Empathetic and culturally sensitive Youth Worker and Teaching Assistant offering 10+ years of employment and volunteer experience in early childhood education and teen-centered organizations and facilities. A highly knowledgeable of key child development, cognitive behavior technique, and standard coping skills. Eager to pursue a career path social services field to help children foster a sense of personal responsibility, autonomy and success in the development of their social, educational, vocational, and personal goals.
-Department of Defense Child Abuse Training Program
-CASA Guardian Ad Litem Certification
-Religious Education Instructor Certification
-Blood Borne Pathogens Training
-Trauma Informed Services Training for Homeless Service Providers
3/2016-6/2016 Daybreak Youth Services - EWU Children's Studies Intern
I interned at Daybreak Youth Services, a treatment facility for adolescent girls with the goal of understanding the integrated treatment model, dialectical behavioral therapy and building relationships with community supports to help teens in treatment. I observed the clients and participated in their daily routines of school, recreational activities, and group therapy sessions until I was prepared to model DBT skills in areas such as Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and other appropriate skills when crisis arose during their daily life. Other duties included engaging in and supervising group outings and events and documenting the clients' demonstration of DBT skills and providing verbal and written feedback.
Volunteer in Schools 03/2014-06/2014 Medical Lake High School -Reading and Math tutor
I worked as a scheduled and on-call tutor for high school freshman and seniors in subjects such as reading comprehension and math. For 4 months I created and implemented individualized lesson plans, study guides and practice tests for students in preparation for testing, including the ASVAB test and reading comprehension packets as a study guide to the novel Holes for another student.
10/2016-5/2017 Cheney High School -Mentor, Communities In Schools
I mentored students at Cheney High School and participated in group academic and recreational activities facilitated by a student-mentor relationship in which discussed and made plans to create short term and long-term goals, explore career plans. Mentoring sessions were organized by group activities and discussions followed by 1-1 mentoring sessions.
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