I have worked for more than 20 years in both clinical and behavioral health settings. Over that period, I have made a conscious effort to develop capacity in three areas, experience, education, and professionalism. This valuable combination has allowed me to play a role in the recovery and well being of thousands of members of the Pueblo community.
Provided social work services to a diverse veteran population enrolled at the VA, to include provision of high quality case management, substance abuse evaluation, and referral to appropriate VA or community service providers and/or agencies as needed by the client.
• Assisted with data collection, record keeping and monitoring patient or program clinical indicators, thresholds and performance measurements.
• Conducted Outreach and participates in outreach activities including field interviews, assessments and referrals for homeless veterans contacted in the community, shelters, and "on the streets."
• Provided referral to VA medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment and other VA services, as well as community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement programs.
• Developed psychosocial treatment plans, actively involving the veteran and their family or significant others, with interdisciplinary team members based on the psychosocial assessments, including goals for clinical treatment.
• Assisted veterans in maintaining appointments at VA medical centers and other community agencies for medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, vocational and other services consistent with veteran's goals associated with healthful independent living.
• Referred veterans to appropriate VA and other government/community services-including local shelters, food banks, employment services, veteran's benefits, and social security applications.
• Provided guidance, emotional support and crises management services needed to maintain the veteran safely in their residence.
• Made routine visits to each veteran in residence to assess his/her environment and provide on-going case management services.
• Provided services virtually during the COVID 19 pandemic via digital platforms including MS Teams, Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Skype.
To monitor and provide support and treatment interventions to Conditionally Released (CR) patient pursuant to C.R.S. 16-8-115 and patients on Temporary Physical Removal/Community Placement (CP) pursuant to C.R.S. 16-8-118 throughout the State of Colorado. The Department of Human Services is legally mandated to supervise patients when released from their criminal commitments. The Forensic Community Based Services (FCBS) program provides this supervision. FBS provides the full array of clinical support, case management, and networking for NGRI and potentially Incompetent To Proceed (ITP) and civil patients, transitioning from inpatient status to Community Placement, to Conditional Release status. The program exists to provide emergency psychiatric evaluation, triage and support to Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) serving the patient on CP/CR/ITP status.
Member of National Honor Society
License issued by Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
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