Seeking a position in the substance abuse field, or social work field
Sep ••••• to Dec •••••
Supervisor Alexander's Abilities, Inc. Chandler, AZ
I became the new supervisor of one of the day programs. As supervisor, I supervised a staff of eight employees. I put together the monthly calendar, bought supplies for crafts and activities, organized outings, facilitated ISP meetings, wrote incident reports, communicated with family members regarding issues, administered medication, handled route changes, performed write-ups of staff members when necessary, and kept the program running smoothly on a daily basis.
• Developed leadership skills. • Learned how to take charge in stressful situations. • Learned how to communicate effectively with family members. • Developed skills regarding HR related issues.
Apr ••••• to Sep •••••
Lead Staff Alexander's Abilities, Inc. Chandler, AZ
When I was promoted to lead staff, I developed leadership skills. I assisted the supervisor in monthly reports, calendar planning, incident reports, and attendance. I also supervised activities and made sure daily schedules were followed. In addition to being lead staff, I also worked as a 1:4 program aide.
• Developed leadership skills. • Learned how to plan monthly calendars and daily schedules. • Developed skills regarding monthly reports, incident reports, and attendance.
Aug ••••• to Apr •••••
Program Aide Alexander's Abilities, Inc. Chandler, AZ
I worked at two different day programs for Developmentally Disabled adults during this time. I worked as a 1:1 aide, and at times as a 1:4 aide. I worked as a 1:1 aide for a total care client, who required changing, feeding, and physical therapy. I involved him in as many activities as possible. I also worked with another 1:1 client who was higher functioning. He made necklaces and wind chimes in the store the company owns, and I assisted him in those projects. I also assisted him regarding safety awareness and responsibilities, such as chores and hygiene. In order to work with 1:1 clients, I had to be trained in CIT (Client Intervention Training), which enabled me to restrain clients when they were in danger of hurting themselves or others. As a 1:4, I worked with three to five high functioning clients at a time.
• Learned how to assist individuals with a wide range of physical and mental challenges. • Developed CIT skills in order to safely restrain clients when necessary.
Mar ••••• to Aug •••••
Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) Maxim Staffing Solutions Tempe, AZ
As a BHT for a staffing company, I was sent to different facilities and homes that housed Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) adults. I was required to monitor clients when they took their medication, ensure that rooms and apartments were kept clean by the clients, document the clients' progress, assist clients in achieving their goals, handle emergency situations, and lead anger-management groups.
• Developed the ability to lead anger-management groups. • Learned how to handle situations involving threats of suicide, violent outbursts, etc. • Learned how to multitask, especially when working at facilities with ••••• or more clients.
Aug ••••• to Mar •••••
Habitat Technician (HT) at a Group Home Arizona Healthcare Contract Management Services Phoenix, AZ
As an HT at a group home for Developmentally Disabled adults, I provided transportation to and from the day program, took the clients on outings, cooked, cleaned, gave baths, administered medication, and documented the clients' progress. Two of the three clients were Deaf. I am fluent in American Sign Language, which enabled me to communicate with them more effectively.
• Learned how to safely administer medication. • Learned how to handle complicated situations. • Developed a deeper understanding and compassion for vulnerable individuals.
University of Phoenix Online Bachelor's in Human Services/Management
I received a Bachelor's degree in Human Services (Social Work)/Management in order to have a better understanding of human development, psychology, and counseling techniques. This degree provides a solid foundation for my future as a substance abuse therapist.
• Have the foundational knowledge necessary to move forward in my education and career.
Phoenix College Phoenix AAS degree in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Preparation
I completed the Interpreter Preparation Program at Phoenix College. Although I decided to take a different direction regarding my career, I am fluent in ASL and have found it to be extremely useful in the various positions I have held.