Human Services Professional To utilize my education and skills to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to improve students' success in school, academic achievement and preparing students to be college and career-ready. To provide social services for diverse populations, and to offer on-going encouragement to families - promoting self-advocacy and empowerment. To utilize conflict management and crisis intervention skills as well as experience in counseling and educational guidance. Specialized experience and accomplishments: Experienced in diversity * Life skills development Social work experience and expertise * FRC Advisory Council Parent/student workshop facilitator * Student mentor/family liaison Needs assessment for targeted population * Experienced with the FRC's core components Experienced in budgeting and planning * Trained in crisis intervention Builds positive relationships * Facilitated mentoring group for struggling at-risk students Knowledgeable of grant writing * Trained in counseling individuals and small groups Efficient in Infinite Campus, Word, Excel, & MUNIS Intense background in collaboration among schools, JCPS departments, and community resources Excellent in organizing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring program components Skilled in providing referral information to families
Young Adult Facilitator June 2012 to June 2014First Gethsemane Baptist Church
Provide leadership to 25 youth and young adults - ages 13-24 Oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers to assist with this age group Plan, develop, coordinate and implement age appropriate activities for youth and young adults that promote relationships through faith development, fellowship, fun and community outreach Teach life skills: public speaking, parenting, health & fitness, skills of resilience, career exploration and development, how to get scholarships, goal setting, decision making, resume writing, time management, interview skills, volunteering, conflict resolution, family dynamics, and knowing where to find social service resources Develop a strong relationship with the youth, youth adults, the church, parents, and the community Provide social service resources on an as needed basis Conducts home visits Coordinates creative fund-raising activities and monitoring and keeping track of budget Evaluate and monitor effectiveness of ministry programs.
Secretary August 2005 to CurrentOkolona Elementary School
Works alongside the Family Resource Coordinator (FRC) helping students and their families identify social services.
Referring to FRC for clothing, food, backpacks the homeless office, head lice referrals, and others Serve as liaison between home and school to ensure student success Builds and maintains positive students, family, and teachers relationships that will enhance student academic performance by removing non-academic barriers replacing them with bridges of opportunity and achievement to student's success Facilitates girls and boys groups to address student needs.
Included: social skills, academic, behavior problems, friendship skills.
Trained in counseling individuals and small groups.
As part of the Family Resource Center Advisory Council - provided input in regards to the planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities for the center Collaborating with social service organizations: The Brook-DuPont, JCPS Health Department, Pupil Personnel, JCPS School Social Worker, Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro, and Metro United Way's 211, PTA, Salvation Army, and Coalition for the Homeless, Seven Counties, Cabinet for Health and Family Services and others Conducted in-school workshop on goal settings and vision boards with students Coordinated or assisted in activities: Talent Show, Volunteer Luncheon, Achievement Luncheon, Teacher Appreciation Day, KY Kids Day, Career Fair Serving as a mentor to girls Intern and mentoring the counselor day-to-day routine and assisted in the end of the year records exchange Uses counseling and consultation techniques to promote pupil motivation and adjustment to school, community, and home environments Provides services to pupils through consultation, individual and group counseling, classroom, and classroom lessons Assists teachers and students in using the principles of behavior management and other useful techniques in the classroom Provides hands-on crises intervention Secretarial Duties: Assume responsibility for providing the primary confidential and secretarial support Works effectively with administrators, attendance clerk, bookkeeper, FRC, students, family, and teachers to ensure smooth daily routine of the office Distributing medication to students Perform duties assigned by the principal including: payroll clerk, purchasing and receiving, inputting data into Infinite Campus, enrollment of students, coordinating head lice conferences/meeting with the FRC at my school, OSHA record keeping, registering and communicating with families about school choices Efficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Infinite Campus, MUNIS, Payroll Time & Attendance, Publisher, OneDrive.
High School Facilitator August 2004 to CurrentFirst Gethsemane Baptist Church
Master of Arts : School Guidance Counseling, PresentSpalding UniversityGPA: GPA: 4.0School Guidance Counseling GPA: 4.0
B.S.S.W : June 2012Spalding University, School of Social WorkGPA: Magna Cum Laude GPA: 3.88Magna Cum Laude GPA: 3.88
Associate of Science : Business, December 1982Sullivan Jr. College of BusinessBusiness
academic, Army, bookkeeper, bridges, budget, conferences, conflict resolution, consultation, Council, counselor, counseling, decision making, fund-raising, goal setting, leadership, mentor, mentoring, Excel, exchange, office, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Works, Payroll, Personnel, public speaking, purchasing, receiving, record keeping, recruitment, Secretarial, social services, Teacher, time management, vision