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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Licensed Social Worker who is committed to helping individuals tell their stories through forming trusting relationships with clients and
advocating for their best interests. Experience predominantly working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

SKILL HIGHLIGHTS
Illinois Licensed Licensed Social Worker applied to take LCSW exam
Illinois Licensed Certied Recovery Support Specialist member of National Association of Social Workers
Daina Norusis Illinois Licensed Certied Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse led Honest, Open, Proud through NAMI multiple times
Counselor Partner Abuse Intervention Program Training
708-212-6767
Peer Support Specialist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
daina.norusis@gmail.com Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training
502 W Roscoe St., Apt 2N First aid & CPR certied
Chicago, IL, 60657
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Certied Recovery Support Specialist
Chicago, IL
Thresholds/ Apr 2015 to Jan 2017
Worked with a team to develop treatment plans and casework programs for an average of40-50 members with severe and persistent
mental illness.
Secured housing, medical care and employment for members by working with employment and housing specialists.
Met with 4-8 memberseach day for regular therapeutic visits, interacting with them and evaluating them for possible safety concerns.

Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed members, referring them to further services when
necessary.
Helped each member understand his or her illness and get the necessary treatment to remain stable.
Wrote reports and case summaries daily, sought supervision weekly, and worked closely with a small team to get the needs of the
members met.
Community Support Specialist - Intern
Chicago, IL
Thresholds/ Sep 2014 to May 2015
Met with 4-8 memberseach day for regular therapeutic visits
Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed members, referring them to further services when
necessary.
Helped each member understand his or her illness and get the necessary treatment to remain stable.
Wrote reports and case summaries daily, sought supervision regularly, and worked closely with a small team to get the needs of the
members met.

Family Advocate - Intern


Broadview, IL
Proviso Children's Advocacy Center/ Feb 2013 to Jul 2013
Worked in crisis situations with children & families who were victims in sexual allegation cases.
Conducted biopsychosocial assessments & home visits, & provided referrals for various services.
Collaborated with court, law enforcement and community providers and provided court advocacy in criminal cases.
Apprentice in Admissions
Gainesville, GA
Adventures In Missions/ Oct 2010 to Apr 2011
Answered questions, conducted interviews, and made acceptance calls for mission trip participants.
Reviewed applications & interviews for the Ambassadors program.
Coached 60+ individuals through the process of support/fund raising for the World Race program.
World Race Participant
Gainesville, GA
Adventures In Missions/ Aug 2009 to Jun 2010
Lived and worked with a small group, participating in daily feedback and debriefs as needed.
Worked alongside established churches and ministries providing a variety of services, such as teaching English, running kids' camps,
prostitution ministry, and visiting orphanages in 13 countries.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING


Social Work
Loyola University Chicago 2015
Chicago, IL, United States
Master's of Social Work
Concentration in Mental Health
Clinical Focus in Children & Families
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Lewis University 2009
Romeoville, IL, United States
Minor in Theology