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Social Worker

9100 Walker Rd. Apt A25 Shreveport,La


  • Master level social worker, proficient in applying a working body of professional knowledge to the resolution of social problems and the enhancement of social functioning.
  • To obtain a professional position as a Social Worker in which there is opportunity for advancement while working on the requirements for becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • My goal to be a successful social worker is to obtain as much experience and knowledge as possible, so that I may work and assist different kinds of clients with their social needs.
  • A highly talented and enthusiastic Social Worker with great deal of experience working with people experiencing crisis or people who are socially excluded;
  • Seeking a creative position as social worker or teacher for an educational or community-based organization, which serves underserved youth and their families, and has a strong commitment to social justice.

Work Experience

School Social Worker

Academic Recovery Ombudsma, 401 N Holzman Shreveport, La 71103

Aug 2015May 2016

  • Serve on student support teams and special education committees at assigned schools in the division. 
  • Review student records to identify previous barriers and/or interventions. 

  • Develop and implement professional development training for educational staff and parents, as requested. 

  • Provide individual and/or group counseling in response to school-wide crises.  

  • Respond to referrals requesting verification of residence. 

  • provision of comprehensive school social work services.  

  • Participate in professional development activities aimed at current trends and best practices for the

  • Conduct home visits as a method to access the family and conduct interviews in response to school referrals.  

  • Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs; refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate. 

  • Perform related work as required. 

  • Conduct parent interviews to acquire socio developmental information as needed for special education referrals.  

  • Analyze information gained through record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs; integrate gained information into a written report and oral presentation. 

  • Attend and participate in Manifestation meetings.

  • Interview students and parents to discuss issues related to non-attendance and develop a plan of action. 

  • Assist the school in following school board regulations for excessive absences and truancy; attend student support team meetings and court intervention. 

Mental Health Professional

Rehabilitation Service of Northwest Louisiana, 1225 San Antonio Ave Many, La

May 2015Aug 2015

  • Interviewed and assessed an average of 30 incoming residents per week.
  • Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews and professional sources. 
  • Conducted one-on-one counseling sessions per week.
  • Counseled students with mental health disorders such as Bipolar disorder, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Depression.
  • Revised treatment plans in consultation withclinical psychiatrist based on patient progress.
  • Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
  • Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation.
  • Consulted with clients when developing long term treatmentplan goals and objectives.
  • Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioralproblems.
  • Met with clients in their homes to promote continuity of care.
  • Educated clients and their families about client rights and responsibilities.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.

Treatment Counselor

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Dept. Community Service Division, 750 Third Street Natchitoches, La 71457

Jan 2015May 2015

  • Interviewed and assessed an average of 3 incoming residents per week. 
  • Led two group therapy sessions each week.
  • Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews and professional sources.
  • Revised treatment plans in consultation with clinical psychiatrist based on patient progress.
  • Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
  • Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation.
  • Consulted with clients when developing long term treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and their families.
  • Obtained the necessary signatures on "Release of Information" forms to obtain medical and treatment records from other service providers.
  • Obtained the necessary signatures on "Release of Information" forms to obtain medical and treatment records from other service providers.
  • Educated clients and their families about client rights and responsibilities.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.
  • Developed and ran programs to increase awareness of the causes and effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Followed up with program participants after program completion to track progress.
  • Organized outreach events with local, city and state agencies to increase awareness of mental health services and referral options.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.

Family Service Advocate

Martin Luther King Head Start, 415 Martin Luther King Drive Natchitoches, La 71457

Aug 2013Dec 2013

  • Client Associate, training and children and family advocate. 
  • To be a helpful encouragement to a family in all the stages oftheir journey back to independent living.
  • Conducting enrollment procedures and identifying and addressing immediateneeds.
  • Assess individual family strengths and needs to assist families in setting and achieving goals.
  • Referringfamilies to community agencies to obtain emergency assistance, adult education, job training,health, mental health, anddental services; including ensuring the establishment of medical and dental homes.
  • Establishing rapport and formingpartnerships with community agencies to ensure that services and/or resources are obtained to meet child and/or familyneeds.
  • Implementing the program's work plan through collaboration with program staff to deliver integratedcomprehensive services by participating in program's recruitment activities, coordinating with other staff to support childattendance by following up with families regarding absenteeism, participating in planning and implementing transitionactivities that support families, and coordinating and facilitating case management meetings.
  • Maintain a current and accurate record keeping system by efficiently compiling, documenting, and sorting data related to program services and individual family case management, entering data and running reports utilizing electronic tracking system, and completing monthly reports for supervisor.

