June 1998 to December 2012
Contracted Case Manager, Working with Mower County on a contracted basis, I have been carrying a caseload of clients who have a severe and persistent mental illness and on medical assistance, clients on waiver programs, and guardianships. As a part of team I also performed child custody evaluations in Mower and Freeborn county. 4/02-11/2012
Social Worker, Mower County Human Services. I carried a caseload of clients who were developmentally disabled and live in an ICF/MR and completed DD assessments for persons wanting case management services. I was responsible for preparing the pre-petition screenings for both MI and CD commitments. Additionally I did adult protection investigations and prepare the guardianship/conservatorships petitions requested in the county. I was the Rule 79 case manager for clients who were severe and persistently mentally ill. During this time period I also did Rule 25 assessments and placements and also did on-call on a rotating basis.
Social Worker, Houston County Human Services, Caledonia, MN. Carried a caseload of adult and children clients who had severe and persistent mental illness and clients who were on the CADI waiver. I also did on-call on a rotating basis.
Youth Counselor/In Home Counselor, Gerard of Minnesota, Austin, MN. Worked directly with youth in the treatment facility and with families in their homes.
Child Protection-Internship, Mower County Human Services, Austin, MN. Social Work Intern with the Child Protection Unit. Had direct contact with families in developing case plans, attended court hearings, interviewed children and worked with school officials.
Olmsted County Social Services-Internship-Rochester, MN-Social work practice. Worked with the DD population and developed individual service plans, interviewed families and helped change guardianships from the state to a private party.
B.S.W. in Social Work
1993 to 1994
A.A.- in general studies
1990 to 1992
I work well both with a team as well as independently. I find the good in all those that I work with and am solution based for positive outcomes.
Licensed Social Worker
1994 to July 2013
Professional License- MN Board of Social Work-Licensed Social Worker #10623.
Professional Fraternal Organizations- NASW