Supports Coordinator – Neighbours, Inc
To become a contributing member of your team.
August 2010 to Present
• Supervise a caseload of 50+ individuals with developmental disabilities via phone, email and face-to-face meetings
• Assist individuals with locating agencies and resources in their communities including but not limited to those agencies qualified by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities
• Prepare essential Lifestyle Plans (ELPs) detailing services for each client and monitored that said services/therapies were provided and that they met the client’s needs.
• Translate documents for Spanish speaking families and interpret for said families as needed
August 2011 to August 2012
Provide translator/interpreter services on location for human relations (HR), legal, and medical purposes
December 2008 to December 2009
• Supervision Specialist pursuant to government contract which expired on 12/31/09.
• Received a Suitability Determination at a Moderate Risk Level Clearance from the United States Government’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
• Worked under contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and in collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
• Worked in the Enhanced Supervision/Reporting (ESR) Program of ICE’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Unit. Provide full service case management and supervision to non-US citizens whose status was under review by ICE. Ensured and reported participant compliance with program conditions. Completed scheduled office visits and unannounced home visits.
• Supervised a caseload of approximately 70 program participants via community-based supervision, in-person reporting, and technological surveillance via Telephonic Reporting and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices. Installed, removed and monitored GPS devices on participant on a 24-hour basis. Implemented Individual Supervision Plans.
• Monitored and ensured participant’s court attendance and compliance with the dispositions of their case.
• Assisted participants with completing work authorization applications and with obtaining passports from their native countries.
• Prepared and submitted Incident Reports to ICE for all program violations.
Translated for Spanish-speaking participants.
Mental Retardation Supports Coordinator
September 2006 to December 2008
• Located, coordinated, and monitored services for clients with cognitive and physical disabilities.
• Independently located and coordinated funding sources in the community to assist with the cost of home renovations not covered under Waiver funding guidelines.
• Supervised a caseload of approximately 40 clients and maintained close collaboration with other professionals working with my clients, such as: physical therapists, speech therapists, habilitation staff, day program supervisors, etc.
• Assisted clients with needed services related to their disability including: health care, dental care, specialized therapies, physical adaptations, recreational day program and sheltered work program placement, community-based recreational programs, employment, in-home staff, nursing care, transportation, obtaining legal documentation like social security cards, birth certificates, and state identification cards, completing applications for government assistance such as medical assistance, food stamps, and housing.
• Administered standardized assessments to determine client’s level of need for assistance with cognitive/motor skills.
• Prepared Individual Supervision Plans (ISPs) detailing services for each client and monitored that said services/therapies were provided and that they met the client’s needs.
• Participated and contributed to Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
• Translated for Spanish speaking clients.
Masters of Science in Psychology in Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Psychology
SKILLS: Bilingual (Spanish)
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, SPSS, and Power Point.
• Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-PA) – pamphlets, literature
• New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Essential Lifestyle Plan (ELP)
• New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Adaptive Behavior Scale (ABS)
• New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Health & Safety Risk Summary (HSRS)
• Moving Forward: A Problem Solving Approach to Achieving Life’s Goals (Participant’s Handbook)- Developed by Drexel University & Philadelphia VA Medical Center
• Columbia University’s Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV) Interviewer Manual