Daniela Childs, LSWAIC
***** ****** *** **, ******** WA, 98499
Master of Social Worker
Self-motivated, well organized, mature, focused, and an ambitious individual with a Master’s of Social Work. Skilled and thorough in analyzing problematic situations and finding creative solutions. Adept in skills analysis, strategy, and planning while working under pressure. Proficient in business communication, facilitating groups, and team building with staff and clients.
•Addiction Pharmacology •Healthcare Policy •Mental disorders
•Advanced Research & Eval •Social Policy •Intl Soc Welfare
•Advanced Healthcare •Human Development •Data Analysis
Master’s of Social Work, University of Washington-Seattle, Washington 2014
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Work, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington 2012
United Healthcare-The Judge Group (Pierce County, WA) 6/2015-Present
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Assist in managing care by fostering a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate health care, as well as to provide home and social assessments to member, thus providing member education regarding their symptoms, conditions, and treatments. Connecting members and related individuals to supportive counseling, community resources, and referrals. As a Community Health Worker, the focus is on member achieving optimal health by assisting member to better navigate the health system, finance their healthcare needs, and stay on track with their health goals, while also abiding by shared values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance.
●Retain knowledge of culture and resources of members’ community in order to maintain a positve experience with member.
●Support anywhere from 2-3 transitions of hosptial care a week to ensure member is smoothly transitioned back to home environnment from medical facility.
●Provide member education daily to maintain health care and attendance of all necessary health care appointments.
●Partner with care team, staff, and internal staff daily to better provide resources and referrals to members.
●Continue to follow-up with member monthly in order to keep member engaged with achieving open-communication with Primary Care Physician, keeping member out of Emergency Department, and maintaing positive health goals.
Department of Defense-Serco (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) 7/2014-6/2015
Service for Life-Transition Counselor
Administered comprehensive assessment and direct counseling services to transitioning military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, and their families. Facilitated case and program management services, centered on financial planning, employment, housing, education and emergency services. Coordinated market outreach and cohesive referral programs, through external business partners and service affiliates. Establish contingency and tracking plans to ensure information and resources are suitable for the veteran adjustment process.
●Fosters implementation of federal regulations, policies, procedures, and staff training.
●Manage LinkedIn profile web site for JBLM SfL-TAP in addition to reviewing job boards.
●Serve as a volunteer member for the Soldier for Life- TAP employer relations team.
●Skilled instructor facilitates critical thinking, optimal learning; subject matter application.
●Recognized as one of the highest ranking counseling regarding “face time” with clients.
Childhaven (Auburn, WA) 6/2012-7/2013
Therapeutic Childcare Worker
Assisted in implementing treatment for neglected and abused children under the age of six by planning age-appropriate activities to develop early learning and social/emotional development. In the day care setting, ratio equaled 1 teacher to 10 children, which assisted in providing one-on-one interaction, positive environment to role model, build relationship, foster self-esteem, confidence, communication skills and preparation for kindergarten.
●Promoted Childhaven’s mission and values providing individual support and social services.
●Assisted case managers performing scheduled home visits, and individual educational plans.
●Overseen behavioral analysis on a child for three months to review social sensory development.
St. Joseph Medical Center 9/2013 – 5/2014 Master of Social Work Intern
Conducted psychosocial assessments to determine appropriate discharge from the hospital was made and psychosocial needs were met. In charge of coordinating frontline services to patients with kidney failure. Assisted patients and family members in understanding the patient’s health situation. Essential member of interdisciplinary hospital team; which consited of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Utilized case management skills to help patients and family members address and resolve any psychological or financial issues associated with their health condition.
●Processed and analyzed patients needs by conducting 10 Kidney Disease Quality of Life Surveys.
●Instruct and counseled patients about scores of KDQOLs providing resources and counseling.
●Assisted co-workers with generating referrals and resources for 40 dialysis patients.
●Participated in disclosure of data during case consultations to ensure that patients needs were met.
Consejo-Counseling and Referral Services 5/2011 – 9/2011
Provided individual and group counseling sessions for members, with a focus on art therapy, peer counseling support, and team building. Established and maintained cooperative working relationships with community agencies, institutions, and individuals to facilitate the identification of referral services for members. Assessed quality of life, counseling support, and training needs of members. Designed and implemented information regardinng mental diagnoses and pathologies for training sessions.
●Examined Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV to update clients awareness.
●Enhanced Spanish skills by participating in arts and crafts group, with Spanish speaking seniors.
Study Abroad Student (Mexico and Cuba) 1/2011- 6/ 2011
●Completed course work in “Social Work”, “History”, and “Spanish”
●Traveled throughout Mexico and Cuba observing culture and enhanced Spanish dialects.
●Visited Mexican political organizations such as Oportunidades and the Congress in Cuernavaca.
●Participated in economic and social policy discussions from DIF, Oportunidades, and SEDESOL
●Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificaiton
●Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) Certification
●Suicidal Prevention Certificate
●Blood Borne Pathogens Certificate
●LSWAIC (Social Work Associate Independent Clinical License)
●NaCi Security Clearance
●Health Homes 2 day Training