Highly-motivated community service professional skilled at networking, and outreach and relationship development. Flexible and versatile team player who maintains a sense of humor under pressure.
Managed a caseload of more than  clients at any given time.
Conducted needs' assessments and referred clients to proper channels for funding for Assistive Technology services, provided peer mentoring and skills training.Maintained up-to-date and accurate client files and records.Collaborated with the communities organizations and public agencies to promote the ESCIL's programs. Advocate within the community about the need for transportation for persons with disabilities. Within my own county I have attained ramps, accessible bathrooms and home improvements at no cost to the clients.
Community outreach to elderly and disabled/for accessible phone and emergency response systems. Conducted needs for client and did applications/did approximately 40 applications per month/did resource fairs at Senior Centers, Adult Daycare Centers and Senior Apartment Complexes.
Went into Nursing Facilities and identified clients who wanted to move back into the community into their own homes under Living At Home Community Choice Waiver and the Older Adult Waiver. Did paperwork and helped to find housing when they were approved, before they moved into the community I helped to find furniture for their homes, also from coffee cups to cleaning supplies, once they moved into community based living I did mentoring and skills training. I helped educate the Nursing Facility Social Workers about this program, and to ensure that every client in these facilities were aware of these programs. I worked 9 counties, and educated every Nursing Facility in these counties.
Addressed questions and concerns from the general public. Greeted every customer with a smile and a friendly hello. Always went out of my way to ensure that every customer was satisfied. Made sure I was familiar with the stores layout so I could quickly quide the customer to the item they were shopping for. Helped the elderly and persons with disabilities as a personal shopper.
Attended for over a year had to quit for Health reasons, and no transportation for the disabled
I was one of the first students/ I became very active in the Student Body/we the students did a play call The Spirit of 76 which definitely educated the public about disability awareness. I also was the first Ms. Wheelchair of Maryland 1973.
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