Personable and proactive Mental Health Counselor focused on building positive rapport with a diverse range of clients. Critical thinker who thrives under pressure.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings. Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel. Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities. Administered medication to patients presenting serious risk of danger to themselves and others. Charted and recorded information in client files. Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients. Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards. Executed appropriate risk-assessment and mitigation strategies.
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