To utilize my previous
experience and continue to develop my clinical skills through
working with children and families at Wake County School Public
Schools where I received my k-12 education. I will do this by
advocating for students needs, demonstrating leadership skills,
working collaboratively with other professionals, establishing
positive working conditions, showing high ethical standards,
embracing diversity, among other attributes.
Master of Social Work2010University of Denver － Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Communication Studies2004University of North Carolina Wilmington － Wilmington, North CarolinaPsychology and Communication Studies
Medical Social WorkerSep 2013 to Current Methodist University Hospital － Memphis, TN
counseling to patients, families, and caregivers with an emphasis on
discharge planning, empowerment, and solution focused therapy
with other professionals such as doctors, nurses, rehabilitation
services, other social workers, outside facilities, etc to provide
the best care to patients and their families
case management services directed at social issues and discharge
psychosocial evaluations, make necessary referrals to child
protective services or adult protective services, provide
information to patients and families on resources available, and
support families in making decisions about safe discharge plans
discharge services such substance abuse treatment, counseling
referrals, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services,
outpatient dialysis, assistive devices, and transportation services
Permanency Case Worker/Adoptions Case WorkerJun 2010 to Jun 2013 Arapahoe County Department of Human Services － Aurora, CO
County Department of Human Services
time getting to know children and families on my caseload to
establish an effective, useful, and needs based treatment plan
case management services, including assessing children and
family's needs, evaluating for treatment planning, providing
counseling, referrals to outside agencies, and placement services
children to assess safety, permanency, well-being, as well as
long term goals
case notes, court reports, and documents that complied with state
and federal standards
as an intern supervisor and learning leader for an intern and new
caseworkers in permanency, intake, and youth services - helping
them learn the expectations, documentation, and rules and
regulations of the job
adoption paperwork, child and family studies, and finalize
Youth Caseworker InternSep 2009 to May 2010 Denver Department of Human Services － Denver, CO
Carried a case of 3-5 family's that were involved with child welfare
Wrote court reports, attended court, attended school meetings, attended multi-disciplary meetings, and met with each child at least once a month
Shadowed other caseworkers on their cases and crisis calls
Quality Assurance SpecialistSep 2008 to Jun 2010 Parker Personal Care Homes － Arvada, CO
Audited files to ensure adherence to program and state standards for both foster children and developmentally disabled adults.
Conducted foster parent interviews for licensure through the Safe Home Study process.
MentorSep 2008 to May 2009 Kempe Center Fostering Healthy Futures- Therapeutic － Aurora, CO
Mentored two boys between 7-9 who had open cases with child welfare
Helped the boys build their self esteem
Program DirectorMay 2007 to Sep 2008 Parker Personal Care Homes － Arvada, CO
Coordinated residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Collaborated with a team to develop short term and long term goals for clients.
Met with clients and host home providers monthly to discuss and evaluate goals and safety.
Residential CoordinatorMar 2006 to May 2007 Community Advantage － Longmont, CO
Ensured the safety and well being of adults with developmental disabilities in host homes.
Partnered with other agencies to ensure quality services were in place for clients and developed goals both short and long term.
Direct Care StaffSep 2005 to Mar 2006 Community Advantage － Denver, CO
Assisted adults with developmental disabilities in learning new job and social functioning skills.
Accompanied adults with developmental disabilities to community and volunteer activities.
Undergraduate Counseling Lab PracticumJan 2004 to May 2004 Planned Parenthood － Wilmington, NC
Adolescent Parenting Program- Youth Mentor 2004.
Counseling Services of the Lower Cape Fear- Anger Management Group Co-facilitator.
Research AssistantJan 2004 to May 2004 Carolina Canines for Service － Wilmington, NC
Attended Service Dog training's
Completed research on "Paws for Reading" program effectiveness