I am seeking a progressively challenging and responsible position that would allow for use of my experience in social work, law enforcement and education. I have nine years of experience in case management, servicing the at risk adolescent and adult population, seven years law enforcement background and nine years of performing work in cooperative partnership with community service providers and the court system. Additionally, I have 10 years in the public education system.
M.S : Healthcare Administration, 2016Liberty University - Lynchburg, VAHealthcare Administration
B.A : Sociology, May 2008Saint Paul's College - Lawrenceville, VASociology
Certified Officer : May 2008
Diploma : 2001Clara Barton High School - Brooklyn, NY
Communication: Communicates well when speaking and writing. Able to act as liaison between different
personality types, comfortable and effective communicating with both superiors
and staff. I have the ability to communicate
in a concise and effective manner. I
understand and follow instructions precisely and have the ability to exercise
tact, discretion and confidentiality.
Leadership: Able to motivate, encourage, and instruct others with a wide range of
Responsibility: Accustomed to being in positions of responsibility: self-motivated and
willing to set goals and work to achieve them; never assume “the other person”
is responsible. I maintain the ability
to conform to an established work schedule while being flexible when required.
Use time and resources effectively, consider efficiency, planning,
and accountability very important.Documentation: Precisely observes and accurately documents
all details involving caseload assignments.
Mental Health Technician January 2016 to CurrentOld Vineyard Health Services - Winston Salem, NC
Accustomed to being in positions of responsibility: self-motivated and willing to set goals and work to achieve them; never assume "the other person" is responsible.
I maintain the ability to conform to an established work schedule while being flexible when required.
Organization: Use time and resources effectively, consider efficiency, planning, and accountability very important.
Documentation: Precisely observes and accurately documents all details involving caseload assignments.
Provide direct care to adolescents and or adult patients with psychiatric disorders.
Ensure the safety and well being of the patients on the unit utilizing a therapeutic approach to all tasks.
Assist patients with daily activities, treatment plans, facilitation of groups, and assisting with the intake and discharge process.
Monitor patient vital signs, ongoing assessment of patient behaviors and feelings, such as suicidal ideation and intent.
Assist patients at risk for falls with standing, toileting, walking, and etc.
Utilize verbal de-escalation through the regular use of verbal de-escalation techniques.
Probation Officer January 2013 to January 2015North Carolina - Winston Salem, NC
Carry and use gun and OC Pepper Spray Provide intervention services, case management, and supervise approximately eighty criminal offenders released to the community.
Utilize electronic monitoring systems, curfews, searches, drug screenings, treatment programs, and incentives as interventions.
Testify in court and attend court hearings for implementing court orders.
Have extensive interaction with court personnel, victims, community agencies, and law personnel.
Administer arrest, restraints and defense techniques as necessary.
Probation Officer January 2011 to January 2013Virginia Department of Corrections - Martinsville, VA
Contributes to the agency's public safety mission by supervising and counseling approximately ninety clients in the community setting.
Works directly with clients in support of the Department's reentry mission.
Interviews, gathers, verifies and evaluates information to prepare pre-sentence investigations including sentencing recommendations/suggestions and guidelines.
Informs clients of conditions of supervision and develops supervision plans.
Directly monitors clients' behavior.
Investigates, reports, and follows up on alleged client violations to determine appropriate and available sanctions.
Social Worker January 2010 to January 2011CYD City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Provide an array of services: Interviews defined client and/or family members to elicit socio-economic, family, medical, employment and educational, and criminal justice background and history; reviews case record to identify special needs and/or problems; observes behavior of appropriate case members; discusses case with concerned members of professional and community groups; defines and identifies individuals and family members needs and problems and specialize case load of approximately forty-five clients.
Perform a variety of counseling, referral, placement, and or adoptive functions.
Assist clients in accessing available benefits and services Utilize motivational interviewing and provide stage appropriate interventions.
Maintain all applicable professional, legal and ethical standards, including confidentiality, dual relations, and informed consent.
Provide clinical documentation, reports, and records to meet State, Federal, Regional and departmental standards and requirements: Includes: Initiates court action when appropriate; prepares necessary court petitions and documents Discuss case with attorneys, witnesses, and other departmental officials; testifies in court.
Prepares a variety of reports, forms, and correspondence such as case summaries, progress reports, and authorization forms; attends staff and personal conferences Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team Observe and report physical and behavior symptoms Participate in skill training/updates Complete other assignments and tasks as directed by supervisor and/or director.