Engaging, dynamic, and experienced Spanish Counselor/ Mentor utilizing my Master’s education, with relevant industry experience as a bi-lingual professional. Detail-oriented individual exemplifies professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at any given moment. Strategic leadership qualities and the ability to work with people from varying backgrounds, while implementing team values.
University of Memphis – B.A. Education – Spanish 2008
Zulia University, Venezuela – 1984
M.A. in Education – Concentration in Spanish Technological Instruction
Tennessee Department of Health and NCTSN, PTSD and SAMHSA
Certified 2009 – 2012 as Professional Development Crisis Counselor, MA
Licensed NPI: 1497046544
State of Tennessee Commerce and Insurance
Licensed Insurance Agent 2013
Certifying Agency American Heart Association– May 2015
Expertise & Training
Fluent in Spanish
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent Team Building traits
Active listener as a Behavior Interventions Specialist II
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 2010
Head Start Pre-k Project (Grant Federal Founded). Memphis, TN 2013.
Community Advocate Bilingual
Assesses Latino Community to identify barriers and recruits and maintains the required enrollment level of eligible children from a specified target area.
Identifies and consolidates information regarding special community agencies providing services to the Latino community.
Completes a Family assessment, and provide family service referrals and follow-up.
Coordinates workshops and seminars to ensure that culturally appropriate information and services are provided by agencies that work with the Latino community.
Learn and Love, Project- Catholic Charities. Memphis, TN – 2013
Coached teacher, parents in the effective development and production of bilingual students.
Provided professional instruction.
Effectively utilized educational strategies and techniques to enhance student’s cognitive, emotional and development learning.
Attends required training sessions, workshops and other outside child development activities.
Southeast Mental Health Memphis, TN – Jun 2010 – Aug 2012
Mental Health Specialist II
·Utilize extensive experience and positive attitude to inspire patients through their recovery.
·Provide quality service to clients with a proactive attitude to conflict resolution, representing a strong brand image.
Crisis Counselor Memphis, TN Jun 2010 – Aug 2012
Crisis Counselor Spanish
Monitored, evaluated and recorded activities for flood victims.
Conducted needs assessments and referrals to the appropriate support agencies.
Facilitated comprehensive training and recorded that information in the agency’s database for future inquiry.
Memphis City Schools – Hamilton High Memphis, TN Aug 2008 – Aug 2009
Provided professional instruction as a Spanish Teacher
Created an environment conducive to learning.
Conducted needs assessments in preparation for college and career development.
Created lesson plans and worked with peers and school administrators to provide effective comprehensive learning modules.
Established a standard for classroom behavior.
Effectively utilized educational strategies and techniques to enhance student’s cognitive, emotional and developmental learning.