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Weatherford, TX
February 19, 2020

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Sheridan Gaines

*** ******* ******, ***** ****, TX 75104 ● 512-***-**** ●

Eager to contribute exceptional academic credentials as well as background in Education Administration

toward supporting a dynamic organization in achieving objectives.

Qualifications Profile

Possess an outstanding blend of leadership, instructional, administrative and public speaking expertise.

As an English Teacher in Korea, effectively drew upon a variety of teaching strategies to foster the academic, social and cognitive growth of students.

Green Peace Youth Ambassador at UN.

As an AmeriCorps Member at the I Have a Dream Foundation in Dallas, Texas, effectively drew upon a variety of teaching strategies to foster the academic, social and cognitive growth of students.

Possess strong talents in administering state assessments for grades K through 12.

Offer exemplary abilities in establishing rapport with youth.

Extremely versatile self-starter and able to quickly master new roles and responsibilities.

Recognized as Booth Ferris Fellow by Robert J. Milano School of Public Policy.

Worked with Mayor Rudy Giuliani on City project.

Recognized as Presidential Scholar by Claremont School of Theology.

Possess strong talents in customer service.

Professional Experience

Hospice Chaplain, Custom Care Home Health & Hospice, Grapevine, TX, 2019 to 2020

● Responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Hospice care either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.

● Assure spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program.

● Facilitate the development of the individualized plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual needs.

● Provide direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.

● Serve as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.

● Maintain records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and revision.

● Document direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.

● Attend patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.

● Provide consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.

● Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.

● Provide for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.

● Plan periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.

● Assist in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/families/caregivers.

● Actively participate in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

● Accept and perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Chaplain Resident, VA North Central Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX, 2014 to 2015

Provided spiritual care throughout the health care system to a diverse population of patients, their family members and staff, as well as, specialized area of service: Hospice and Short-Term/Long-Term stay Rehabilitation, including Palliative Care, Skilled Nursing, Comprehensive Intensive, and Respite Care. Planned, developed, and directing a program of spiritual health care and counseling consistent with the overall mission of health care delivery in the facility.

Provided spiritual assessments and developed spiritual plans of care to a diverse interdisciplinary team within my service area. Documented patient assessments, treatment(s), and ministry in the electronic records system.

Participated in on-going interdisciplinary team meetings as the Chaplain/Spiritual Care Facilitator. Ensured that spiritual health care, commensurate with patients' needs, desires, and consent, is integrated into all aspects of patient care, research, emergency preparedness, and health care education.

Conducted Inter-Faith worship/Memorial Services and religious rituals for patients, their families and staff within the health care system.

Provided End-of-Life education to patients and their families within the health care system.

Provided spiritual counseling to individuals, assisting them to make greater use of their spiritual resources to cope with illness and life-threatening circumstances.

Provided direct patient care to women Veteran patients.

Protected patients from having religion imposed upon them. Ensured that patients receive appropriate clinical spiritual health care.

Ensured that hospital, domiciliary, and nursing home patients' constitutional right to free exercise of religion is protected.

Had full responsibility for providing a complete religious ministry to a diverse population of Veteran patients.

Assessed religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical problems of Veteran patients and plans and provided appropriate ministration, including individual in-depth spiritual health ministry.

Provided, as appropriate, an extensive and intensive spiritual health care and counseling to individual patients.

Provided bereavement counsel and spiritual support to relatives of Veteran patients in difficult and trying situations to alleviate their anxieties, to foster effective cooperation of these relatives with the treatment regimen of the medical center, and to help them deal with grief.

Cooperated with and participated in community organizations and activities in order to assist in integrating the functions of the Medical Center into the larger diverse community.

Conducted periodic spiritual care needs assessments to evaluate the diverse patient population.

Developed a program of spiritual health care and once needs are identified developed a plan for assessing patient needs, providing care, and evaluating effectiveness of the care provided.

Provided counsel when requested by Veteran patients on medical ethical issues, such as advance directives, in the context of the patient's particular faith background.

