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Youth Worker and Copy-Editor/Researcher

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
December 18, 2018

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REBEKAH FRANK 502-***-**** Louisville, Kentucky 40204


Highly motivated and knowledgeable Youth Care Worker with seven years’ experience in teaching and academic writing/research. Committed to working with young people, specifically those at-risk for experiencing poor educational outcomes. Earned a bachelor’s degree focused in Secondary Education and American Studies, with a special focus on movements of resistance. Special interests include school social work and child welfare services, intending to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work beginning Fall 2019. EDUCATION

Graduated May 2016

Bachelor of Arts: American Studies, Secondary Education American University Washington, D.C.

• Thesis: "By Any Media Necessary: Hacktivism as Civil Disobedience" WORK HISTORY

Sep 2018 - Current

Youth Care Worker

Centerstone - Louisville, KY

• Served as an advocate, mentor, educator, and role model for seven to twelve-year-old girls in a trauma-informed residential treatment program.

• Fostered an environment that facilitated the learning and behavioral management of resident youth in a supportive manner.

• Assisted with crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors, offered peer counseling and the development of social skills.

• Ensured all case records and files were maintained in a proper manner and in accordance with confidentiality policy.

• Created a board game based on the psycho-educational model of motivation to give the girls an opportunity to practice target skills in a fun-but-neutral setting.

Feb 2018 - Aug 2018

Site Director

YMCA School-Aged Child Care -

Louisville, KY

• Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.

• Facilitated academic and recreational programming for up to as many as ninety children, aged six to thirteen.

• Supervised up to six staff as they facilitated lessons and activities. May 2017 - Feb 2018

Youth Development Worker

Parkland Boys and Girls Club -

Louisville, KY

• Facilitated a female-empowerment themed photo shoot with a local photographer; over thirty girls between the ages of six and fourteen participated.

• Developed and facilitated a social justice workshop on LGBTQ Rights and Awareness for children aged six to fourteen.

• Responsible for working directly with youth and enacting improvements in the quality of youth experience available at the program.

December 2016 - May 2017

Data Collector

University of Virginia –

Louisville, KY

January 2013 - May 2016

Undergraduate Research


American University -

Washington, D.C.

• Collected data on elementary school children (K-5) using computerized and paper-pencil interviewing materials, guiding students through as many as six activities designed to assess a range of tailored and comprehensive cognitive scores and classroom behaviors

• Supervised teams of four to six people in data collection in twenty-five elementary schools, delegating tasks to complete team objectives and enforcing systems of organization of the assessment materials

• Collaborated with Professor Stephen Vassallo, Associate Professor of Education, to advance research and gain deeper understanding of self- regulated learning and systems of motivation in teaching and learning.

• Developed effective skills in writing, proof-reading, and copy-editing as a result of working independently in a deadline-oriented setting.

• Developed unique research into ethical, conceptual and pedagogical complexities associated with teaching self-regulated learning. SKILLS

• CPR and First Aid Certified

• Trained in Safe Crisis Management and

Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP)

• Word Processing Proficiency: Microsoft Office:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Google Office; Open


• Familiarity with the Youth Program Quality

Intervention (YPQI) and the research-validated

Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA)

• Written and Verbal Communication: Content

Strategy; Content Management; Correspondence;

Writing and Copy-Editing; Clear communicator of

complex ideas; Transcription and dictation

• Social Media Networks of Knowledge: Email,

WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,


• Research / Project Skills: Data collection,

interpretation, and management; Literature reviews; Empirical Research Methodology; Qualitative and

Quantitative Research; Statistical Analysis; Survey Design; Assessment Design and Implementation

• Educational and Pedagogical Skills: Classroom

Management; Differentiated Instruction;

Developmentally-Appropriate Practice; Inquiry and

Project Based Learning; Assessment and Data

Collection; Lesson Planning and Curriculum

Development; Reflective Teaching Practices

• Youth Care and Youth Development: Client

assessment and analysis; extensive research

conducted in Developmental Psychology;

Experienced in Program Development


Intrinsically motivated; Detail-Oriented; High level of autonomy; Skilled in managing deadlines; Maintains accuracy and confidentiality; Critical and Analytical Thinking

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