Lyudmila Minskaya

Freelance Russian Translator & Business Manager

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Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
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LYUDMILA MINSKAYA, M.A., Ph.D., MSW
11910 Weddington Street, Unit 105
Valley Village, CA 91607
(323) 350-5595
lminskaya@yahoo.com
OBJECTIVE :
To obtain a position in a clinical setting where I can contribute to the success of the organization while effectively utilizing my Management , Quality Assurance and Social Work experience.
SUMMARY
Bilingual (English, Russian), Social Work and Pharmacy professional, with proven conflict management skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with great interpersonal skills, strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantities analysis.
EDUCATION:
M.A. in Psychology, Kharkov State University (Ukraine), 1976.
Ph.D. in Psychology, Kiev State University (Ukraine),1988.
Pharmacy Technician Certificate, Pacific Travel Trade School (Los Angeles), 1996.
M.A. in Social Work," Dubna " International University for Nature, Society and Man Russia (City of Dubna, Moscow Area),2007. (accredited by Council on Social Work Education on 03/29/07)
Pastor-Counselor, Pastoral Counseling Certificate, Phoenix State University ( USA) , 2008
Master Certificate in Business Management (Los Angeles ), 2011
EXPERIENCE
02/07 - present Medical Social Worker (MSW) (contractual) (United Care Home Health Agency ( Los Angeles , CA )
Providing skilled psychosocial assessments of Social/Emotional factors r/t pts illness need for care, response to illness; developing plan to increase in-home support; counseling for long range planning and decision making; community resources planning; crisis interventions, counseling to cope w/diagnosis/prognosis; admitting new patients, estate planning, social adjustment to medical illness individually, living wills, placement assistance (assisted living facility,board and care,).
06/09 –11/11 Director of Quality AssuranceDepartment. United Care Home Health Agency ( Los Angeles , CA )
Auditing all assessments and scheduled visits of SN, PT/OT, CHHA, SPEECH THERAPIST and following MD orders to provide sufficient level of care for all patients. Carrying out internal survey to improve quality of home health services for admitted patients via phone questionnaire meetings with patients.
12/09-present Medical Social Worker (MSW) (contractual) Four Season Quality Home Health Inc. ( Los Angeles , CA) Providing skilled psychosocial assessments of Social/Emotional factors r/t pts illness need for care, response to illness; developing plan to increase in-home support; counseling for long range planning and decision making; community resources planning; crisis interventions, counseling to cope w/diagnosis/prognosis; admitting new patients, estate planning, social
adjustment to medical illness individually, living wills, placement assistance (assisted living facility, hospice, board and care, nursing home etc).
Coordinating program in accordance with licensure requirements, participation on the Utilization Review Committee and the multidisciplinary assessment team, translating from

04/08-06/09 Program Manager/ Social Worker (MSW)/, HEALTHYLIFE ADHC (Los Angeles, CA).
English language into Russian during initial assessments, reassessments between English-speaking staff and Russian-speaking participants to improve quality of services provided for the participants quality assurance, case management, lecturing, feeling out and translating important documents, social maintenance, initial assessments, reassessments, monthly summaries. Approved by Department of Aging as a Social Worker not under the flexibility request, according to educational background.
08/07-04/08 Program Director, Marina Del Rey ADHC (Marina Del Rey, CA).
Implementing and coordinating program in accordance with licensure requirements, planning, case management and scheduling activities for overall program operations; quality assurance, admitting new participants, developing and evaluating treatment plans and program in accordance with needs of participants served; monitoring and analyzing of day to day program performance; and implementing short term corrective when appropriate and make long range planning to the Administration; participation on the Utilization Review Committee and the multidisciplinary assessment team, translating from English language into Russian during initial assessments, reassessments between English-speaking staff and Russian-speaking participants to improve quality of services provided for the participants according to Title 22. Trained and hired staff. Approved by Licensing
Department as a Program Director not under the flexibility request according to
experience/education.
12/04-12/06 Assistant of Case manager, Total Family Support Clinic, (Los Angeles, CA).
(Volunteer)
Responsible for providing assistance to Counseling department, conducting a variety of therapy groups, including peer support, relaxation, treatment and prevention, parenting classes and reality orientation groups, etc.
08/02- 07/07 Program Director, L'CHAIM ADHC (Los Angeles, CA) .
Supervision and managing all departments, fulfillment of all their duties. Full responsibility for providing initial assessments ( admitting new participants), reassessments, quarterlies, participant's intake and discharge plans, quality assurance, utilization review, relaxation groups, grief counseling, individual and group therapies for participants, case management, etc. Providing excellent services for peers to prevent further deterioration. Protecting their rights and privacy in a respectful, friendly environment, translating from English language into Russian during initial assessments, reassessments between English-speaking staff and Russian-speaking participants to improve quality of services provided for participants to improve quality of services provided for the participants according to Title 22. Trained and hired staff. Approved by Licensing Department as a Program Director not under the flexibility request, according to my experience and educational background.
05/00-08/02 Social Worker/ Manager, Arcadia ADHC (Los Angeles, CA).
Full responsibility for socialization groups, grief counseling, psychosocial assessments, lecturing, feeling out and translating important documents, social maintenance, initial assessments, reassessments, quarterlies, discharge plans, utilization review.

References upon request.