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Madison Giffen

Professional Profile
 A well-rounded leader who is highly dedicated, mature, professional, punctual, energetic,
self-motivated as well as able to motivate, achieve results and be a team member
 Proven ability to quickly act on request, always be prepared, adapt to changes, and to
handle multiple priorities
 Previous experience in promoting, organizing and producing social and academic events
for groups of students

Education
Child and Youth Care (Advanced Diploma) September 2015 – Present
 Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Polytechnic College

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology September 2011- November 2015


 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Relevant Professional Experience


Learning Commons Assistant September 2015 – Present
Humber College Lakeshore Campus Learning Commons, Toronto, Ont.
 Provided customer care through customer service and general IT help.
 Produced general administrative support to help maintain an effective organization.

Lifeguard & Swim Instructor September 2010 –August 2012


Alderwood Pool, Toronto, Ont.
 Instructed students through the Life Saving Societies standards in order to teach swimming
skills.
 Contributed to the safety and health of patrons in the pools facility through working with
other instructors/lifeguards.

Volunteer Receptionist November 2012 – April 2015


Ronald McDonald House Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont.
 Greet and welcome families and visitors to the House in order for them to feel comfortable.
 Provided general administrative support to help maintain an effective organization.

Volunteer January 8, 2018 – January 25, 2018


SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health -Day Treatment Services, Toronto, Ont.
 Continuation of Second Placement role in supporting an early elementary classroom to help
meet the needs of the clients in which was performed through the use of group therapeutic
activities, one on one support, and social skills all in a clinical environment.

Placement Experiences
First Placement September 2016 – December 2016
Holy Angels Catholic School, Toronto, Ont.
 First Placement: Designated to a Grade 2/3 to help meet the needs of the classroom in
which was performed through the use of therapeutic activities.
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Second Placement September 2017 – December 2017


SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health -Day Treatment Services, Toronto, Ont.
 Second Placement: Supported an early elementary classroom to help meet the needs of
the clients in which was performed through the use of group therapeutic activities, one on
one support, and social skills all in a clinical environment.

Third Placement January 2018 – Present


St. Joseph’s Health Centre –Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit, Toronto, Ont.
 Third Placement: Provided support to help meet the needs of the patients in a locked unit
through one on one support, and group therapeutic programming in a hospital facility.

Certifications
 Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps November 2017
 Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) September 2017
 OACYC Student Membership December 2016
 Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR-C July 2015

Extra-Curricular Activities
Awards Committee Member & Social Media Committee Member
Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, Toronto, Ont. November 2017 – Present
 Awards Committee Member: Participate in the decision process of awarding CYCs as a
Student Amplifier Representative.
 Social Media Committee Member: Supporting the Association through idea forming and
increasing social media presence online through different outlets. Created Instagram
account.

Student Amplifier & Conference Committee Member


Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, Toronto, Ont. September 2016 – Present
 Student Amplifier: Represent the OACYC through presenting information to CYC
students at Colleges, and attending job fairs to create awareness and generate
membership.
 Conference Committee Member: Participate in the formation of the 2017 & 2019
Provincial Conference.

Class Representative
Humber College Child and Youth Care Program, Toronto, Ont. October 2015 – Present
 Class Representative: Attended monthly meetings to discuss academic and social events
to be hosted throughout the year by the Program.

Conference Experience
Co-Workshop Presenter: What are OACYC Student Amplifiers? Beginnings of our involvement
in providing Child and Youth Care.
Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care Provincial Conference, Toronto, Ont. July 2017
 Co-Presented on the journey as the first OACYC Student Amplifiers by highlighting the
role, exploring the benefits & challenges of enticing student membership, reporting
student feedback and discuss the personal and professional gains that were experienced.

Publications
"Equipping the future: A road to more informed CYC students"
Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, Toronto, Ont. July 2017
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 Co-Authored a journal article on Child and Youth Care Students to determine where
there is a void in the transference of information related to OACYC student membership.