10 years experience working with children of all
ages and adults in a variety of settings.
Competent in conducting and
presenting Initial Evaluations and Re-evaluations for students with
Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
Proficient in liaison services for various
client populations including the facilitation and arrangement of appropriate
resources within a school and clinical settings
Experienced in problem
solving and mediation within a variety of contexts.
Effective in developing and
implementing proactive interventions that address social, emotional, and
behavioral needs of several client populations, as well as supporting data
driven changes within the school system.
School Social Worker08/2011
to Current Hiawatha Elementary School South Berwyn School District 100 – Berwyn,
Provide social work support services within a public school inclusion setting to high needs population of approximately 600 students grades K-5.
Work directly with students in general education classrooms and in co-teaching classrooms containing a mix of both general education students and special education students with IEP's (Individualized Education Plans)
Diligently monitor student attendance, helping to maintain #1 school attendance status in our district by implementing various "attendance boosters" and making frequent home visits to increase and promote school attendance.
Provide services through "push-in" classroom support in addition to traditional individual and small group settings.
Successfully improve student participation in the classroom through integration of social emotional skill development and creative group exercises.
Manage student behavior referrals
Building Coach for Secondary Level of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Programming.
Coordinate secondary behavior interventions
and support strategies for students based on varying needs.
Collect and enter progress data from secondary
interventions using district data analysis program.
Build rapport and work closely with parents and
teachers to provide the most effective support for students academic and social emotional development.
High School Social Worker/Therapist/Case Manager09/2008
to 06/2010 Adventist Health Systems Glen Oaks Hospital- The – Glendale Heights,
Provided clinical support services to teens diagnosed with mental illness/emotional disorders
Provided individual therapy to caseload of 12-16 teens requiring therapeutic supports and behavioral interventions
Supported new students in the process of becoming acclimated to the program and prepared students exiting the program for the transition to regular education setting or community (if graduating) by connecting with appropriate outside services for successful independent living
Maintained regular communication with parents regarding progress and arranged additional supports through in-school accommodations and outside support services, such as counseling, transportation, housing, financial assistance, psychiatric referrals.
School Social Work Intern09/2007
to 06/2008 Westmore Elementary School – Lombard,
Provided crisis intervention, case management, and individual counseling to K-5 students in regular education, special education, and multi-needs programs.
Facilitated groups according to specific needs within the student population- social skills groups for students with autism, anger management groups, basic social skills groups, impulse control/anger groups, multi-needs classroom groups for students with severe disabilities, and fifth grade girls anxiety group
Conducted parent interviews and adaptive behavior assessments
Completed social emotional histories for students being evaluated or re-evaluated for special education services.
Safe House Advocate (Crisis Worker) and Coordinator of Support Services 06/2006
to 05/2008 WINGS Program, Inc – IL
Service provider and
coordinator of support services for women and children victimized by domestic
Worked individually with
women to develop and work on service plans and provide emotional support
needs of child residents related to school placement, physical health and
emotional support needs
groups for residents such as, art therapy, emotional support, and creative team
Managed crisis line while
monitoring and checking in residents, staff, volunteers and service providers
intervention, counseling, education, safety planning, and referrals to
residents and crisis line callers.
Conducted intake and
eligibility evaluations to determine client needs and appropriateness for
services in shelter in the shelter and Transitional Housing Program
Documented and maintained
client records in accordance with agency policies and funding requirements.
Conducted, attended, and participated in professional
development trainings and opportunities
Master of Arts: School Social WorkMay 2008University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work-
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work, Minor in PsychologyAugust 2007Northeastern Illinois University, College of Social Work-
ILMajor GPA: 3.89/4.0 GPA: 3.75/4.0
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, August 2007
NEIU Dean's List January 2005-August 200
National Dean's List since 2004
Illinois State Board of Education- Type 73 Certification
Cert. No. 2334143
DuPage County Behavioral and Mental
Health Advisory Council and Youth Advisory Council