To secure employment working in the mental health field
where demonstrated results will lead to future advancement.
Mental Health PractitionerJun 2010 - Current Guild Incorporated St Paul Mn
Responsible for admissions, discharges, counseling, developing socialization, independent living, self-care, budgeting and leisure skills, as well as administration of medication and cooking.
May also conduct and prepare summarys, treatment plans, exit plans behavior programs and personal planning inventories.
Program CoordinatorNov 2001 - Jul 2010 People IncorporatedMinneapolis, Minnesota
Overseen the management of an Intensive Residential Treatment Service, developed and maintained the organizational structure and supervised staff that included, but not limited to interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, approving/denying RFTO(request for time off), COS(change of status)input of information into computer, data collections, tracking, and weekly supervisions and yearly or as needed evaluation of staff.
Facilitated weekly/monthly trainings/meetings with documentation supporting such information.
Upload resumes into Applicant Tracking System Respond to inquiries from applicants, employees and managers Assist with reference checks and pre-screening phone interviews Set up new-hire files and verifying paperwork File employee related paperwork Assured the program and facility are in compliance with all applicable regulations and maintained effective relationships with referral sources, and coordinated intakes into the program, as well as completing monthly household reports for Economic Assistance, and compiling letters to guardians, team members/stakeholders for payment(s) Quarterly meetings with the Utilization Team Members as well as facilitated HR/QA meetings, yearly reviews with the MDH (or as needed) communication and observation of the facility, incident reporting, VA issues, Ombudsman's Reports, as well as the development of assessments, coordinating, and implementing Individualized Treatment Plans, Risk Management Plans, Kohlman Evaluation, Functional Skills Assessment,and daily interventions, as well asdemonstrating competencies in the best treatment practices for individuals with co-occurring mental illness, dual diagnosed and chemical dependency.
Ensured that Physical Plant reviews were completed, as well as contact with maintenance dept for repairs.
This position included supervision, case management, facilitating/implementing group schedules, teaching daily living skills,medication administration, completing financial reports, checkbook ledger, reviewing financials, completing occupancy reports,purchase orders , 1x1's, and ensuring that their was contact with referring source(s), as well as MPD, and CIT officers.
Visitation WorkerMay 2000 - Jun 2001 Bureau of Milwaukee Child WelfareMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Conducted supervised visits to detained children and family members as well as child protective service intakes and assessments of alleged child abuse and neglect referrals including interviewing family members; implementing appropriate intervention strategies; preparing written and oral testimony for Children's Court appearances; and maintaining current documentation on caseload.
In Charge Counselor/Client Service SpecialistAug 1990 - May 2000 Belwood LtdMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Responsible for counseling, case management and assistance with developing socialization, independent living, self-care, budgeting and leisure skills.
Function as primary case manager for disabled/dually diagnosed adults in the community.
Case management includes assessing needs, coordinating services and the ongoing monitoring of services.
May also conduct assessments; develop treatment plans/behavior programs and personal planning inventories.
Business Administration Human Resource Management1 2012 Devry University Business Administration Human Resource Management
Health Care Management
Human Resource Development1 2005 University of PhoenixSt. Louis Park, Minnesota Health Care Management
Human Resource Development
University of IowaIowa City, Iowa
High School Diploma: 1 1988 East High SchoolWaterloo, Iowa
CPR Certificate First Aid Certificate Medication Administration Certificate Psychotropic Medication Training Certificate NAPPI Certified Defensive Driving Certificate Behind The Wheel Trainer Alternative Intervention Techniques Course Disability Services Training Substance Abuse Certificate Diversity Committee ARRM PCA Certified