Behavioral Health Associate possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.
Completed extensive crisis prevention and intervention training programs.
Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities.
Conducted group crisis counseling sessions each week.Worked with 15 clients with co-occurring disorders.Completed documentation for all clients attending group sessions.Supported residential clients in completing tasks such as toileting, brushing teeth and general hygiene.Administered discipline appropriately and set limits for behavior.Built positive rapport with law enforcement officers, court officials and community service agencies.Acted as a role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors.
Assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain the safety and security of personnel and the general public.Conducted internal security checks and distributed meals.Continually monitored dormitories for inappropriate activity.Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
Coursework in Counseling and Social WorkLaw Enforcement and Justice Administration courseworkCoursework in Probation and Parole and Civil Law
Legal Secretary training program
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