A position in case management with emphasis in mental health and family/ adult peer support. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles.
Team-oriented Mental Health Peer support specialist with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies as well as demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings.
Certification in Peer Support- #MH15012
Self-motivated and results driven.
Assisted in getting grant funds to bring rural communities Mental Health First Aid training.
Collaborate with housing and county programs to assist homeless peers in finding and funding their housing.
Manages peer support caseload of over 60+
Managing support groups
Coordinating services to meet client's needs
Extensive knowledge in Waiver services
Crisis and safety planning with peers, attending ICP meetings with peer and mental health team through Integrated Health Homes
1st Recipient of Vision Awards for expanding services to eight counties and assisted in getting grant funding for three of the rural counties to teach Mental Health First Aid.
Certified for adult/child Mandatory Reporter
Certified in Med Management
Earned certification in Mental Health Peer Support Specialist
Mental Health Peer Support Specialist March 2010 to CurrentVisiting Nurse Services - Des Moines , IA
Work with a culturally diverse population
Case load of 60+
Assist peers in problem solving, offer support and words of encouragement and guidance
Connect to resources
Organize support groups-gather material and mail out invitations
Meet the peers where they are at in their recovery
Safely transport clients to and from appointments
Process and support at ICP meetings through Integrated Health Homes
Data research for progress in recovery
Assist with Rapid rehousing program and any additional services needed for housing assistance
Facilitate in crisis intervention and planning
Looked upon as a mentor for my coworker's
Respite provider February 2009 to CurrentIowa Family Service - Ubandale, IA
Provide respite to families with children with severe mental health diagnose
De-escalate crisis situations
Teach children to be independent and to develop social skill
Education and Training
High School Diploma : 1991Cantral High School - Tulsa , Ok, United States