I am a highly skilled and empathetic social service/housing assistance professional with more than 13 years of experience in serving the homeless community and their needs. My past experience has included client services, program planning, and oversight of interim housing for homeless individuals. I am an active listener, with a knack for building lasting relationships and I seek to improve the quality of life for each client I serve. I am a team player who believes that no job or act is too big or small in our desire to see lives changed and enriched as they seek transition from the streets.
Extensive knowledge of Bipolar disorder
Life skills counseling
Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology
Attention to detail
Social media knowledge
Non Profit Coordinator, 03/2005
to Current Beck Development – Stockton,
Oversaw a private trust fund, dedicated to the mental, physical and spiritual well being of area homeless and criminal offenders.
Maintained regular contact with clients, including visiting clients' homes.
Referred clients to social services agencies.
Maintained and oversaw 3 local interim housing shelters
Developed and maintained safety, and daily activities for housing shelters.
Assessed clients for abuse and neglect and compiled documentation for court reports.
Wrote reports and case summaries and compiled work records, including required statistics.
Director of Guest Services, 12/1998
to 04/2005 Shoreline House- Homeless Services – Austin,
Assisted clients to secure interim housing in our own shelters and local area short term shelters.
Oversight of general client experience /services.
Responsible for implementation and oversight of safety practices for guest safety in interim housing.
Developed and maintained creative activities and programs for guests and housing staff.
Referred clients to crisis intervention and substance abuse services.
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science,
1994-1997 Baylor University - Waco,