Performed weekly and special services; staff support, records/information management and training.

On-call, On-site coverage worked weekly and Weekends, including Afterhours.

Ambassador, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Nashville, Tennessee, 1993 to 2011

Spearheaded fundraising projects nationwide for 11 United Methodist Universities on behalf of United Methodist Church; developed associated curriculum and trained interns in promoting higher learning in relation to faith.

Persuasively educate a diverse population of schools and churches on institutional demands of financial assistance for select colleges.

Chaplain Intern, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2014

Initiated peer group and supervisory consultation and received critique about one’s ministry practice.

Recognized relational dynamics within diverse group contexts.

Demonstrated integration of conceptual understandings presented in the curriculum into pastoral practice.

Provided spiritual and emotional support, guidance and crisis intervention to a diverse population of patients, their families, guests, volunteers, employees and physicians when called at night & on weekends.

PRN Chaplain, Texas Health Resources, Rockwall, Texas, 2013 to 2014

On “as needed basis” working Weekends and Afterhours.

Provide spiritual and emotional support, guidance and crisis intervention to patients, their families, guests, volunteers, employees and physicians when called at night & on weekends.

Test Administrator, Enrollment Advisor, Texas Virtual Academy, K-12, Dallas, Texas, 2011, 2012, 2013

Proficiently administered State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for diverse population of students.

Prepared seating charts, recorded student attendance, and provided instructions to students.

Closely monitored students during test, verified answers were clearly indicated, and coded test information on answer documents.

Substitute Teacher, Cedar Hill Independent School District, Cedar Hill, Texas 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017,2018, Dallas Independent School District 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Dallas, Texas, Southwest Adventist Junior Academy, Dallas, Texas, 2014

Responsible for providing instruction to a diverse student population, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.

Implement teacher lesson plans. Assign student class work and homework. Maintain classroom control and discipline. Complete a daily report or evaluation to any pertinent information resulting from the day's events.

Spiritual Care Counselor, Silverado Hospice, Simi Valley, California, 2010

Assessed and compassionately responded to spiritual needs of a diverse population of patients, families, caregivers, staff, and volunteers during crises involving illness, loss and death.

Coordinated inpatient, outpatient and family support groups to aid coping and grieving process.

Planned, developed, and directed a program of spiritual health care and counseling consistent with the overall mission of health care delivery in the facility.

Associate Chaplain, Providence Health & Services, Burbank, California, Tarzana, Mission Hills, 2008 to 2010

Provided spiritual and pastoral care while effectively establishing and nurturing relationships throughout a diverse community to ensure access to and continuity of care for patients. Excelled in Triaging, as only Chaplain between all three hospitals On-Call Weekends and Afterhours.

Recruited, trained and coordinated qualified pastoral care volunteers.

Chaplain Intern, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, 2007, 2008, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, 2006

Delivered quality pastoral care services to a diverse population of patients and their families and meticulously documented visits, observations and interventions in clinical records.

Director of Christian Education, Holman United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California, 2003 to 2004

Provided opportunities for spiritual growth assisting faith community to make use of their spiritual resources.

Giving opportunities for community building and strengthening faith community’s spiritual care resources.

Provided educational seminars to promote spiritual care.

Established relationships with faith community then looked at their spiritual resources and how to assist them in making better use of those resources.

Facilitated group process while encouraging faith community to make use of their spiritual care resources.

Trained, recruited and managed volunteers.

Education & Certifications

Master of Arts in Theology, Concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California, 2009

Candidate, Master of Science, Concentration in Urban Policy Analysis & Management Studies

Robert J. Milano School of Public Policy, New School for Social Research, New York, New York, 1994

B.A, Major in Urban Studies and Public Policy, Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994

Clinical Pastoral Education (7 Units tota1, 2,800 hours):

VA North Central Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX, UT Southwestern Medical, Dallas, TX,

St. Joseph Medical Hospital, Orange, CA, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX

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