Lead Advocate for Crime Victim Services Agency with more than 15years of advocacy experience providing compassionate, trauma-informed support and assistance to victims of crime and their families. Possesses excellent communication and writing skills and provides advocacy skills in a knowledgeable, dignified and professional manner. Five plus years of management and supervisory experiences in crime victims services programming. Instumental in the creation and coordination of numerous community outreach projects promoting crime victim awareness and prevention for the agency. Proficient in doing presentations to both professionals and community members on topics pertaining to crime victimization. Responsible for coordination and implementation of staff trainings for crime victim advocates. Faciliates numerous educational support groups/classes including: domestic violence groups, anger management classes, self-care groups and Parents Forever Class (State mandated parenting class). Represents Lakes Crisis and Resource Center (LCRC) at numerous committee meetings including Child Protection meetings, Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) meetings, Becker County Senior Network meetings, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meetings, Inter-agency Networking meetings and numerous others. Assists in data collection and statistical reporting for Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Liason for clients in coordination of community mental health support and services. Skills___________________________________________________________________ Staff Management and Supervision Active Listening Public Speaking Community Referral & Resource Specialist Support Group/Class Facilitator Client Services Program Coordination Community Outreach and Education Facilitator Excellent Communication and Writing Skills Mobile Crisis Line Support to Crime Victims and Mental Health Clients ____________________________ Crime Victims Services Program Lead Advocate/Coordinator/Director (2004 - Present) Lakes Crisis and Resource Center, 1339 Pelican Lane, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Provides leadership, coordination and supervision of the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and General Crime activities. Additional responsibilities include: analyzing community needs to develop/enhance current Crime Victims Services programming; assists in hiring, orienting, training and job performance reviews for CVS advocacy staff; coordinates and reviews the advocacy programs record keeping and statistical reporting; provides community outreach and education on topics relating to crime victimization and other LCRC programming; provides direct advocacy services to victims and their families both in person and by phone as needed; complies with mandatory client confidentiality and reporting criteria as defined by law and LCRC policies and procedures; informs executive director of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective LCRC program management. Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker (2015 - Present) Stellher Human Services, Willow Tree, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Provides crisis assessment and stabilization services to recipients in the Willow Tree Stabilization program. Supports recipients with learning, practicing and implementing skills to stabilize mental health symptoms and restore level of functioning. Accomodates recipient in scheduling mental health service appointments and related activities to support treatment progress. Assists recipients in the administration of medications as prescribed by a licensed physician. Carries out responsibilities of the Crisis Phone Responder to include gathering information, coordinating services with the Mobile Crisis Mental Health Practioner (MHP) on call, and entering information in the Community Crisis Response database. Sexual Assault Crime Victim Advocate (1999-2002) Listening Ear Crisis Center, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Povided community advocacy and support to sexual assualt victims and their families. Assisted Sexual Assault (SA) clients in the coordination of services thru various community service agencies such as: medical, legal, social service and law enforcement systems; client service documentaion and statistical reporting. Facilitated sexual assault peer support groups. Community outreach- provided educational presentations to community members and professionals on topics pertaining to sexual assault Coordinated the Sexual Assault Response Team meetings for local crime victim providers
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Provides daily support, supervision and guidance to mental health residents who reside in the Mental Health Stabilization Unit. Provides assistance to clients in completing intake/exit paperwork and gathering of relevant data and information. Teach and practice coping skills with clients in an effort to help them reduce and manage their mental health symptoms more effectively. Provide support and encouragement as theycontinue to stabilize their ongoing mental health issues. Assist client in med management operations. Provides initial phone support and response to mental health clients using the County's Emergency Mental Health Crisis Line coordinating callers with mental health professionals operating on various On-Call Teams.
Senior Advocate for Crime Victim Services Agency with more than 15 years of experience providing compassionate, trauma-informed support and assistance to victims of crime and their families. Possesses excellent communication and writing skills. Provides community outreach and presentations on topics pertaining to the Crisis Center Programming. Managed and facilitated numerous support groups/classes including domestic violence /sexual violence peer support groups, anger managemet classes, self-care groups. Also managed and coordinated and taught the "Parents Forever" class (a court-ordered parenting class). Responsible for monthly billing for Parent Support Outreach Program. Excellent advocacy skills provided in a knowledgeable, dignified and professional manner.
Five plus years of supervisory experience in Crime Victim Services programming providing leadership, program coordination and staff supervision and support. Also responsbile for data collection, management and statistical reporting within the crime victim services program.
Provided community advocacy and support to sexual assault victims and their families. Assisted clients in the accessing services through the agency's program by providing assistance with legal/court-related issues, police intervention and reporting and in accessing financial assistance for medical, housing and finacial needs. Provided immediate medical support for crime victims chosing to do a Forensic Exam in an effort to collect and store protential evidence for possible criminal prosecution. Provided community outreach and Education in program services and topics related to sexual abuse. Performed all client services documentation and statistical reporting for the program. Developed and coordinated the Community Sexual Assault Response Team which consisted of working with various other sexual assault response service providers in the community.
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