Sandy Meekings

Social Service Worker
  • Barrie, Canada
  • June 14, 2023

Barrie, ON ▪ 705-796-6976 ▪ sandymeekings@gmail.comSocial Service Worker O.C.S.W.S.S.WHighlights of Qualifications  Social Service Worker Diploma from Georgian College and submitted registration for O.C.S.W.S.S.W  Member of Ontario Social Service Worker Association
 3+ year work experience assisting vulnerable populations within law enforcement  Successfully completed two placements working with persons who have mental illness, developmental disability and substance use issues  Experience in supportive counselling; case management and crisis intervention
 Ability to build and maintain community partner relationships  Possess empathy, compassion, and the ability to be emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and the understanding of the feelings, ideas, and beliefs of others.  Familiarity with the Residential Tenancy Act  Aboriginal cultural awareness via Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Georgian College  Ability to work well autonomously as well as within a team environment  Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills  Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Windows, the Internet, and data management software  Valid Ontario G driver’s license and reliable transportation  Willingness to work flexible hours and work schedule  Able to facilitate or deliver essential life and employment skills  Strong research skills and ability to handle a heavy workload, competing demands and high-risk
Relevant Skills
Case Management  Developed effective improvement plans in alignment with case management and client’s goals and
specifications.  Identified needs of clients promptly and efficiently.  Intervened with clients when they were in crisis and assisted with different treatment modalities based on clients’ needs.  Initiated dialogue with client’s regarding their specific support needs regarding learning, working,
housing, and social environments  Evaluated and culminated applications for clients in order to ascertain if they are eligible for differing Simcoe County programs.  Assisted in finding affordable housing for client’s and was the liason between the client and landlord to ascertain a cohesive and beneficial relationship between both parties.
Supportive Counselling
 Assisted in preparing Housing Initiative paperwork for clients in need of affordability assistance through CMHA.  Ability to analyze and make decisions regarding clients’ needs within the organization and can ascertain whether the client needs other services within the community.  Capacity to evaluate clients ongoing concerns and requirements with the talent to incorporate different modalities regarding supportive counselling.
Sandra Meekings | 705-796-6976 | 2 Work within a strength-based course of action and treatment when supporting clients as a Dual
Diagnosis Case Manager.  Resolves tenancy issues regarding termination of lease and assists clients and landlords in coming up with a mutually beneficial solution.  Embraces databases such as EMHWARE and OPOC Survey to ensure documentation, forms, and leases are kept up to date in the system.
Certifications  WHMIS, Worker Health and Safety Awareness, Staff Orientation, AED Training (First Aid, CPR),
Reconciliation Education Certificate of Completion, Workplace Violence and Harassment Training for Employees (CMHA), Harm Reduction Training,  Human Rights 101 3rd Edition, AODA Customer Service Standards Training, Sharps Training, Infection Prevention and Control Training, Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers,
Diversity, and Inclusion Training. Ethics and Professionalism Training, Reconciliation Education
Certificate of Completion from the First Nations University of Canada for the 4 Seasons of
Reconciliation.  Collaborate with internal and external services, programs, and agencies to facilitate referral of clients as required.  Ability to support and assist clients with severe and persistent mental illness under the guidance and supervision of the team leader.
Social Service Worker Diploma (4.0 GPA) 2021-2023
Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology Orillia, ON• Dean's List Honoree Semester 1, 2, 3, 4
• Submitted registration for O.C.S.W.S.S.W.
Field Placement Student 2023
Canadian Mental Health Association Barrie, ONField Placement Student 2021
Samaritan House Barrie, ONO.P.P. Call Taking Course 2006
Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology Orillia, ONEmployment History
Quality Control and Machine Operator 2018-2021
Moore Packaging Barrie, ONSmall Business Owner 2015-Present
Mama Bearz Organic Blendz Barrie, ONCall Taker 2006-2009
Ontario Provincial Police Orillia, ONVolunteer
Association Member 2023-Present
Ontario Social Service Worker Association
Volunteer Member 2021
The 705 Barrie, ON

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