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. I am highly knowledgeable of key child development and learning theories and eager to pursue jobs in the education or social services field to help children foster a sense of responsibility, pride and autonomy in children over their development of professional, educational, and personal goals.
-Department of Defense Child Abuse Training Program
-CASA Guardian Ad Litem Certification
-Religious Education Instructor Certification
-Blood Borne Pathogens Training
-Food Handler's Certification
-Trauma Informed Services Training for Homeless Service Providers
3/2016-6/2016 Daybreak Youth Services -Children's Studies Intern
I interned at Daybreak Youth Services, a treatment facility for adolescent girls with the goal of understanding the treatment community and dialectical behavioral therapy and building relationships with teens in treatment. I observed the clients and participated in their daily routines of school, recreational activities, and group therapy sessions and eventually modeling DBT skills in areas such as Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and appropriate skills when the crisis is addiction. 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 provided individualized study plans, lessons 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 in an educational and recreational setting in which we created and worked towards meeting short term and long-term goals, explored career plans, and participated in group activities as well as one on one mentoring sessions.
1/20-current Garry Middle School, English Plus Tutor
I currently volunteer in an English language development and literacy after-school program that serves immigrant and refuge students mostly from the Marshall Islands at Garry Middle School. Duties include planning and facilitating activities and lessons that promote academic and literacy skills while providing social support and pleasant interactions in an academic setting.
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