Johnna's Resume

Goals and Ambitions:

To acquire the skills and experience necessary to enable me to make a positive contribution to the health and welfare of First Nations Peoples.

Highlights of Qualifications:

* ability to acquire new skills with a high standard of workmanship

* experience as an observer, participant and counselor of psychotherapy

* experience with holistic healing

* excellent written and verbal communication skills

* ability to work independently or as a team player

* experience in the caregiver role for 9 years

* responsible and reliable


Spring of 1997 - Effectiveness Training Certificate

Fall of '95 - Present

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College - Working towards a certificate and Bachelors Degree in Indian Social Work.

Fall of '89 - 1991

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - received a Data Processing Technician Diploma.

Fall of 1987 - 1989

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - received an Executive Secretary Diploma.

Spring of 1987

Hagersville Secondary - received my High School Diploma.

Related Work Experience:

June '97 - Present - Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

Hired as Researcher to work on the Virtual Keeping House Project. Duties included collating data to be used in the creation of the "Virtual" Keeping House Internet Project. Extensive use of computers and software such as Lexifile, Photoshop, Corel Wordperfect Suite7 and Corel Twain.

January '97 - May'97 - Saskatoon Correctional Center

Practicum Placement - Duties included co-facilitating different components of a nine-week Addictions Rehabilitation Program, group work, individual counseling, organization of program information into files, binders and on computer. This placement required a lot of people skills to work as part of a team with staff and to work alone with the inmates. Excellent learning opportunity for mediation skills.

April '95 - August '95 - Native Services Branch Children's Aid Society

Receptionist/Secretary - Duties included answering a 5-line telephone, filing, typing of reports, out-going/incoming correspondence, receiving clients/visitors, dealing with highly confidential information on a day to day basis. Responsible for setting up a new organization method for files, videotapes and cassettes. A very fast paced and stressful working environment.

April '94 - November '94 - Ganohkwa Sra Family Assault Support Services

Receptionist/Secretary - Duties included answering 7-line telephone, filing, typing of reports, out-going correspondence, in-coming correspondence, clientele log, dealing with highly confidential information on a day to day basis. A very stressful and fast paced working environment. This position provided me with great insight into the cycle of family violence as well as what roles each of the family members play in the continuance or breakdown of this cycle. The environment in which I worked was one of great support for growth both personally and professionally and my participation went beyond that of the role of the receptionist. It was here that I came into contact with the holistic healing and became a keen observer, participant and supporter.