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Resume for Lisa Shores

LISA SHORES

Georgetown, MA         

             [email protected]                     

www.linkedin.com/in/lisashores

 

SUMMARY:  ExemplaryHuman Service worker:  Case Management, Individual Support, Referrals & Medical Management, 15+ years advocating for children, adults and elderly in their workplaces, family settings, schools, Adept Supervisor and team leader, inspiring excellence in service delivery, Experienced using problem solving and strategies in small group and individual settings, 6+ years skilled in employee relations; supervision, evaluations, development, unemployment, conscientious with onboarding staff; interviewing, checking references, hiring  and training employees

 

EXPERIENCE:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT SERVICES     2015 - 2016

   Cooperative for Human Services, Lexington, Massachusetts

Provided leadership, direction & supervision to Program Managers, Program Coordinators and Direct employees. Directly oversaw & coordinated all aspects of services delivered to 70 people living independently in the community, provided scheduling for 20 staff, initiated training and program development. Ensured agency, state and national service standards were achieved.   Performed regular quality assurance functions. Provided 24-hr on-call support to the department.

FREELANCE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER      2011 - Present

    Shores Sign Language Interpreting Services, Georgetown, Massachusetts

Facilitate communication and cultural medication between Deaf/Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals in a variety of settings including Educational, Governmental, Employment and Medical/Dental; Hospital and Private practice, OB/GYN, Pediatric, Pulmonary. Working in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALIST/JOB COACH                    2010 - 2012

    Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, New Hampshire

*Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) certified Job Developer.

Case management for Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members. Assisted in job search, Interview preparation and job placement, matched individual’s background, skills, and interest with job openings. Provided discrepancy analysis, barrier intervention, job shadows to aid in successful job placements. Established and maintained working relationships with employers and public agencies to secure opportunities.

 

 

ACTIVITIES ASSISANT FOR DEAF/BLIND RESIDENTS                2009 - 2010

    New England Homes for the Deaf, Activities Department, Danvers, Massachusetts

Provided Deaf/Blind individuals with recreational and leisure activities.  Facilitated integration into the general population's ongoing activities.  Initiated weekly visits from Therapy Dogs.

ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST   2005 - 2007

    Northern Essex Community College, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Haverhill, Massachusetts    

Originated and maintained databases for recruitment and enrollment.  Orchestrated open houses for future students, provided orientation training, scheduled assessment testing, built upon retention strategies, resulting in student enrollment doubling through my efforts.

** Employee Performance Recognition Award 2007

CASE MANAGER/INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALIST        1997 – 2007

    Latham Family/Nick Latham, Groveland, MA

Promoted a strong quality of life to a gentleman with Parkinson's Disease. Encouraged adaptive ways of living, and skill building to maximize strengths. Worked to maintain independence in decision making and preserving personal dignity. Monitored financial matters, legal preparation for trusts and his will.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 1994 - 1997

    Cooperative for Human Services, Malden, Massachusetts

Provided supervision to Program Directors, including personnel issues, clinical concerns as well as ongoing resident case management.  Interviewed candidates, checked references and hired staff.  Performed investigative work related to concerns of staff and residents. 

GROUP HOME PROGRAM SUPERVISOR                   1989 - 1992

    Agape of Appleton, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin

Directed seven residential facilities, serving 50 adults and children.  Trained, reviewed and evaluated staff.  Facilitated individual professional growth of Residential Staff in areas of problem management and resident rights. 

EDUCATION:

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BROCKPORT, Brockport, New York

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

 

NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Deaf Studies: Sign Language Interpreter Certificate Program, high honors

 

CERTIFICATE:

Job Developer - Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) certified - March 2011 Managing Human Resources Certificate - November 2011

CREDENTIALS:  National Interpreter Certification - Knowledge exam, New Hampshire American Sign Language Interpreter Classification System, New Hampshire Licensed American Sign Language Interpreter, Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)

AWARD:   Employee Performance Recognition Award - Northern Essex Community College - 2007

TRAININGS:

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED - April 2016, Basic Human Rights - April 2015, Human Rights Officer Training - April 2015, Basic Fire Safety Training - March 2015, Human Service Worker Safety - May 2015, Proactive Alternatives for Change - December 2014, Support Service Provider Training; supporting Deaf/Blind individuals - November 2008