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Social Work

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ClassJob TitleEmployerState
20122nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyTX
1998Addictions TherapistDepartment of Veterans AffairsWA
2002Adjunct InstructorCommunity Colleges of SpokaneWA
2008AdministrationPeace Community CenterWA
2010Admission CounselorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1998Adult Therapist (Clinician III)Valley Cities Counseling ServicesWA
2012Americorps TutorSeattle Education AccessWA
2010Annual Fund and Events CoordinatorAnnie Wright SchoolWA
2010Assistant DirectorFaith International AdoptionsWA
1995Associate Professor of Social WorkConcordia UniversityOR
2006Backgrounds for Human ResourcesIdaho Dept of CorrectionsID
2007Bar Applicant (Attorney)Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker IssuesWA
2003Business Development ManagerThe Geneva FoundationDC
2000Business OwnerNorthwest Computer, Financial, & Social ServicesWA
1995Care Provider Support ProgramsDepartment of DefenseWA
1996Care Team Social WorkerHospice of SpokaneID
2001Case ManagerComprehensive Mental HealthWA
2004Case ManagerYouth for ChristWA
1996Case Manager IICentro Latino SERTX
2003Case Manager / Social WorkerService AlternativesWA
2000Case WorkerMetropolitan Devel CouncilWA
1996Case WorkerPuyallup Tribe Children ServicesWA
2001CertifierYouth For Christ TacomaWA
2001Claims AdjudicatorDepartment of Veterans AffairsWA
2003Claims RepresentativeSSAWA
1995Client Assistant Project ManagerPierce County AIDS FoundationWA
1997ClinicianValley Cities CounselingWA
2012CoachEastside SCWA
1995Community Justice OfficerDeschutes County JuvenileOR
2003Community Support SpecialistGreater Lakes Mental HealthcareCA
1997Coordinator of School, Family & Community Partnership ProgramTacoma Public SchoolsWA
1998CounselorTICOR Title Co.WA
2002CounselorDepartment of Defense-Fort LewisWA
2004CounselorSeattle Parks and RecreationWA
1995CounselorWhite River School DistrictID
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
2004Executive DirectorUniversity of Iowa- Holden Comprehensive Cancer CenterIN
2009Expanded Learning CoordinatorPuget Sound Educational Services DistrictWA
2000Faculty Field Instructor with School of Social WorkWashington StateWA
1997Family and Community Partnerships ManagerUnited Indians of All Tribes FoundationWA
1995Family EducatorClover Park School DistrictWA
1995Field Experience Coordinator / FacultyUniversity of PhoenixAZ
2003Foster Home LicensorCommunity Youth ServicesWA
2000Geriatric Care ManagerIntensive Family Services Inc.OR
2007Graduate StudentVeterans AdministrationWA
1999House ManagerFoundation for Senior LivingWA
2003Incredible Years Parenting Class InstructorTacoma Youth for ChristWA
2000Independent Senior Sales DirectorMary Kay, Inc.OR
1995Juvenile Rehab. / CounselorEcho Glen Children's CenterWA
2004Lead Teaching AssistantThe Kindering CenterWA
1997Licensed Clinical Social WorkerHead StartOH
1995Licensing ManagerDept. of Human Services, State of OROR
2001MA Social WorkWalla Walla CollegeWA
2005Masters Student, Social Work, SupervisorWalla Walla CollegeWA
1996Medical Program AssistantUniversity of WI Med SchoolWI
2001Med Social WorkerKaiser PermanenteCA
2001Medical Social WorkerFranciscan Health System-St. Joseph Medical CenterWA
1999Mental Health CounselorClover Park School DistrictWA
2007Mental Health PractitionerFraser Child and Family CenterMN
1997Mental Health TechnicianSeattle Mental HealthWA
1999Mental Health TherapistCommunity Faith ServicesWA
1999MEPN CoordinatorUniversity Of HawaiiHI
1997MinisterShiloh Baptist Missionary ChurchWA
1997Minister of Youth and FamilyHoly Cross Lutheran, Salem, ORFL
1996MIS System LeadCatholic Community ServicesWA
2011MissionaryInternational House of Prayer-NorthwestWA
1995NursingGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
2002Outreach SpecialistGirl ScoutsWA
1999PastorTrinity Lutheran ChurchMN
1997Pastoral CounselorSelf-EmployedWA
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
2007Program CoordinatorConnecticut Association for Human ServicesCT
2006Program DirectorLutheran Community ServicesWA
2000Program StaffCuernavaca Center / Intercultural Dialog / DevelopmentWA
1996Protective Social WorkerState of OregonOR
2002PSESD Head StartACAP - Head Start AuburnWA
1996PsychotherapistPain Therapy ClinicOR
1997PsychotherapyCheridon's Health CenterCO
2001Research AssociateAmerican Humane AssociationCO
1997Residential Rehab CounselorSpecial Comment CenterWA
1996School Social WorkerCascade View ElementaryWA
2005School CounselorElementary SchoolMI
2002Senior Director 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 CoordinatorUnited States ArmyKY
2010Social Services AssistantManorCare of TacomaWA
2011Social Services AssistantNorth Auburn RehabWA
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 County Health DepartmentWA
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 Administration - DCFSWA
2000Social Worker IIIDSHS Child Protective ServicesWA
1998Social Worker III - ICPCWashington State Childrens AdministrationWA
1997Social Worker / Professor in SociologyDSHSWA
2005Special Education TeacherGranite School DistrictUT
2001Staff CounselorOur Sisters HouseNY
1997State Representative, 29th Legislative District29th Legislative DistrictWA
2001Graduate StudentWalla Walla CollegeWA
2006Substitute TeacherSylvan Learning CenterCA
1996SupervisorKitsap County Long Term CareWA
2003Teaching AssistantFrench GovernmentIL
2007Treatment CoordinatorFamily Marriage & Assessment CounselingWA
1997Treatment CoordinatorKitsap Mental Health ServicesWA
1995Vice PresidentSandra Erickson Real EstateNY
1999Victim Advocate for PC ProsecutorPierce CountyWA
1995Vocational Rehab CounselorCondon Nero & AssociatesWA
2008Workforce Case ManagerNew Avenues for YouthOR
2006Youth Development DirectorYMCA of Greater SeattleWA