To use my experience as a trained Child Protective Investigator and Compliance Managerial skills to obtain employment as an experienced Program Director for your agency.
Complete knowledge of Child Protection Laws and Policies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Proficient knowledge in the use of NYS Connections Database, WMS, IIS, GENETIC, Microsoft Word for Windows, Excel and Access 2003
PREA Compliance Manager04/2016 to Current New York City Department of Corrections
Assigned PREA Compliance Manager for Rose M.
Singer Center (Female Adult and Adolescent Jail) on Rikers Island.
Oversee all Prison rape allegation of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
Conduct trainings for all new and current DOC staff on the PREA Federal Standards and NYC DOC Directive.
Respond immediately to potentially dangerous crisis and emergency situations during business hours and on-call hours.
Review and approve program plans and budgets.
Created and manage business spreadsheets relating to PREA.
Plan, develop, and direct program plans with DOC staff and conduct staff development PREA programs to ensure that the PREA standards and philosophy are being implemented in DOC facilities.
Review all Sexual Safety referrals for appropriateness.
Confer with department heads including Wardens and Deputy Wardens regarding transfers and induvial housing decisions.
Responsible in ensuring that all inmates are provided with medical, counseling, psychiatric treatment and other needed services in their readjustment to community life and life in the facility.
Maintain PREA standards for screening and evaluation for adequacy of records and correspondences and for professional services to referring internal and external programs.
Assist colleagues in other facilities as needed.
Work with the Deputy Director Of Quality Assurance.
Participate in contract negotiations.
Ensure that all investigations of conducted in a timely matter.
Coordinate and participate in quarterly meetings with DOC & DOHMH debriefing and providing feedback on areas of concerns/strengths around case practice as related to agency's practices effecting PREA.
Work with the city advocates to ensure that the rights for inmates are being upheld.
Evaluate contract performance reports, as well as agency fiscal documents to ensure contract
Prepare standard reports as designated by higher management.
Follow up with all parties to ensure that there is no retaliation to parties involved.
Make daily rounds in the facility to ensure inmate sexual safety.
Travel to all 13 NYC DOC confinement facilities to ensure Federal PREA Compliance is being followed.
Advocate for inmate rights as needed in all Sexual Abuse/Sexual Harassment investigations during and beyond the investigation period.
Review NYC DOC Genetec Camera System to ensure that all Sexual Safety Policies are being followed.
Spot check log books to ensure all supervisors are conducted daily unannounced PREA rounds.
Conduct 60 day Sexual Safety Assessment meeting at with investigators, mental health, and facility staff to ensure that the investigation was conducted properly.
Make recommendations to facilities to ensure that inmates are free from any sexual assault and/or harassment.
Conduct new inmate Sexual Safety training with all new inmates within 72 hours.
Child Protective Investigator08/2012 to 04/2016 Schenectady County Department of Social Services
Investigate reports of suspected abuse or maltreatment and make 60 day final investigation determinations.
Respond immediately to homes in potentially dangerous crisis and emergency situations during business hours and on-call hours.
Fieldwork to included interviewing youth in detention centers and interviewing family members in their homes to assess eligibility for programs.
Preformed sensitive investigations of allegations of child abuse and neglect, including observation; conducting interviews; detecting signs of child abuse and neglect; interrogations; forensics; and collecting evidence and other documentation.
Ensuring communication, teamwork, and engaging all involved parties in helping to coordinate and locate children who are missing; such as in foster care or other types on placement.
Conducted forensic interviews of children using established interview models.
Performed thorough investigations, including interviewing parent(s), neighbors, teachers, doctors and others with information.
Develop detailed and comprehensive written reports for judges, attorneys, and other social service providers on the appropriateness of the case.
Testify in court regarding submitted written reports.
Counsel families in need of assistance.
Coordinate safe and secure youth plans on emergency basis.
Collaborate and share information with law enforcement.
Work with law enforcement to take action to ensure the safe return of AWOL minors to a foster care, placement, or detention setting.
Thorough documentation using photographs documenting bruises and abrasions.
Write affidavits for courts and testified in court.
Help devise treatment plans for parents of removed children where reunification was the goal.
Make recommendation, referrals, and monitor community resources for food, shelter, clothing, utilities and substance abuse treatment.
Coordinate case conferences with multiple parties involved in a particular case to determine the best outcome for the client.
Assist Director and Commissioner of Social Services with Corrective Action Plans implemented by OCFS.
Provide coverage for colleagues as necessary.
Supervise caseloads through casework contact biweekly and weekly home visits.
Document all case records on Connections Database and gather information from agency approved databases.
Work in partnership with programs in the community in an ongoing basis to ensure the quality of care.
Therapeutic Case Manager/Child Care Worker02/2008 to 08/2012 St. Anne Institute Strengthening Families
Maintain a caseload of seven families, including regular client service providers, case coordination, and client advocacy.
Maintain accountability requirements including legal documents, contact sheets, and progress notes through Connections Database.
Provide housing assistance to homeless families through community resources or Department of Social Services.
Develop and maintain relationships with other community agencies and service providers.
Provide non-clinical, concrete services based on service needs assessment of client caseload, including transportation, weekly home visits, parent skill training, safety planning, and supervised visitations.
Successfully lead a weekly 10 week Parent Education Group 4-5 times per year which is skill based.
Efficiently document all work and progress onto Connections Database.
Teach clients skills that will increase their self-esteem and prepare them for independent living or family re-unification with the ultimate goal being successful community integration.
Littman Jewelers Store Manager01/2005 to 04/2011 Rotterdam, NY
Manage & coordinate daily store functions such as creating and implementing daily sales goals and overall store expectations.
Reliable and motivating trainer to an employee load of ten sales professionals.
Efficiently maintaining customer relationship to insure returning clients.
Put through weekly payroll and scheduling based on payroll dollars with considering employees financial needs.
Developed clientele by making the client to filling out a client profile card and using customer cards to send notification of sales, thank you notes, and special events.
Recruit, hire, and train jewelry sales professionals.
Meeting and exceeding quarterly sales goals.
Education and Training
BA: Sociology Psychology2017University at AlbanyNew York, New YorkSociology Psychology
AS: Human Services2010Schenectady County Community CollegeSchenectady, NYHuman Services
Regents Diploma2005Schenectady High SchoolSchenectady, NY
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Companies Worked For:
New York City Department of Corrections
Schenectady County Department of Social Services
St. Anne Institute Strengthening Families
University at Albany
Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady High School
Job Titles Held:
PREA Compliance Manager
Child Protective Investigator
Therapeutic Case Manager/Child Care Worker
Littman Jewelers Store Manager
BA : Sociology Psychology 2017 AS : Human Services 2010 Regents Diploma 2005
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