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Valerie Griffith

2643 W. Maplewood Ave. Apt #32 Bellingham, WA 98225 360-969-4118 vngriffith8@gmail.com

Highlights of Qualifications
Outstanding interpersonal skills in diverse social service and educational settings Excellent written and verbal communication skills Works well individually and consistently contributes in a team- oriented environment Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds Professional ability to use MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel

Education
Bachelors of Arts, Human Services, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, June, 2013 Associate of Arts and Sciences, Skagit Valley Community College, Oak Harbor, WA, August 2011

Social Service Experience


Lesson Assistant Intern, NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, Bellingham, WA, 04/13- 08/13 Support clients with developmental disabilities to meet their therapeutic goals in equineassisted activities and therapies Lead and sidewalk clients during their scheduled riding sessions Help maintain the horses and the ranch to PATH standards Fundraise to support therapeutic riding Chemical Dependency Intern, Catholic Community Services Recovery Center, Bellingham, WA, 04/12- 08/12 Coordinate and facilitate group workshops Support a diverse clientele through their recovery process Conduct evaluations and intakes to provide clients with successful treatment plans Manage and document case notes in a clinical setting Budget Analyst, Students for Social Change, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 10/12- 06/13 Attend and facilitate bi-weekly meetings Organize and plan events within the community Fundraise for local non-profit organizations Create and distribute marketing materials throughout the community Volunteer, Whatcom Volunteer Center Chore Program, Bellingham, WA, 10/12- 03/13 Direct service with seniors, veterans and adults with disabilities

Support clients in their desire to remain independent in their homes Assist with chores that clients are physically unable to do Provide transportation to clients for medical and recreational needs

Work History
Sales Associate, Lane Bryant, Bellingham, WA, 2/12- Present Deliver excellent customer service by assisting customers with purchases Help design and construct eye-catching displays Uncase and stock new product Key Holder, Payless Shoesource, Bellingham, WA, 08/12- 12/12 Key Holder, Payless Shoesource, Oak Harbor, WA, 09/09- 08/11 Train new employees Practice effective time management to ensure completion of tasks Print hourly reads and keep track of numbers to know where improvement is needed Team Member, Kmart/ Little Caesars Pizza, Oak Harbor, WA, 06/08- 10/09 Work with a team to utilize time and efficiently make pizzas Maintain a clean and safe restaurant for customers through cleanliness and safe food handling procedures Follow inventory procedures to keep products needed stocked at all times

Valerie Griffith

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