Counseling, Social Work, Government, Telecommuting Resume
|Desired Industry: Social Services
|Desired Job Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
||Date Posted: 7/22/2011
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Dedicated professional with excellent skills in developing, motivating, and training others within the workplace environment. Strong analytical skills and resolution techniques. Over 15 years experience of community service experience. Specialty areas include: previously certified as a mental health care technician, previously licensed as a U. S Army family childcare owner/provider, mentored other family child care providers, special education paraprofessional (inclusion/BSP), and home/school liaison.
Home/School Liaison Paraprofessional
August 2010 to Current
Spotsylvania County Schools – Fredericksburg, Virginia
Meet with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues. Routinely met with students' parents regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions. Coordinate workshops, create newsletters, and develop professional documents for the Title I program. Create purchase order requests, contact vendors, manage inventory and facilitate teacher and parent involvement.
Special Education Paraprofessional
August 2007 to June 2010
Spotsylvania County Schools –
Assisted special education students with personal care needs, implemented prescribed behavioral management program for students, and supervised students in teacher-planned activities to assist students with staying on task for programs taught by supervising teacher. Documented student progress, prepared instructional materials, supervised and assisted students in the inclusion setting, and accompanied students during any community experiences. Adhered to confidentiality regarding students and parents.
February 2005 to August 2007
Homemaker/Childcare – Clarksville, VA
Worked with pre-school and school-age children in the home setting. Organized and implemented activities that fostered age-appropriate learning. Mentored other childcare providers. Identified signs of emotional and/or developmental concerns noticed in children and openly shared these concerns with the parents. Supported the emotional and social development, encouraged understanding of others and positive self-concepts. Ensured a safe, loving environment for children in care.
Family Childcare Owner/Provider
April 2004 to January 2005
US Army Family Childcare /North Star Daycare – Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Mentored other childcare providers with preparing for licensing. Kept accurate records of children in care and followed all licensing requirements for the state of Alaska. Documented observations, activities implemented, meals served, and medications administered. Constructed lesson plans using age-appropriate activities for children in care. Ensured a safe, loving environment for the children that fostered learning. Kept parents informed of progress and/or areas of regression in children. Developed techniques and encouraged parents to practice skills in their personal home setting. Worked with special needs children and developed ways of allowing all children to function at the highest academic level possible.
Certified Home Health Aide
December 2001 to March 2003
Americare Plus – South Hill, Virginia
Assisted client with personal care needs. Prepared well-balanced meals, took client to doctor and therapy appointments. Provided companionship which included: shopping, dining out, and visiting relatives and friends. Took vital signs and assisted with the administering of medications. Conducted range of motion exercises to improve mobility and circulation in areas affected by multiple sclerosis. Documented on a daily basis and kept an open line of communication with the registered nurses, doctors, and therapists.
February 1997 to December 2001
John Umstead Hospital – Butner, North Carolina
Supervised clients in assuring activities of daily living were met. Conducted counseling sessions for teens and adults at the Day Treatment Center for 3 years. Directed milieu meetings held on the ward on a daily basis. Scheduled activities for clients while assuring a safe and therapeutic environment with minimal supervision. Monitored clients by usage of medical devices. Managed inventory and proper stock levels of medical equipment. Provided customer service to client's family members and visitors. Documented daily routines of clients for hospital doctors to make recommendations and diagnosis. Coordinated meetings between social workers, doctors, clients and family members. Interviewed clients and recorded medical history. Coordinated the movement of clients and their belongings from ward to ward. Managed hospital mental ward under supervision of a registered nurse. Administered medications under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. Coordinated hazardous material cleanup with environmental staff.
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Master/Marriage and Family Therapy Program, 2010-Present
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, June 2009
University of Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona
Associate of Arts in General Studies, October 2006
National Education Association, NEA Member
Virginia Education Association, VEA Member
Spotsylvania Education Association, SEA Member
Proficient with the following software packages:
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher
Adult & Child CPR & First Aid
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
U. S. Army Family Childcare Program
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Childcare Training Certification
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Available upon request.
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