A compassionate and resourceful licensed social worker and school counselor with more than seven years of social work experience. Skilled in working within the academic environment, helping to support conflict resolution efforts, while also managing student progress. Background includes leadership roles, training other staff members, and encouraging collaborative processes.
2009 - 2012BELIEVE SOUTHSIDE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL BROOKLYN, NY
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR
Organized, planned, and scheduled student meetings around conflict resolution. Cultivated relationships with community organizations to support the school, students, and families. Resolved counseling issues in the student body, and served on special education committees to provide required IEP reviews. Developed and led the Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).
2008 - 2011NEW DIRECTIONS BROOKLYN, NY
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to older adults, adolescents, and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Collaborated with EAP’s, NYC Probation, Parole Officers, and Schools and Drug treatment courts regarding clients’ individual progress. Developed and delivered individualized comprehensive treatment plans for clients with substance abuse issues.
2007 - 2010MIDTOWN PRIMARY CARE- PARALLAX CENTER, NEW YORK, NY
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
Performed comprehensive intake using the Alcohol Severity Index scale. Provided individual and group psychotherapy at an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility, designing treatment plans. Maintained comprehensive therapeutic records for quarterly review by state monitors such as: EAP’s, Drug Treatment Courts, HRA and OASAS.
2008 - 2009CAMBA BROOKLYN, NY
VICTIMS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: SOCIAL WORKER
Supplied crisis intervention and counseling to victims and their families. Assisted clients in completing compensation claims, VAWA, and U-Visa applications, and applying for section 8 and public housing. Provided crisis counseling and educational workshops to students from Erasmus Highs School Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).
2007 - 2008SANCTUARY FOR FAMILIES NEW YORK, NY
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOCIAL WORK STUDENT INTERN
2006 - 2007JEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION BROOKLYN, NY
FOSTER CARE SOCIAL WORK STUDENT INTERN
Education & Training
Master of Science in Social Work, New York University, New York, NY, 2008
Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, 2005
Licensed School Social Worker/ Counselor CPR Certified