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Nicole Schwartz

Nicole Schwartz

Social Worker | Family Advocacy Program

Defense Logistics Agency

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area, us

A dynamic, team-oriented professional with experience in a variety of direct service, leadership, and management positions and broad experience with complex programming, project management, team building, and long-term strategic planning. Experience working in non-profit, for-profit and government agencies serving civilian a...

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Defense Logistics Agency

Social Worker | Family Advocacy Program

Contribute to force readiness and mission accomplishment by providing resources and coordinating training to senior leaders, and other stakeholders to use for the prevention and treatment of family violence programs through primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs.

BEST PRACTICES AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT: Author agency Memorandums of Agreement (MOA), Understanding (MOU) and program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Update agency policy to reflect changes in local, national law and Department of Defense policy.

SERVICE COORDINATION: Coordinate extensively with local service providers, law enforcement, medical service providers and military officials from all services. Able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of laws, regulations and service delivery related to Family Services in the uniformed services and civilian communities.

TRAINING AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Develop content, professional trainings, articles, informational resources, memorandums and presentations for senior leaders and agency staff. Assess organizational needs and create products to meet areas of deficiency. Spearhead creation of a library of web-based resources for patrons and agency staff. Implement agency-wide required annual training.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Developed a full-scope prevention education training program including print materials, webinar, and in-person professional development courses.
• Authored specialized training on “Civility in the Workplace” and implemented to over 800 Department of Defense employees and United States service members from each branch of the uniformed services.
• Fully revised the “Child Abuse Prevention, Identification, and Reporting” training that is implemented to installation leadership, tenant commanders and all Child and Youth Program staff
• Implemented changes to the monthly educational programming that resulted in a 400% increase in attendance and participation.

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Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute

Administrator of Academic Affairs and Approved Clinical Skills Instructor

Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute is a ground-breaking interactive educational program that offers classes in midwifery, botanical studies, continuing education for birth workers, parent and childbirth education, doula training and homeschool courses for children. The program offers the most advanced interactive programs available that can be accessed with live faculty assistance 24/7 from anywhere in the world, created by a variety of expert faculty in each field from across the country.

TRAINING AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Provide direct oversight of the institution's curriculum and learning management system. Develop and implement professional development and staff mentoring. Set agenda and lead Board of Advisor meetings. Implement changes as dictated by updated best practices in adult education. Cultivate funding opportunities and apply for relevant grants. Provide instruction, staff and student mentoring.

LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION: Respond to written and verbal inquiries by members of the local, state and federal government and media officials. Create a staff and student performance mechanism. Supervise and mentor a staff of full-time, part-time and adjunct professionals. Serve as the organizational expert on institution-wide academic matters, curriculum and instruction review. Regularly interact with management and senior level executives.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Develop a plan to gain Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) accreditation. Assist Director with work plan to implement new training and education programs. Actively work with program staff to further develop the broad mission, vision and agency objectives; cultivate plans for accomplishment; provide guidance to staff and support teams on goal achievement. Conduct needs assessment and determine the needs based on current benchmarks set by accrediting bodies. Create and implement Corrective Action Plans.