Highly skilled and empathetic Mentor / Advocate with more than 8 years leading, advocating, and mentoring. Past work has included management services, program planning and development and educational guidance counseling. Active listener with a knack for moving individuals from a place of despair to a place of hope.
Life skills counseling
Great interpersonal communication
Knowledgeable about life controlling issues
Calm under pressure
Care and Share Homeless ShelterSocial Worker | Crookston, MN | August 2007 - February 2008
Referred clients to social services agencies
Met regularly with clients to create goals, and encourage them in their self sufficiency.
Guided clients through goal setting, job searching, stable housing, mental health, spirituality, and emotional stability.
Created an effective program to move individuals from homelessness into stability and self sufficiency.
Ran an art therapy group with Care and Share clients as well as with outside organizations.
Alpha Pregnancy Resource CenterClient Advocate | Savage, MN | May 2011 - May 2012
Administered pregnancy tests
Met regularly with women through their pregnancy to help them prepare for their baby to arrive
Made sure clients physical, emotional, and spiritual needs were being met.
Educated clients on options and pregnancy
Facilitated pregnancy and parenting classes
Connected clients with other resources in the community
Provided materials services to clients such as diapers, wipes, baby clothes, and formula
The Well MNExecutive Director / Mentor Advocate | Le Sueur, MN | April 2013 - Current
Oversee and train volunteers
Delegate tasks to volunteers
Mentor women in crisis
Offer services such as Mentoring, Crisis Intervention, Pregnancy Services, Material Resources, and Supportive Education
Administer and conduct support groups
Connect with other service organizations and churches in the area
Encourage and support team of volunteers
Manage the budget
Organize the board and it's meetings
Run team meetings
Bachelor of ArtsSocial WorkAugustana UniversitySioux Falls, SD | 2005