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Mr. Joe Alfredo Rivas, M. S.
1224 N. Bonnie Brae Street
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 387-8400
E-mail: Joe Rivas

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EDUCATION

2009-2013 - Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (Renewed)
2004-2009 - Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
1995-1998 - Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of North Texas.
1993-1995 - Degree Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of North Texas.
1991-1993 - Degree of Associates of Arts and Sciences, Cedar Valley Community College.

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

My employment qualifications includes: a strong leader, the ability to solve problems for myself and others, a highly experienced consumer advocate for persons with disabilities, a good manager and operator of a non-profit organization, an effective communicator, knowledgeable about Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a qualified public speaker and lecturer.
 
2008 to Present Job - North Central Texas College
College Online Instructor
 I am an online college instructor in the course Human Development for the Department of Social Sciences in the Field of Psychology.
 
2012 to Present Activity - Board Member for the REACH of Dallas Agency
I sit on the board of directors for the REACH of Dallas Agency.  
 
2006 to Present Job - Dallas Telecollege and Eastfield College
College Online Instructor
 I am an online college instructor in the course Human Development for the Department of Social Sciences in the Field of Psychology.
 
2004-2005 - Family Staffing Solution, Inc.
Private researcher for a client.

2003-2005 - World Institute on Disability under the Proyecto Vision Program,
writer of articles about Latinos with Disabilities as they relate to social/employment issues.

2002-Present Activity - Council Member for Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities,
Consumer at Large member, appointed by the Texas Governor's Office.

2001-2002 - Partners in Policymaking training program, self-advocate participant.

1999-2004 - Director of Vehicle Access Network (VAN)
I am responsible for bookkeeping, client services, documentation of consumer services, referral resources, secretarial duties, board meetings, public marketing, fund-raising events, public announcements, coordinating of activities, and publication of the VAN Transporter Newsletter.

1998-1998 - Intern Student, United of Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas.
I was responsible for assessing client’s needs with the case managers, marketing, developing of social programs, and coordinating a concert event for the Community Living Assistance Support Service Program (CLASS).

1997-1997 - Practicum Student, Reach of Denton.
I was a one-to-one counselor, a group facilitator counselor, and a system advocate for the removal community and business barriers.

1997-1997 - Practicum Student, Texas Woman’s University.
I assisted persons and students with disabilities who had specific academic, housing, and/or transportation accommodation needs.


ACADEMIC POSITIONS & SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

1991-1992 - Secretary, vice-president, and President of the Cedar Club.
1991-1993 - Member of the Student Advisory Board.
1992-1993 - Member of Phi Theta Kappa.
1991-1992 - Cedar Club and the Extra Mile Scholarship.
1992-1993 - Dallas Mayor’s Committee Scholarship.




 
 
 
 
 
 

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