Sharon A. Smith

Sharon A. Smith - Executive Administrative Assistant

Sharon A. Smith is a retired Social Worker Service Manager of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) a department with over 4,500 inmates and 2,200 sworn personnel.  Prior to her retirement in December 2019 Ms. Smith performed a variety of duties such as pre-release counseling, she facilitated and trained others for Thinking for a Change a National Institute of Corrections approved program, which integrated cognitive behavioral change designed for justice involved adults and youth, male and females. This training provides participants with cognitive restricting theory and social skills development as well as the learning and use of problem solving skills.  

Ms. Smith also worked as the Assistant Manager for The Institute for Community Justice Reentry Center a Philadelphia Fight Program. Ms. Smith has over 20 year experience working with youthful and adult offenders & Mental Health populations within the city of Philadelphia.

Among her many responsibilities, Sharon has done extensive work in the multidisciplinary treatment field; having worked as a Behavioral Specialist 2 at the North Philadelphia Health System, where she provided 1:1 counseling, lead group therapy sessions, supervised and assisted the Behavioral Specialists Staff.  

Working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Gaudenzia, Inc.  Ms. Smith was an advocate for the clients as she provided networking support in the areas of admission, benefits and financial affairs, as well as community support and resources.  In addition to her support role, Ms. Smith actively managed a more challenging case load including, individuals suffering from chronic homelessness, dual diagnosis, and those suffering from mental health challenges.

Sharon Smith holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Human Service from Lincoln University as well as a Youth in Custody Fellowship received from Georgetown University School of Social Policy.

In addition to her formal education, Ms. Smith has benefited from extensive trainings such as Non-Profit Leadership and Specialized Training

Sharon serves on various committees in the field of human services, behavioral health field also serves on The Balm of Gilead Counseling Ministry at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church for which she has been a member for over 23 years.   Sharon is a highly sought-after lecturer in various areas of her specialized training.

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