Kelly - Social Worker - Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

Melissa Kelly

Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada


Social Worker

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Social work is a helping field, it entails providing supports, resources, opportunities and empowering individuals to regain control in their lives. This includes empowering others, being non-judgemental, buiding trusting rapport, and being warm, and a genuine practitioner

Work History

I Shadowed the Classification Officer and was taught how to implement

Algoma Treatment and Remand Center

January 2013 - May 2013

January - May 2013
During my placement I gained experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups with treatment females. I gained a thorough knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. The program consisted of Anger Management, Substance Abuse, Healthy Relationships, Interpersonal Skills and Relapse Prevention, in which I facilitated. I Shadowed the Classification Officer and was taught how to implement the (LSI) Recidivism Assessment Tool.

Residential Youth Worker

Summit Human Services

May 2010 - December 2012

My responsibilities included providing a safe and caring home environment to children and youth in the foster care system. Providing Life skills, active listening in a therapeutic atmosphere was crucial for the Youth in the homes. Provided Crisis Management as well as Intervention Skills.

Respite Care Worker

April 2009 - May 2010

In this position, I assisted an individual who had Autism. My responsibilities included working with the PEC (picture exchange programming). I operated a voice output operating system, as this individual was non-verbal. Reading, prompting, behavior modification, daily chores, were included in the daily care of this individual.

Addiction Counselor

Algoma Family Services

October 2008 - April 2009

at the Genesis Program. As a placement student my responsibilities were to build a trusting rapport with the Youth, sitting in on groups such as Independent Life Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and psycho educational groups using the Harm Reduction Model.

Qualifications & Certifications

Algoma University


Sault College

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