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Licensed Master Social worker LMSW

Greenville, SC
May 13, 2020

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Christine Ruiz


I am driven, self-motivated, positive, upbeat, genuine, unique, and ambitious leader, student, and community member with the eagerness to support individuals in my community by providing support to families by counseling, advocating, educating, outreaching, and providing therapy and support and education. I am looking forward to expand my knowledge and offer opportunities for growth while contributing to the success, safety and health of people in the community and survivors of violence.


Professional Experience


Rowan University, Cares Institute Current

Certification Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strafford, NJ Richard Stockton College of NJ 2015

Advance Standing Master’s Degree Social Work Atlantic City, NJ

Richard Stockton College of NJ 2014

Bachelor’s Degree (Child Welfare Concentration) Social Work Galloway, NJ

Rutgers 2013

Certification Family Developmental Credentials Vineland, NJ

Cumberland County College 2012

Associates Degree Social Services Vineland, NJ

Professional License Licensed Social Worker

New Jersey Social Work Board of Examiners # 44SL06148100

Heart 2 Heart Services

01/2018- current Counselor Vineland, NJ

Provide counseling services to youth including victims of human trafficking and sexual violence.

Assist clients in creating and completing their own treatment plan and goals.

Center for Family Services

08/2017- Current Youth Counselor Vineland, NJ

Utilizes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children, ages 3-17, who have witnessed domestic violence and/or suffered another type of trauma.

Use TF-CBT to help enhance relationship and reduce trauma symptoms of children and parents.

Utilizes UCLA Post Traumatic Stress Index Scale, Child Behavioral Checklist, and Parent Stress Index to measure the impact of trauma and changes in symptoms.

04/16 – 08/2017 Domestic Violence Counselor Vineland, NJ

Provide Individual Counseling for Domestic Violence Victims and victims of Human Trafficking.

Provide support and empowerment to victims.

Ensure case documentation is up-to-date and reflective of services provided.

Daniel’s Den Community Center

12/2016- Current Assistant Director/ Program Coordinator Vineland, NJ

Develop Programs

Quality improvement and data collection

Supervise case management and counselors.


Cumberland County- The Guidance Center

07/15 – 04/16 Bilingual Clinician Vineland, NJ

Complete new intakes and assess for services.

Provide individual therapy to individuals of all ages

Carry a caseload of over 60 individuals

Follow all policies and procedures requested by state and other insurance providers

Inspira Health Network- Children Partial Care Hospitalization Program

04/15 – 07/15 Mental Health Technician, Woodbury, NJ

Facilitate interactive social groups for children ages 5-12.

Assist therapist with case management needs.

Assess children and document the behaviors during group.

Implement behavior modification while providing psychosocial educational groups that prepare children to return to their school and home environment.

Inspira Health Network- Cumberland County Council for Young Children

08/13 –07/15 Program Coordinator/ Specialist Cumberland County, NJ

Navigate grant guidelines set by state for Pilot program with little supervision from director.

Developed methods to achieve quality improvement throughout program and community.

Work closely with parents to help them advocate for their children in transportation, education, community resources, and health and prenatal care for children and infants, prenatal to age 8.

Provide leadership within a steering committee to help address the needs of the council members.

Network and outreach to provide collaboration within agencies to support the council, and spread the information about the council to new parents

Guide parents to establish and reach goals to help their families and the community.

Conduct community surveys to assess the community when it involves resources and access to the services.

Gateway Community Action Partnership- Gateway Family Success Center

01/12 – 08/13 Family Partner/ Intake Clerical Bridgeton, NJ

Perform intakes, offer referrals, follow non-profit organization policies, outreach for community events, perform many clerical duties daily throughout the center, including but not limited to preparing calendars, completing inventory, monthly reporting for community food banks, input data to Client tracking system, and act as an assistant to the site coordinator. Organizing and hosting events in community, work closely with other organizations to bring my clients the best services available. I continuously serve as an advocate for the families I service.

Fluent in Spanish and English

Community Driven

Self-motivated/starter with a strong work ethic and an enthusiastic team player

Highly organized, motivated and detail-oriented individual, with the ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize

Enjoys working on developing new ways to improve quality of services.

Works closely with upper management to enforce policies and procedures

Advocate for client limitations in services

Trustworthy and loyal

Extensive experience in conflict resolution, time management, and peer mediation

Extremely Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and extensive capability in internet research

Ability to quickly learn new computer operations

Strong leadership and coordination abilities

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written (spelling and grammar) communication

Excellent typing skills (80 WPM)

Completed Parent Child Interaction Therapy Training

Received a certificate of Achievement for completing Parents Anonymous facilitator training.

Strong networking abilities and great knowledge of community resources offered in Cumberland County.

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