Career Objective – Position in an agency that will allow me to advocate and serve the needs of others
2003- The Wright House Wellness Center
Responsible for three programs, also community advocacy to those most at risk for AIDS/HIV. Responsible for facilitating workshops and information in the East Austin community. Gathering stats to be sent to CDC.
2003-2008- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Taking calls nation-wide from victims of partner abuse. Victims given referrals to shelters, legal advocacy and counseling in their area. Able to assist victims in safety planning to safely leave their abuser. Sometimes making reports to protective services when warranted. Mailing information to callers regarding domestic violence.
1999-2003- Texas Dept. of Protective and Regulatory Services (State Wide Intake Specialist II).
Taking reports of abuse/neglect to children and elderly or disabled adults. Documenting each call determining its priority and sending it to local field office for investigation. Handling critical calls such as suicidal calls and contacting appropriate law enforcement jurisdiction. Referring callers to other social service agencies to better meet their needs
1998-1999-Texas Dept. of Protective and Regulatory Services (Child Protective Services Investigator)
Investigating reports of abuse/neglect. Interviewing children, parents and other witnesses when available. Children sometimes removed from the home and placed in foster care or relative placements made. Cases documented to be later reviewed by supervisor. Also responsible for court documents and testifying in court proceedings. Also set up services for children and parents when needed.
1998 University of Texas at Arlington. Bachelor of Social Work
2005 Prairie View A&M University Ma, Ed. Counseling
Volunteer work. 2003 Safe Place. 1998. Arlington Youth Services