Laura L. Rice

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Professional Objective

Improve social work skills and work toward being a licensed clinical social worker.


2002-2004 Highland Manor Nursing Home, Portland, TN

Director of Social Work. Admissions; care planning and MDS processing; transportation arrangement; liaison for family, resident and community; coordinate with third-party care providers; referral processing; discharge planning; public relations, etc.

2002 Home Care Solutions, Nashville-Clarksville-Murfreesboro, TN

Social Worker. Conducting home visits, assessing needs and procuring resources to fit the patient's needs.

2001 Highland Rim Terrace Retirement Home and Alzheimer's care

Work/volunteer at Highland Rim Terrace and care for grandfather who has Alzheimer's disease.

2001 Department of Social Services, State of Maryland

Social Worker. Foster-Adoptive Resource Department. Conduct home studies of prospective foster and adoptive homes. Guide applicants through the required process.

1999-2000 Department of Social Services, State of Maryland

Social Worker. Pilot program: Treatment for Mothers with Addicted Newborns. Helping mothers with skills including remaining drug free, parenting and fulfilling responsibilities.

1998-1999 Department of Social Services, Prince George’s County, Maryland

Social Worker. Families Now Concentrating on family preservation through intensive in-home therapy, including anger management, parenting skills, budget management and community resource coordination.

1995-1997 Comprehensive Therapies Inc./Century Home Health, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Medical Social Worker. Responsibilities: psychosocial assessment, short-term therapy, and assistance/referral with community resources. Supervised other medical social workers.

1994-1995 Edison Elementary School, Walla Walla, Washington

Social Work Intern. Co-facilitated groups such as self-esteem and anger management. Participated in individual counseling and school meetings. Maintained parental contact. Other activities: playground supervisor, student reading program.

1994 Sager Middle School, College Place, Washington

Social Work Intern. Co-facilitated groups such as drug prevention and Teen-Care retreats. Participated in individual counseling. Attended MDT meetings and maintained parental contact. Supervised student government meetings and playground activities.

1993-1994 North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tennessee

Social Work Intern. Responsibilities: crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments and discharge planning. Conducted referrals and patient-transport.

1992-1994 Alumni Office of Southern College, Collegedale, Tennessee

Secretary. Responsibilities: answering and directing phone calls, sales, campus tours and various other secretarial work. Skills include organization, documentation, meeting deadlines and maintaining public relations. Organized alumni activities and office filing system.

1990-1992 Village Market, Collegedale, Tennessee

Cashier/Courtesy Desk Worker. Responsibilities: cashiering, answering and directing calls, and floor supervision. Skills include handling customer complaints and maintaining public relations.

1989-1990 Volunteer Teacher, Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia, North Pacific

Elementary School Teacher. Responsibilities: Teaching elementary school to Yapese children, directing choir, sponsoring the 8th grade class, and other tasks for the school.

Laura L. Rice


Continuing Education


C Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief

Community Involvement


C Volunteer Social Worker at Adventist Community Services

C Elementary School Volunteer


1995 Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Walla Walla College, College Place, WA 99324

1994 Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) Southern College, Collegedale, TN 37315



Certified Master of Social Work - Tennessee Health Related Boards - Board of Social Worker Certification and Licensure



Word processing, computer and office management skills

Personal Profile


Enjoy bicycling, singing, reading, children, crafts, scuba diving, cooking, skiing and traveling