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I am a professional, seasoned vocalist/performer and karaoke host who also happens to work in the human services field.

I have worked for an agency providing services to adults with developmental disabilities for over 15 years.

I also have retail experience: ie. specialty items, collectables, oddities, native american pottery, windchimes, audio/video equipment. I've even been a telemarketer for Olan Mills Portrait Studios.

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I am currently looking for FT reg employment in RI and nearby CT / MA areas
Work Experience:

To obtain a position in the field of Human Services that utilizes my prior experience in the field; organizational; computer and “people” skills; my overall zest for life and drive to enhance the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities.

Gateways to Change, Inc.
3/08- present Case Manager/Support Coordinator: Day Program
• Coordinate Annual Individualized Service Plan Meetings
• Develop and Implement Goals and Objectives from ISP Meetings.
• Write and Submit Financial Support Plans to the State Office of Developmental Disabilities.
• Process New Referrals and Intakes.
• Collect and Interpret Data to Chart Goal Progress.
• Provide Managerial Presence for Direct Care Team
• Liaison to Consumer Families and Residential Personnel
• Train Direct Care Team and Provide Performance Feedback

Gateways to Change, Inc.
2/03-3/08 Physical Therapy Aide (Unlicensed)
• Provided Pre-developed Physical Therapy Sessions to Consumers at their Residences and at Agency Physical Therapy Facilities.
• Coordinated Consumer PT Schedules.
• Collected and Integrated Data into Physical Therapist’s Reports for ISP Process.
• Assisted Physical Therapist in Clerical Processes of Writing Reports and Representing the Department at ISP Meetings.

Gateways to Change, Inc.
2/96-2/03 Direct Support Professional
• Assisted in the Opening of a New Residential Program.
• Coordinated Medical Appointment Scheduling and Continuity of Care Completion.
• Maintained House Grocery Shopping Budget.
• Supported Behaviorally-Challenging Residents through Crisis Periods Utilizing Behavior Modification and Crisis Prevention Training Skills.
• Agency Medication Administration Certified
• Recognized Statewide as Direct Support Professional of the Year: 2003

Additional Experience Artists’ Exchange Summer Arts Camp 2009 & 2010
• Developed and Coordinated Summer “Rock & Roll” Camp
*High School Diploma
*Some College Courses
*Familiar with social media, Microsoft Word, data entry, website development, excellent communication skills
Organizations / Affilations:
Adrienne West is located in Cranston, RI and has the following skills: SUPPORT COORDINATOR / DD Adults, VOCALIST / PERFORMER
Hospitality, Music, Miscellaneous, Talent, Childcare, Skilled Trade / Crafts, Services
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Category: Services
I have been in the human services field working for a private non-profit agency for the last sixteen years that provides services to developmentally disabled adults. (21+) I started at Gateways To Change, Inc. as a direct support professional in 1996, was promoted to a non-licensed physical therapy aide from 2003-2008 and was then promoted to Day Program Support Coordinator from 2008-present. I am hard-working, I learn quickly and will be an asset to any work environment.

UPDATE: As of 3/2012, I am currently looking for FT reg employment in day hab in this field.
Relevant Education / Credentials
high school diploma some college courses
Years Experience: 16


Category: Music
I'm a vocalist for hire in the RI / MA areas , and I sing my heart out every chance I get. I would love to sit in with your band (short term/here and there) or add that certain "something" in the studio for you!

There are links below to check out some audio and video clips!! Send email to talk dates. . . I will respond to all serious requests.
Relevant Education / Credentials
experienced vocalist, performer
Years Experience: 20