Seasoned [Job Title] specializing in situational assessments, conflict resolution and effective communication. Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve mental health issues and thrive on their own terms. Social Worker talented at setting patients at ease and structuring treatment plans around each patient's strengths. Passionate about social work and committed to providing the highest level of care to patients.
Areas of Expertise
Homeless and dual diagnosed populations
Excellent interpersonal skills
Mood disorders knowledge
Relevant Professional Experience
Social Worker - LBSWJan 2015 to Current Larned State Hospital － Larned, KSInterviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs. Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans. Communicated with relatives of patients about diagnoses and treatment programs. Compiled socio-psychiatric case histories to facilitate accurate diagnoses. Reduced the unnecessary risk of institutional care by treating high-risk clients living in the community. Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide information. Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members. Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients. Counseled and prepared residents for their transition back into the community. Set up family meetings with guidance from physicians. Provided mental health support to homeless clients, and connected them with community resources. Worked with severely mentally ill adults, the homeless and dually-diagnosed. Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.
Family Support Worker & Social Worker - LBSWDec 2013 to Dec 2014 St. Francis Community Services － Newton & Hays, KS Directed all protective placement, case management, parent education and family reunification activities. Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs. Assessed patient and delivered comprehensive case management services. Guided youth through the emancipation planning process. Interviewed clients in their home for home study assessments to assist the courts with custody decisions. Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide information. Wrote petitions, court reports, case plans and other legal documents. Conducted mental health assessments for children, adolescents and adults receiving child welfare and prevention services. Set up family meetings with guidance from physicians.
English as Second Language (ESL) TeacherMar 2013 to Oct 2013 English First Language School － Dalian, China Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials. Routinely met with students' parents regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions. Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 18 students. Developed, administered and corrected tests and quizzes in a timely manner. Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.
CNA and LBSW student via Bethel College per practicum hoursJun 2012 to Dec 2012 Newton Medical Center － Newton, KS Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Assisted patients with healing and recovery.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Completed practicum hours for LBSW in Geriatrics.
CNA, CMA and LBSW - practicum hours via Bethel CollegeJun 2003 to Dec 2012 Schowalter Villa Nursing Home － Hesston, KS Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Obtained vitals for a floor of 25 patients per shift. Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Communicated with relatives of patients about diagnoses and treatment programs. Compiled socio-psychiatric case histories to facilitate accurate diagnoses. Developed Art Therapy Sessions in it's Relation to Patients with Dementia. Worked independently and as part of a team to achieve excellence per Bethel College standard. This duration of employment, integrated with school hours.
Bachelor of Science, Social Work2012Bethel College － North Newton, KS, America
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy coursework
Expressive Arts Therapy coursework
Behavioral Therapy coursework
Associate of Science, Nursing/Education2007Hutchinson Community College － Hutchinson, KS, America
Dean's List Academic Achievement Award. President's Academic Achievement Award.
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Companies Worked For:
Larned State Hospital
St. Francis Community Services
English First Language School
Newton Medical Center
Schowalter Villa Nursing Home
Hutchinson Community College
Job Titles Held:
Social Worker - LBSW
Family Support Worker & Social Worker - LBSW
English as Second Language (ESL) Teacher
CNA and LBSW student via Bethel College per practicum hours
CNA, CMA and LBSW - practicum hours via Bethel College
Bachelor of Science , Social Work 2012 Associate of Science , Nursing/Education 2007
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