|Desired Industry: Counseling
|Desired Job Location: Naperville, Illinois
||Date Posted: 6/26/2007
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: ASAP
|Desired Wage: 30,000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
To obtain a position in which I can provide counseling, advising, and support services to a diverse population of individuals.
Valley View School District September 2006- May 2007
Independence Elementary School- Paraprofessional
Worked as a Program Aide for the Emotionally Delayed Students grades 4-5; Assisted in teaching lessons such as, Reading, Spelling, Social Studies, and Health; Advised students with coping skills, particular behavior plans, and positive reinforcement.
Little Friends Inc. June 2004-March 2003
In-Home Support Case Manager
Supervised staff for the In-Home respite program, trained Direct Support Staff to work directly with children with Autism, AD/HD, Lennox Gestalt, and OCD, Provided support to families; counseling, problem-solving. Advocate for families with children with disabilities, attended school meetings, assessments with speech and behavior specialist. Wrote Individualized Support Plans and facilitated team meetings.
Individual Advocacy Group
May 2003- February2004
QMRP (Qualified Mental Retardation Professional)
Worked to teach vocational and life skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. Daily responsibilities included, scheduling doctors appointments, shopping, and
taking clients on community outings; Also acted as House Manager and Coordinator for group homes developing, goal assessments, individual program plans and administering medications.
YMCA CDC &YWCA
October 1999- May-2003 & November 2001- June 2002
Child Development Center
Site Director (YMCA)-Child Care provider for the YMCA before & after school program cooridinated activities arts & crafts, sports recreation and taught pre-school sports caseload included 30 children, grades K-5; including developmentally disabled children with Cerebral Palsy & ADHD Responsible for client paperwork such as behavior reports and progress goal updates.
Child Care Resource and Referral Center November 2002- May 2003
Subsidy Specialist (YWCA) Determined client’s eligibility for the subsidy program, provided over the phone assistance & resources to low income parents attending school, or working to apply for subsidy grants and aid in childcare payment, performing data entry, and approved/denied applications, and provider background checks.
Crate and Barrel
September 2000-November 2002
Direct Marketing Sales
Assisted customers by processing orders, mailings and catalogue requests for the Crate and Barrel call center, regularly attended merchandise meetings for furniture, and household appliances, trained new staff with phone orders and sales; Also assisted in the gift registry department and with customer service.
Community In Schools
August 2000- June 2001
Social Work Intern
Conducting intakes and needs assessments, case management problem-solving, and intervention for at risk youth; Facilitated groups for: Violence Prevention/Anger Management, Drug, Alcohol, Gang, and Domestic Violence; Support groups, such as: girl’s Self-Esteem, & Teens Coping with Divorced Parents, Recruited and interviewed participants for the mentorship program. Mentored and counseled Middle School students.
*References Available Upon Request
Aurora University; Bachelor of Social Work, August 2001,GPA:3.5
College of DuPage, A.A Theatre Arts and General Studies; GPA 3.5
Youth Mentor Program
Comprehensive software knowledge of: Microsoft office, Word Perfect
and Internet applications.
Available upon request.
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