health Care Assistant12/2015 － 12/2016Reach For Your PotentialIowa City, IA
Managed a case load of 20+ individuals with disabilities living in a supported living community Coordinated and attended all client's medical appointments Provided direct communication between clients and medical personnel Independently researched all client's medical conditions to provide the best care Advocated for clients by listening to their needs and communicating them to their support team Supported guardians and case managers by maintaining constant communication Educated direct care staff about client's medical routine.
09/2011 － 06/2013Cedar Rapids Community School DistrictCedar Rapids, IA
Para-educator Supported lead teacher in multi-age behavioral classroom by assisting with lesson plans, working one-on-one with students, monitoring the classroom and keeping a safe environment Differentiated instruction for students with severe emotional/behavioral needs Designed weekly lesson plans and conducted reading and writing groups Collaborated with other para-educators and teachers to design an individual educational plan for each student Deescalated students when problems arose or assisted with restraints when necessary Monitored students during and after a crisis to ensure their safety as well as safety of others Followed proper documentation protocol given by the Cedar Rapids School District.
Youth Counselor07/2011 － 01/2013Four OaksCedar Rapids, IA
Supervised troubled youth in a residential facility setting Provided situational/crisis intervention and direct care Provided mental health guidance and one-on-one counseling to the residents Participated in group discussion with other staff regarding medication management and crisis prevention Implemented program standards to foster adequate treatment for all residents.
Family Support Worker03/2011 － 12/2015Four OaksIowa City, IA
Facilitated visits between parents and their children who are under the custody of the State Provided parenting and life skills for the parents as well as emotional support for the whole family Collaborated with the Department of Humans Services, County Attorneys and Guardian Ad Litem regarding the progress, concerns and suggestions on the direction of the case Represented Four Oaks at numerous court hearings Provided testimony at termination hearings regarding case detail Followed Four Oaks protocol in documenting all activity and contact with the families Conducted random and unannounced safety checks in family's homes Trained new Case Managers through shadowing.
Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator07/2008 － 02/2011Ozanam Pathways Youth Transitional ProgramKansas City, MO
Provided support and other services for youth that were in the state's custody as well as homeless youth Wrote and coordinated individual case plans Assisted the youth in carrying out their case plan goals and helped them strive for success Established the Youth Volunteer Program where youth are setup with community volunteer opportunities Responsible for educational planning by enrolling youth into the appropriate schools and monitoring their academic performance Provided weekly support services regarding housekeeping, budgeting, employment, hygiene, nutrition, medical issues, and program participation Responsible for all client record keeping and writing of reports for court and state agencies Assisted with training of new employees Collected donations by contacting local organizations and raising awareness about Pathways MacLin Institute for Psychological Science, University of Northern Iowa.
Community Service Officer06/2007 － 07/2008Gro Johnson CountyCedar Falls Iowa City, IA
Received non-emergency phone calls from the public and communicate their situations to dispatch Wrote and submitted lost and found reports to the supervisor, and entered items into evidence Monitored prisoners and kept a detailed record of their actions Assisted in training new Community Service Officers Completed daily logs of each shift's activities and prepared briefing reports Provided clerical and office support as needed Assisted with searching for and aiding with the writing of grants Participated with GJC's strategic planning process Attends and participates in Board meetings Represents GJC at volunteer fairs, fundraising events and community events Networks with other organizations for volunteer support Created and administered a program evaluation to all organizations involved with GJC.
Research Assistant05/2007 － 05/2008
Researched and collected various articles for an upcoming Psychology and Law textbook.
Developed a research experiment based on previous studies.
Conducted research experiments by collecting data from numerous college students.
Participated in the Psychology and Law Research Conference in March 2008.
Des Moines area Meals-on-Wheels
*Blank Children's HospitalDes Moines, IA
North Liberty Community PantryNorth Liberty, IA
Supervised volunteers during pantry shifts and other events Surveyed pantry clients to gain an understanding of food use and individual need Networked within the community for monetary and volunteer support Assisted with planning fundraising events Revised the pantry's Civil Rights training and assisted with training all pantry volunteers and board members Developed and conducted a Community Needs Assessment Coordinated and taught container gardening classes to the community SOCIAL WORK SERVICE Gro Johnson County Coralville Community Food Pantry Coralville Neighborhood Meal Committee Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition.
Johnson County Community Transportation Committee
*Johnson County Hunger Task Force
*Elder Service IncIowa City, IA
North Liberty Community Pantry.
North Liberty "Summer Lunch and Fun".
Matthew 25 Ministries of Cedar Rapids.
Hope Faith Ministries' Soup Kitchen and Clothing ClosetKansas City, MO
City Union Mission Homeless ShelterKansas City, MO
Harvesters' Food Bank of Kansas City
*Habitat for Humanity ReStoreKansas City
Education and Training
August 2017Masters:University of Iowa - Social WorkSocial Work
May 2008Bachelors of Arts:University of Northern Iowa - Psychology Criminology)Cedar Falls, IAPsychology Criminology)
crisis intervention, emotional support, experiment, experiments, Fundraising, Grant writing, grants, instruction, lesson plans, medication management, mental health, Publisher, Program development, program evaluation, Psychology, record keeping, surveys