Ambitious professional with strong work ethic; extensive knowledge of behavioral and emotional disorders among men, women, and children; and treatment plan design experience.
Hands on leader, driven by eagerness to help others, and able to asses complex situations and prepare solutions. Motivated and efficient communicator who learns quickly, develops expertise, and produces immediate contributions to people, teams, and organizations
June 2012 to Present
Meets with consumers to complete intake interviews, monitor progress for 30 day assessments, coordinate staffing with family/service facilitators, and review progress while also administering vocational interest testing. Develops, implements, and monitors annual individualized and unified plans. Provides continued case management to all consumers by completing/filing all documentation. Reviews all documentation sheets on clients for accuracy, completeness, and necessity, while completing any training one may request. Serving up to 75 individuals at a time.
Managed to reassess all individuals from former employee and correct all information that was not completed or done accurately from the past (included over 200 or so clients). Also, several individuals that were a bit difficult to work with at first became successful in their goals by implementing different techniques for different individuals and their needs.
With one client, for example, music was something he thoroughly enjoyed. So as a sort of positive reenforcement, I was able to set up a scenario with them that if he completed his days work and goals, we could spend a certain amount of time with me teaching him/her guitar. Another individual seemed very artistic but on the side of painting versus music, so the same kind of positive reinforcement was utilized just with a different technique and both improved dramatically within a short time period.
Research Lab at The University of Cincinnati
January 2011 to Present
-Participant recruitment via oral presentations, preparing IRB protocols, weekly project focus group, attendance in weekly didactics, and any other job or duty that comes up in the lab.
Contact: Giao Tran
January 2010 to June 2012
- A center for developmentally disabled where I schedule and train employees to provide personal care and set up transportation for the individuals in the adult day training program.
- Provide on-going training to the staff as designated by the executive director.
- Coordinate communication between the residents and families, along with case managers and behavior analysts in monthly and quarterly meetings.
- Monitor the proper documentation of daily, weekly, and monthly services for the residents in our program.
- Coordinate services with other agencies.
- Ensure that all the residents' rights are being observed, as well as quality assurance on the ADT site.
- Assist with the branch manager/executive director in developing policy and procedure for the Adult Day Training site.
- Work with branch manager/executive director in the development of curriculums for staff training and meeting staff certification goals.
- In charge of hiring and interviewing with prospective employees for the ADT program.
- In charge of medication administration, as well as all documentation of medication administration.
2010 to January 2010
January 2010 then an employee from March 2010-January 2011
-Working with nursing staff and doctors to monitor patient's behavior and diet, keep residents entertained by playing games with them (balloon volleyball, reading the newspaper to them in the mornings, bingo, taking them outside for walks, writing workshops, arts and crafts, etc). Wrote up care plans and evaluations for meetings with the families.
Contact: Martha Buckley
High School Tutor and Administrative Assistant
March 2006 to January 2010
-Tutoring underprivileged children for the science OGT (Ohio Graduation Test), working with children on homework, projects, or any other issue that may come up while attending the school. I worked with children that had many mental disabilities, including ADD, ADHD, and other developmental disorders. As administrative assistant my duties included organizing meetings and trips for the summer camp program, sending out emails and keeping in contact with the family members, preparing the bi-weekly paychecks for all employees to send to human resources, organizing all files on children and all bookkeeping, and preparing for state evaluations/audits each year (we were a federally funded program).
Contact: Deborah Brock-Blanks
(513) 276-9233 E-mail: Dbrockblanks@yahoo.com
• Research Assistant
Behavioral Health Research Lab
B.A. in psychology
Certificate in Education
AURCO Psychology Conference
• Strong interpersonal skills and organizing tasks efficiently and effectively.
• Aligning team members around organizational strategies and values (children and adults).
• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Endnote, SPSS
• MAC and PC software systems