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Olga Figueiredo, LMSW

  • Licensed Master Social Worker/Discharge Planner at Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene/Health Care Access with DOC
  • Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Social Welfare
  • Greater New York City
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  • Professional Experience

    2006 - 2007
    Responsible for initiating housing applications and F/U witjh SPOA to ensure adequate and timely residence placement for CT's completing in-patient rehabilitation program. Maintain court calendar and prepare court letters for all mandated CT's. Assist out-patient dept on an as needed basis with court letters, assisting staff in court preparation, record reviewing, liaison and assist with Admissions Dept. in screening and orientation. Individual counseling for new entry clients. present all new cases at Treatment Team Conference. Work effectively with inter-disciplinary treatment team consisting of 2 psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioner, 2 clinical social workers, In-Patient Program Director, Out-Patient Program Director, Strategic Planner, and Exec. Director.
    2005 - 2006
    Responsibilities include conducting biopsychosocial assessment for all new incoming CT's seeking AOD inpatient treatment. Assist out-patient dept with assessments as needed during high volume days. Train staff (grp and Ind) on computer software program (ACCUCARE/SASSI) and Automated Scheduling Calendar (SCHEDULVIEW). Update legal tracking report for mandated clients to include relevant contact info (PO, Attorney, Court, etc.)Update housing status report for clients ready for discharge Assist CASAC staff with backlogged paperwork, assessments and notes, conduct referrals as needed, assist with treatment planning, liaison with CT's and staff on difficult cases. Present all new cases at Treatment Team Conference within 24 hrs. Liason services with medical staff (MD's, PA, RN, NP) and clinical staff (LCSW, LMSW, CASAC).
    2001 - 2005
    Responsible for monthly home certifications, new licensing's and recertification's of foster boarding homes. Conduct orientation for prospective applicants, Provide GPS MAPP training, and recruitment as needed. Compile monthly safety assessment tracking reports for Manhattan and the Bronx offices according to fingerprint results received from Albany.Handle Foster Care responsibilities for Bronx consumers.
    1999 - 2001
    Responsible for providing family-focused social casework services aimed at developing and implementing the appropriate plan of permanence possible for each child. Also involved in specialized services, such as referrals, foster home re-certification, conduct safety assessment for foster parents, conduct adoption home studies, attend permanency planning hearings,72 hour conferences, school IEP's, court hearings, maintain all responsibilities with natural families, foster families and children to ensure a danger free environment for the child in care. Maintain UCR compliance, progress note reports and file records.
    1999 - 2001
    Responsible for providing family-focused social casework services aimed at developing and implementing the appropriate plan of permanence possible for each child. Also involved in specialized services, such as referrals, foster home re-certification, conduct safety assessment for foster parents, conduct adoption home studies, attend permanency planning hearings,72 hour conferences, school IEP's, court hearings, maintain all responsibilities with natural families, foster families and children to ensure a danger free environment for the child in care. Maintain UCR compliance, progress note reports and file records.
    1999 - 2000
    Field interviewer responsible for reading standardized survey questionnaires (approx. 90 minutes) to visually challenged elderly population located in Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau County. Data collection is for a 5-year longitudinal research study. Project period began April,1996 and will end April, 2000. Code and edit completed questionnaires. Prepare and maintain expense report.
    1998 - 1998
    120 hrs. Applied Behavioral Analysis Program for Autistic Children
    1997 - 1998
    Administrative responsibilities extending in the preparation of highly confidential and sensitive legal documentation and correspondence: litigation, interviewing, negotiations, and research.
    1996 - 1997
    Interview bank personnel and measure their level of product knowledge. Measure and report the quality of customer credit services provided by bank personnel to prospective customers. Daily fieldwork involved in 51 branches of a domestic banking institution. Maintain reports, records, questionnaires, surveys and track occurrence of events.
    1993 - 1995
    Experienced in child development to effectively create an amicable atmosphere with stimulating language experiences and developmentally appropriate activities that help children develop visual, verbal and creative skills. Maintain daily academic curriculum and record keeping. Supervised and trained one assistant to work as a substitute when needed.
    1982 - 1992
    Direct a staff of 12 employees. Assisted manager with training, supervision, evaluation, and motivation of staff. Ensured consistent work flow and reached all deadlines successfully. Problem solved and handled complex international cases. Manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Manage administrative details on behalf of domestic exporters and overseas financial institutions pertaining to letters of credit and other banking services.
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  • Educational Background

    2007 - 2009

    Extra-activity: Wonderful academic setting, great professors.

    1995 - 1999

    Wonderful academic setting. Miss my mentor, Dr. Baker.

    Extra-activity: Sociology Honor SocietyAlpha Kappa Delta

    1991 - 1993

    P/T Transferred to Queens College

    1975 - 1977

    certified to teach in Brazil from 1977-1980. Relocated back to U.S.

    Extra-activity: Graduated as a bi-lingual educator Portuguese/English for primary to middle school grades.

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