To work for an organization as an addiction counselor or social worker, experienced in case management including, intake, screening, & assessment, 12 step programs, relapse prevention, bio-psychosocial model and family interventions. Meet clients where they are in life cognitively and emotionally also interact using motivational interviewing techniques.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Social work2017The Catholic University of AmericaWashington, DC, USA
Senior Internship-524 hours09/2016 to 06/2017N Street VillageWashington, DC
N Street Village offers housing, shelter, and meals for women who are recovering from drugs, alcohol, and homelessness.
Maintain weekly contact with referral agencies and community support workers for each consumer.
Allocate staff resources on a daily basis to provide quality assurance checks and additional office support as needed for consumers.
Facilitate groups and teach different projects, art, and reading.
Attended, and overviewed as a team each treatment plan per consumer and follow up with maintaining goals for each consumer.
Counseled and provided risk assessments and implemented interventions when necessary provided education, job training, substance abuse recovery, and worked with each consumer toward completing goals.
Weekly supervisor and staff meeting to ensure that each consumer's needs are met.
Addressing vocational and educational counseling for the consumer.
Junior Internship-300 Hours09/2015Foggy Bottom West End VillageWashington, DC
Worked for non-profit organization servicing seniors that are aging in place, assist with technology; prevent resident isolation Provide referrals as needed to residents, legal appointments, medical, banking or personal issues; participated in home visits and gave assessments and referrals for various services. Implementing bio-psychosocial approach when necessary in understanding complete health model for clients.
Cosmetologist06/1988 to 09/2000Natural Motion Hair SalonWashington, DC, DC
Licensed hairdresser offered professional technical mastery in cutting, coloring, texturizing.
Maintained training, new release, and trends under -renowned stylists, and developed a loyal clientele.
Managed salon and 18 stylists to increase our clientele and sales by 20 percent per quarter.
Traveled and worked as platform and competition stylist.
Wellness Manager02/1998 to 02/2003N.S.U.C Entertainment GroupRochester, New York
Provided the opportunity for employees of record companies to enroll into wellness programs at N.S.U.C. through Employee Assistance Program to assist in solving personal,financial or emotional problems that may affect employee's performance, travel on road with tour managers and artists, inform clients of relevant nutrition, health assessments, fitness classes, and education about stress reduction for clients when traveling.
Responsible for coordination and implementation of programs offered to prospective clients.
Performed intake, screening, and assessments for other record companies before we tour nationally or internationally.
Drug testing and education on an incoming artist.
Intervene and travel with artists who have substance problems.
Liaison, between managers, musicians, corporate executives, and employees.
Assistant Sunday school teacher St. James Baptist Church Bealeton, VA 1/2012-present
*Creating a fun, learning environment, conducting activities for the youth: reading, painting, pottery, dance, and Sunday school for youth ages 3-10.