Accountable for 9 employees and the efficiency of their direct care services. Execute oversight of all medical, mental health, substance abuse and case management services for the several thousand barn area "backstretch" workers at the Saratoga Race Track. Successfully created systems to ensure service to all workers through outreach and collaboration with owners, trainers and the NYRA. Developed and implemented a system to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all staff. Negotiate contracts with sub contractors and vendors.
Acted as primary coordinator for clients in Warren County. Maintained relationships with human service providers, educational placements and outside agencies. Provided support, education, and communication while advocating with and for families. Developed strengths-based written service plans by engaging the team approach. Monitored and evaluated service delivery and supports by all subcontractors. Managed projected annual Medicaid budgets per case. Provided direct services while linking families and children with serious emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities or substance abuse needs to community services.
Responsible for the daily operations of a small 7-12 high school with 274 students. Case managed Section 504 and Act 157 students. Implemented behavior plans and worked through the decision-making processes with students. Visible and present in hallways, lunchroom, during bus duty, and in classrooms throughout each school day. Managed and implemented student programs. Provided training for staff surrounding statutes and current best practices. Evaluated teacher performance throughout the year, while providing opportunity for growth and improvement. Maintained the Student Leadership Program while increasing participation. Developed and monitored training and implementation of the Peer Mediation program.
Provided theme-based, hands-on, experiential education in an outdoor setting for at-risk youths. Administered WJIII testing to students, created education goals aligned to state Grade Level Expectations, and completed monthly student evaluations. Facilitated monthly family progress meetings. Communicated daily with staff to review curriculum and behavior plans and adjusted for efficacy. Corresponded with home schools regarding progress and planning needs for discharge.
Taught level one Spanish students. Prepared and implemented lesson plans to focus on the development of listening, speaking, and writing skills, as well as relevant cultural lessons. Assigned additional duties as ESL teacher for K-5 grade students. Taught Extended School year program for first and second grade students.
Selected to co-direct intensive summer English program for Japanese college students. Responsible for organization and implementation of activities and programs. Also responsible to teach classes as necessary.
Instructed students from around the world and USA, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth while adhering to the philosophies of Maria Montessori. Implemented tri-lingual academics with co-teachers, across the curriculum.
Case managed students with different abilities. Instructed Written Language courses, using Project Read program, as well as English 12, Living Skills, and co-taught World Geography with veteran teacher.
Concentrations: Sociology, Psychology, Spanish
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