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Newark, DE
March 06, 2018

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Mariah M. Garlo, MSW – Geriatric Social Worker

302-***-**** - 28 Belfort Loop, Newark, DE 19702 -


Widener University - Chester, PA Master of Social work 2009 – 2011 - GPA 3.67

West Chester University, West Chester, PA Bachelor of Social Work 1999 - 2003 Graduated with National Honor Society (Phi Alpha)

Delaware Community College, Delaware, Associate Behavioral Health 1998-2000


Intense observation of participants/consumers’ needs to develop appropriate care plan and type of in -home support required

Empower consumers

Computer knowledge

Cultural competence

Advocates and expedites services for the needy participants/consumers

Awarded a Certificate as MERCY LIFE “STAR” for High Performance (2013)

Professional Experience

Mercy LIFE Health System – September 2012 to January 2018

Geriatric Social Worker - MSW

Conducts a full initial psychosocial assessment of all applicants

Completes comprehensive reassessment at six months intervals or more often as needed, with each participant and his /her caregiver

Ensures that documentation of assessments and reassessment are accurate and timely

Participates in interdisciplinary team planning conference, representing the participant and family wishes and preference for care

Welcomes input from others and accepts suggestions

Proactively collaborates with IDT to identify potential participant/ family/ caregiver issues and works closely with staff to resolve issues as post

Keep LIFE IDT team apprised of potential barriers and resolution issues

Assists, as necessary, with the enrollment process after prospective participant have been identified by enrollment specialist and assessed by team

Develops a preliminary social work care plan and contributes to the care planning process

Presents the individualized team care plan, including goals and interventions to participant and family

Maintain nursing homes monthly visit to provide support and monitor psychosocial issues

Work in team with Physician and nurses

Completes nursing home transition for participants to return to community for independent living

Identifies needs for group and individual counseling

Develops and facilitates group work with participant

Refers participants/ caregivers to appropriate community services

Advocates on participants’ behalf ensures quality and proper services

Crozer- Keystone Community Hospital Drug and Alcohol IOP

Student- intern (MSW) 2010 to 2011

Completed comprehensive assessments

Conducted Individual therapeutic counseling with patients, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

Facilitated group counseling averaged between 4-6 people at each session

Screened drug and Alcohol addicted patients

Completed progress notes, treatment and discharge plans

Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging – 2007 to 2012 Social Worker Assessor II

Completed comprehensive assessments

Conducted face to- face interview with consumers daily for community services

Rendered medical level of care for consumers seeking nursing home, boarding home and domiciliary care

Determined consumers’ medical eligibility for nursing home diversion programs, including PDA waiver and other waiver programs serving the disabled community

Reviewed all referral materials for thoroughness and clarifying information with families and professionals involved

Worked closely with consumers’ families, nursing home residents, nursing facility staff to develop care plans and assure consumers’ safe discharged

Delaware county Office of services for the Aging 2003 – March 2007

Social Worker Care Manager II

Managed case work of fifty Geriatric Cases with Elwyn Waiver and Aging Waiver programs

Conducted in- home interviews and assessments

Developed Care plan needs and service non-functions to provide essential services for consumers

Maintained monthly phone contacts with consumers as a follow up

Reassessed consumers every six months to evaluate for continuation of services

Made referrals to other agencies where necessary in community for services

Senior Community Services 2002-2003

Social worker- Student Intern (BSW)

Assessed the needy senior citizens to established their needs

Interviewed and linked consumers with in-home support services

Media Court House Domestic Violence 2001-2002

Adult Probation/ Parole Officer- Student - Intern (BSW)

Managed male population Domestic violence offenders

Conducted interviews and linked offenders with anger management programs

Screened Drugs and Alcohol addicted clients

Elwyn Inc 1991- 2004

Behavioral Specialist

Managed MH/ MR population ages six through seventeen and adults

Worked in a multidisciplinary team with health and education backgrounds

oPerformed the following tasks:

Supervised, assisted and trained clients in self- care and independent living skills

Facilitated personal development and recreational sessions for small groups of 4-6 clients daily

Demonstrated commitment, motivation and resilience in dealing with MR/ MH consumers with challenged behaviors

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