Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve ongoing barriers so that they are able to thrive on their own terms.
Delivered services that resulted in assigned clients remaining eligible for housing during tenure.
Achieved enrollment of high school students in various post secondary institutions
Achieved an increase in attendance in school of truant students
Helped clients maintain housing, secure childcare, mental health services, become financially stable, etc
Life'sWork of Western PAPittsburgh, PAWork Ready Service Coordinator03/2014 to Current
Providing intensive case management, addressing barriers to employment for Welfare to Work clients, providing ongoing counseling and assistance.
Developing work experiences related to client's interests/skills, tracking client progress and attendance, report tracking information to referral sources.
Documenting case narratives, maintaining client files with up to date information.
Providing referrals to participants for outside supportive services as needed.
NorthShore Community AlliancePittsburgh, PACase Manager12/2012 to 03/2014
Providing In Home Services to families involved in the Children, Youth, and Families System
Helping families with crisis services such as housing, parenting, employment, budgeting, home management, and truancy prevention
Completing documentation such as weekly and daily reports on clients' progress Assisting families in seeking resources within the community
Universityof Pittsburgh Upward Bound ProgramPittsburgh, PAAcademic Advisor02/2011 to 08/2012
Develop and maintain relationships with Pittsburgh Public Schools, students, and parents
Assist in school with students, counselors, and teachers while providing tutoring and academic support
Counsel and advise students on selecting colleges, completing applications, the financial aid process, coordinating standardized exams, writing letters of recommendations, advising students on FAFSA and scholarships
Participate and implement Summer Residential Program including residential accommodations, transportation, and preparation of course materials;
Interview, hire, and supervise summer program instructors
Schedule SAT and ACT testing with students as well as provide preparatory courses for those assessments
Schedule and lead college visits and other scheduled events for UB students
Facilitate workshops on study skills, career and educational development, college preparation, admissions, and financial aid.
Human Services Administration OrganizationPittsburgh, PABlended Service Coordinator04/2010 to 02/2011
Assisted children and adolescents who had serious illnesses and serious emotional disturbances in identifying their individual strengths and needs.
Supported clients and their families in accessing the resources and services that would build upon their strengths, meet their needs and provide them with the opportunity to achieve and maintain stability and success in their communities.
Provided services such as assessment, service planning, linking with services, gaining access to services, monitoring service delivery, problem resolution, informal support network building and use of community based resources.
Abraxas Center for Adolescent FemalesPittsburgh, PAGeneral Residential Counselor07/2009 to 04/2010
Counselor for adolescent females involved in the juvenile justice system and who were ordered to be placed in the facility
Provided individual and group counseling and completed related documentation
Participated in and documented case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews Wrote progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries
Maintained regular contact and communicated effectively with juvenile probation officers, case workers, and parents, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients' progress.
Youth Enrichment ServicesPittsburgh, PAJuvenile Justice Intervention Specialist08/2008 to 05/2009
Adult Mentor/Facilitator for Sister Circle
Provided an alternative to detention for
first time juvenile offenders
Conducted frequent home and school visits
and made daily phone contact with children as well as intervened in family
Attended court hearings and worked closely
with Probation Officers and gave reports on children
PLEA SchoolPittsburgh, PATherapeutic Support Staff07/2007 to 08/2008
Aided teachers in the fluency programming of children with Autism and other various behavior disorders in a classroom of 10-15 children
one on one home visits with particular children after school to maintain
fluency and to help them reach further goals
together with Behavior Specialist Consultants to help develop further
programming to fit each child's specific
Master of Arts:Administrative Justice and Security2009University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZAdministrative Justice and Security
Bachelor of Arts:Psychology2007Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA