Energetic, enthusiastic individual with professional experience working with families, children and elders in need. Wide range of experience in mental health counseling. Proven ability to work with diverse clients and coworkers; demonstrated skills to function effectively as a team player as well as working individually to achieve objectives; solid background in sociology, statistics and research as well as excellent interpersonal strengths. Motivated, flexible and versatile - able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure.
Data Entry using SPSS
CANS Certified; IBM compatible hardware, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, SPSS,
Internet Search Engines, Studies in Statistics, Research Methods, College Teaching, Alcohol,
Drugs & Crime, and Social Policy
Assisting with The Greater Boston Food Bank's Commodity Supplemental Food program at the Brockton Council on Aging, participating in DTA's Diversity Council, volunteering to assist with the rollout of the ABAWD Work Program at Central Office, volunteering to assist in the testing of the revised EBC Notice rollout at Central Office, mentoring new hires as they train for SNAP caseworker position.
SOUTH SHORE MENTAL HEALTH 64 Industrial Park Plymouth, Massachusetts (April, 2011 - May 1, 2013) IHT Clinician.
Providing in-home therapy to clients who are at risk of inpatient hospitalization, transitioning from acute treatment, or in need of support beyond the scope of outpatient services.
Worked closely with the client's families strengthening parenting skills, promoting effective communication while achieving safety and stability.
SNAP CaseworkerMay 2013 to Current DEPARTMENT OF TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE － Brockton, Massachusetts
SNAP Caseworker Performing all SNAP casework in an action-based "first available worker" through assigned queues in processing, phone and in-person while ensuring all tasks are accurate and completed
Consistently interacting with clients and colleagues in a respectful manner
Providing guidance to clients by further offering support in referring them to other appropriate resources and/or placement assistance
Evaluating and monitoring client cases to ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations and guidelines.
Mental Health ClinicianNov 2008 to Sep 2010 ARBOUR COUNSELING SERVICES － Rockland, Massachusetts
Provided individual and group therapy in outpatient care setting includiing: evaluation; crisis stabilization; and treatment for clients with mental illness, dual diagnosis, and/or addictions.
Provided specialized case management and supportive therapy to clients recovering from opiate dependence who were enrolled in Suboxone (Buprenorphine)Treatment Program Administered random pill counts and urinalysis Conducted weekly Anger Management Group for substance abuse and mental health clients (Certificate Program) Assisted clients in developing the skills necessary to successfully manage anger using CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) Attended regular trainings to maintain adherence to Massachusetts state laws and regulations.
Research AssistantSep 2007 to Jun 2008 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION － Boston, Massachusetts
Developed data collection instruments and survey forms to address research questions identified in the grant and developed by the research team.
Arranged and conducted field tests of data collection instruments by collecting feedback from subjects and data collectors.
Developed a self-guided, interactive (or activity-based), on-line pre-collegiate curriculum with a research team.
Prepared summary reports of data and project findings and coordinated data collection activities.
Research AssistantJan 2007 to Jun 2008 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS － Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Arts, Applied SociologyMay 2008UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS － Boston, MassachusettsApplied Sociology Dean's list recipient, Alpha Kappa Delta
Bachelor of ArtsMay, 2008UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS － Boston, MassachusettsSumma cum Laude Sociology Activities: Dean's list recipient, National Honor Society
Associate of Science DegreeMay, 2005MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE － Brockton, MassachusettsMember of Phi Theta Kappa, Top of the Rainbow Diversity Club, Dean's list recipient
October, 2010BROWN UNIVERSITY Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies － Attleboro, MassachusettsBuprenorphine Treatment
case management, hardware, client, clients, data collection, Data Entry, Data management, diagnosis, forms, IBM compatible, mental health, mental illness, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word, Internet Search Engines, outpatient care, Research, SPSS, Statistics, Teaching, phone, Therapy, urinalysis
WESTERN SCHOOLS West Bridgewater, Massachusetts (March 22, 2010) Counseling Substance Abusing or Dependent Adolescents