Behavioral Health Associate Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

School Counselor with 6+ years of experience providing guidance to students ages 14-18 regarding career development, academic achievement, social behavior, and mental & physical health. Looking to use a passion for young people, skills, and experience to cultivate a stimulating and supportive environment to allow the students to reach their fullest potential.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassionate Listening
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Management Education
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Service-Oriented
  • Servant Leadership
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Progress Reporting
  • Behavior Counseling
Eastern University Wayne, PA Expected in 12/2007 Master's : International Development - GPA :
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA, Expected in 08/1999 Bachelor's : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Acadia Healthcare - Behavioral Health Associate
Oceanside, CA, 05/2020 - Current
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Promotes client attendance and participation in groups and activities and documents participation.
  • Provides practical help and side-by-side coaching, problems solving, training, and supervision to help clients obtain necessities of daily living.
  • Provides direct clinical services to clients, teaching behavioral symptom management techniques to assist clients in adapting to and/or coping with internal and external stresses.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Facilitated goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
Morgan Stanley - Executive Director
San Francisco, CA, 01/2013 - 05/2020
  • Developed, equipped, and empowered staff team in US and Kenya.
  • Developed and implemented program strategies for discipleship, counseling and skills training for vulnerable young women in Kenya.
  • Developed and maintained comprehensive fundraising and communication calendar.
  • Prepared annual budgets and monitored income and expenditures.
  • Monitored and evaluated organizations programs to ensure mission is being fulfilled.
  • Built team culture and unity around mission, vision and guiding values.
  • Developed and directed organizational strategy.
  • Drafted and implemented organizational policies and processes.
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership, including board of directors, to strategically affect direction of operations.
Sioux City Community School District - Global Initiatives Director
Sioux City, IA, 01/2008 - 09/2016
  • Provided leadership in strategic planning and goal setting around church's global partnerships.
  • Developed and implemented outreach opportunities globally (providing medical care, counseling, educational and vocational training to vulnerable populations in Africa and Central Asia).
  • Collaborated with cross cultural international organizations to support their vital missions.
  • Recruited, developed and empowered volunteers to travel internationally to provide care and encouragement alongside partner organizations.
  • Provided support, encouragement and care for those working internationally.
  • Provided learning opportunities for church to learn how to engage vulnerable populations both locally and internationally.
  • Created and maintained budget for all Global Initiatives engagement.
  • Built cohesive teams and devised clear, actionable plans to meet program goals.
Living Word Academy - Secondary School Counselor
City, STATE, 06/2000 - 08/2006
  • Conducted individual and group counseling sessions to advise and assist students with academic and vocational development.
  • Worked with individuals to help understand and overcome personal, social or behavioral problems affecting educational or vocational situations.
  • Evaluated students’ attributes and assist them in setting and realizing their personal goals.
  • Implemented counseling strategies while also gaining trust through mentoring.
  • Identified behavioral and academic problems and acted appropriately to remedy situation.
  • Completed evaluations, analyzed results and provided purposeful feedback to students, parents, and instructors.
  • Collaborated with parents, academic staff and external partners to best meet needs of student.
  • Assisted students with conflict-resolution and problem-solving related to variety of challenges.
  • Completed necessary reporting on student progress.
  • Facilitated group sessions for guardians on vocational development.
  • Taught basic life skills classes for high school seniors.
  • Supported students through challenging developmental milestones and crisis situations and coordinated outside service referrals for those needing extra assistance.
  • Helped students complete admissions applications and pursue scholarships to fund education at state, private and vocational schools.
  • Delivered high-quality services to students needing academic and emotional support.
  • Guided students through evaluating career interests and potential schools.
  • Maintained positive relationships and open communication with parents about application paperwork, testing requirements and upcoming deadlines.
  • Prepared students for later educational experiences by encouraging exploration of learning opportunities and perseverance through challenging tasks.
  • Reviewed transcripts to verify students met graduation or college entrance requirements and wrote letters of recommendation.
  • Planned and promoted career and employment-related programs and events such as career planning presentations, work experience programs and career workshops.
  • Instructed individuals in career development techniques, such as job search and application strategies, resume writing and interview skills.

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School Attended
  • Eastern University
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Job Titles Held:
  • Behavioral Health Associate
  • Executive Director
  • Global Initiatives Director
  • Secondary School Counselor
  • Master's
  • Bachelor's