I have 30 years of experience in providing personal in-home care for disabled, cognitively impaired, chronically ill, and hospice patients. I assist patients with daily personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. I monitor patients' vital signs, including pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration. I am a thoughtful and considerate person who takes pride in providing the best care possible. I became a caregiver through the influence of my great aunt and grandmother as they were the neighborhood caregivers. I watched them as a child and knew I wanted to do the same thing. I began by taking care of my grandmother when she became home bound in her older age. For the past three years, I was the care taker for my mother after she suffered a stroke. The thing I enjoy the most is feeling a sense of joy and humility in assisting those in need in conducting their activities of daily living. They are so appreciative. I consider it a personal achievement when they recover and there is no further need of my services. That confirms that my work with them has improved their quality of life. Caregiving with a Servant Heart: Impact...
21 years in management and leadership position representing agencies/companies within the private sector as well as county, state and federal agencies.
Passionate in advocacy opportunities for diverse and vulnerable populations raising awareness and funding for supportive and safety net services within the Community and Political arena.
Supervise, coach and manage over 200 employees. Plan and facilitate regular staff meetings.
Provide oversight and assist with volunteer's management and training services. Work in collaboration with Human Services Department to implement social services wrap around program for diverse and vulnerable population.
Plan and execute annual cultural competencies, diversity awareness event and trainings for 13 buildings to facilitate community development and clients' empowerment.
Oversight of the Criminal Justice Imitative Co-Star program with Plymouth Housing Group. Ongoing collaboration with stakeholders including mental health agencies, multi county jail systems, municipal and superior court systems, and City Council and other ancillary service providers.
Development, implementation, coordination and management of residential facilities, waiver, Medicaid, housings for people with Intellectual Disabilities, Chemical Dependencies implementing Housing First, Harm Reduction living environments for men and women.
Case Management services with diverse populations: Intellectual disabilities, homeless, mentally ill, substance abusers, disabled, elderly and those within the criminal justice system.
Program oversight of local and state funding.
Hire, train and supervise; Case Managers, residential counselors.
Work in liaison with Pierce/King /Thurston County, Seattle Housing Authority, Veterans Affairs and other Human Services Government Program.
Utilization of engagement and counseling practices including but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Multi-Systemic Treatment.