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Social Work

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ClassJob TitleEmployerState
20122 LTUS ArmyTX
1998Addictions TherapistDept. of Veterans AffairsWA
2002Adjunct InstructorCommunity Colleges of SpokaneWA
2008AdministrationPeace Community CenterWA
2010Admission CounselorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1998Adult Therapist (Clinician III)Valley Cities Counseling SvcsWA
2012Americorps TutorSeattle Education AccessWA
2010Annual Fund and Events CoordinatorAnnie Wright SchoolWA
2010Assistant DirectorFaith International AdoptionsWA
1995Assoc Prof of Social WorkConcordia UniversityOR
2006Backgrounds for Human ResourcesIdaho Dept of CorrectionsID
2007Bar Applicant (Attorney)Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker IssuesWA
2003Business Development MgrThe Geneva FoundationDC
2000Business OwnerNorthwest Computer, Financial, & Social ServicesWA
1996Business OwnerUnknownVA
1995Care Provider Support ProgDepartment of DefenseWA
1996Care Team Social WorkerHospice of SpokaneID
2001Case ManagerComprehensive Mental HealthWA
2004Case ManagerYouth for ChristWA
1996Case Manager IICentro Latino SERTX
2009Case ManagerUnknownWA
2003Case Mgr./Social WorkerSvc. AlternativesWA
2000Case WorkerMetropolitan Devel CouncilWA
1996Case WorkerPuyallup Tribe Children ServicesWA
2001CertifierYouth For Christ TacomaWA
2009Child AdvocateUnknownWA
2001Claims AdjudicatorDepartment of Veterans AffairsWA
2003Claims RepSSAWA
1995Client Asst Project MgrPierce County AIDS FoundationWA
1997ClinicianValley Cities CounselingWA
2012CoachEastiside SCWA
1995Community Justice OfficerDeschutes County JuvenileOR
2003Community Support SpecialistGreater Lakes Mental HealthcareCA
1997Coordinator of Sch, Family & Community Partnership Prog.Tacoma Public SchoolsWA
1998CounselorTICOR Title CoWA
2002CounselorDepartment of Defense-Fort LewisWA
2004CounselorSeattle Parks and RecreationWA
1995CounselorWhite River School Dist.ID
2007Crisis Outreach ProfnUnknownWA
2007Crisis SpecialistNAVOSWA
2012Customer Account ExecutiveComcastWA
2001Day Care DirectorMy World Too ChildcareWA
2003Deputy SheriffKitsap County, State of WashingtonWA
1999DirectorCook Inlet Tribal CouncilAK
2001Director of Service ManagementNational MS SocietyWA
1996Disability ExaminerColorado State DisabilityCO
2009DV AdvocateYwcaWA
2003Early Childhood Mental Health ConsultantDenver HealthCO
2008Elder Care Resource CoordinatorA Place for MomWA
2011Elder Friends Community Engagement CoordinatorFull Life CarePA
2005Eligibility SpecialistDepartment of Veteran AffairsSC
2012Emergency Services SpecialistHopelinkWA
1997EmployeeTacoma Goodwill IndustriesWA
2004Executive DirectorUniversity of Iowa- Holden Comprehensive Cancer CenterIN
2009Expanded Learning CoordinatorPuget Sound Educational Services DistrictWA
2000Faculty Field Inst with School of Social WorkWashington StateWA
1997Family and Community Partnerships ManagerUnited Indians of All Tribes FoundationWA
1996Family CounselingUnknownWA
1995Family EducatorClover Park School DistrictWA
1995Field Experience Coordinator/FacultyUniversity of PhoenixAZ
2003Foster Home LicensorCommunity Youth ServicesWA
1998Freelance WriterUnknownNC
2000Geriatric Care MgrIntensive Family Services IncOR
2007Grad StudentVeterans AdministrationWA
2008Hosp Social WorkerUnknownWA
2004HostMark ApartmentsWA
1999House ManagerFoundation for Senior LivingWA
2003Incredible Years Parenting Class InstrTacoma Youth for ChristWA
2000Independent Sr Sales DirectorMary Kay, IncOR
1995Juvenile Rehab./Couns.Echo Glen Children's Ctr.WA
2004Lead Teaching AssistantThe Kindering CenterWA
1997Licensed Clinical Social WorkerHead StartOH
1995Licensing ManagerDept. of Human Svc., State of OROR
2007Light Duty Care ProviderCascade Park Active DayWA
2001MA Social WorkWalla Walla CollegeWA
2005Masters Student, Social Work, SupervisorWalla Walla CollegeWA
2011Med Asst SpecUnknownWA
1996Med Prog Asst-SrUniveristy of WI Med SchoolWI
2001Med Social WorkerKaiser PermanenteCA
2001Medical Social WorkerFranciscan Health System-St. Joseph Medical CenterWA
2008Medical TechnicianUnknownWA
1999Mental Health CounselorClover Park School DistrictWA
2007Mental Health PractitionerFraser Child and Family CenterMN
