EDUCATION

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Master in Community Counseling, May 2009



Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Science with Certification, Sociology/History & Social Science, May 2003 Concentration in Criminal Justice

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Adult Probation Officer                                                CSSD Stamford, CT                           (May 2012 –Present)

  • Effective supervision of sentenced individuals and develop, implement and expand supervision strategies, techniques that enhance public safety.
  • Conduct intakes, assessments, referrals and supervision services to sentenced individuals.
  • Conduct accurate assessment to target offender’s needs and making appropriate intervention referrals.
  • Complete case and goal planning utilizing techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, and client engagement.
  •  Develop positive working relationships with the clients to increase the awareness of the client and help rehabilitate them from law breaking to law a biding citizens.
  • Meet the mission of the agency to reduce offender recidivism.
  • Collect Urine samples to test for various narcotics/alcohol.
  • Complete time sensitive paperwork to the State within a timely fashion.
  • Attend court when summoned and discuss client’s progress.
  • Contact treatment providers to ensure that clients are meeting milestones and are compliant.
  • Conduct home and field visits to supervise clients in their environment to assess for high risk.
  • Make appropriate arrested or detainment of clients.

 

Manager of the Domestic Violence Program      Family ReEntry, Norwalk, CT    (December 2011 – May 2012)

Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Program                                                          (December 2010 – December 2011)

Domestic Violence Facilitator                                                                          (September 2009 – December 2010)

  • Effective coordination of the Domestic Violence programs for Norwalk & Stamford
  • Quality assurance in clinical programs
  • Co-facilitate domestic & family violence group for Spanish & English speaking clients.
  • Interface with Stamford and Norwalk Court, Family Relations, and probation personnel.
  • Reporting requirements for programs and conducted intake and assessments for the group members.
  • Compliance with all program regulations and guidelines (state, federal, contract specific)
  • Data entry, scheduling, and supervision of part-time administrative/clerical support and group facilitators.
  • Works closely with Director of Contracts and Program Administration to insure contract compliance and successful implementation of program.
  • Monthly state mandated billing for all programs.

 

Specialist/Combat Engineer   U.S. Army National Guard, Norwalk, CT            (August 1998 – August 2006)

                                                                                                                            (August 2011 – Present)

  • Assisted sergeants in the up keep of the weapons, vehicle maintenance, equipment, and the facility.
  • Completed and maintained accurate records for the weapons and vehicles.
  • Supervised 6-8 troops at a time through multiple shifts.
  •   Assisted the field sergeants in active training for other soldiers.

 

Substitute Teacher                               Norwalk Board of Education, CT         (October 2011 – September 2012)

  • Provide daily management of the class.
  • Provide instruction for the day.
  • Ensure that students are on task and provide support and guidance on the subject.

Presenter/Educator Upward Bound Program at Sacred Heart Univ. , Fairfield, CT (January 2010 – May 2011)

  • Present various topics to at risk high school youths in the Bridgeport Area.
  • Make assessments of the adolescents and communicate any difficulties to program administrators.
  • Provide various referral agents information ranging from health centers for counseling and medical.
  •  Conduct group discussion on the various topics presented and probe for questions and ensure that the adolescents were able to understand the information. 
  •  Research, produce, and present all materials of the presentation and verify that the resources are appropriate.

 

Social Worker                        Family and Children’s Agency, Norwalk, CT             (December 2009 – December 2010)

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Conduct assessments & create treatment plans for children ages 10-18 years old in therapeutic foster care.
  •  Maintain precise documentation on all client and family records to abide by state and federal regulations.

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