INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTS COORDINATOR – FAMILY LINKS
Service- focused social worker and program coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, emancipated youth and special -needs populations. Skilled in building community support, key coalitions and strategic interagency partnerships. Backed by solid credentials (BSW) and equal strengths in program, personnel and case-management.
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
July 2015 to Present
• Supports Coordination (SC) is a program that helps with locating, coordinating and monitoring services that improve the quality of their lives for children and adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability.
• SC unit helps to refer individuals and families to: Home and community-based services, Specialized therapies (i.e. physical, behavioral, speech), Respite services, Residential services, Employment services, Adult day programs, including pre-vocational programming and adult training facilities, Senior citizen day programs, Transportation services, and Environmental accessibility adaptations
May 2013 to March 2015
• Receive referrals from the Intake Department of cases reported for child abuse, neglect or dependency.
• Initiates comprehensive family assessment to identify family systems issues and service’s needs, including concrete services such as, but not limited to, food, housing, clothing, income assistance and medical and dental care.
• Initiates treatment and case management services and cooperates with Intake Services Worker on the investigation of child abuse and neglect reports when the latter activity has not be completed prior to case transfer or in the instance of a new abuse report on an open case.
• Updates information from family member and collaterals on the family history, including prior child placements, demographic information, medical and school history, financial status, current family functioning, etc.
• Initiates and revises according to specific time frames and as needed, a family service plan (FSP) and/or conferencing and teaming for each family, which is based on the family systems assessment and which is goal oriented with clear, specific and time limited behavioral objectives.
July 2012 to April 2013
Same as above
PARTNERS FOR QUALITY (SUPPORT ASSISTANCE)
December 2009 to December 2012
• Provide fast, fun and friendly service.
• Maintain a clean, great-looking store.
• Train new team members.
• Deliver accurate product placement, pricing and labels. Learn new technology.
• Neatly arrange items on shelves. Move merchandise using proper equipment and techniques.
• Act quickly to resolve guest concerns.
• Cross train and work in other areas of store as needed.
• Quickly and accurately scan and bag all items and collect payment.
June 2010 to May 2012
June 2010- May 2012
• To provide assistance to adults with mental disabilities.
• Distribute prescribed medications for consumers at specific times.
• To assist with daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and bathing.
• To assist with developmental skills such as reading, writing and math.
• To assist with the inventory of poisonous substances and medication.
BACHELOR’S in Social Work
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Case planning and case management (4 years’ experience)
• Client Advocacy (6 years’ experience)
• Interagency partnership/ referral (4 experience)
• Community Outreach (6 years’ experience)
• Able to read, write and speak Spanish and English
• A flexible, cooperative, hard worker, team player and reliable
• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
• Former Girl Scout of America, Bronze and Silver Award Recipient