A licensed Masters of Social Work who is passionate, empathetic, and a team player, with multidisciplinary experience in hospital care, skilled nursing facility services, assisted livings, and end-of-life care. Also experienced in marketing, creative writing, and equipped with extensive advertising skills.
Graduated with Masters of Science in Social Work, from the University of Texas at Arlington,
Spring 2009. Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Advertising, Texas Tech University, 2007;
Minor in English, specializing in creative writing.
A member of the National Honors Society & Phi Alpha Social Work Honors Society; Received the University of Texas at Arlington’s MSSW Roy and Betty Dulak Scholarship Award, Spring 2008; graduated with a 4.0 GPA in the MSSW program at UTA. Received multiple awards for excellent service from Grace Presbyterian Village.
Kindred Hospital of Dallas, February 2011 to present
Director of Social Services & Activities
Assist in the set up process of a new sub-acute unit focusing on rehab care and a speedy return home. Created relationships with ancillary services for patients to employ during their stay. Developed exciting and individually-focused activities for patients to enjoy while in rehab care. Assist patients and families with advanced directives, equipment, dialysis, wound care needs, home health, and any other support they require. Coordinate transportation and work closely with the ED and CFO to manage unnecessary costs. Give regular inservices to staff, patients and families regarding patient rights, dementia, and advanced directives. Build relationships with representatives from hospices, hospitals, home health companies, amongst others in an effort to market this exciting new facility.
Grace Presbyterian Village, January 2009 to February 2011
Social Services Coordinator, LMSW
Worked as an LMSW on the skilled rehab floor with both Medicare and managed care residents. Performed social service assessments, MDS assessments, cognitive testing, and depressions scales to assess the resident’s current needs and previous history. Provided counseling for residents and families, and assisted in referring to ancillary services for additional support. Worked in a strong team setting and attended daily IDT and PPS meetings regarding residents’ care. Assisted residents in completing advanced directives. Assisted with marketing roles for the company in addition to the admissions process. Lead social service related in-services facility wide. Supervised MSW and BSW interns.
Hearthstone Assisted Living at Vista Ridge, 2006 to 2009
Activities Director, Receptionist, Care Attendant
As the Activities Director, I worked with volunteers and vendors in the
community to plan energizing and interactive activities for residents at every level of care: independent, assisted, and dementia focused.
CBS Radio, 2007 to 2007
Met with radio sponsors to develop rapport and foster current and new advertising relationships. Assisted with radio meet and greets, concerts, and other marketing events in the DFW area in an effort to gain new listeners and promote enthusiasm about the station.