To obtain a position in areas of education, social work, and administration with emphasis
in the utilization of my bilingual communication.
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Excel 2
Team Building and Leadership Collaborative team efforts to ensure up to date information sharing and data collecting.
Conduct monthly meetings with staff.
Material Development Several Brochures for Community and Student Services Department (Family-School Connection, ELECT Program, Navigating the Allentown School District, Family Centers, Gifted Education).
Research District-Wide coordination in the procurement, purchase, and distribution of uniforms for over 17,000 students.
Conducting contacts with clothing vendors, buyers, and district parents/students/staff.
Collaborated with national apparel clothing vendors to ensure product accessibility in local stores.
Training Trained Community and Student Services employees on department procedures and policies.
Delivery of Student Assistance Training (SAP) to Allentown School district staff.
Parent Communication Parent engagement to foster effective understanding of district policies and procedures.
On-going communication with parents to discuss student issues, concerns and formal complaints.
School Parent Liaison Facilitator March 2011 to February 2013Allentown School District － Allentown, NJ
Facilitate the supervision of team of eight school parent liaisons.
Responsible for District-wide referrals and communication within Community and Student Services department.
Provide district-wide translation services depending on availability.
Assist in disseminating information to parents about district, school and community activities Assist in helping students and parents to integrate and assimilate into a new school setting.
Assist in training ASD personnel in the Student Assistance Program (SAP).
Assist in keeping accurate and detailed records of parental and community involvement activities as they pertain to communications, safety and security planning.
Facilitate ongoing communications/customer service with community, families, school and the District.
Facilitate communication of the District Code of Conduct and assists parents/guardians with the ASD communications protocol.
Seek parent and community partnerships around improving student perform.
October 2008 to March 2011Allentown School District － Allentown, PA
Assisted in disseminating information to parents about school and community activities.
Assisted in helping students and parents to integrate and assimilate into a new school setting.
Assisted in keeping accurate and detailed records of parental and community involvement activities as they pertain to communications, safety and security planning.
Facilitated ongoing communications/customer service with community, families, school and the District.
Facilitated communication of the District Code of Conduct and assists parents/guardians with the ASD communications protocol.
Provided translation services depending on availability at the building.
Pursued parent and community partnerships around improving student performance in English language arts, mathematics and character development.
Assisted in school-wide parent engagement activities.
Collaborated and cooperated with other school departments in meeting the goals of the position.
April 2008 to July 2009Functional Family Therapist Family Answers － Allentown, PA
Provided an empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention program for dysfunctional youth.
Engaged at-risk youth aged 11-18 and their families, including youth with problems such as conduct disorder, violent acting-out, and substance abuse Intervention ranges from, on average, 8 to 12 one-hour sessions.
Conducted therapeutic sessions which are both in clinic settings as an outpatient therapy and as a home-based model.
Followed specific phases, which organize intervention in a coherent manner, thereby allowing clinicians to maintain focus in the context of considerable family and individual disruption.
Specific goals, assessment foci, specific techniques of intervention, and therapist skills necessary for success.
Wrote Case Notes and specific goals/plans for the family to be able to maintain/succeed as a functional family.
Family Development Specialist September 2004 to October 2008Bethlehem Area School District － Bethlehem, PA
Worked with all Fountain Hill Elementary faculty and school personnel to ensure all students and their families receive the appropriate services and needs.
Collaborated with families in identifying strengths and needs Develop Family goals and objectives.
Engaged in home visits, initiated referrals to agencies and coordinated agency involvement.
Welcome Class Advocate for appropriate and responsive services for family and family members.
Engaged and conducted workshops, in service programs for community and parent groups dental initiative and asthma programs).
Attended School Support Staff meetings to discuss cases and identify if family goals and needs were met.
March 2004 to August 2007Abstinence Education Group Facilitator St. Luke' － Bethlehem, PA
Responsible for facilitating the Choices Program of the Lehigh Valley Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (LVCPTP).
Provided basic abstinence & health education to children between the ages of 9-18.
Assessed knowledge level and needs of participants.
Maintained documentation required by the program and collaborated with Abstinence Education Coordinator on a weekly basis.
Functioned as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co- workers and participants.
Casework Manager February 2004 to September 2004AIDS Services Center － Bethlehem, PA
Face to face or phone contact with client/consumer, caregiver or significant other Provide client with appropriate contacts in the community Assessment of clients basic needs.
Referred clients for Outreach services Case Management.
Made referrals to appropriate services.
Authorization of funds Follow up with client/consumer and organizations providing services to client Coordination of services such as transportation, food, medical needs, housing & legal aid.
Coordination & facilitation of therapeutic group sessions for clients at St.
Family Service Specialist II September 2000 to January 2004Division of Youth and Family Services － Morristown, NJ
Investigated Child Abuse/Neglect.
Interviewed children, parents and collateral's.
Collaborated with Local Police departments and County Prosecutor's Office Personnel in investigating child abuse/neglect.
Provided Transportation to client's Case management.
Writing Court and Case reports.
Arranged counseling and therapeutic programs for clients.
Advocated for children/families.
Supervised family visits.
Home Studies for relative/foster placements.
Utilize and cooperate with community services and other agencies.
Advising clients on laws, regulations and court orders.
Education and Training
Master's Degree : Human Services, May 2012Lincoln University － Philadelphia, PA
B.A: Administration of Justice : Spanish, 2000The Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PA
College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP)The Pennsylvania State University Penn State Uni － University Park, PA
Community Leader Collaboration Work with community business owners and leaders to assist in implementing various school- based programs. Work along side community business owners and leaders to assist in implementing family donations.