Clinical Social Worker Professional clinical social work Associate (CSWA) with extensive and dynamic work experience providing patient advocacy, psychosocial assessments, case management, short and long term counseling, and crisis intervention
Master of Social Work2011Florida State University, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Arts:Sociology2006University of Florida, Gainesville, FLSociology
Bachelor of Arts:Anthropology2006University of Florida, Gainesville, FLAnthropology Areas of Expertise Medical Social Work Practice Treatment Planning Resource Coordination Discharge Planning Case Management Patient Assessment Crisis Intervention Counseling Services Multi-disciplinary Teamwork Bereavement Counseling Homecare Services Service Excellence
Oregon Department of Human ServicesPortland, ORSocial Service Assistant01/2013 to Current
Integral member of the child welfare team specializing in family engagement services to ensure the child's emotional needs are being met and manage safety concerns as outlined in the case plan objectives.
Observe parent and child interactions to identify parenting, emotional, or developmental concerns.
Make recommendations, and work collaboratively with the child welfare team, based on strengths and needs of the family.
Adhere to and support the agency's mission and CORE Values by attending weekly department meetings and maintaining excellent time management and task prioritization.
UF & Shands Hospital Radiation OncologyGainesville, FLClinical Social Worker01/2012 to 01/2013
Offered comprehensive medical social work intervention to ensure all resources were available to, and utilized by, the patient, including home health care management, discharge planning, Hospice referral services and mental health counseling.
Provided case management to assist patients in obtaining resources, including, but not limited to, benefits eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Facilitated bereavement and survivorship counseling.
Collaborated with an multi-disciplinary team to ensure every patient received multifaceted care while undergoing radiation therapy.
UF & Shands Hospital - Equal Access ClinicGainesville, FLClinical Medical Social Work Volunteer01/2011 to 01/2013
Administered medical social work services at a network of student-run free healthcare clinics to ensure the medically underserved and uninsured in Gainesville, FL received comprehensive care.
Educated medical students about the function and importance of social work as it pertains to the all-inclusive care of the patient.
Assessed patient's needs and appropriately refer for concrete community services or follow-up care.
Provided brief crisis support counseling to patients in need of mental health services.
University of Florida - Family Practice at 4th Avenue ClinicGainesville, FLSocial Work Intern01/2011 to 01/2012
Advocated for patients to ensure best utilization of the healthcare system, including mobilization of community resources.
Utilized the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to accurately assess, diagnose, and provide therapeutic services to patients.
Collaborated with physicians and support staff to provide the best continuum of care for the patient.
Administered psychosocial assessments to patients to effectively identify strengths and needs critical to patient's care.
University of Florida - Warrington College of BusinessGainesville, FLInstructional Support Specialist01/2010 to 01/2012
Created, organized, and deployed online courses while working with faculty in the development and implementation of online course materials.
Provided comprehensive documentation and training about course management systems for the Warrington College of Business faculty and staff.
Managed the accommodation of students with disabilities who participate in online courses or programs.
Recruited, managed, and trained Instructional Support student assistants.
Alachua General HospitalGainesville, FLSocial Work Intern01/2009 to 07/2009
Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to address personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that may potentially interfere with the health and wellness of the patient.
Assisted physicians in comprehending the significance of psychosocial factors related to patient care.
Administered referrals to patients and their families for community resources.
Advocated on behalf of patients in the need of health care resources and services.
Alachua County Crisis CenterGainesville, FLVolunteer Crisis Phone Counselor01/2006 to 01/2009
Provided phone counseling for local crisis and National Suicide Hotline callers by determining severity and urgency of call and stabilizing equilibrium for the individual in the crisis situation.
Collaborated with local law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of the caller and the public.
Updated, organized, and maintained client files, including prioritization based on specific need, and follow up consultation as needed.
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