Motivated professional with over ten years experience working with diverse populations and committed to assisting individuals and groups to succeed
Effective time management
Excited to work as a team to create the most successful outcomes
Willing to learn how to best serve clients
Experience in working with people of diverse ages, cultures, and backgrounds
Paraprofessional, 08/2017 to Current Rcm Technologies – Waipahu, HI
Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
Implemented and taught a life skills program.
Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
Established a safe play environment for the students.
Communicated non-verbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
Attended monthly staff training sessions.
Victim Services Specialist, 05/2016 to 09/2017 Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Honolulu, HI
Maintained a caseload of victims of alcohol and drugged driving who are in need of short-term crisis intervention, emotional support, grief support groups, and appropriate referral sources for continued long-term needs
Provided court accompaniment and guidance with legal, financial, and medical systems
Collaborated with other Victim Services employees to provide consultation and support to victims where needed
Planned, organized, coordinated, & implemented company events such as the Walk Like MADD charity walk and the MADD candlelight vigil, a remembrance of those who passed at the hands of impaired driving.
Victim Witness Counselor - Domestic Violence & other crimes, 08/2007 to 06/2015 City & County Of Honolulu Dept. of the Prosecuting Attorney – Honolulu, Hawaii
Provided counseling services and assistance to victims and/or witnesses of crimes
Maintained communication, emotional support, and progressive assessments of clients' needs
Made referrals to appropriate governmental or community agencies for support services
Advocated for victims within the criminal justice system; supported/prepared victims for the rigors of court proceedings
Wrote follow-up reports regarding counseling and referral activities
Instructed/advised lower level counselors and volunteers
Devised a computer-related scheduling program for Victim/Witness Counselor supervisors to utilize within their departments
Skills Trainer, 02/2005 to 08/2007 The Institute for Family Enrichment – Honolulu, Hawaii
students with a wide range of disabilities (grades pre-school to twelfth
grade) on a one-on-one basis through application of academics, basic
social skills, communication skills, and personal well-being
clients' participation in school, home and community
clients' independence at school, home and in the community
issues of daily living, academic, and recreational activities
with team members to plan and implement clients' individualized
and recorded clients' data to validate progress and the meeting of
individualized educational program goals
academics through the use of DTT, ABA,
CARD and other programs.
island-wide to conduct duties mentioned at various locations
Master of Arts: Marriage and Family Counseling, 3/2007 Argosy University - Honolulu
Bachelor of Arts: Speech, 12/2000 University of Hawaii - Manoa Honolulu Speech
Internships: King Intermediate School 2006-2007 School Year
Counseled students in regards to academic,
emotional or social problems
Assisted students in processing their problems and worked on planning goals
Worked with parents & teachers to improve relationships
Facilitated peer counseling programs
Attended DOE trainings relevant to school counseling
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Companies Worked For:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
City & County Of Honolulu Dept. of the Prosecuting Attorney
The Institute for Family Enrichment
University of Hawaii
Job Titles Held:
Victim Services Specialist
Victim Witness Counselor - Domestic Violence & other crimes
Master of Arts : Marriage and Family Counseling , 3/2007 Bachelor of Arts : Speech , 12/2000
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