Empathetic mental health professional highly accomplished in domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention and treatment analysis and planning.
Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
Daily living activities educator
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Knowledge of juvenile justice system
Case management proficiency
Adept at conflict resolution
Budgeting and finance specialist
Mental Health Skill Builder, 01/2015 to Current Guiding Lights LLC – Richmond, VA
Certified Medication Management.
CPR and First Aid Certified.
Therapeutic Staff Support Certified.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
Mental Health Counselor, 03/2013 to 11/2015 Faith and Family Advocate LLC – Richmond, VA
Providing crisis intervention 24hrs a day.
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment.
Guide client in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
Counseling clients to assist in overcoming dependencies and adjusting to life and making changes.
Correction Officer, 01/2013 to 12/2013 Virginia State Department of Juvenile Justice – Richmond, VA
Maintain security within the institution and overseas the health and safety of staff and prisoners Preparing court involved youth to be successful citizens.
Physically patrol and visually inspect units to ensure welfare, safety and security Perform inspections and searches of physical premises and cells Observe and respond to obvious and subtle changes in prisoner's conversation or indicate the potential for trouble.
Counselor, 12/2011 to 12/2012 Community Education Centers – Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania
Provide direct clinical services to clients including individuals, families, couples and group therapy and issue specific educational groups (parenting skills, anger management, Substance abuse interventions) Manage a small caseload of client families, providing services on an intensive basis and utilizing short-term solution focused treatment strategies Document case activities for both clinical and billing purposes Prepare progress reports as required by referrer Encourages through positive behavioral support the active and partial participation of the consumers in all daily routines and activities.
Residential Counselor, 01/2011 to 12/2012 Elwyn Institute – Pennsylvania
Provide one on one mental health interventions to clients Intervene and redirect challenging behaviors Monitor patient's behaviors emphasized in the treatment plan Participate in the development and implementation of the Internet support program Assist patient with the implementation of the treatment plan.
Residential Counselor, 06/2008 to 12/2010 STAFFING PLUS – Haverford, PA
Provide one on one mental health interventions to clients Intervene and redirect challenging behaviors Assisted clients with direct hands-on activities i.e.
toileting, feeding and other self-care activities Preparing and maintaining all required treatment records and report Assisting the teacher in the day to day class routine.
Guidance Counselor, 09/1986 to 05/2008 IKOLABA GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRA IBADAN Nigeria
Counsel students on appropriate behavioral attitude Maintain all staff and students files Assist with the development of each student's individual service plan Assist in carrier planning Keep school record Escort student to and from any external activities from the school.
Mental Health Skill Building, 03/2013 to Current Faith and Family Advocate LLC – Richmond, VA
Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Correction Officer, 01/2013 to 10/2013 Virginia State Department of Juvenile Justice – Richmond, VA
Maintained the custody and control of [Number] inmates housed in maximum security unit.
Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
Supervised youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time.
Observed behavior of residents individually and in groups.
Built solid relationships with staff and residents to help keep the institution safe and secure.
Bachelor: Education, University of Ibadan -
Top 10% of class
Student government representative
Coursework in Childhood and Adolescent Psychology
Attended seminar on Eating Disorders
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity workshop
Coursework in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Child Development
1986 State college of education Ilesha -
Master of Science: Counseling Education, Current Virginia State University - Petersburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts: Education, 1995 University of Ibadan - Ibadan, Nigeria
Associate of Arts: Education, 1986 State College of Education - Ilesa, Nigeria
Among the first set of School Counselors in Nigerian Secondary Schools.