146 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Apt # C1
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Extensive experience in supervising and coordinating social service and job development programs with expertise in:
? Advocacy dedicated to empowering victims by providing resources and information.
? Mentoring and teaching employment skills to at risk youth.
? Developing partnerships and liaising with funding sources to obtain program objectives.
? Conducting assessments and making appropriate referrals for service.
? Facilitating groups to empower and educate.
Eastern University 05/2009
City University of New York at New York
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Philosophy 06/1988
JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT, Philadelphia, PA
Provided court supervision for delinquent youth who have been placed on probation or who are awaiting the court’s disposition.
Juvenile Probation Officer 03/2003-05/2008
? Supervised youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
? Conducted home investigations and made appropriate recommendations and referrals to the court.
? Maintained case records and prepared cases for court to facilitate court appearances.
DOMESTIC ABUSE PROJECT OF DELAWARE COUNTY, Media, PA
A nonprofit agency dedicated to providing social services to victims of domestic violence.
Office Manager / Counselor 04/2002-07/2002
? Supervised daily office operations and screened prospective clients.
? Compiled various data to complete monthly reports.
? Provided counseling to clients with respect to Domestic Violence issues including safety planning and self determination.
WHEELER CLINIC, Plainville, CT
A social service organization committed to providing services to groups and individuals through treatment and education.
Group Facilitator 04/2000-03/2002
? Conducted court-mandated sessions with offenders.
? Presented materials from an educational and clinical perspective.
? Discussed domestic violence in relation to power and control by encouraging group members to accept responsibility for their behavior.
ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Middletown, CT
A behavioral health organization which provides authorization and referral services for clients seeking treatment.
Access Line Coordinator 03/2000-03/2002
? Screened and determined appropriate levels of care for clients requesting substance abuse treatment.
? Made referrals to treatment facilities through conference calls.
BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE/MOSAIC CITY WORKS, Bronx, NY
A nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing case management, employment and educational services in conjunction with the college.
Employment Instructor/Job Developer 09/1996-12/1999
? Developed the employability skills of young adults. This included the evaluation of job readiness and retention skills.
? Developed and promoted self-marketing techniques.
? Explored vocational options and aptitudes.
? Facilitated group and individual counseling sessions.
? Liaised between student and employer.
? Conducted orientation and testing.
Case Planner 04/1996 - 09/1996
? Provided casework services to "at risk" families by developing and implementing treatment plans to maintain the family unit whenever possible.
? Conducted group and individual counseling sessions.
? Advocated for families rights for housing and government entitlements.
SENECA CENTER BEACONS PROGRAM, Bronx, NY
A nonprofit social services agency committed to providing case management, recreational and educational services for “at risk” children and families in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.
Senior Caseworker 07/1994 - 03/1996
Case worker 03/1993- 07/1994
? Provided casework services to primary caretakers and their children. This included the development and implementation of a treatment plan for all parties involved with a view towards achieving a permanency goal for the family.
? Devised and instituted new programs. Insured compliance with City/State/Federal mandates.
? Provided monthly reports to the boards with various organizations.
? Delivered child abuse/neglect trainings and any other related topics to community organizations.
? Operated a woman's support group to help reduce domestic violence.
? Provided training to new staff members.
CARIBBEAN NEWS AGENCY, Bridgetown, Barbados
A former news and wire service which gathered, edited and disseminated news stories through the wire service to other islands in the Caribbean.
Reporter/Sub-Editor 01/1990 - 01/1991
? Investigated and compiled news stories for wire service.
? Wrote and edited incoming stories and feature articles.
Read, write and speak Spanish