To obtain a position with an organization that will provide the opportunity for successful application of diverse social work skills including counseling, research, program development, and case management.
Thorough knowledge in various computer applications including MS Word, Windows XP, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and using Internet for education purposes.
Crisis Worker, 09/2014 to 12/2015SASS After Hour Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center － St. Louis, IL
Provided screening, assessment and treatment of any child or adolescent who may be a risk of psychiatric hospitalization and who is eligible for public funding under any of the programs administered by one of the three collaborating departments.
Enhanced access to coordinated community based mental health services either in lieu of or following in-patient care.
Effectively linked families and guardians to the appropriate levels of care to meet the mental health treatment needs of a child or adolescent.
Parent Educator, 07/2012 to CurrentLessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House － St. Louis, IL
Implement parenting education curriculum that focuses on individual's parenting skills.
Provide each client with training on child development, including language, motor and social skills, how to model appropriate verbal interactions, communication techniques and discipline techniques.
Work with clients to determine their needs and establish future parent education sessions.
Conduct regular home visits.
Provide outreach to identify and recruit families who are most in need of services by working closely with schools and community agencies.
Case Manager, 10/2006 to 07/2012Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House － St. Louis, IL
Maintained a caseload involving truant youth providing a range of services utilizing social work principles, theory in diagnosis and treatment.
Conducted client's situation and functioning then formulated plans and goals.
Implemented specific service plans, analyzing and evaluating progress, reformulating and revising as indicated.
Provided specific psycho-educational interventions and assisted with the basic hard service needs of the family.
Coordinated services with other agencies, systems, and community resources on behalf of clients.
Case Manager, 10/2005 to 10/2006TASC/Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center － St. Louis, IL
Provided written reports outlining assessment findings, progress in treatment and termination.
Educated criminal justice personnel regarding TASC's mission, philosophy and services, the treatment system and addiction.
Reported any critical issues encountered in IDOC to supervisory personnel.
Effectively managed entire caseload of clients as assigned, reported client progress to Parole, maintain TASC success and failure criteria, terminated clients from TASC, maintained current documents and forms in client file, completed Client Tracking System forms in a timely manner and completed activity reporting as required.
Managed TASC waiting list for local treatment system - conducted pre-treatment and Inner Circle group as necessary.
Federal Job Counselor, 01/2004 to 05/2005Diersen Charities － Memphis, TN
Provided counseling for federal inmates in a residential halfway house.
Set up individual treatment plans to rehabilitate felons.
Prepared release plans and furlough requests.
Coordinated communication with the Bureau of Prisons and community agencies.
Facilitated wellness classes and disciplinary hearing.
Conducted random drug screens on offenders.
Case Manager, 01/2001 to 01/2004Case Management, Inc － Memphis, TN
I provided counseling and human development services for over 80 mentally ill adults.
Organized and lead group therapy sessions and ran skills groups to prepare client for mainstreaming and independent living.
Supervised 300 clients' activities and verified the client's compliance or non-compliance with probation.
Arranged, coordinated, and followed through with sentencing requirements set forth in the probation order.
Managed and maintained monthly evaluation files.
Prepared and presented cases in court of clients with violations.
Functioned closely with judges, prosecutors, clerks, and other court personnel.
Park Ranger, 05/1991 to 07/1992National Memorial Expansion － St. Louis, MO
As a full-commissioned ranger, I maintained law and order, preserved the peach under concurrent jurisdiction, controlled accident scenes with damaged property, injury fatalities, fires, and hazardous material, and issued verbal and written warnings and citations.
Bachelor of Arts:Criminal Justice,1993University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine － Bluff, ARCriminal Justice
Over the course of my career a solid foundation was built in counseling and human development, which includes experience in intake and client assessment as well as treatment of children, adolescents, adults, families, and seniors with psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral problems, and medical/physical problems. I have established a record of accomplishment in counseling, crisis intervention, treatment plan development, staff motivation, and employee/client relation skills; and been identified by peers and management for maturity, knowledge, and scope of capabilities at this stage of may career. Varied qualifications include: Highlights 20 years' experience in Counseling and Case Management Group/Individual Counseling Case Management Client Intake and Screening Client Orientation & Assessment Individualized Treatment Plan Reporting, Records Keeping & Follow-up Participate in Clinical Meetings Liaison with Judges, Prosecutors, Clerks, Courts & Probation Strong organization and motivation skills A friendly, competent and hardworking employee Problem Solving Skills
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