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Derek J. Healey

64 Partridge Street   Albany, NY 12206    518.729.8426

Summary of Qualifications

  • Dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life & heart for all individuals.
  • Passionate and personable; able to learn new tasks quickly, motivated by change and takes initiative with challenges.
  • Compassionate professional; committed to providing quality program services while inspiring and supporting co-workers with a sense of purpose & meaning.
  • Pays attention to what has heart and meaning, respects others point of view, tells the truth without blame or judgment.
  • Strong communication skills and adaptable knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Currently seeking BSA Anthropology- SUNY Albany, NY

 Gaian Soul Seasonal Practices (December 2011-Present)      Artist & Author Joanna Powell Colbert   Bellingham, WA/ Albany, NY

Instruction in a series of 8 e-courses and workshoppes based on the Wheel of the Year through Reflective Journal Writing and Art-making, and Cultivating self-expression through creative practices that lead to self-discovery, healing and wisdom.

 Design & Social Sciences (Aug 2006-Jan 2007)                     Cazenovia College/ North Country Community College         Cazenovia/ Malone, NY

GPA 3.8

Instruction in Statistics, Critical Thinking, Philosophy, Sociology & broad range of artistic mediums;
including Photography, Sculpture, Oils & drawing sketch forms.

Relevant Skills and Experience


  • Managing a caseload of 10 individuals with various levels of cognitive disabilities, who strive for a more independent lifestyle. Accompanying residents to medical appointments, ordering medications, communicating with agency’s pharmacy to secure proper medication delivery, implementing daily service goals, documenting daily progress, writing monthly summaries for the Director of Residential Services, transporting residents on community activities, supervisor of staff on shift, assisting manager with monthly scheduling, monthly meal planning, activity and community integration planning, teaching and stressing personal cleanliness by implementing daily ADL routines, supervising residents in their personal finances, responsible for petty cash, food stamps, assisting residential nurse with medical decisions, and providing a safe and secure working atmosphere for both staff and residents alike.
  • I continue to learn new and better ways to advocate for the people I serve.

Customer Service/Clerical                  

  • Provided a clean and joyful environment for customers.
  • Learning& teaching the masses about the many wonderful wines of the world: roughly 300 different varietals monthly.
  • Selecting and ordering wines for the shoppe & community under the excellent tutelage of two certified wine sommeliers.
  • Prepared gourmet foods, desserts, shakes, and baked goods.
  • Maintained and managed store while owners were out of the country; stocked/ organized shelves, responsible for closing the store.

 Teaching and Childcare                                             

  • Encouraged youth ages 4-8 in a primary grammar school.
  • Provided home tutouring in two households for children with medical disabilities, i.e. phifer’s syndrome & esophageal atresia.
  • Partnered with staff to manage groups of 10-20 children.

Recognitions/ Certifications                                       

  • CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, Wound Care, G-tube Care, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention, Oxygen- use, Consumer Rights, Incident Reporting/Abuse Prevention, Fire Safety, Hepatitis B/HIV/AIDS/Blood borne Pathogens, and Tuberculosis.
  • Constellation Academy of Wine. Completed “On the Road” Seminars in Selling Wine in the Real World, Food & Wine Pairings.
  • Child Behavioral Management, Realizing Potential Indicators of Violence, American Sign Language, Stress Management, Deescalating Strategies, Harcourt Reading & Saxon Math K, I, II.

Work History

Assistant Program Manager/ Shift Coordinator                  New Visions of Albany- NYSARC
Sep 2008-Present

Assistant Manager- Wine Expert                                              For Love of Wine, Albany, NY
Jan 2009- May 2011

Residential Counselor/ Direct Support Professional            New Visions of Albany- NYSARC
Jul 2008-Sep 2008

Teacher’s Aide- Home Tutour                                                      Davis Elementary, Malone, NY
Sep 2007- Jun 2008

Certified Residential Aide                                                 Citizen’s Advocates- North Star Industries, Malone, NY
Sep 2006- Sep 2008

Waiter/ Food Prep                                                                   Cherry Knoll Restaurant, Burke, NY
Jul 2005- Sep 2007

History/ Leadership Opportunities

Green Peace & Human Rights Campaign                                Chateaugay, NY

Wine Class Tastings                                                                           Albany, NY

Light The Night Walk for Leukemia                                             Colonie, NY
Sep 2011

Bacardi Rum Factory Show                                                      Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jan 2011

North East LGBT Conference                                                          Albany, NY
Apr 2009

Take Back The Night Rally & March                                          SUNY Albany, NY
Apr 2009

5K To End Sexual Violence                                                            SUNY Albany, NY
Sep 2008

Model Organization of American States                          Plattsburgh, NY/Washington DC, MA
Sep 2004-Jun 2006

Peruse for Diversion Society, Book Club, Environmental Club, National Honour Society, Spanish Club, Year Book Club                                                   Chateaugay, NY
Sep 2000-Jun 2006

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