Residential Manager (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – April 24, 2017
This particular job required that I interacted with the clients daily throughout the day. Monitoring them, career pathing them, providing the assistance needed to get them and their families back together and on their feet.
Seek employment and educational programs to help the progress. Administered case studies to review if their was any change positive or negative in the clients behavior.
Held workshops, support groups, and job reediness interviews.
The culture, so many different clients to learn from and work with.
Advocate, Volunteer (Current Employee) – Pomona, CA – February 14, 2017
House of Ruth offers a variety of volunteer tasks that include assisting the hotline, shelters, daycare and so much more. Participating in the health fairs are a great way to educate the community on healthy relationships.
Internship/Volunteer (Former Employee) – Dothan, AL – February 6, 2017
Well I was interning at the House of Ruth I learned so much about domestic violence, and the reaction of the individual women. I learned most importantly that each woman that comes to the House of Ruth is different and fighting their own battles even if they are going through the same situation as the next battered woman. House of Ruth taught me to see pass what you read in the books and to really look at each person as a individual and not just another case. Being at the House of Ruth was always interesting. Either we had crisis calls or we were doing weekly evaluations to see where the ladies were at as far as their goals and how they were trying to better themselves to get back out into the world without being afraid.
Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Ruth, WA – December 22, 2015
Monitored the building, did bed checks to make sure that residents were actually in the facility. Counted medication, assisted residents when they were unable to sleep, due to many different reason. Provide crisis intervention, answered the doors, wrote reports, and xeroxed all proper documents needed.
Life Skills Trainer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 21, 2015
I counsel women and children, who have encountered domestic violence. I enjoy assisting clients in accomplishing their goals, but it is difficult deal with clients who are trying to cope with trauma. The agency is good, but there is no advancement into more fulfilling positions. My coworkers are very knowledgeable about the human service field, which allows for an easy environment to learn.
Intake Coordinator/Data Clerk/Assistant to ED (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – July 26, 2014
Families would come to us so broken that they could not even see an up, but when they left our doors they were hopeful and encouraged. Though we could not assist every one that came through our doors, we were at least able to redirect them to potential help.
Good working place with great programs for childrens
Housing Case Manager (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – June 30, 2014
A typical day was making home visit to clients home to ensure clients were keeping up with housing, medical appts, social services appointments and following rules and regulations of programs. I learned the importance of meeting where they are can open can individuals a sense of security and allow them to be more open. There were many changes within the organization however management was committed to the people the agency served. My co-worker were awesome, and I really enjoyed working with them. The hardest part of the job was the traveling, however the most enjoyable part of the job was helping people of diverse background.
A positive work environment although it has its stressful moments.
Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 3, 2014
Most days at work are quiet depending upon what shift you worked. Through various training I've learned different aspects of the mental health field. Management was fine as well as co-workers. Hardest part of the job was dealing with all the personalities and illnesses of the residents. The most enjoyable part of the job was the end result knowing that you have helped an individual become a productive citizen again.
Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 5, 2014
As a life skills trainer the job consists of administrative paperwork, watching the front door, and providing supportive listening and encouragement to families within the program. House Of Ruth develops a passion for Women and Children who have suffered from Domestic Violence and are in the early stages of rebuilding their lives.
One of the best aspects of working here has been facilitating groups with both parents and children individually. During the groups its amazing to see the peer-to-peer mentorship and encouragement that comes from survivors who embrace the tears of others.