Invested Social Worker dedicated to forming trusting relationships and advocating for best interests of clients. Expertise working with diverse client populations in healthcare, outpatient, and inpatient treatment settings. Respectful and compassionate professional offering 6-year background serving the community by providing guidance for clients in need.
Women's Institute for Family Health
(Philadelphia, PA) (08/17-04/18)
Completed intake interviews of Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) clients to assess appropriate level of care needed for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. Provided individual treatment sessions using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and MI (Motivational Interviewing). Collaborated with clients in developing, implementing, evaluating and revising treatment goals and plans. Advocated for client needs with correctional agency to ensure smooth transition into community.
MENTOR (Mentors Empowering Now to Overcome Recidivism
(Philadelphia, PA) (08/16-04/17)
Completed an education and employment resource manual for referral services in the community. Conducted psychosocial assessment of newly admitted participants to assess their needs. Advocated for clients in interdisciplinary board meetings designed to improve program efficacy. Completed a programmatic strategic plan and crafted a group mentoring proposal
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
(Pittsburgh, PA) (05/14-08/14)
Performed home and work visits to probationers with US Probation Officers. Participated in defendant background interview while in U.S. Marshals' custody. Assisted in investigation for and preparation of pre-sentence reports. Attended court hearings (pretrial arraignment, detention hearings, pleas, and sentencing)
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