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Social Worker- Child and Family Institute

New York, NY



Experience in working with children, adolescents and adults with various Axis I and II Disorders and diagnoses. 
Knowledge and experience with Alcohol and Substance Abuse counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Work Experience

Social Worker- Child and Family Institute

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

Jan 2008Current

* Caseload of 30-40 children/adolescents. 
* Provide individual therapy for SED, ADHD, ODD, DBD, PTSD, PDD; SA/AA and other DSM IV diagnoses. 
* Family counseling; group therapy; individual therapy; crisis intervention; home visits 
* Intake evaluations. Assess and diagnose children and/or adults for treatment. 
* Referrals if needed (RTC/RTF; housing; C- SPOA; vocational programs; camps; adult services, etc) 
* Supervision of Social Work Intern

Adjunct Professor

Touro College, New York, NY

Jun 2007Sep 2008

* Teach Child Abuse and Advocacy to AA, BA and Graduate students- 8 week, 16 class schedule. 
* Teach workshop on Team Building and Communications for teachers, social workers, administrators and support staff.

Social Worker/Therapist- Home Community Based Service Waiver Program

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY

Apr 2006Jan 2008

* Caseload of 6-7 children/adolescents ages 8-18 classified as Emotionally Disturbed/Learning Disabled with psychiatric diagnoses (including MICA and/or Substance/Alcohol Abuse diagnoses) and their families. 
* Provide individual and Intensive In Home therapy for four additional families using CBT and other techniques of therapy according to the families' needs. 
* Coordinate services with providers, such as Respite Care, Skill Building, Intensive In Home Therapy, Family Support and Crisis Intervention. 
* Meet with psychiatrists, schools, therapists, Social Workers and various community programs to ensure the most beneficial treatment for the child. 
* Develop clinical treatment plans and budgets that are individualized for each child and their family. 
* Provide Crisis Intervention for each family.

Social Worker/Therapist- Therapeutic Foster Care

Family Services of Westchester, White Plains, NY

May 2005Apr 2006

* Caseload of 10-15 children/adolescents- ages 12-19 classified as Emotionally Disturbed with psychiatric diagnoses. 
* Individual and Family therapy for foster care children, foster care parents and biological parents. 
* Crisis intervention. 
* Conducted group therapy for alcohol/substance abuse. 
* Individual therapy for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents. 
* Supervised of social worker interns. 
* Supervise visits between child and biological/natural family. 
* Conduct family therapy for both biological/natural and therapeutic foster parents. 
* Home visits- announced and unannounced. 
* Advocate for child- obtain necessary resources and referrals. 
* Attend Family Court (provide testimony when necessary), CSE, school and other meetings for child and/or family.

Mt. Vernon Open Door, Mount Vernon, NY

Sep 2003Jun 2004

New Rochelle Outreach Center New Rochelle, NY 
* Caseload of 8-10 clients. 
* Facilitated four adult and two substance/alcohol abuse adolescent groups for mandated clients with psychiatric diagnoses. 
* Individual therapy. 
* Family therapy. 
* Assist in program development and institutional change. 
* Accountable for client caseload, group notes, intakes, treatment plans, psycho-socials, etc. 
* Responsible for program syllabus, group topics, urine screenings, assessments, level of care determinations, utilization reviews, general chart upkeep and any higher level of care referrals, if needed.

Case Management /Assistant Social Worker

Innovative Health Systems, White Plains, NY

Jul 2001Dec 2003

* Case Management with MICA adolescents and adults. 
* Group therapy for families of children/adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses as well as substance/alcohol abuse. 
* Complete all required reports for various state and federal agencies. 
* Handle client concerns and complaints. 
* Manage referrals from other related facilities. Case management (includes DSS, TASC, homeless shelters and services, short and long term rehabilitation centers, transportation matters, etc.) 
* Client intake coordination. 
* Train and oversee duties of part-time and new employees. 
* Organize and participate in agency policy and implementation of new programs.

Westchester Medical Center /Behavioral Health Center, Valhalla, NY


* Caseload of six patients, ages 4-14- children/adolescents classified as SED/ED with psychiatric diagnoses. 
* Facilitate three groups per week. 
* One-on-one counseling and family therapy. 
* Utilization of CBT techniques. 
* Crisis intervention. 
* Responsible for progress notes, assessments, bio-psycho-socials, chart upkeep, discharge planning, referrals, act as liaison between various agencies, group homes, families, etc. 
* Single Point of Entry, Network, etc. 
* "Rounds" meetings with inter-agency constituents with regards to patient progress and status.


School Violence Prevention Workshop


Fordham University/Graduate School of Social Work


BA in Broadcast Communication Arts

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA


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