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Practicum Student Pan American

Location:
San Juan, San Juan-Laventilleal, Trinidad and Tobago
Salary:
$35 per hour
Posted:
March 31, 2022

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EDUCATION: PERIOD

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2020- present

Masters in Social Work

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2016-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Mediation Studies

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2013-2016

BSc Social Work (Special)

Polytechnic Institute Sixth Form Government School 2012-2013

CAPE Advanced Level Certificate - Four Units

Holy Name Convent 2011-2012

CAPE Advanced Level Certificate - Four Units

Providence Girls’ Catholic School 2006-2011

CSEC Ordinary Level Certificate - 8 Subjects

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATES

Positive Mindset Inc.

Affairs and Breakups 2021

Relationship Counselling 2021

Intimacy in Relationships 2020

Forgiveness Therapy 2020

UNICEF

Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) 2021

Psychosocial Programming 2021

Gender Based Violence 2021

Peacebuilding and Project Management 2022

WORK EXPERIENCE:

The Heroes Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago Case Officer 2020- 2022

Conducts interviews and screens potential volunteers to become mentors in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago Programme.

Conducts interviews to children who were recommended by Community Residences’ Guardians to be enrolled in the Children in Care Model of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago programme.

Conducts Digital Activity Sessions with the participants of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago and provides additional support where necessary.

Conducts Digital Training Sessions with the participants of the. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago programme.

Applies strong organisational skills to efficiently monitor and manage case load by liaising with Bigs (mentors), Littles (mentees) and Guardians.

Develops and delivers intervention and support strategies in consultation with the programme team.

Ensures and maintains proper filing system for accountability.

Produces weekly updates, monthly and quarterly reports.

Assists in the planning, developing and implementation of all projects and activities related to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago.

Conducts Community Residence visits.

Development of Frameworks and policies related to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Trinidad and Tobago.

Developed the AgroViva Project, a collaboration project with the Pan American Development Fund to assimilate Venezuelan migrants and local participants in Home Gardening.

Supported in the WebPal Project, a collaboration project with the Pan American Development Fund to assimilate the Venezuelan migrant participants with Trinidadian participants in a guided online pen pal project.

Developed a proposal (TIE-DIE: Sex Education), a unit to be taught in the Heroes Development Programme focusing on sexual education and gender based violence.

Ministry of Education Social Work Assistant 2018-2020

Organised monthly district meetings.

Organised schedules for Senior School Social Worker and School Social Workers.

Liaised with school administrators with regards to the collection of data and student information.

Procurement of data for The Prime Minister’s Laventille/Morvant School Improvement Project.

Conducted interviews and counselled students and parents.

Conducted target group sessions.

Wrote case notes.

Supported Learning Enhancement Centre, which includes facilitating group activities, individual counselling sessions, parenting sessions, organization of files, case notes, advocacy on behalf of clients, in-take, etc.

Conducted home visits.

Shadowed School Social Worker during both group and individual sessions.

Attended to Crisis Intervention.

Conducted Parenting in Education sessions.

Entered monthly statistics in database.

S.J.Mar Drugs Part Time Retail Assistant 2016-2018

Procurement of drugs for resale.

Liaised with suppliers.

Data entry of new stock in Point of Sale system.

Counselled clients.

Family Court of Trinidad and Tobago Practicum Student 2015-2016

Undertook roles of a student in a social work setting at the court.

Interviewed and counselled customers.

Overlooked Supervised Access.

Wrote reports on behalf of the customers for the judges and magistrates in order to assist with determination of cases.

Created appointments to meet with clientele.

Ministry of the People and Social Development (Social Welfare) Intern May-August 2015

Clerical duties with the secretariat at the St. George Central Local Board

St. Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital Practicum Student 2014-2015

Undertook roles of a student in a social work setting at the psychiatric hospital.

Sat in and conducted interviews with clients.

Conducted research on behalf of the agency.

Wrote case reports.

Partook in Case Conferences with Psychiatric team, patients and support systems.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Youth Group

Volunteer “Listening Sessions” at St. John the Baptist for children and teens who want someone to speak to

Volunteer time to a family who has an autistic child

Member of the Trinidad and Tobago’s Association of Social Workers

REFERENCES

Zelpha Phillips Lawrence Arjoon

Social Worker Chief Executive Officer

765-9461/ 330-6801 731-6852



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