Introduction to Staff – Jade Prusia – Intern
Hello, my name is Jade Prusia. I am a practicum student from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will graduate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in August 2022 with a master’s degree in social work. I earned my bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies in the concentration of psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2020. I also earned my associate degree in chemical dependency counseling and a specialist diploma in general human services from Metropolitan Community College in 2007.
I did internships as a chemical dependency counselor in 2007. I have worked as a youth care worker and group facilitator for chemical dependency group in 2008. I held my provisional license as a drug and alcohol counselor until September of 2012 and reapplying for my license in 2022. I took a time to be with my boys and worked at a day care from 2011 to 2017. I also worked with special education kids at a local high school as a paraprofessional from 2017 to 2020. I did an internship as a central access navigator with foster care youth ranging from ages 14 to 26 years old, helping find resources to provide them a path to a successful future in 2021.
I have been married for 10 years and have three boys. We love to make crafts together. In my free time, I like to make diaper cakes. My parents are deaf so my first language is sign language. I grew up in the deaf community. I am fluent in sign language and have a passion for helping others. I am interested in working with the deaf and hard of hearing community. I am excited to start my journey with you all!
Jade will be offering pro bono services during her internship. Please call our office to see if you are qualified if you are interested in these services.Tags: healing impaired therapy services, intern