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Manager Mental Health

Dover Plains, New York, 10472, United States
May 06, 2012

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Kristen C. Hobgood

**** ****** ******, *** **, Bronx, New York 10472

● ●Tel: 646-***-****

Personal Statement

I am responsible, detailed oriented and driven individual, who has ambition to succeed in any given environment. Although I have extensive experience in the non-profit and youth industry, I am passionate about learning and always up to new challenges. Efficient with working independently, I work well with others. I am seeking a position where I can develop and excel while giving my best to an employer.

Work Experience

College Coordinator/ Student Advocate (March 2011 - Present)

Harlem Children Zone, Inc., New York

Support students within the eleventh and twelfth grades with college preparation and readiness skills with the support of transition

Facilitate the college preparation workshops and seminars, supporting students with SAT preparation and College Placement exam support

Maintain academic case management, developing action plans for students’ academic, transitional and wellness progress and efforts

Organize and schedule college exposure opportunities for participants including college tours, facilitating informational presentations to parents and families of participants

Family Assistant (Jun 2010 – Feb 2011)

Self-Employment, New York, NY

Provide care for children, creating a safe and nurturing environment while providing tutoring

Maintain management of the household including meal preparation, pet care, and light housekeeping

Youth & Teen Program Coordinator (Apr 2008 - Jun 2010)

YMCA of Greater New York, New York, NY

Organize and administer programs for Teens, School Age after school and day camp programs on-site

Supervise staff on-site along with program specialists during program season; assist with beacon center supervision.

Develop curriculum and scheduling for the structure and organization of programming.

Interview and hire program staff; conduct and present trainings for employees: child abuse and program overview

Case Manager & Rehabilitation Services Aide (Apr 2007 - Apr 2008)

Goddard Riverside Community Center: Senate, New York, NY

Provide and access services to assigned group of previously homeless clients with mental illness, formulating client service plans

Accompany clients on appointments; advocate for benefits and services; encourage participation among reluctant clients.

Document and produce case notes and action plans in accordance with psychiatrist and rehabilitation specialists’ recommendations

Provide and assist services to adult participants living in Supportive Housing on the weekends, Assess program results, formulate, and oversee client participation weekly.

Teen Advisor (Oct 2007 - Jun 2008)

YMCA of Greater New York, New York, NY

Organize and facilitate the branch Leaders Club and Youth & Government weekly sessions.

Coordinate field trips, service learning projects, and fundraisers for teen participants.

Supervise and accompany teens on seasonal Leaders Club Rally weekend trips.

Facilitate groups and supervise teens during the branch Teen Center Program on Saturday evenings .


Masters of Education-CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY (Fall 2011 -Present)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Graduate Studies- Springfield College, Springfield, MA (May, 2005 - Aug, 2006)

Courses within the Masters of Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling program

Bachelors of Science- Springfield College, Springfield, MA (Aug, 2001 - May, 2005)

GPA: 3.4 General Psychology; Human Services & Administration


Personable professional with strengths of cultural sensitivity and ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings

Conscientious go-getter, highly organized, dedicated, and committed to professionalism along with commitments to youth & education

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, AS400 Systems, ETO Software


References Available on Request

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