substance abuse counselor resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Overview

An Accomplished Professional with broad expertise in Human Services.

Core Qualifications
  • Proficient in individual case planning (IP) and service coordination management
  • Medicaid Waiver Conducting needs assessment/ IP meetings
  • Mental illness, Substance Abuse, MR/DD, TANF, Workforce Development, Homeless Services, HIV-AIDS
  • Quality Assurance/Incident Management
  • Facilitating IP meetings/
  • Administering Grant funded/ Contractual programs Computer Proficiencies Microsoft Office Suite Company Databases
  • Providing Targeted Case Management services
  • Serving as an effective communicator and motivator
  • Job Development/Employment Services TANF Various program populations ( Providing linkage to all community resources
  • Delivering exceptional services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • HealthCare recruitment/ training

Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan- Delivered services that resulted in 80% of assigned residents moved on to employment and supportive living environments

Total Care Center for Support Services- Managed a 10 Resources coordinators that provided services to over 400 IDD/DD participants under Maryland Medicaid waiver program.

ResCare-Served 65 program participants who went on to earn high school diplomas or GEDs and 45 participants obtained and maintained employment after 90 days.

B.A.: Sociology/Criminal Justice, Expected in 2004
Edward Waters College - Jacksonville, Florida
Status - 2004 B.A. Sociology/Criminal Justice - Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida
Substance Abuse Counselor, 2014 - Current
Brandywine Counseling Milford, DE,

Provide substance abuse and mental health counseling session for methadone patients, complete psychological assessments, monitor UA results, treatment planning, daily case notes. Servicing primary caseload in providing direct care in determining patient status and issues by interviewing them, obtaining personal information and medical history. Modified treatments by maintaining case history and progress notes while observing their patients

Program Supervisor Resource Coordination, 01/2012 - 11/2014
Total Care Center For Support Services City, STATE,

(Contractual) 2/2014 to 9/2014 Provide leadership and oversight as a contractor to the DDA for Maryland Resource Coordination.Managed Service funding plans waiting list coordination, ongoing coordination, and supports only coordination. Responds to crisis within 24-hour basis. Maintain all activities under COMAR regulations, DDA standards Accomplishment: Unit maintained high billable hours with zero discrepancies.

Employment Specialist (Contractual), 2010 - 08/2012
ResCare Workforce Development Services (TANF) City, STATE,

Assesses clients' vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences. Assists clients in job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with the needs and interests of clients on my caseload, following principles and procedures of supported employment provided individualized, time unlimited follow along services to assist clients in sustaining employment. Provided education and support to employer, as agreed upon by the client, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow along contact with the employer. Accomplishments- All program participants maintained employment for over six months.

Development Recruiter - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services, 2008 - 04/2010
Georgia Mentor City, STATE,

Recruited screened, interviewed and referred qualified applicants to fill Host Home vacancies for person who were Intellectually/developmentally disabled and who were eligible under the Medicaid Waiver program. Provided instruction to and assisted individuals in becoming host home providers. Assist applicants throughout the licensing process through the State. Submitted applications to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities for review and approval and collaborated with state officials to define areas of need. Conduct bi-monthly information sessions with prospective host house homes providers. Composed and wrote home studies for State approval. Major Accomplishment - Ninety percent of the homes were approved with no discrepancies.

Group Home Manager/ Qualified Developmental Professional, 2004 - 11/2009
Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan City, STATE,

Facilitates the planning, development and implementation of person-centered plans; develops individuals goals and outcomes with people supported; coordinating and participating in individual plan meetings; monitors, documents and reports progress toward meeting outcomes; ensures supports needed are in place to meet outcomes; coordinates communications with other service agencies to ensure individual outcomes are met. Ensures opportunities to build social capital are planned, and occur; assist each individual in creating natural support networks. Managed a group home, Directs and coordinates the activities of all program, treatment and teaching of individuals in assigned homes/locations. Oversee the development of integrated and coordinated active treatment program for each individual on their caseload. Major Accomplishment: maintained zero discrepancies during month reviews from the State

CPR Completed ongoing training in Social Service Case Management Qualified Development Disabilities Professional,

Assessment, ADL, Medicaid Waiver trained, Case Management

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Edward Waters College

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Program Supervisor Resource Coordination
  • Employment Specialist (Contractual)
  • Development Recruiter - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Group Home Manager/ Qualified Developmental Professional


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