(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary


Twenty one experienced years in working with high risk subtance abuse cases who are often dual-diagnosed with mental health disorders.  Excels at building a positive therapeutic rapport with clients. Probation Officer and substance abuse specialist driven to promote client health and safety by actively listening, showing compassion and offering constructive input.Certified substance abuse counselor since 2000. Accomplished in organizing group activities and facilitating a variety of groups for men, women and both gender groups.Specialize in women's issues.
Effectively combine real-life experiences as well as counseling tools to counsel over a hundered probationer and parolees in order to guide them into making better decisions and choices while they adapt to the community and their environment.
Reguarly attend seminars, training programs and education classes to maintain my certification and to keep apprised of the latest counseling techniques as well as maintaining community contacts and resources.
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention techniques
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor(CSAC)
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Criminology knowledge
  • Psychiatric population familiarity
  • 12 Core Functions knowledge
  • Experience with homeless populations
  • Team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Organized
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Learning disability familiarity
Franklin High School Franklin, VA Expected in 1984 High School Diploma : General - GPA :
Elon College Burlington, NC Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Business Marketing, Transferred schools - GPA :
  • Minor in sociology
  • Major in Business Marketing
Old Dominion University , VA Expected in 1990 Bachelor of Arts : Criminology and sociology - GPA :
    Major in Sociology
  • Minor in Criminology
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Certified facilitator for Thinking for a Change
Work History
Partners Healthcare System - Group facilitator
Salem, NH, 09/2010 - 11/2012
  • Planned and led group activities for group members ordered into Virginia Alcohol Safety Awareness.
  • Program(VASAP) on a weekly basis.
  • Interviewed and prepared assessment reports on individuals referred to FCPA by VASAP and or by the Courts.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.
  • Developed and ran programs to increase awareness of the causes and effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • This was a part time positition working approximately four to five hours per week.
  • Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews and professional sources.
Chesapeake Community Services Board - Substance Abuse Group Counselor
City, STATE, 01/2003 - 03/2009
  • Planned group activities and material in order to lead an education group each week.
  • Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
  • Developed and distributed relevant and comprehensive written materials on drugs and alcohol.
  • Prepared written progress reports and discharge reports weekly on group members
  • prepared assessment reports and made appropriate referrals to substance abuse groups
  • Evaluated referrals from the Chesapeake Community Program for treatment purposes.
  • Consulted with staff of Chesapeake Community Services Board regarding group members
  • Part time position working approximately 3 to 5 hours per week.
Department Of Corrections/Chesapeake Probation And Parole Office - Senior Probation and Parole Officer
City, STATE, 06/1992 - Current


  • Supervise 100+ male and female offenders who are on supervised probation and/or parole for felony offenses they have committed.
  • Work primarily with high risk substance abusers/addicts
  • Majority of people on my caseload have mental health diagnosis
  • Specialize in women's issues
  • Counsel offenders during their meetings with any number of counseling methods such as Motivaitonal Interviewing, Evidenced Based Practices, MET, EPICS II etc.
  • Prepare reports for the court such as probation violation letters, early release letters, screens for a variety of community based programs.
  • Supervise one probation officer and overseeing the work of six other probation officers.
  • Facilitate a men's Peer Support Group as well as a women's Peer Support Group and co-facilitating a Thinking For a Change Group.
  • Oversee the substance abuse funds and prepare financial reports.
  • Constant contact with community based programs and organizations such as substance abuse providers, anger management, mental health, and housing programs.
First Probation Officer to facilitate a community based Women's Peer Support Group.
Senior Probation Officer

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  • Old Dominion University

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