Through my life's experience of being a sibling to my sister that was diagnosed with Autism, it has become a passion of mine to help other individuals with Developmental Disabilities. I have worked in many different organizations and resources that are available to help individuals and families. I enjoy working with people of all abilities because I feel that I learn how to become a better person by teaching or helping them. 

It is my goal to help employ, teach, support and network with people that need help. 

Autism is a staggering statistic that is now 1:50 children. In the next decade, we will see how our world will change. I would like to be part of the movement to help as much as I can to make people's lives as fulfilling and productive as I can with my experience.

Trillium Employment Services • Employment Consultant

May 2016- Present • Pierce County, WA

Bridging the gap between people with intellectual and development disabilities to enter the workforce. Educating businesses in hiring people of all abilities and from all backgrounds in order to facilitate a diverse workforce that provides opportunities that match business needs with clients gifts and talents. Managing a case load and customer service in order to connect individuals to the community and competitive workforce by developing employment within relationships with businesses.

 

PAVE/ Community Inclusion Program • Youth Program, Manager

2009- May 2016 • Pierce County, WA

Facilitating a leadership team of the youth of all abilities and background in nine school districts in Pierce County. Other functions include marketing for events, developing a curriculum in order to teach leadership skills, self-advocacy, self-determination, friendships, and Ability Awareness. Outreach to nine different school districts and coordinating a monthly planning meeting and event in three different school districts each month.

 

 

ENSO • Employment Professional

July 2013 – May 2016 • Pierce and King County, Washington

Job developer and job coach for DDA, DVR, and criminal background customers. Utilization of using Person Center Planning, iPads for AAC, schedules, and video resumes to assist customers on job sites, systematic instruction, task analysis, job proposals, and Positive Behavior Support Plans to help achieve success for any customer we support. Have completed Community-Based Assessments, Job Development, and Job Retention contracts with DVR and use of Client Connect for Pierce County.

 

 

PAVE/ PURPAS • Life Skills Program Manager

2013- May 2016 • Tacoma, Washington

Assisting individuals with High Functioning Autism who are facing difficulties finding employment, volunteer opportunities, recreational activities, independent living skills, services available, and resources.

            Support through monthly support meetings, family activities, and individualized consulting.

            Funded through a grant and personally developed program

 

 

PAVE/ Person Centered Plan Facilitator

2008 – Present • Tacoma, WA

Facilitating plans around a whole person’s lives in which they are able to bring their team together and find ways to get connected to services, community, and employment. Process and graphics facilitations, goal planning, and actions steps provided to the participant.

 

 

Peninsula School District • Para-Educator

2007-2013 • Gig Harbor, WA

Assisting students, one-on-one with achieving IEP goals and objectives in the Employment Training and Transition Program. Helping to improve academics, social, communication and behavioral skills.

Skills
  • Experience with children and adults of all abilities, cultural, religious backgrounds.

  • Creative in support systems for communication and behavior with an emphasis on utilizing iPads for assistive technology

  • Strengths in networking such as Young Professionals Network, Chambers, and Rotary Clubs.

  • Exemplary in verbal, written and visual communication.

  • Confident in my abilities with computers and technology

  • Organized, systematic, self-motivated, punctual, and reliable.

RESUME

Personal 

Mission

 

Work

experience
 

Professional Portfolio

TRAINING

 

DSHS Individual Provider         Continuing Education Hours                                                                                                    2006-2015

Metro Parks                                Cooperative Play Training                                                                                                         2010-2012

Person Centered Planning       Learning Groups for Facilitators                                                                                              2009-2017

Right Response                          Para-Educator Training                                                                                                              2010-2012

Jennifer White                            “Business Model Tools and Show Me the Money” using iPads in the workplace.            2015

Monica McDaniel                       Introduction to Customized Job Development                                                                      2015

Val Morgan                                 Conscious Moves- Building Job Development Excellence                                                    2015

World Vision                               Youth Empowerment Institution Training                                                                              2015

Bruce Anderson                         Stories Work! How to Choose, Create and Use Powerful Stories                                       2015

Greg Abell                                   Engage Conflict Effectively                                                                                                        2015

Teri Johnson                               Systematic Instruction, Task Analysis, and Positive Behavior Supports                            2015

Jim Corey                                    Person Centered Planning for Employment                                                                           2015

Bob Sattler                                  Using Person Centered Practices                                                                                            2016

Highline College                         Employment Professional Course Graduate                                                                         2016

 

 

CONFERENCES

KIT (Kids Included Together)  San Diego, CA                                                                                                                               2012

Statewide Technology Conference Lacey, WA                                                                                                                             2016

Community Summit Wenatchee, WA                                                                                                                                           2015-2016

 

 

PROJECTS

PAVE’s Raise Your Paddle Grant Recipient- “PURPAS (Pave-ing a Unique Road for People on the Autism Spectrum) Life Skills Coordinator”                                                                                                                                                                                    2013-2015

PAVE’s Raise Your Paddle Grant Recipient- Youth Transition Coordinator                                                                            2016

Organized Accessing College with Autism Event                                                                                                                       Nov. 2015

Organized “Chopped with PURPAS” Cooking Event                                                                                                                   Dec. 2013

 

 

OTHER

Tools 4 Success Committee Member                                                                                                                                           2014

Person Center Plan Symposium Attendee                                                                                                                                  2015-2017

Pierce County Person Center Plan Guild Member                                                                                                                     2015-2017

Autism Cohort- North Seattle College Member                                                                                                                         2015

Young Professionals Network (Tacoma) Vice President & Board Member                                                                            2017

Presented at Highline College on PCP for Employment Consultants                                                                                     2016

All Trillium Training on Person Centered Planning                                                                                                                    2017

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