mental health rehabilitation specialist resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Overview
  • Excellent personal motivation with the ability to build and work collaboratively in a strong team concept environment and independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in rapport with people, successful in initiating, promoting and maintaining strong interpersonal relations.
  • Able to deal courteously, professionally, and tactfully with the general public in a variety of circumstances.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certified, experienced in Microsoft Office, Excel.
  • Registered Associate Social Worker, Willing to relocate.
Master of Social Work: Health, Expected in 12/14
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
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Bachelor of Arts: Sociology Social Welfare, Expected in 05/11
California State University of Northridge - Northridge, CA
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Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, 09/2014 - Current
County Of Mendocino Fort Bragg, CA,
  • Teach social skills, coping skills and independent living skills to individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness, document all services provided accordingly adhering to Department of Mental Health requirements
  • Participate in meetings to discuss client progress, transport clients to and from the Life Skills Center and on outings, and coordinate client care with Ventura County Behavioral Health service providers
  • Provide client services on a one-on-one basis, leading or co-leading groups at the Life Skills Center clubhouse, and supervising groups on outings in the community.
MSW Intern/Care Transitions Specialist, 05/2015 - 12/2015
Lhc Group Newport, NC,
  • Collaborate with physicians and inpatient clinical staff to identify appropriate Medicare patients for care transitions services, utilizing established criteria and to facilitate successful care transitions.
  • Provide information and guidance to the patient and /or family for an effective care transition, provide guidance to improve self-management skills and enhanced patient practitioner communication.
  • Serve as a bridge between professional staff in a care setting and the patient and/or family Maintain databases on care transitions population.
  • Conduct hospital and home visits within the guidelines of the Care Transitions Program and maintain accurate and timely documentation on each patient.
MSW Intern/Case Manager, 09/2015 - 04/2015
Penn State University University Park, PA,
  • Facilitate group psychotherapy for chronically mentally ill adolescent and adult population as well as dual diagnosis unit including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Coping Skills and Process Groups.
  • Complete CPS reports as needed Orient new patients to specific units.
  • Collaborate with Case managers in discharge planning for adult and adolescent unit including arranging transportation, appointments with outside providers and referrals as needed Conduct psycho social assessments, document group therapy, participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning and conduct initial contact with parents/guardians of adolescents.
Social Worker Assistant, 03/2012 - 08/2013
Among Friends Adult Day Health Care City, STATE,
  • Provide in-home assessments, discharge planning, full case management and complete all intake processes for elderly and mental health population.
  • Complete APS reports as needed Provide participant and family counseling as needed, participate in all multi-disciplinary meetings, conduct initials and continuing assessment for the development of individual treatment plans
  • Act as an advocate for participant concerns and community liaison, record on participant's charts as services are given , and record initial and final evaluations
  • Make daily progress notes regarding individual counseling and group work and schedule participants for further treatment, communicating daily with other departments as needed.
Counselor/Case Manager, 08/2011 - 02/2012
Aegis Medical Systems Methadone Clinic City, STATE,
  • Orient new patients to the programs' rules, policies, procedures and patients rights.
  • Conduct Intakes, Discharge Planning, Initial Needs Assessments, and Initial Treatment Plans in a professional manner and within time guidelines as required by applicable federal and state regulation
  • Involve patients in their own assessment, evaluation, Treatment Plans, providing the patient with a sense of entitlement to their own recovery. Administer the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), evaluate patients and prioritize severity of problems/issues initially and on an ongoing basis.
  • Recognize and utilize patients' Strengths, Needs, Ability and Preferences (SNAP) to develop and implement individualized Treatment Plans that effectively help patients to meet their short and long-term goals with respect to diverse backgrounds
  • Determine clinical necessity of counseling services based on the clinical assessment and evaluations of the patients, as well as administer the Acceptance & Declination of Services Protocol. Monitor closely and document any change of circumstances with the patients.
Undergraduate Social Work Intern, 07/2010 - 04/2011
Oxnard Family Circle Adult Day Health Care City, STATE,
  • Socialize daily with older adult participants as well as veteran population monitoring daily progress and report significant changes to Social Workers
  • Assist Social Workers with completion of Mini Mental Status Exams (MMSE) and monthly progress reports for participants
  • Conduct art therapy group and coping skills group as needed, assist with lunch distribution.
Undergraduate Social Work Intern, 08/2009 - 11/2009
Ocean Park Community Center City, STATE,
  • Observe client behavior, engage clients in discussion for socialization and provide support daily to clients, homeless women coping with mental illness, in the Daybreak Cloverfield Services Center reporting any noteworthy changes to case workers
  • Assist with meal preparation and distribution as needed
  • Assist case workers in completion of assessments of clients' needs and resources available.
Memberships/Scholarly Societies

Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


Trained in Problem Solving Therapy (PST) and Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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School Attended

  • University of Southern California
  • California State University of Northridge

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist
  • MSW Intern/Care Transitions Specialist
  • MSW Intern/Case Manager
  • Social Worker Assistant
  • Counselor/Case Manager
  • Undergraduate Social Work Intern
  • Undergraduate Social Work Intern


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts

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