My name is Agnes Thomas and I am a social worker. I obtained a BSW with a minor in Psychology, December 2008, and a Graduate Studies Certificate in Gerontology/Aging Studies December 2010.
I have a desire to work in the mental health profession as a social worker. I am currently working on Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
I have experience at the following work places:
Project Affirm -program the gives respite to parents of children with behavioral problems
Elder's First- gave respite to family members of seniors with mild Alzheimer's and dementia
St. Clair Street Senior Center in the Adult Day Service- gave respite to family members of seniors with mild Alzheimer's and dementia/Facilitated support groups for seniors
Greenhouse Ministries- answered phone, files gave referrals to clients The Journey Home/ Homeless Drop- in Center /assisted office staff Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in the Division of Clinical Leadership
Facilitate Support Group at VA Hospital, Murfreesboro TN
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Volunteer at VA Hospital 72 Hour Transitional Services for Women/Domestic Violence
I have experience as an addiction counselor, working with people who have Dual disorders. I have worked with elderly populations who have Alzheimer's, depression, alcoholism and other mental health related issues. Have co-facilitated support groups with children and teens who have behavioral and addiction problems and women in domestic violence programs. I am good at networking, working with mobile crisis, assessing clients, preparing social histories and taking progress notes. I have done case management as an IOP/addiction counselor and working with people who have mental health issues.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have questions, please call me at (615) 848-4581. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Agnes Thomas/BSW Summary of Qualifications Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including mediation Understanding of networking and community resources Comfortable working with diverse populations and all age groups Strong counseling , problem solving and case management skills
Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns.Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients.Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members.Interviewed and assessed 2-3 new clients each week. Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems.Worked with [Number] clients with co-occurring disorders. Assessed and wrote treatment plans and weekly progress notes for each client assigned to caseload. Referred clients to outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues. Completed documentation for all clients attending group sessions. Facilitated a weekly discussion group about relationship issues for men and women.Administered discipline appropriately and set limits for behavior. Acted as a role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors.
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