Marina Ardoin
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
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Work experience
Choices- Coordinated Care Solutions
Wraparound Facilitator

Responsible for completing a comprehensive strengths-based assessment of the individual.
*Working in full partnership with team members to develop a plan of care.
*Overseeing the implementation of the plan.
*Identifying providers of services or family-based resources.
*Facilitating monthly community team meetings
*Making regular home visits
*Monitoring all services authorized for client care
*Authorizing all care to maintain fiscal accountability.


Disaster and Humanitarian Services
Disaster Case Manager

Determine and facilitate program goals and objectives with Disaster Response Coordinator.
*Perform outreach to identify vulnerable persons in need of services and referrals.
*Screen applicants promptly and responsively to identify urgency of need and direct individuals to appropriate services, providing accurate and timely information and referral.
*Perform intake interviews via phone and/or in person, linking survivors to resources for urgent needs.

City of Houston
Public Services Administrative Coordinator

Supportive role of public services projects by assisting in contracts negotiation and set up.
*Preparing budgets, reports, and presentations for projects.
*Follow up on payments and transfers of funds to assure agencies are paid.

McNeese State University
Financial Aid Counselor

Verification of Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid Needs Analysis Application in accordance with federal guidelines. Verify and review those files for completion upon return from E-corrections
*Counseling and advising of students and their families and use of professional judgment in a fair and consistent manner to make decisions for situations which arise that are not covered by federal regulation.
*Supervise and train part-time student employees and Train all new counselors in Verification Department.
*Programs: C.A.R.E. Mentorship Program, Financial Awareness Committee, Student Employment Committee, Black Faculty and Staff Committee, Foster Care Liaison.

Diocese of Lake Charles
Administrative Assistant

Safe Environment, Evangelization and Communications Departments
*Maintained current new and revised Diocesan policies; initiated new procedures or modify old procedures in order to assure compliance with policies of the Safe Environment department.
*Reviewed and process background application for potential employees and volunteers.
*Support lead of newspaper, bulletin, television news show and web application projects by reporting upcoming events in the Communications department throughout Diocese parishes.
*Performed accounts payable Managed vendor accounts, Created budgets and forecasts for management and audits.
*Manage and oversee meeting, notes and preparation and special events.
*Travel coordination as needed.

State of Louisiana-Office of Family Services
Social Service Analyst II

Implemented web enabled tools to help the Office Family Support department and social services.
*Maintained current new and revised federal and state policies; initiated new procedures or modify old procedures in order to assure compliance with policies.
*Determined appropriate Federal funding resources to be used in offsetting State General Funds for funding child care costs administered by the Office of Community Services which include Support Enforcement, Disability Determinations, Head Start, Food Stamps, (FITAP), FIND Work, Child Care Assistance and Electronic Benefits Transfer.

State of Louisiana-Office of Community Services
Child Welfare Specialist II

Developed permanent placement plans for foster children and supervised placement with regular home visits of children in foster care.
*Participated in developing case plans and objectives in family team conferences and agency staffing, and prepared cases for presentation to the multi-disciplinary team for consultation.
*Compile social histories and psychosocial assessments for clients and arranged for the provision of services from community resources based on the case plan.
*Prepared and submitted appropriate reports to the court and the district attorney on cases in compliance with state laws and agency policy.
*Personal travel accommodations for trainings and meetings.

Lake Charles Housing Authority
Tenant Selection Worker

Responsible for assigned monthly caseload of contracts to HUD funded tenants.
*Reviewed and process application information form initial to completion stages, compiling reports.
*Verified income and HUD approved deduction for housing needs.

Awards and Special Accomplishments
*LASFAA Workshops Boot camp 2015, 2016, 2017
*NASFAA Verification and Professional Judgment Credentials
*5 Ways to Facilitate Encourage Black Student Success on Your Campus Training
*Compliant in Safe Sacred Audits for 2013 2014
*Positive Error Rate- OFS- Feb. April 2011
*Specialist of the Month- OCS- Dec. 2007
*McNeese Board member of the Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year committee
*Domestic Violence Advocate

Education
McNeese State University
Masters, Criminal Justice

McNeese State University
Bachelors, Sociology