Amina Hines

Freelance Creative Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Phone: 203-522-9890
2 Skills
I am a published writer of children's books and poetry.
Amina T. Hines

Innovative, goal-oriented professional with extensive, broad-based experience in education and human services totaling over 13 years. A recognized leader with excellent organizational, interpersonal, group facilitation / public speaking and written communication skills.

Master of Business Administration Expected May 2012
University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology 1994
Yale University, New Haven, CT

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Windows 2010: Microsoft Office, including Powerpoint & Access

Reduced expenses in weekly budget by 30% by utilizing community resources.
Increased productivity of 30 staff.
Organized/coordinated two major events for Mental Health Awareness month since 2010: Art exhibit and 3-on-3 Basketball tournament.

State of CT, DMHAS, Bridgeport, CT, Lead MHA/Program Coordinator, 2008-present
Responsible for planning/development of educational programs, including expanding number/frequency of programs offered and locations served, advertising/promoting program to staff and consumers for recruitment purposes.
Provide leadership to Mental Health Trainees and work program training employees within Education program, including supervisory duties, defining roles, and training; four direct reports and 25 staff.
Build/maintain networks/partnerships with State-funded and private providers within SW Connecticut region.
Plan/organize events/programs & act as mistress of ceremonies for graduations.

Mental Health Assistant 1/Recovery Educator, 2006-2008
Facilitated wellness groups in outpatient setting and on inpatient units.
Promoted, planned and organized education programs.
Gave presentations to and trained leadership teams and staff.
Compiled data, maintain database, and generated reports.
Created most written correspondence/communications, including fliers, and produced/edited weekly newsletter.

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State of CT, Housatonic Community College, Instructor, Fall 2007, 2008, 2009
Taught “Peer Employment Training” to college students.
Prepared lesson plans/agendas.
Assessed students’ competency / mastery of concepts & graded exams.

State of CT, DMHAS, Bridgeport, CT, Inpatient Services (per diem), 2003-2006
Engaged psychiatric patients on inpatient unit in various group activities such as current events, creative writing, and arts and crafts.
Planned subjects and materials for group activities.
Provided one-on-one support to psychiatric patients in form of active listening.
Advocated for client needs.
Liaised between patients and clinical staff. Also supervised psychiatric patients on outings.

Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, Library Assistant, 2001- 2007
Located library media for adults and children via online catalog system and find information via the internet.
Assisted patrons with computer issues/instructed on use of computer applications and programs.
Operated after school program and tutored students in grades 2-8 and assisted with the completion of homework assignments and research projects.

City of Stamford, Stamford, CT, Teacher/Home Instructor, 1998; 1999-2000
Tutored homebound third graders in math and in English in their homes.
Conferred with teachers to obtain assignments.
Tested knowledge and documented progress.

Kolbe Cathedral High School, Bridgeport, CT, Teacher, 1998-1999
Taught geometry and discreet math to high school students.
Prepared lesson plans.
Tested and graded students.
Conferred with parents and administration.
Supervised study hall.

University School of Nova SE University, Plantation, FL, Teacher Assistant, 1997-1998
Substituted for teachers in middle school and high school.
Conferred with parents and administration.
Supervised study hall.