An educated professional driven to be proactive in advocating for children and their families. Continuously facilitating open communication and providing excellent community resources for the purpose of meeting the physical, emotional and social needs of families. Summary of Qualifications Bachelors Degree Sociology Case Management Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- CI IMPACT Experience Community Outreach expert Child Welfare Experience Certified Mobile Notary Direct Care Experience Knowledge of 12 Step Program Family maintenance
Housing Case Manager
Independent Contractor October 2013 to September 2013Arlington Housing Authority － Arlington, TX
Provide direct care and supportive case management services to participants in the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and the Emergency Solution Program (ESG) to encourage the clients toward attaining stability and self sufficiency; Oversee delivery of all Arlington Housing Authority program/supportive services in adherence with regulatory principles and state and federal laws (including HIPAA privacy laws); Conduct routine home visits and inspections Utilize Tarrant County Continuum of Care Data (ETO)/HMIS System; Assist prospective homeless clients to meet with Arlington Housing Authority staff to apply for housing and locating suitable rental housing; Refer clients to mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services; Coach clients in self sufficiency skills, parenting, budget class, employment, education, and asset development; Coordinate community events and classes in collaboration with community organizations; Determine program eligibility; Foster and maintain community relations.
Housing Case Manager May 2013 to August 2013Arlington Housing Authority － Arlington, TX
Act as a liaison to Social Service Agencies serving homeless persons.
Determine program eligibility for the Homeless Assistance & Prevention Program.
Research, interpret and implement Federal guidelines regarding the Homeless Assistance & Prevention Program.
Monitor and track expenditures for the homeless grant.
Maintain and foster community relations.
July 2007 to May 2013Family Based Safety Service Case Worker IV － Fort Worth, TX
Provided in-home services and on-going family based safety services to protect children from abuse and neglect and prevent the removal of children from their family.
Developed and maintained effective working relationship between Child Protective Services and law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals, and other community resources.
Provided both case management and direct services to families and conducted assessments to reduce the risk of abuse/neglect.
Determine action to be taken to remove or to reduce an immediate threat to the safety of a child to include testifying in court to seek emergency protective services.
Conducted random oral drug test on clients.
HR Specialist/ Trainer June 2005 to July 2007BillMatrix Corporation － Dallas, TX
Responsible for interviewing candidates and process hiring related paperwork.
Scheduled and conducted new orientation classes.
Responsible for maintaining employee records using the human resource management system software.
Assisted with conducting staff development classes.
Second Grade Teacher August 2003 to June 2005Metro Charter Academy － Arlington, TX
Provided a solid educational foundational and instilled love of learning Teacher of Second Grade regular education class with 28 multicultural students.
Prepared weekly lesson plans.
Coordinated weekly and monthly parent meetings.
Conducted IEP and ARD meetings to assist children with disabilities.
Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- CI : 2013
Bachelor of Arts : Sociology, 2008University of North Texas － Dallas, TX