Supported by 16 years of professional experience, Rachel L. Gorin is an emerging leader in the fields of social work and administration. Since 2023, she has excelled as a housing case manager at the St. Patrick Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Among her varying responsibilities, Ms. Gorin spends her time conducting home visits to assess the health and well-being of her clients, assisting clients in finding and maintaining housing and providing transportation, helping clients apply for government and financial assistance, co-facilitating peer empowerment groups for clients and staff members, and creating handouts to provide to clients on topics pertaining to housing security. Ms. Gorin is well-versed in all aspects of social work, including general practice and case management. She initially joined the St. Patrick Center in 2021 as a housing specialist.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Gorin served in several social work capacities, including as an intern for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, between 2020 and 2021, the Council Bluffs Community School District between 2017 and 2018, and Planned Parenthood of the Saint Louis Region and Southwest Missouri in 2015. She also served as a support staff teacher at Completely KIDS from 2018 to 2021, a sales associate at DSW Inc. from 2016 to 2018, and an independent beauty consultant at Mary Kay Inc. from 2015 to 2016. Likewise, she was a writing tutor at Maryville University during her undergraduate studies between 2013 and 2014, as well as an intern for Urban Strategies in 2014 and for All on the Same Page Bookstore in 2013. At the beginning of her career, Ms. Gorin served as a teacher assistant at Rose Acres Elementary School in 2012 and at Congregation Shaare Emeth from 2007 to 2010.
Ms. Gorin pursued a formal education, attending Maryville University and graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature, with a minor in sociology, in 2014. She subsequently went on to achieve a Master of Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2021. Notably, Ms. Gorin has been recognized as a licensed master social worker through the Committee for Social Workers since 2023 and earned a certification in SOAR through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2021.
To attest to her success, Ms. Gorin has received a myriad of accolades, most recently including the Employee of the Month award from the St. Patrick Center in 2022. Moreover, she received the Outstanding First-Year Student Award and the Maryville Pride Award from Maryville University in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award in 2007, Ms. Gorin attributes much of her success to the unwavering support of her family and friends, as well as the guidance and mentorship of her college professors and colleagues. In the coming years, Ms. Gorin aims to obtain her license as a clinical social worker and become more well-versed in case management.