To enhance my professional skills in a dynamic and stable workplace, as well as, solve
problems in an effective manner in a multi-dimensional position.
Child abuse prevention
Outreach programming specialist
MS Office Suite expert
Passion for social work
Experience working with disabled persons
Community resources specialist
Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Work
Master Social Work Intern11/2016 to 05/2017Knapp Medical CenterWeslaco, TX
Interviewed and assessed 26 new clients each week
Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems.
Assessed weekly progress notes for each client assigned to caseload.
Referred clients to outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues.
Pursued ongoing education and training opportunities to further develop professional skills.
Built positive rapport with law enforcement officers, court officials and community service agencies.
clients to other mental health resources in the community for further services.
Referred family members to outside support options to help them cope during times of increased stress.
Initial screening and evaluation of patient and families;
Comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients;
Helping patients and families understand the illness and treatment options, as well
as consequences of various treatments or treatment refusal;
Helping patients/families adjust to hospital admission; possible role changes;
exploring emotional/social responses to illness and treatment;
Educating patients on the roles of health care team members; assisting patients
and families in communicating with one another and to members of health care
Educating patients on the levels of health care (i.e.
Employing crisis Intervention;
underlying mental illness; providing or making referrals for individual, family,
and group psychotherapy;
Educating hospital staff on patient psychosocial issues;
Promoting communication and collaboration among health care team members
Coordinating patient discharge and continuity of care planning
Promoting patient navigation services;
Arranging for resources/funds to finance medications, durable medical equipment,
and other needed service
Ensuring communication and understanding about post-hospital care among
patient, family and health care team members;
Advocating for patient and family needs in different settings: inpatient, outpatient,
home, and in the community.
Agency Counselor11/2015 to 07/2016Nueva Luz FoundationWeslaco, TX
Also assist with family roundtables; Eco maps are identifying all of the possible
triggers and underlying contributing factors to their emotional symptoms.
Coordinate all referrals, service planning, and documents for assigned cases;
Conduct phone calls, home visits within the required timeframes;
Develop individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and
any special circumstances;
Maintain all assigned case files;
Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to
ensure that each child receives required services;
Assess an ongoing basis utilizing child welfare and social work best practice
Submit all reports within required deadlines;
Participate in weekly one-on-one sessions with direct supervisor;
Maintain ongoing communication with peers, supervisor and administrative team;
Participate in workshops, seminars, educational programs and activities that
promote professional growth and development;
Maintenance and closure of assigned case files;
Always maintain a caseload at capacity;
Communicate regularly with all assigned
Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior, circumstances, or conditions that
may affect child safety
In consultation with direct supervisor, make decisions focused on refugee
Engage and involve the child and family in the casework process;
Demonstrate case progress toward risk reduction, achievement of treatment goals
and positive outcomes;
Maintain accurate records, files, forms and additional relevant information in
accord with agency policy, licensing, and funding
Acted as a role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors.
Social Work Student Intern06/2015 to 09/2015Knapp Medical Center/ Hospice CareWeslaco, Tx
Works with the patient's doctor to provide physical comfort for the patient by
relieving and controlling pain, nausea, and other symptoms.
Provides emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family.
Hospice Care volunteers provide comfort and support, as well as help with
Helps both the terminally-ill and their families come to terms with the transition
from life to death.
Assess patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death.
Provide psychosocial counseling and support to the patient/family experiencing emotional, social and economic conflict.
Assist patient/family and staff in utilizing community resources.
Assess patient/family financial and insurance status and assist with appropriate resources as indicated.
Participate in interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting to establish, review and revise the plan of care for each patient, including exchange of information, review of problems, and sharing of professional support.
Responsible for maintenance of electronic medical records, assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.
Identify and address comfort care needs in collaboration with other members of the Homecare team.
Support, instruct and educate the patient, family, and caregiver.
Coordinate all patient and family services.Maintain the dignity of the dying patient.
Support the patients and family's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.
Provide holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.
Consult and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and others involved in the patients care.
Provide care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization standards of practice for hospice programs.
Social Service Technician04/2014 to 11/2016Modern View Clinical and Forensic ServicesWeslaco, Tx
Assists Department of Family and Protective Service agency's caseworkers and
supervisors in providing human services to CPS clients.
Supervise temporary visitation of parent and their child(ren).
Guard against abuse by children from parents who may be angry about the
Work under pressure when quick response is needed in a crisis situation.
Maintain a balance of objectivity and empathic understanding in dealing with
families living in stressful situations and with "caretakers" who have abused
children in their care.
Work as part of a team, which involves helping with crisis situations relating to
other unit's assignments.
Document and organize case related information in both a paper and an automated
Perform various clerical duties such as typing, filing, faxing, and copying.
Manager02/2012 to 11/2012RGV Maid ServicesPharr, TX
Sales Representative managing office duties
Prospective customers appointments
Follow up with customers.
Substitute Teacher01/2011 to 12/2011La Feria ISDLa Feria, TX
Reports to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required
materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials.
Follows sign out procedures as prescribed by the principal.
Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to
the maturity and interests of the students.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and
objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects
Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for
meeting lesson objectives.
Maintains a neat and orderly classroom.
Straightens chairs, tables, clears
Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures.
Indicates to students at beginning of class the basic expectations for behavior in
the class in accordance with school and Buncombe County Schools policies.
Insures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.
May perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty,
hall monitoring, etc.
Knows emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
Knows procedures for referring students who are disciplinary problems.
Knows school procedures and regulations.
Performs other related duties as directed by principal.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Social Work2017Our Lady of the Lake UniversityLa Feria, TX
Texas Social Work License in progress
Social Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Work
Bachelor of Social WorkMay 2015University of TexasEdinburg, TX
Associates: Social WorkDec. 2009South Texas CollegeWeslaco, TXSocial Work