|Objective||To obtain a position with an agency that provides a diverse and challenging work environment as well as career advancement opportunities.|
|Education||1998-2003 Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
BS in Family and Consumer Sciences
Course work includes Child Development, Group Dynamics, Social Work, Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Family Services.
|Skills||Certified in Medication Administration and CPR and First Aid.
Certified in Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI). Extensive training in behavior and aggression management, suicide prevention, substance and sexual abuse intervention. Proficient in Microsoft software programs, including Word, Internet, Power Point, Excel and Access.
|Employment||8/2009-Present Westwood College TX
General Employment Advisor
Introduce new and continuing students to Career Development and guiding them through the general employment process. Maintain regular and consistent contact with students. Provide career opportunity counseling for students. Conduct career development seminars/workshops. Capture, maintain and update student records through a case management database. Coach students individually and in groups on job creative search skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques. Assist with on-campus job fairs.
10/2006-Present Harris Co. Juvenile Probation Dept.
Juvenile Probation Officer- Intake/screening
Working with at-risk youth aged 10-17 in a Juvenile Justice setting.
Responsibilities include communicating with Law Enforcement Official, making decisions in regards to policy, procedure and placement of juveniles within the system. Interviewing, interacting with parents, Law Enforcement and the Juvenile Probation Department to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and provide a sense of security for the community through counseling, case management and community supervision.
06/2006-07/2008 Health &Human Services
8/2005-10/2005 Baltimore City Public School System
6/2004- 7/2005 Woodstock Job Corps Woodstock, MD
Career Preparation Instructor
Working with at- risk males and females aged 16-24. Participating as a member of the Career Development Team in facilitating positive student transitions, employability, independent living and survival skills. Conduct money management, resume writing, driver’s education, interview and career transition. Responsibilities include counseling, case management of students through weekly evaluations and case notes. Assisting clients with gaining employment and utilizing resources to maintain employment, obtain health care and child care if needed and continue healthy and productive lifestyles once they exit the program.
2003- 2004 Good Shepherd Center Baltimore, MD
Working between two complete lock down units housing a total of 29 teenage females ages 13-18. Clients referred from Department of Juvenile services and Department of Social Services. Responsibilities include counseling, case management, crisis intervention for severe juvenile offenders, scheduling, planning and facilitating therapeutic activities as a means of therapy and treatment. Responsible for maintaining budgets, monthly calendar of events and up to date reports to show the effectiveness of therapeutic activities as it relates to treatment. I also maintain an active role on a treatment team of Psychologists, Teachers, Nurses, Social Workers and Residential Counselors to provide efficient and effective treatment to adolescent females.
10/02- 02/06 Arrow Project of Maryland Towson, MD
Working in a facility housing eighteen young women and 24 young men aged 11-17 referred from Departments of Juvenile and Social Services. Responsibilities include counseling, case management, staffing, scheduling, maintaining healthy and safe living environment, planning daily activities, group outings, attending court and medical appointments and community service projects. Working closely with fellow counseling staff to resolve issues affecting individual residents, helping clients adapt to the program and helping them prepare to transition into other programs or into their homes.
2002- 2003 Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
Academic Enrichment Counselor
Responsibilities include counseling and assisting participating students with their college preparation, computer training, preparing and conducting a wide variety of workshops on numerous topics including: healthy eating and exercise, resume writing, time management, study habits, tutoring and mentoring.