Tharsica (Darcy) Vignesh
Loyola University Chicago
Master in Social Work with Specialization in Health May 2016
Aurora University May 2015
Bachelor in Social Work
Social Services, Clark Manor August 2016-June 2018
Documented and reported abuse incidents
Assisted with a self-maintenance group for residents with mental illness
Redirected Dementia residents and provided one on one when needed
Social Services, Warren Barr South Loop June 2016-August 2016
Organized discharge planning and assisted with care plan meetings
Provided services to long term residents as well as trach and vent resident
Spoke with residents one on one with residents that were diagnosed with a mental illness.
Intern, Warren Barr South Loop August 2015-May 2016
Led a ESL group with elderly Chinese residents
Guided family with advance directives and answered concerns
Assessed residents with the BIMS and PHQ9 assessment.
Intern, Aurora Township Youth Services August 2014-May 2015
Gave assistance to children 6-12 year in after-school program
Planned and taught social learning skills for 15-20 children
Provided additional community resources to children and family members
Resident Assistant, Aurora University August 2013-May 2015
Supervised monthly programs and bulletin boards to residents.
Mediated and counseled students in roommate conflict
Communicated with residents about policies and rules.
Peer Tutor, Aurora University January 2014-May 2015
Provided assistance on Social Work assignments to student with disabilities
Taught students by step by step methods as well as clarifying concepts
Worked with student needs and tutor for four to six hours a week.
Overnight & Day Camp Counselor, Savite Camp June 2012- June 2014
Arranged camp activities with children ages 4 to 10
Helped set up camp grounds
Assigned and performed chores with children
Student Leader, Communities and Schools December 2012-April 2014
Monitored Students and maintained classroom order
Coached students to finish homework
Clarified rules by communicating with children in six to eighth grade.
Professional & Leadership Development
Shmuylo.M, Vignesh.T. (2016, June). Groups in Healthcare: Comparing Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Teams.
Poster session presented at the International Association for Social Work with Groups, New York City, NY
Member, International Association for Social Work with Groups June 2016-Present
Member, Aurora University Social Work Association August 2014- May 2015
Secretary, Aurora University Human Rights Organization August 2014-May 2015
Assembled agendas and meeting minutes
Ensure meetings are effectively organized
Maintained communication between members and the board
Presenter, Student Education Team August 2014- May 2015
Educated students and faculty through presentations and discussion
Provided information on prescription drugs, sexual assault, body image and social media
Introduced students to resources that can guide students towards possible solutions.
Speaks basic Tamil
Received 4 hours of Dementia Training