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Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW

Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW

Advocacy Consultant

Rachel L. West Consulting

Consultant & Blogger





Rachel L. West Consulting

Advocacy Consultant

• Author reports and articles
• Consult with social good organizations with regards to advocacy & outreach
• Coach social work students & professionals
• Provide training on advocacy and social media to helping professionals & organizations
• Public speaking
• Social media planning
• Social media management

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Director of Community Development & Staff Writer

• Community outreach
• Write the Politics section of SWH Magazine
• Develop relationships with community members and potential collaborators
• Conduct outreach to potential Social Work Chat guests
• Schedule events
• Act as moderator for Twitter chats
• Seek out opportunities to expand the network
• Coordinate the Social Work Reform Think Tank


The Political Social Worker

Owner & Writer

• Research story topics
• Write articles on politics, legislation, community practice, and social justice issues

Bishop For Congress 2012


Phone Banking & Canvassing


Precinct Advocate

• Provided advocacy in Family, District and Supreme Courts
• Responded to Domestic Incident Reports from police
• Conducted community outreach

Career medium 01

Long Island GLBT Services Network

Center Manager

• Coordinated activities and meetings
• Developed and nurtured relationships with social & human service agencies and advocacy groups
• Led tours of facility to first time visitors and provided information about Network services


Long Island GLBT Services Network

MSW Intern

• Developed and facilitated social discussion groups
• Performed individual counseling

Career medium 04

Long Island GLBT Services Network

Community Organizer

• Conducted community outreach in person and online
• Cultivated members and compiled mailing list of supporters
• Educated participants about public policy and advocacy
• Coordinated meetings and trainings for members



MSW Intern

• Conducted intakes, wrote progress notes and treatment plans
• Facilitated life skills, symptom management and mental health advocacy groups

Career medium 03

Long Island Crisis Center

Volunteer Crisis Counselor

• Performed lethality assessments
• Provided appropriate referrals to community services and treatment providers
• Wrote progress notes and recorded statistical information for funding sources
• Signed consumers into Pride for Youth program and assisted Program Director in running activities at event


Adelphi University

MSW, Social Work

Stony Brook University

Bachelor of Arts, History

Suffolk County Community College

Associate of Arts (AA), General Studies

Hauppauge High School

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