Position in a social services related field that will allow me to utilize my past experience and educational preparation.
Provided support and information to patients and their families to maximize the psychosocial functioning and adjustment of the patient in end stage renal disease including but not limited to financial programs, medication assistance programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, transportation resources, mental health and chemical dependency resources, and home health/homemaking agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Conduct initial patient psychosocial assessment within 30 days of admission
•Develop treatment and psychosocial goals for initial plan of care
•Counsel new and current patients and families on treatment options and modalities
•Coordinate and participate in patient/family care conferences with multidisciplinary team
•Provide crisis intervention expertise as necessary
•Respond to patient concerns and provide assistance regarding health insurance
•Assist patients with financial concerns
Implemented and coordinated treatment for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Provided personal service coordination through direct client contact, assessment, crisis assistance, client family contact and monitoring of client progress
•Identified services available in the community that could potentially benefit clients, arranged for delivery of those services, and assisted clients in gaining access to services
•Monitored clients' progress by tracking their scheduled appointments, confirming services rendered, and performing periodic reassessments of their changing needs.
•Provided psycho-social education to clients or their family members to increase their understanding of the client's illness, physical condition, or social situation.
•Provided advocacy services on behalf of clients, such as representation to other community care-giving agencies
Seven Counties Services, KY Impact and Acute Child Psychiatric Services Senior Therapeutic Aid/Practicum Student
May 2008-September 2009
•Assisted children with severe emotional disabilities to improve behavioral and emotional functioning at home, school and in the community
•Worked on the Skills team and provided intensive in home therapy by using individualized therapeutic support services, such as teaching parenting skills, anger management, identifying and coping with difficult situations, improve school attendance and teaching children how to respect limits.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Protection and Permanency- Frankfort, KY
August 2007-May 2008
•Child welfare services provided, including investigation and treatment of neglect and abusive situations for both child foster care, and adoption and adult abuse/neglect and domestic violence protection. Also, juvenile services provided for youth involved in status offenses (runaway, truancy, or beyond parental control).
•Shadowed investigations, make home visits, attend court proceedings, conduct assessments and provide case management services. Services include child protective services and out-of-home care, adult protection, status-offender juvenile services and general family services.
•Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society 2006-2009
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