Results-oriented professional with proven experience in leadership skills. Combines strong planning, organizational and communication skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent problem solving skills; creative and resourceful in resolution. Trusted advisor, liaison, and assistant. Proficient with leading PC applications including word processing programs. Well-rounded performer committed to continued excellence.
Excellent creative, people-oriented communication and organizational skills.
Self-motivated with high performance standards and strong emphasis on goals, deadlines and quality of work.
Strong work ethic with ability to execute a variety of projects simultaneously.
Can work independently in a confidential role or as a team player.
Excellent secretarial, computer and Internet skills.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Chicago, IL••••••••••Present
Community Integration Specialist
Residential and Housing consultant for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.
Liaison for disabled population and related agencies such as HUD, CHAC, and Lifelink
Responsible for enlisting services related to independent living such as occupational and vocational rehabilitation.
Successful placement of entire caseload of clients in less than a year of employment.
Significantly increased housing database and related resources for clients.
Challenged agency to implement extensive follow-up services after reintegration into community.
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL••••••••••
Executive assistant to principal investigator of citywide marketing research study.
Solely responsible for training in the areas of research, interview protocol, documentation and technical support.
Supervised research team members responsible for data collection and entry.
Completed a concise survey assessing health and housing needs of Chicago residents.
Instrumental in publishing research topic in sociological journal.
Promoted through several increasingly responsible assignments.
Assumed some administrative duties, handled project financial accounts, equipment negotiation, and coordinated community involvement.
Other Positions to assist with education expenses:
Thresholds, Inc. Chicago, IL, Intern ••••••••••
DePaul University Chicago, IL, Financial Counselor••••••••••
Follett Corporation Chicago, IL, Customer Service Representative••••••••••
DePaul University -Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts, Psychology••••••••••
DePaul University -Chicago, IL Masters, Sociology••••••••••
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