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Substance Abuse Counselor resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

High-energy Substance abuse and Crisis professional motivated to help every client learn healthy means of dealing with mental and emotional difficulties. Dedicated to provide compassionate, results-oriented and solution-focused care. Caring, empathetic Substance Abuse Counselor with several years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Exceptionally talented at building rapport with different patient groups to encourage honesty and growth in recovery from substance abuse.

Skills
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention techniques
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Day treatment programming
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADAC) Eligible
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Experienced with MAT and Harm Reduction Model
  • Valid Ga driver's license
  • Reliable
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Person-Centered counseling
  • Dependable
  • Team player
  • 12 Core Functions knowledge
  • Individual counseling
  • Providing Community Referrals
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Written Communication
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Individual therapy
  • Crisis management
  • Client evaluation
Education
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA, Expected in 2015 Master of Arts : MA Hum Svcs Coun: Addict & Recovery - GPA :
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA, Expected in 2014 Bachelor of Science : Psychology: Addiction & Recovery, Minor in Crisis counseling - GPA :
Statesboro High School Statesboro, Ga Expected in 1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • QPR Suicide Prevention
  • Marriage and Family
  • Certified CPR
Work History
County Of San Benito - Substance Abuse Counselor
Hollister, CA, 08/2019 - 06/2021
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy' Motivational interviewing, and person centered therapy.
  • Collected urine samples to test for substance use.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Work with MAT and Harm Reduction model clients.
  • Manage caseload of 40 - 50 clients.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Facilitated group and individual therapy in outpatient setting.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
Clearway Pain Solutions Institute - Eligibility Specialist
Panama City, FL, 07/2017 - 05/2019
  • Scheduled appointments with applicants to gather information and explain benefits processes.
  • Interviewed applicants and explained scope of different available benefits.
  • Followed guidelines when reviewing applicant data to determine eligibility for economic assistance.
  • Documented all communication with applicants and inputted information into system using Gateway.
  • Communicated with people from various cultures and backgrounds, using active listening and interpersonal talents to ensure consistency.
  • Managed processing of all benefits applications, including those for financial assistance and food stamps.
  • Inputted all gathered information and researched data on applicants into computer system using Gateway.
  • Educated patients on eligibility and affordability options by offering insightful information.
  • Answered clients telephone calls promptly and in appropriate manner.
  • Promoted superior experience by addressing customer concerns, demonstrating empathy and resolving problems swiftly.
  • Actively pursued personal learning and development opportunities.
County Of San Benito - Substance Abuse Counselor
Hollister, CA, 02/2010 - 07/2016

Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.

  • Observed client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Facilitated discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Interviewed and assessed 5 incoming residents per week.
  • Led 10 group therapy sessions each week.
  • Conducted 5 one-on-one counseling sessions per week.
  • Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
  • Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation.
  • Consulted with clients when developing long term treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Obtained necessary signatures on "Release of Information" forms to obtain medical and treatment records from other service providers.
  • Educated clients and their families about client rights and responsibilities.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Followed up with program participants after program completion to track progress.
  • Managed and restrained violent, potentially violent and suicidal clients.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
  • Notified supervisor in cases involving potential domestic abuse and other family problems affecting clients' development.
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Collected urine samples to test for substance use.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Facilitated group and individual therapy in outpatient setting.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families
  • Maintained thorough clinical treatment notes
  • Discussed with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in past criminal behavior
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for outpatient clients
  • Worked closely with drug court staff in designing treatment plans specific to client needs
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction
  • Conducted chemical dependency program orientation sessions
  • Collected urine samples from clients to test for substances
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • Liberty University
  • Statesboro High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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