Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, bringing years in the field working with individuals with various disabilities developing a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that is focused on achieving employment outcomes that are consistent with the individuals strength, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities and capabilities. Background also includes serving as a liason and resource to employers and community organizations regarding opportunities and considerations related to hiring individuals with disabilities. Strong background in the mental health, social services and criminal justice field. Background also includes years as a career and guidance counselor.
Accomplished academic advisor
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Experience with at-risk youth
Conduct initial interviews, preliminary assessments to determine a clients eligibility for services and the level of severity of their disability, completes additional assessments as needed and work with the client to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that is focused on achieving employment outcomes. Provide counseling, coordinate and authorize services to support rehabilitation plan of individuals with disabilities physical/mental. Work closely with San Bernardino County Behavioral Health in managing the contract between the State of California and County of San Bernardino. Contract consists of Transitional Age Youth and Several Mental Health Clinics. Providing services to the client's in the contract. Working on Career Plans with the youth.
Interviewed and assessed new clients each week.Conducted crisis counseling sessions each week.Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems.Assessed and wrote treatment plans and weekly progress notes for each client assigned to caseload.Worked with clinical psychiatrist to draft treatment plans for a caseload of patients.Referred clients to outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues.Completed documentation for all clients attending group sessions.Selected and recommended new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.Built positive rapport with law enforcement officers, court officials and community service agencies.Referred clients to other mental health resources in the community for further services.
Received Honors Academic Achievement Award
Early Childhood Education coursework
Also received Paralegal Certificate. Criminal Justice coursework
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