Karen M.

$15.00 / hr

I have been an active Social Worker for most of my adult life, including working on the Psychology Dept.'s Hotline for Suicide Prevention while a college student. I am the mother of four children and grandmother of ten children. I was also trained as a Domestic Violence Hotline worker and for NYS Child Protective Services for NYS DSS. In the 7 yrs. that I worked for DSS, I was a caseworker in four different service units -- CPS, Family Services, Day Care Services and the Medical Unit. I worked 19 years as a counselor for incarcerated male adults in various level correctional facilities in NYS and re tired in 2013. I have worked part-time since Retirement as a volunteer driver to provide transportation for Medicaid clients for their medical appointments. I am currently employed at a local hospital as an Observation Sitter for patients who come into the Emergency Department who have immediate care needs for stating their desires either for self harm or harm to others... and for patients unable to express themselves and are unable to adjust to the hospital setting for various reasons. I am an active member of a local Baptist church and volunteer at our local elementary school and community for various events/activities. I have been a part-time, short-term caregiver since the early 1990s not only for my own grandmother and mother but also for various other family members and friends who faced different challenges from cancer, dementia to MS to stroke rehabilitation, COPD, etc. (see profile). I have been trained in my profession about how to be an investigator as well as an observer of human behaviors. As a counselor, I was also an instructor of small groups for Relationship Counseling , Peer Counseling and Anger Management. ... more

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New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Jun 1994 - Jul 2013

Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator -- please request resume


Psychology and Sociology

1970 - 1974 Wayne NJ


Passaic County-Manchester Regional High School

Math/ Elementary Ed. Preparation

1966 - 1970 Haledon NJ