PL Paula Lewis Johnson
314-***-**** E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced Behavior Specialist and Social Worker with extensive professional work in assisting individuals with issues that impair learning and social functions. Proven track record in fostering long-term relationships and providing quality care and therapeutic services. Refined ability to instruct and lead in life skills education with solid hands-on crisis management aptitude. Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings.
SKILLS Quality improvement competency Independent judgement
Accomplished Leader Crisis and Behavioral intervention
Community resource specialist Excellent customer service
Savvy Negotiator Strategic planning capability
Crisis Management and intervention Mental health treatment
Promotes positive behavior programming
Superior communication skills Psychosocial assessments
Relationship building Decision making
Conflict resolution Family therapy
Organized Software Management
Ability to multi-task in high stress environments
WORK HISTORY FAMILY ADVOCATE 10/2015 to CURRENT
To assist families with children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start
program to match community resources with identified needs and achieve
goals established on the family Partnership agreement; While, advocating
and providing support, to children and families with diverse backgrounds
through home visits and promoting family involvement.
CHILDREN'S SERVICE WORKER/ INVESTIGATOR 04/2011 to 06/2013
Children's Division of St Louis County Jennings, Mo
Assessed the safety of children and conducted home visits.
Engaged with children and their families while, assisting them with
problems and possible solutions.
Which; includes providing resources to families in need, completing forms,
reports, and assessments in a timely manner.
Also, working closely with law enforcement and court officials assist in
meeting the needs of a family.
INTELLECTUAL AND DISABILITY COMMUNITY 01/2014 to 01/2015
Willows Way St. Charles, MO
Worked directly with Developmental and Intellectual Disabled individuals to
achieve living life beyond limits through personalized support and
Monitor all aspects of home management and community participation of
the individual supported.
Provide both physical and verbal guidance to individuals.
Insure that optimal community inclusion is achieved, and individuals are
living a life expressive of their own personal interests and choices.
Assist clients in areas of finances, health, residence, transportation,
nutrition, socialization, and employment.
DIRECT ASSISTANT 01/2007 to 01/2011
Bellefontaine Habilitation Center St. Louis, MO
Working with Intellectual and Developmental disabled individuals,
habilitating them using habilitation tactics that increases their cognitive and
In the process of re-directing individuals' negative behaviors, with the
tendency to use positive reinforcement.
Also, helping individuals improve verbal and non-verbal skills, through
educational methods and augmentative communication equipment.
EDUCATION Master of Arts Nonprofit Administration 2016
Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo
Bachelor of Arts Human Services 2010
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Mo
Master of Science Mental Health and Wellness 2018
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
CERTIFICATIONS CPR certified expires 2019
Psychological First Aid Training Certified
Family Service Credential Certification
Child Abuse Prevention for the Mandated Reporter
Kinship Licensed Foster Parent
Strengths Based Coaching Certified
ACCOMPLISHMENTS Developed and implemented a job fair for people living with disabilities
which have become an annual event.
Managed a caseload of more than 87 clients at any given time.
Addressed and resolved an average of 50 inquiries each week, consistently
meeting or surpassing all performance benchmarks.