As a licensed clinical social worker, it is my goal to help individuals make healthy and positive choices by utilizing the skills and knowledge I have obtained in the field of social work. While providing individuals, families, and groups with the support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, it is my mission to ensure that families and individuals receive the special protection, care and support needed through prevention, intervention, and education. To provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.[Job Title] possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Team-oriented [job title] with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies.
Suicide risk assessments
Practiced in family assessments
Superior communication skills
Outreach programming specialist
Medical Social Consultant09/2016 to CurrentMaxim Healthcare AgencyUniversity of Illinois Hospital and Medical CenterChicago, IL
Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes. Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members. Provides direct casework services which includes emotional and social assessments, problem identification and develops a service plan to assist client and family in dealing with medical conditions, following medical recommendations and achieving maximum social and health adjustment.
Reviews client's case history and evaluates client's potential to benefit from further medical and social treatments.
Discusses case progress with multidisciplinary treatment team and prepares recommendations based on team findings.
Prepares social histories, client progress reports, evaluations and discharge summaries; prepares and maintains a variety of records and files pertaining to caseload and files.
Assesses financial eligibility of families seeking financial, medical or related services from the division while providing referral and follow up services to alternative sources for ineligible applicants.
Provides medical social work consultation to division program staff, private medical professionals and/or hospital social service departments.
Participates in the patient and family education and rehabilitation process by explaining and instructing patients regarding treatments, procedures, nursing care plans and so forth to help allay fears and to educate them during the recovery process.
Supports patients and their families to help them deal with the emotional stress of hospitalization.
Inpatient05/2015 to 08/2016Outpatient and Intake Department
Provides program orientation for evidence based Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Provides assessment, treatment, develops the plan of care and discharge planning for those patients entering the behavioral health continuum as an inpatient or outpatient.
In both inpatient and outpatient settings, provides individual and as appropriate family therapy on a short term basis.
Provides crisis intervention and supportive therapy to all patients, in addition to conducting ongoing psychotherapy, didactic, educational and support groups.
Participates in interdisciplinary case conferences to discuss, evaluate and monitor the care plan; modifies the care plan, as appropriate, given changes and the patients status or circumstances.
Conducts in-person screenings and communicates with psychiatrist for appropriate levels of care.
Collaborates directly with program nursing staff, psychiatrist(s) and medical director(s) on the determination of disposition and if admission to the program or to an alternative treatment setting is needed.
Provides clinical data and continued stay information to managed care reviewers as needed.
Therapist/Intensive Outpatient Program08/2011 to 04/2015Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and Treatment CenterChicago, IL
Lead therapist for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that provides direct clinical care in a therapeutic milieu environment focusing on behavior modification, healthy and effective coping skills and improved social skills.
Diagnosing a client's disorder and developing and implementing age and/or developmentally appropriate individualized treatment plan and goals.
Provide trauma focused support, including needs assessment, crisis intervention, outreach and counseling of young people and their families.
Provide outpatient therapy services to improve the social and psychosocial functioning of children and their families to maximize the well-being of families and the academic functioning of children.
Provides and supports educational needs of members and/or caregivers to enhance self-management and appropriate utilization of providers to address psychological, developmental and/or medical conditions.
Clinical CoordinatorLittle Company of Mary HospitalEvergreen Park, IL
Education and Training
Masters: Social WorkLoyola UniversityChicagoSocial Work
Bachelors: PsychologyGovernors State UniversityPsychology