Social Services
Empowering Transformed Lives
Hope Network Behavioral Health Services – West
Nov 2018 – Present
Direct Supports Professional

I provide the appropriate intervention, level of support and/or supervision to support the goals of the persons served, to ensure their optimal health and safety and to assist them to be integrated into his/her community and/or least restrictive environment.

I also serve as a volunteer on an internal communications committee for the Westlake Campus.

Turning Leaf Rehabilitation Services
July 2017 – Nov 2018

I worked in a group home in Holland, MI, providing 1 to 1 and direct care supports to an individuals challenged by physical disability and mental illness. Established a safe shower protocol for 1 to 1 supports. Established documentation and set goals for helping an individual improve shower efficiency. Established Fun Friday scheduling to meet the unique needs and interests expressed by an individual seeking intellectual and arts/music experiences.

Spectrum Community Services
Sept 2012 – May 11, 2018
CLS Direct Supports Staff

Provided community living supports to individuals who have autism. 

Hope Network BHS
May 2007 – Aug 2007
Residential Instructor

Assisted adults with severe mental illness living in a long-term residential treatment facility.

Goodwill Industries, Grandville, MI
Dec 2006 – Aug 2007
Skills Development Instructor

Supervised and trained employees with barriers to employment to develop their work skills for competitive settings.

Children’s Advocacy Center, Holland, MI
Aug 1998 – Dec 2006
Wrap Around Mentor

Wrap Around Mentor, Children’s Advocacy Center/Children’s Resource Network Provided mentoring to at­-risk children and youth encouraging them to work toward positive outcomes. The Wrap Around Program is a county initiative and the program originally began with an agency called Children’s Resource Network where I worked from 1998 ­ 2004.