Social worker with therapeutic skills applicable to both adult and youth populations. Proven ability to work well with multi-disciplinary teams. Experience in facilitating therapeutic, supportive, and educational groups. Effective in verbal and written communication. Resourceful regarding community outreach resources. Passionate about using evidence-based practices to improve the lives and circumstances of individuals, families, and communities.
Calm under pressure
Skilled community-based case manager
Strengths-based solution-focused therapy
Motivational enhancement therapy
09/2014 to 05/2015
Social Worker InternVITAS Hospice Care – Encino, CA
Provided psychosocial support and other social work services to hospice patients and families.
Acted as a liaison between hospice staff and inpatient and nursing home staff.
Attended multi-disciplinary meetings and assisted in creating plan of care for patients with nurses, doctors, and home health aids.
Developed goals and made recommendations based on patient and family needs.
Constructed discharge plans for patient when appropriate.
Documented all activity concerning patient plan of care and psychosocial needs.
Supported patients and families in coping with problems resulting from terminal illness (Cancer, HIV, Alzheimer).
09/2013 to 05/2014
Social Worker InternJennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation – Chatsworth, CA
Created and facilitated a bi-weekly group therapy session for foundation members to express their concerns, fears, and experience in regard to their cancer journey.
Conducted community outreach to raise awareness of the presence of the foundation and services offered.
Established relationships with medical social workers and obtained referrals.
Organized activities for foundation members.
09/2009 to 05/2010
InternProject Angel Food – Los Angeles, CA
Interviewed and evaluated clients, including outlining details about their diagnosis, mobility issues, and current health challenges, treatments and other vital health information.
Maintained regular contact with clients, including visiting clients' homes and conducting surveys to refine and improve client experience.
Helped each patient understand his or her illness and educated on the nutritional value of good food.
Kept tabs on client's nutritional intake, health issues, complications, personal challenges and supplied information to Project Angel Food to provide best possible guidance to clients.
01/2002 to 05/2009
Loan OfficerCharles Drew Realty – Los Angeles, CA
Top producer of home loans.
Known for developing relationships of trust with clients and creating repeat service opportunities and developing a strong referral network.
Recognized for finding solutions that benefited clients.
Trained new loan officers on the process from origination to completion of funding loan packages.
Bachelor of Science: Sociology California State University of Northridge - Northridge, C A
Master of Science: Social Work California State University of Northridge - Northridge, C A