I have worked for Community Partners for the past four years. I am committed to the agency's mission and to the community. I value the services we provide to our children and families and serve whole-heartedly. I started as a Specialty Trainer for the Beacon Centers of Pahokee and Belle Glade and then had the opportunity to work as the Program Coordinator for Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy. Presently, I am working as the Site Administrator at Bridges at Pahokee where I had the privilege of partaking in the launch and initialization of the program. As a Site Administrator in Bridges in Pahokee, I have grown professionally and have been given the opportunity to be cross trained in various positions within the program which has enhanced my knowledge and skills as facilitator and advocate for the children and families we serve.
In my tenure as a Site Administrator, I have been able to step in and utilize my cross-training to fill in when needed. Prior to having a Navigator, Parent Coach, and Child Development Specialist, I was given the opportunity to facilitate parent child activities such as Wee Play, Spanish Story Time, and Creative Crafts. I also introduced and engaged parents in the ASQ-3 screening tool and parent/child activities that address early childhood development milestones (including the ASQ-3 focused activities). I reviewed the results of the screenings and assessments, and made appropriate referrals if needed.
I also stepped in and did Navigation work with applications and referrals. I also had the opportunity to do community outreach, especially when Bridges opened up to the community via flyers and street outreach. Team work is essential and it is with much professionalism that I collaborate with team members, both local site and across Bridges Network, share ideas and workload openly and follow through with agreed upon tasks. I take on learning opportunities and am always willing to use new approaches and respond to constructive feedback.
I am Currently in the process of applying to Walden University. Looking forward to majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
I have been trained in ASQ-3 Screenings, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence as well as many of the required trainings by Children Service's Council.
Touch Points, Incredible Years, Triple P Level 2, and Child passenger Safety Technician.
I volunteer at St. Phillip Benitzi Church where I teach Sunday School for middle school aged children. I also coordinate and facilitate parent support groups every month on Wednesday from from 7:30-9pm.
Loula V. York Library of Pahokee, Pahokee Elementary, Pahokee High School, Literacy Coalition of palm Beach County, Pahokee Housing Authority, Safe Kids World Wide, Literacy Americorps of Palm Beach County.
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