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Aria Barnes
Professional Summary

Service-oriented psychology graduate with three year background in human services including residential treatment centers, adults with disabilities & special needs education. Core competencies include assessing needs of people served, creating practical intervention plans & connecting with peers as well as excellent communication & time management skills. Handles administrative tasks, including databases & telephone communication with accuracy & efficiency. 

  • Outstanding communication & interpersonal abilities 
  • Proven ability to analyze, evaluate & recommend resources & services to achieve goals & complete projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in stressful situations
  • Highly skilled in performing office tasks including records/database management
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Bilingual – Ability to speak, read, & write in Spanish
Direct Support Professional Jan 2014 - Present
PathPoint Chatsworth, CA
  • Report & maintain records of participant care, behavior, & progress
  • Implement behavior modification plans 
  • Create individualized support plans (ISPs)
  • Administer consequences 
On-Call Youth Counselor Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Pacific Lodge Youth Services Woodland Hills, CA
  • Counsel residents, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes regarding gang life, substance abuse, & setting academic goals
  • Collaborate with therapists, nurses, substance abuse counselors & case managers to plan or coordinate treatment
  • Assist residents in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments & arranging for transportation 
  • Assess residents' degree of drug dependency by collecting & analyzing urine samples
  • Intervene as an advocate for residents to resolve crisis situations
  • Provide interpretation services to Spanish speaking families during family therapy sessions
  • Train or supervise new staff
Interim Direct Support Specialist Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
PathPoint Chatsworth, CA
  • Review records & confer with other professionals to evaluate the behavioral condition of participants
  • Monitor, evaluate, & record client progress with respect to treatment goals
  • Create & implement new program policy & structure
  • Complete licensing required documents 
  • Complete & report serious incident reports (SIRs) to appropriate authorities 
  • Supervise & direct other peers
  • Answer phone calls & direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages
  • Conduct research & compile information for consideration regarding community outings & program materials
  • Perform office duties including: ordering supplies, database systems management, & performing basic customer service duties
Teaching Assistant Apr 2011 - Oct 2012
Olive Crest Orange, CA
  • Administer assessment tests to kindergarten & elementary students with special needs
  • Organize & supervise recreational activities to promote physical, mental, or social development
  • Confer with master teacher to plan & schedule lessons 
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as positive reinforcement
  • Guide or counsel students in crisis situations
  • Maintain accurate & complete student records as required by administrative regulations
  • Observe & evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, & physical health
  • Perform administrative duties including: assisting in school library & computer lab, hall or cafeteria monitoring, or bus loading or unloading
Office Assistant Sep 2006 - Jan 2011
Hope International University Fullerton, CA
  • Answer telephones & give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals
  • Greet visitors handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons 
  • Create, maintain, & enter information into databases
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems 
  • Open, read, route, & distribute incoming mail or other materials & answer inquiry letters
  • Maintain scheduling & event calendars
  • Coordinate conferences, meetings, or special events, such as spring formal, campus meetings, & Halloween carnival
  • Review work done by others to check for correct spelling & grammar & recommend revisions
  • Mail newsletters, promotional material, & programs information
  • Order and dispense supplies
  • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed & implemented
  • Train & assist staff with CampusVue usage
  • Adapt university documents to another language & culture
  • Presented university programs, financial assistance, & culture to prospective students throughout West Coast youth conferences
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Dec 2010 Hope International University Fullerton, CA
Honor Roll
Model United Nations Eritrea Delegation
Admissions Representative
Dare to Lead Conference Counselor
Campus Ministries Group Leader
Associate Student Body Office Manager
Associate of Arts: Political Science Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
Expected completion: June 2016
Associate of Arts: Photojournalism Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
Expected completion: June 2016
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Previous Companies:

  • PathPoint
  • Pacific Lodge Youth Services
  • Olive Crest

Previous Job Positions:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • On Call Youth Counselor
  • Interim Direct Support Specialist
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Office Assistant


  • Hope International University
  • Los Angeles Pierce College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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