Highly qualified and dedicated School Adjustment Counselor with extensive experience providing services to children with various social, emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges as well as positively connecting with parents, teachers and collateral agencies. Prior experience includes Outpatient Mental Health and Trauma Assessments.
Individual and Group Counseling with students with varying disabilities and issues
Support teachers in their efforts to manage classroom behaviors
Experience working with trauma victims
Served as Special Education Team Chairperson
Knowledgeable in the writing and implementation of IEPs and 504 Plans
Ability to write and implement FBAs and Behavior Intervention Plans
School Adjustment Counselor10/1996 to CurrentNorth Attleboro Public Schools
School Adjustment Counselor for elementary students
Employ various strategies in providing individual and group counseling to students with a variety of concerns, connect to teachers and staff in helping them maintain a safe, learning environment, consult with parents and outside agencies, filing of 51 As as appropriate, writing and implementing FBAs and BIPs, manage mental health crises and develop lessons on specific topics as requested by teachers.
Served as Team Chairperson to elementary school of approximately 400 students with several substantially separate classrooms
Clinical Supervisor, Clinician03/1993 to 10/1996Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Brockton
Supervised Clinical Staff and Master's level Interns.
Provided outpatient mental health services to children and families, many with trauma histories.
Conducted sexual abuse assessments referred by DCF
Clinician09/1985 to 03/1993Brockton Family and Community Resources Brockton, MA
Provided counseling services to children and families.
Became trained and performed sexual abuse assessments.
Staff Clinical Social Worker06/1983 to 06/1985Brockton Multi-Service Center DMH Outpatient Counseling
Provided individual, family and group psychotherapy to low-income, multi-problem clients with a wide range of significant pathologies.
Member of Children's Team.
Case Counselor10/1980 to 06/1983Communitiy Counseling ServicesBoston, Ma
Created program in East Boston area including providing public relations services, establishing referral base and serving as intake worker for East Boston area
Provided family, group and individual therapy to low income, DCF involved families.
Boston University School of Social Work
Majored in Casework and Group Work
Specialty in Children and Families
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyUniversity of Rochester