SERVICES INTEGRATION COORDINATOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Service-focused program director and clinician with a strong commitment to serving the needs of Emerging Adults with emotional and or behavioral difficulties including homeless, foster care youth and other special-need populations.
Services Integration Coordinator Program CoordinatorOct 2012 to Nov 2014 Gateway Behavioral Health Services － Savannah, GA
Present Provides administrative oversight and training development regarding needs of Emerging Adults and families for eight counties Responsible for coordination of client transition from children and adolescent services to adult mental health for eight counties within the agency.
Youth to Adult Program
Provided oversight, implementation, coordination and management of the Healthy Transition Initiative SAMSHA Funded Project, and the provision of transition services for youth, young adults and Families Supervised staff of 3 Coaches, Youth Coordinator and Family Liaison, provided administrative supervision and clinical supervision in the Transition to Independence Process Model (TIP) Created partnerships with referrals for opportunities for transition age youth, and young adults with community stakeholders Provided educational training and technical support to community regarding the needs of transition age youth and young adults.
Intake Clinician/ Hospital Discharge Liaison.
Jan 2009 to Sep 2012
Completion of Comprehensive Behavioral Heath Assessments and individualized Treatment Plans.
Assessed potential for crisis and suicidal behaviors.
Liaison for 8 counties within Gateway Behavioral Health Services and the State Psychiatric Hospital.
Therapeutic Foster Care SupervisorAug 2002 to Feb 2009 Gateway Behavioral Health Services － Savannah, GA
Managed Therapeutic Foster Care programs in Chatham and Liberty Counties
Provided supervision and support to the TFC Family Consultant and parents.
Provided ongoing training and education to TFC Parents.
Responsible for ensuring that program and documentation were in compliance with ORS rules and standards.
Participated in treatment planning and case coordination of services for children with disabilities.
Social Services Provider ISep 1991 to Jul 2002 Tidelands Mental Health － Savannah, GA
Provided management and coordination of various Mental Health Programs: Day Treatment, Crisis Respite Home, and MH Residential Facilities.
Responsible for ensuring HUD and ORS compliance.
Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
Provided coordination of various services for the Mental Health Day Treatment Crisis Respite, and Residential Facilities.
Responsible for HUD and ORS compliance.
Rehabilitation SpecialistOct 1990 to May 1991 Intracorp Rehab Services － Savannah, GA
Proactive medical and vocational management with a caseload of up to 115 injured workers on Workers Compensation.
Coordinated work with insurance adjusters, physicians and employers.
Conducted interviews, gathered detailed information for job analysis to facilitate return to work.
Senior Program Manager/ ManagerFeb 1988 to Oct 1990 Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire － Savannah, GA
Coordinated services for Coastal Rehabilitation Program
Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks.
Monitored team progress and enforced deadlines.
Developed vocational and work-evaluation analysis.
Maintained records for compliance with CARF standards
Monitored compliance of wage and hour sub-minimum wage regulation Determined client's employment feasibility.
Youth Competency Program Manager/ Placement Coordinator/ InstructorFeb 1985 to Feb 1988 Goodwill Industries － Savannah, GA
Coordinated and Managed Job Training Partnership Act Program
Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Educated at risk participants ages 16-21 for the work force and provided job placement
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling06/2014Capella University － Minneapolis, MinnesotaMental Health Counseling
Master of Public Health12/2002Armstrong Atlantic State University － Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Science, Psychology12/1984Georgia Southern College － Statesboro, GAPsychology