My resume

Antoine Coulombe, Social Worker – RSW, MSW, BSW

BC College of Social Workers # 12637

CORE COMPETENCIES

Social Work Process Analysis and Theory Skills

  • Specialized in Social Work processes with individuals, groups and communities in a diversity of health care, school and non-profit settings.
  • Talented at understanding how complex organizations function and identifying appropriate references in the continuum of services with the right professionals.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of research in social work: interview process, action research, quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Adept in understanding legislation and policies, including being able to understand and apply legal frameworks. 

Teaching Skills

  • Talented in offering a rich and in-depth learning experience to students using different pedagogical frameworks to teach social work: Universal Design for Learning, Paolo Freire’s “Pedagogy of Freedom”, Cooperative Learning.
  • Experienced in developing curricula in a number of Social Work subjects.
  • Accomplished in planning, applying and evaluating every aspect of the classroom learning experience.
  • Recognized for integrating information technology into post-secondary learning experiences.
  • Skilled in teaching in a culturally diverse classroom.

Professional Skills 

  • Experienced in a number of social work specialty areas including youth, families, adults, LGBTQ, geriatric care and the homeless, as well as persons with disabilities, chronic disease, mental illness and from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Skilled at applying a diversity of theoretical concepts in the practice of social work: Empowerment, Systems Theory, Psychosocial, Harm Reduction, Problem-solving, and Cognitive Behavioural.
  • Established aptitude to build rapport and to communicate complex information with individuals, groups and communities in an easy to understand manner.
  • Recognized expertise by peers in understanding and facilitating group processes, developing patient care models and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

Leadership Skills

  • Recognized for leading multi-disciplinary teams and for engaging and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships.
  • Proficient in mediating conflicts and facilitating complex discussions.
  • Ability to build on diverse ideas and perspectives to create consensus. 
  • Experienced in managing performance and non-performance of staff (up to 40 employees) with constructive and respectful feedback to encourage and enable performance excellence.
  • Experienced in adapting to complex, diverse and stressful work environments.
  • Efficient at working collaboratively with a diversity of professionals and in leading projects.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and French.

Contributions

  • Managed five ambulatory clinics at the Centre for Brain Health at UBC Hospital as well as two teams of Social Work professionals in BC.
  • Taught Social Work to over 150 students annually for ten years.
  • Supervised, trained and evaluated up to 25 social work student practicums per year at multiple post-secondary institutions.
  • Conducted research on teaching social work through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Pedagogy of Freedom by Paolo Freire.
  • Undertook a two year research project on social work empowerment practices with lesbian, gay and bisexual populations.
  • Developed and consolidated resources to help LGBT youth, and organized awareness programs in schools and youth services in the Quebec City region about LGBT realities in order to fight against homophobia.
  • Led the first regional research project on homophobia in schools in the Quebec City region that resulted  in the establishment of a network of professionals.
  • Created and maintained a professional blog, used in course curricula of four different Social Work Schools and visited over 4000 times in 2017: praxistravailsocial.wordpress.com 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Social WorkUniversity of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Graduated in 2008, Thesis: Fight Against Homophobia and Empowerment Practices with LGB Populations. SSHRC and UQAM Scholarships.
  • Bachelor of Social WorkUniversity of Quebec, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Graduated in 1999.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor and Chair of the Bachelor of Social Work 2019 to present

UBC School of Social Work

  • Patient Services Manager 2018

Centre for Brain Health, UBC Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health

Manage patient care in five outpatient clinics: Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington Disease, Alzheimer’s, Mood Disorder, and Movement Disorder. Facilitate multi-disciplinary meetings. Oversee staffing (e.g. hiring, orientation, evaluation), finances, patient complaint handling, work procedures, Electronic Medical Record implementation, and collaborations with UBC clinical trials.

  • Social Worker 2017

Vancouver Coastal Health

Practiced Social Work in Transition Care In-patient Unit, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Thoracic, Tuberculosis Unit and Community Health Clinic.

  • Director and Social Worker 2016 – 2017

British Columbia Resource Centre, Centre for Huntington Disease, UBC Hospital, Vancouver

Offered social work services for people with Huntington disease in a multi-disciplinary clinic; Provided direct supervision of four Social Workers; facilitated support groups, community development and advocacy services; provided training to professionals in health care settings.

  • Social Work Instructor 2006 – 2016 

CEGEP Marie-Victorin and CEGEP du Vieux Montreal, Montreal

Designed, planned, and taught multiple Social Work courses: Social Work with Groups, Coordination of Services, Community Projects, Advocacy, Cultural Diversity, Research Methods. Supervised and assessed co-op students. Undertook program review, and implementation of new practicum tools.

  • COOP Supervisor 2002 – 2015

University of Quebec in Montreal; Laval University, Quebec City 

Supervised, trained and assessed students in BSW and MSW practicums.

  • Director, Social Worker and Community Organizer 2003 – 2005 

Groupe régional d’intervention sociale – GRIS-Quebec, Quebec City

Provided counselling services to LGBT youth, adults and families. Directly supervised 10 employees. Responsible for service and project development, obtaining grants, representing the organization, raising awareness against homophobia in schools and among health service providers. 

  • Social Worker and Community Organizer 2002 – 2003 

CLSC-CHSLD-Haute-Ville-Des-Rivières (Health Services Centre), Quebec City 

Led support groups for LGBT youth and organized. Facilitated a Collaborative Process with professionals to enhance LGBT services.

  • Community Organizer & Social Worker 1999 – 2003 

Student Services, CEGEP Sainte-Foy, Quebec City

Conference Presentations

 

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