I am a recent graduate social worker experienced servicing the geriatric population also home health and hospice. I am dedicated to providing effective and empathetic care. Seeks to provide effective and supportive care while simultaneously continuing both personal and professional development.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Grief and bereavement counseling
Social Work, 2015University of Wisconsin Milwaukee － Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee
Human Service, May 2001Springfield College － Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee
Social Work Intern September 2014 to December 2014Zilber Family Hospice
Provided individual assessment, treatment planning and Bereavement services to clients and family members diagnosed with terminal illness.
Facilitated bereavement support groups to grieving family members after the loss of a loved one and assisted them in daily coping strategies.
Collaborated with team of social workers, Chaplains, Medical Doctors, pharmacist and other members of the disciplinary team to provide updates on client's status and their medical needs.
Intern January 2014 to August 2014Lake Terrace Rehabilitation Center
Conducted intake interviews with new residents and gathered information such as personal and family history, as well as provided psychosocial.
Assessment and completion of MDS a screening that contains items that measure physical, psychological and psychosocial functioning for Medicare and Medicaid facilities.
Interacted with residents and ensuring that the social and emotional needs of the residents were met.
Participated in meetings between, psychiatrists, and social workers, nurses, and activities to manage individualized medication management and goals for resident's best outcomes in their daily functioning.
Human Service Experience Aurora Health Care Aurora at Home Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin.
Customer Service Representative January 2003 to CurrentAurora at Home － Milwaukee, WI
Insurance verification specialist to verify all coverage for commercial insurance, worker's insurance for his pay, and insurance for accidents.
Case manages individual insurance plans that allowed clients to continue with medical treatment.
Understanding in Insurance contracts and network providers.
Social Service assistant February 2001 to January 2003Aurora Health Care － Milwaukee, WI
Worked under the direction of social workers, and other medical staff to determine what type of help their clients needed.
Research services available to their clients in their communities Help clients complete paperwork to apply for assistance programs Determine clients' eligibility for services such as food stamps and Medicaid Certifications / Awards Understanding & Managing Addiction in End of Life Care Preventing Hospital Readmissions: How Hospice Can Help Providing Distress, Ethics and Boundaries in Critical and palliative care Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology For a concentration in Gerontology andacademic excellence Study Abroad Linz Austria - 2012 Emphasis on the study of other countries social welfare systems with a special concentration on substance abuse and child welfare, to explore in debt comparisons to that of the United States social systems.
Fellowships and Awards
Scholarship for Gerontology: awarded to students
with a concentration in Gerontology
Home Health & Hospice referrals , Insurance Case management and verification
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Companies Worked For:
Zilber Family Hospice
Lake Terrace Rehabilitation Center
Aurora at Home
Aurora Health Care
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Job Titles Held:
Social Work Intern
Customer Service Representative
Social Service assistant
Social Work , 2015 Human Service , May 2001
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