2011Mental Health Profn/Recovery NavigatorUnknownWA
1997Mental Health Tech.Seattle Mental HealthWA
1999Mental Health TherapistCommunity Faith ServicesWA
1999MEPN CoordUniversity Of HawaiiHI
1997MinisterShiloh Baptist Missionary ChurchWA
1997Minister of Youth and FamilyHoly Cross Lutheran, Salem, ORFL
1996MIS System LeadCatholic Community SvcsWA
2011MissionaryInternational House of Prayer-NorthwestWA
2008MSW Care CoordUnknownWA
1995NursingGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
2002Outreach SpecialistGirl ScoutsWA
1999PastorTrinity Lutheran ChurchMN
1997Pastoral CounselorSelf-EmployedWA
2009Patient Access SpecUnknownOR
2009Patient Services Coordinator - Federal WayApple Physical TherapyWA
2001Platoon Leader1452 Combat Heavy Equipment TransportationTN
1998Preschool TeacherWoodburn School District/OregonOR
1997Private Practice Social WorkerSelf EmployedWA
1995Probation CounselorThurston County Juvenile CourtWA
1996Probation OfficerPierce County Juvenal CourtWA
1999Probation Officer/Case MgrUnknownWA
2007Program CoordinatorConnecticut Association for Human ServicesCT
2006Program DirectorLutheran Community ServicesWA
2000Program StaffCuernavaca Cntr/intercultural dial/develWA
1996Protective Social WorkerState of OregonOR
2002PSESD Head StartACAP- Head Start AuburnWA
1996PsychotherapistPain Therapy ClinicOR
1997PsychotherapyCheridon's Health CenterCO
2001Research AssociateAmerican Humane AssociationCO
1997Residential Rehab CounsSpecial Comment CtrWA
1996School Social WorkerCascade View ElementaryWA
2005School CounselorElementary SchoolMI
1996Selling Real EstateunknownWA
2002Sen. Dir. of Annual Funds & Grateful Patient Family ProgramsSeattle Children's HospitalWA
1998Senior ClerkDept. of Social Health ServicesWA
1996Sexual Assault Response CoordinatorUnited States Air ForceWA
2002Sexual Assault Response CoordinatorUS ArmyKY
2010Social Services AssistantManorCare of TacomaWA
2011Social Services AssistantNorth Auburn RehabWA
2001Social WorkUnknownTN
1999Social Work SupervisorWA State Childrens AdministrationWA
2003Social WorkerBrown County, WI Human Services- Child Protective ServicesWI
1996Social WorkerClark County Public HealthOR
1997Social WorkerDCFSWA
2003Social WorkerDept of Social and Health ServicesWA
2000Social WorkerDept of Social and Health ServicesWA
1996Social WorkerDept. of Social and Health ServicesWA
2001Social WorkerDSHSWA
2003Social WorkerDSHSWA
1997Social WorkerNorth Clackamas School District #12OR
2009Social WorkerPCC Community Wellness CenterIL
1999Social WorkerPierce County Human ServicesWA
2001Social WorkerPuget Sound Health Care System (VA Hospital)WA
1995Social WorkerPuget Sound HospitalWA
1995Social WorkerState Of WashingtonWA
2003Social WorkerTacoma Lutheran HomeWA
2010Social WorkerTacoma Lutheran Retirement Community FoundationWA
1998Social WorkerTacoma-Pierce Cty Health DeptWA
1997Social WorkerUnknownWA
1997Social WorkerUnknownWA
2005Social WorkerUnknownWA
2009Social WorkerUnknownND
2004Social WorkerWashington State Department of Social and Health ServicesWA
1995Social WorkerWestern State HospitalWA
1998social worker 3DSHS CPSWA
1998Social Worker 3Washington StateWA
2000Social Worker IIIChildren's Admn- DCFSWA
2000Social Worker IIIDSHS Child Protective ServicesWA
1998Social Worker III - ICPCWashington State Childrens AdministrationWA
1997Social Worker/Professor in SociologyDSHSWA
2005Special Education TeacherGranite School DistrictUT
1995StaffJessie Dyslin Boys RanchTX
2001Staff CounselorOur Sisters HouseNY
1997State Representative, 29th Legislative District29th Legislative DistrictWA
2010StudentGraduate SchoolWA
2001StudentWalla Walla CollegeWA
2006Substitute TeacherSylvan Learning CenterCA
1996SupvKitsap County Longterm CareWA
2003Teaching AssistantFrench GovernmentIL
2007Therapeutic Day Treatment CounselorUnknownVA
2007Treatment CoordinatorFamily Marriage & Assessment CounselingWA
1997Treatment CoordinatorKitsap Mental Health ServicesWA
1995Vice PresidentSandra Erickson Real EstateNY
1999Victim Advocate for PC ProsecutorPierce CountyWA
2002Voc Case Mgr InternUnknownWA
1995Vocational Rehab CounselorCondon Nero & AssociatesWA
2008Workforce Case ManagerNew Avenues for YouthOR
2006Youth Development DirectorYMCA of Greater SeattleWA