Mental Health Community Rehabilitation Counselor, Case Manager, Educator and leader bringing more than 17 years' experience in both mental Health and DDA field. I have facilitated Recovery related groups that are meaningful, educational, and that promotes empowerment. Experienced in working with children and adults in crisis. I'm a compassionate solutions-oriented Counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative and realistic treatment plans for adults dealing with mental health issues and or substance abuse issues. Successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude and team player and leader.
Mental Health Community Rehabilitation Counselor01/2012 to CurrentUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimore, Maryland
Maintain and meet 100% productivity goal monthly for the past 6 years ( 22-25 clients at 6 services).
Maintain 90% client retention rate for 6 years.
Maintain positive outcomes with clients and goal achievement.
UMMC- 2010- Instrumental in advocating, developing and creating an Engagement Team and Engagement Specialist position implementing and creating job description for Engagement Team and Engagement Specialist Position , held the position for 3 years before being promoted to.
UBA- 2007 -Instrumental with creating and developing afternoon PRP program position and job responsibilities for Rehabilitation Coordinator-PRP Supervisor .Held position for 6 years.
Assist with developing treatment plans for individuals suffering from chronic mental disorders and modified when needed treatment plans for individuals suffering from chronic mental disorders.
Provide linkage to community resources, medical and/or mental health providers, and complete monitoring follow-up of all Client activities as outlined in the individualized care plan.
Assist clients with goals and interventions as identified in the care plan to address the medical and mental health, social, education and other services needed by the client.
Assure that the client has applied for, has access to, and is receiving the necessary services available to meet the participant's needs, such as medical and mental health services, transportation, referral and linkage to community based resources.
Manage a caseload of 22 clients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
Consulted with and coordinated with PCP, and mental health treatment team.
Complete and submit authorizations to Beacon Health Options.
Complete ongoing assessment of client status updating individual care plan to reflect any changes.
Complete daily offsite community visits in clients home.
Intake/Engagement Specialist / Rehabilitation Counselor01/2010 to 01/2012University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimore, Maryland
Instrumental with creating and developing position of Engagement Counselor and Team Completes assessments and Intakes for potential clients.
Engage client's into the program for the first 30 days of admission.
Assist clients with addressing immediate and case management needs.
Complete and submit client's intake information to Value option for authorization.
Complete and submit daily contact weekly and end of the month data- progress reports, IRPs, etc.
Maintain caseload of 25-30 clients combine on both Engagement and regular caseload.
Complete weekly offsite visits work collaboratively with treatment team.
Worked as lead staff for Engagement team while maintaining regular case load .
Mental Health Day Program Counselor05/2009 to 12/2009University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimore, Maryland
Facilitate Day program activities and acting as a magnet involving as many clients as possible in meaningful activities.
Provide psychiatric rehabilitation to members in the Day program including assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of client's needs, progress and outcomes.
Facilitate social/educational groups.
Maintain current, accurate, and complete documentation related to all service functions.
Manage case load of 25-30 clients Participate as a member of the treatment planning team to establish short/ long term.
Promote activities involving categories of communication, physical fitness, survival and safety skills,
arts and crafts and recreational games.
Coordinate, facilitate, lead, and engage clients in group discussions.
Work collaboratively with treatment team.
Rehabilitation Coordinator-PRP Supervisor01/2007 to 12/2013Urban Behavioral Associates, P.A BaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland
Instrumental with creating and developing afternoon PRP program and position of Rehabilitation Coordinator-PRP Supervisor (Evenings).
Instrumental with creating and implementing treatment plans for individuals ( adults, children, and adolescents ) served.
Complete daily, weekly, and monthly paper work.
Complete intakes Complete and submit client's intake information to Value option for authorization.
Manage case load of 15.
Complete offsite visits Provide 1 on 1 services.
Assist with everyday operation of the Day program, Staffing schedule, transportation, and payroll, staff paper work, weekly supervision, resolving conflicts and provided coverage as needed.
Coordinated, facilitate, lead, and engage clients in group discussions.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts2000Baltimore City Community CollegeBaltimore, MarylandEarly Childhood Education
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology2008Coppin State UniversityBaltimore, MarylandPsychology
CPR and First Aid Certified-2016
90 Hour Early Childhood Education Certification1992