Health Information Specialist

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, 501 Keyser Ave Natchitoches, La 71457

Apr 2011Jun 2013

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained. 
  • Review records for completeness,accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or othermedical personnel.
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents.
  • Transcribe medical reports.
  • Resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.
  • Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.
  • Identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data, using standard classification systems.


Natchtioches Utility, 372 Second St Natchitoches, La

Feb 2010Aug 2010

  • Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy. 
  • Examine checks for endorsements and to verify other information such as dates, identification of the persons receiving payments, and the legality of the documents.
  • Maintained appropriate cash limits.
  • Cashed checks, established deposits, and perform cash management.
  • Balance currency, coins, and checks in cash drawer at ends of shifts, and calculate daily transactions using computers, calculators, or adding machines.
  • Assisted in all secretary responsibilities including photocopying the documents of customers.

Additional Information

Availability: Job Type: Permanent, Temporary, Term, Detail, Seasonal, Summer, Presidential Management Fellows,Recent Graduates, Multiple Appointment Types, Intermittent, Internships, Telework Work Schedule: Full-Time,Part-Time, Shift Work, Intermittent, Job Sharing, Multiple Schedules



School Name, Location


Master of Science: Social Work 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches , TX GPA: GPA: 4.0 GPA: 4.0 Credits Earned: 27 Semester hours Social Work Social Work Advanced Generalist Practice*Obtained knowledge and become comfortable with examining theory, concepts, and issues associated with impaired psycho-social functioning from an ecological systems perspective and person-in-environment orientation. Increased knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders, as well as advanced assessment and intervention strategies employed in direct services with individuals, families, and groups and indirect services employed as an administrator,manager, or supervisor. Knowledge and understanding of the DSM-5 classification system.

Bachelor of Science: Social Work 2013 Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA GPA: GPA: 3.5 GPA: 3.5 Credits Earned: 126 Semester hours Social Work

Associate of Applied Science: General Studies 2010

Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA

Personal Information

Job Type: Permanent, Temporary, Term, Detail, Seasonal, Summer, Presidential Management Fellows, Recent Graduates, Multiple Appointment Types, Intermittent, Internships, Telework Work Schedule: Full-Time,Part-Time, Shift Work, Intermittent, Job Sharing, Multiple Schedules


Living Words Ministries – Praise Dance Leader •Directed the planning, coordinating, and evaluation of a biblically based dance ministry •Work with the Pastor in determining goals, leadership, and necessary resources for a dance ministry •To enlist and train persons of all ages to participate in the dance ministry•Coordinate, in conjunction with the Pastor, all events and services involving the Praise Dancers•Demonstrate through positive work performance,

knowledge of assigned duties •Create positive influence as one relates to other Church disciples in the performance of one's duties. A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes*A member of Future Business Leaders of America*A member of LEO

(Leadership, Experience, and Opportunities) club*A member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club


Doris Kochinsky LCSW

Juvenile Drug Treatment Center

271 Kochinsky Road

Natchitoches, LA 71457

318-379-2174 or 318-623-3758 

Merry Beyers

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Dept.

Program Director

750 3rd St

Natchitoches, LA 71457


Sepora Fisher, LCSW


Northwestern State University

P.O Box 343G

Natchitoches, LA 71457


Jacinta Lafleur LMSW

9806 Kingston Rd. 

Shreveport, La 71118

Intake Counselor 

Brentwood Hospital


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