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Social/Family Worker

Newark, NJ


To utilize my creative and professional social work and counseling experience in order to meet the needs of the entire family, school and community.

Work Experience

Social/Family Worker

East Orange Community Charter School, East Orange, NJ

2006Jun 2010

- 1st & 2nd Grade - performed home visits, established on-going recruitment and enrolling 
students into the district, distributed, collected, compiled and analyze data from the Family Needs Assessment Form, submitted the New Jersey DONET twice a school year, conducted Parent/Guardian Meetings, Parent Orientation, encouraged parent involvement on a daily basis, conducted "one-on-one" conferences with parents to increase academic success for the student, met with teachers on a daily and biweekly basis to discuss any classroom or behavioral issues, finalized and coordinated monthly attendance reports, gathered and maintained necessary documentation within the Administrative Plus Software on new and current students, maintained a waiting list per grade level, facilitated monthly workshops, submitted monthly reports, worked in conjunction with other school components in order to advocate for the student and parent, assisted families in need with outside community resources, met weekly with the Social Services Department to discuss current school events and upcoming school specials, worked in conjunction with the Enrollment Center to register Charter students into the East Orange District, worked consecutively with the Education Department and the IRS (Intervention Referral Services) team as a Case Coordinator to identify academically "at risk" students who had been referred for special services, Classifications and/or outside counseling, worked with the Title I Coordinator to gain more parent involvement by way of implementing different strategies.

Senior Caregivers Program

Family Connections, Maplewood, NJ

2005 2006

Senior Caregivers Program - Clinical Case Worker to elderly caregivers and grandparents, performed home visits, performed intakes, referrals, treatment plans, progress notes and assessments for clients.

Volunteer Social Work Intern

Family Connections/Reunity House, Newark, NJ

2004 2006

- facilitated parenting skills training with parents who are involved with DYFS, 
observed court appointed visitations of parent(s) and their child(ren), initiated treatment plans, prepared intake forms, made referrals, facilitated in-group counseling, followed up with regularly scheduled appointments and performed process recordings.

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

St. James A.M.E. Church, Newark, NJ

2001 2005

- included administrative duties and recorded monies received from parishioners.

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

1999 2001

- included secretarial duties, assisted the students with registration concerns, directed phone calls and made travel arrangements.

Administrative Assistant

Baltimore City Comm. College, Baltimore, MD

1990 1999

- assisted the departmental director with daily secretarial duties and assisted students with registration. Assisted Director of Student Support Services (SSS) with students with educational needs.

Part-time Freelance Writer

Newark Examiner, Denver, CO

May 2011

Christian Devotional Writer for the Newark, New Jersey area.

Freelance Writer

The Newark Examiner , Denver, CO

May 2011

Volunteer Online Writer - Write for the Newark Christian Devotional Examiner, where the articles are relevant, exciting, and current.


Bachelors in Social Work

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ



  • Established a workable class list on a new software system that cuts down on paper waste, cost and manpower.
  • Assisted parents in getting housing, furniture, food, outside counseling and referrals.
  • Designed school yearbook covers (front/back).
  • Attended various seminars relating to social work and education.

Additional Information

  • Published author
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