Team-oriented Mental Health Professional with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies. Determined Educator willing to go above and beyond for students to ensure that they excel in their education.
My duties include supervising children in order to promote an optimal education for impoverished students in our community. University of AR at Pine Bluff CDC * I am responsible for maintaining classroom standards based on a very precise curriculum directed by the U of A in Jonesboro, AR. I am responsible for preparing lesson plans and classroom settings to fit the individual needs of my students. I am responsible for the upkeep of DHS records and files on each student through a CCDF program.
To utilize the Adventures in Learning curriculum to provide an enriching educational program for pre-k children ages 3-5. * To work hand in hand with therapist and other staff members to ensure the best quality of education and developmental support for each child in the pre-k class based on their unique individual developmental delays. * Ensure that each child is achieving the best educational program regardless of their developmental delay. * To Ensure that the lesson plans are translated towards the Hispanic population of children in order for them to know and understand just as well as the English speaking children in the pre-k program. * I have experience with 6 weeks through 5 years of age, which includes students with mild to severe developmental disabilities.
(Court Appointed Special Advocate) * To recruit and obtain volunteers for the CASA program that will represent the program in a positive manner during court appearances and other cases. * To assist between 25-30 advocates with gathering pertinent information for Attorney Ad-Litems that serve as attorney's for the children in the Pulaski County Foster Care System. * To assist advocates with completing necessary court reports at least once every 3 months and provide the necessary guidance to ensure that the report contains all information that allows the advocate to successfully advocate for the child or children in their case. * To assist with the necessary required trainings that is needed in order for new volunteers to be sworn in before the Judicial Courts.
* Preparing court reports and documentation for the necessary hearings, which also included conducting court ordered drug screens and/or brethlylizers on clients. * To ensure that each home that was to be utilized as placement for the children met all DHS standards and catered to the health and safety needs of the child or children. * To ensure that the necessary referrals were made in regards to the well-being of the clients and their families. * To ensure that the families of protective services and supportive services cases maintain a clean and suitable environment for their children.
* During this internship, I was responsible for inserting proper documentation into the CHRIS system which holds all of the information pertaining to clients in the DHS system present, past, and future. The internship consisted of 120 hours during the spring semester of 2010. * The internship was successfully completed upon graduation.
My role with the court team project was to act as Point Person for the Parent Partners Committee that was associated with the Zero to Three Court Team Project out of Washington, D.C. The basis of this Committee is to locate parents that have successfully completed their journey through the court system and has maintained sobriety and stability for at least a year after their case had been closed. Those parents would work hand in hand with the parents that are involved with the Zero to Three Court Team Project and walk with them throughout the life of their case as a mentor. The Zero to Three Court Team Project was under the supervision of the Honorable Judge Joyce Williams Warren of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Pulaski County. This court team project was designed to intensify the process in which it took for parents to get their children back by providing more intense services such as month long parenting classes and interaction with the child at the home of the foster parents, child care facility or anywhere that the child had contact.
08-2005 to 05-2007 Watson Chapel High School Pine Bluff, AR High School Diploma
Recognized for being in the top 20 of the class of 2007 and for graduating with honors. 08-2007 to 05-2010 University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, AR Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology ▪ A minor in Spanish was also completed at the University of Arkansas at Monticello
Central Pan-American Institute Monteverde, Costa Rica * I attended this school in order to complete the necessary Spanish requirements to complete my minor at the university. While in this country, I was treated as a foreign exchange student as I lived in the home with a family and attended school for a three week period where my upper level Spanish skills were practiced.
Capella University * Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling
* I have taken courses that apply directly to the development of children and how to help children and their families with difficult situations such as transition, school problems, etc. University of Central Arkansas * MAT Program for non-traditional teachers * I currently attend UCA where I am studying to obtain my master's degree in Teaching under the middle school level with the anticipation of testing down to the elementary level.
* A minor in Spanish was also completed at University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Translated, Cases, Clients, Documentation, Health And Safety, Basis, Mentor, Teaching, Testing, Mental Health, Exchange, Foreign Exchange Student
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