I am a resourceful and dedicated individual with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience with over 12 years in corrections and law enforcement. I am a hard worker who employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to avoid dangerous situations. I am a respectful and ethical officer who believes that implementing firm, clear guidelines and adopting an attitude of understanding generates a more peaceful prison environment for all involved.
Correctional facility procedures knowledge
Safety and security-oriented
Strong interpersonal skills
Conflict resolution skills
●Trained in MANDT restraining procedures. ●CPR and First Aid Certified
Residential Treatment Officer I, 06/2010 to Current Bexar County Juvenile Probation-Cyndi Taylor Krier Treatment Facility – San Antonio, TX
As a treatment officer I monitor juveniles in a correctional residential facility setting. I oversee youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time while observing their behavior individually and in groups. As a treatment officer I also conduct group sessions with residents in the housing units such as anger management, social skills, gang activity, and drug dependency to try to help achieve a better understanding of their life and to try to help empower them for a more positive future.
Psychiatric Nursing Assistant I, 04/2008 to 06/2010 San Antonio State Hospital – San Antonio, TX
As a nursing assistant working in the hospital's adolescent unit I observed behavior of patients with psychological inabilities individually and in groups. I supervised youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time. I physically restrained patients when disturbances required physical intervention.
Correctional Officer/Shift Supervisor, 10/1997 to 11/2007 GEO Group Incorporated – San Antonio, TX
As a correctional officer I maintained the custody and control of several inmates housed in a medium security setting. I also prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals. I performed searches for contraband and also booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release. As a supervisor I determined and assigned correctional staff to appropriate housing units for the shift. I responded to inquiries from the public, other staff, inmates and visitors in order to build solid relationships with staff and residents to help keep the institution safe and secure.
High School Diploma: 1993 St. Gerard Catholic High School - San Antonio, TX
Associate of Arts: Teacher Education, 1996 St. Phillip's College - San Antonio, TX