Highly motivated and skilled D/A Counselor and Recovery Specialist who graciously handles and resolves challenging client issues. Driven and committed to consistently delivering exceptional client support and services.
Effective public speaker
Crisis intervention techniques
Treatment and discharge planning
Rehabilitation and recovery specialist
Strong interpersonal skills
Valid Pa driver's license
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, 05/2014 to Current Gaudenzia Erie Inc – 361 West 5th Street, Erie, Pa 16507
Conducted 8 one-on-one counseling sessions per week.
Interviewed and assessed an average of 8 clients per case load.
Prepared individual BPS assessments, treatment plans and progress notes.
Consulted with clients when developing long term treatment plan goals and objectives.
Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
Facilitated and prepared Relapse Prevention groups, discussions, and related educational workshops.
Mentorship Program Co-ordinator/Recovery Specialist, 02/2011 to 05/2014 Gaudenzia Erie Inc. SARRP – 300 State Street #207, Erie, Pa 17603
Interviewed and evaluated clients, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
Organized and prepared therapeutic services, community service opportunities, mentorship activities and workshops.
Referred clients to social services agencies.
Drafted press releases, catalogs, brochures and public service announcements to promote programs.
Developed innovative programs and activities based on analysis of client re-entry conditions of probation and parole to transition back into the community .
Attended community service project-related professional conferences, trainings and meetings each month.
Recovery and Life Skills Specialist, 06/2010 to 08/2014 Preferred Systems Inc – 1341 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16505
Developed and facilitated innovative programs and activities based on analysis of clients/residents with special behavioral needs, alternative punishment programs and after-school supportive programs.
Drafted timetables and work programs.
Prepared weekly written and oral reports about activities, educational life skills workshops and assessments of all clients.
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work, May 2012 Mercyhurst University - 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546
Master of Science: Administration Criminal Justice, May 2014 Mercyhurst University - 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546