Forensic psychology and criminal justice graduate working with a co-occurring population ranging from walk-ins to legally mandated adult females. Attempting to instill a sense of responsibility, effective coping skills and self-worth in their lives to sustain long term sobriety. Currently receiving supervision hours to work towards becoming a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor.
Currently helping a caseload of 12 female clients deal with substance abuse, mental illness and other concerns by delivering personalized counseling support. Conducting one hour individual counseling sessions weekly with each client. Completing two fifteen minute co-occurring disorder case managements and two recovery support case managements weekly for each client. Family counseling at the request of the client. Facilitate four groups weekly for all 31 clients in the unit. Focusing on domestic violence, anger management, caseload and encounters. Keep constant contact with clients referral agency. Such as, Intensive supervised probation, probation, parole, pre-trial intervention, DCP&P and drug court. Responsible for continuously sending updates on the clients progress in treatment to the referall agency. Complete monthly extension requests in NJSAMS, monthly treatment plans and monthly progress reports. Submit requests for the clients to attend medical and outside appointments. Monitor the clients ten minute phone calls. Screen packages that come into the facility for the clients. Complete weekly billing. Test clients up to B group after the 75th day in treatment which increases the amount of privileges they receive. Run rooms for contraband and non permitted items. Plan after care placement for each client. Complete a multi-disciplinary team case conference form and present it to the clinical team to receive approval for the proposed discharge plan. Discharge clients from NJSAMS and the agencies internal website once treatment is completed and provide clients with a completion letter.
Conducted clinical evaluations using ASAM criteria in NJSAMS. Utilize the knowledge of the DSM-5 and ASAM criteria for appropriate treatment placement. Formulation of treatment goals and objectives for a successful treatment outcome. Managed the flow of all new admissions. Designated tasks and duties to the team on a daily basis. Ensured every client is accounted for and completing all of the admission tasks in a timely manner. Updated the daily log once a task has been completed. Managed the phone system and completed follow up engagements for clients seeking substance abuse treatment. Conducted phone screens, assessed clients for appropriate level of care, and requested additional documentation as needed. Coordinated scheduling for clients with the director of admissions and scheduled transportation for clients with residential appointments or detox services. Case managed walk- in clients and individuals seeking alternative placement. Managed referrals that come in through the fax or email.
Other duties include: administered urine and property screens; created acceptance letters for clients seeking a change of custody; verified Medicaid status and funding sources for treatment; updated the waiting list and calendar.
Shadowed the supervising social worker throughout the housing units while she met with her caseload. Attended and shadowed all re-classification meetings. Planned and executed activities to engage the residents. Met with my assigned residents once a week for one on one counseling sessions and entered the data into the residents online chart after every session. Gathered documentation from staff such as teachers and correctional officers to create parole reports for the residents.
Other duties include: Monitored residents while they were given incentive phone calls. Reviewed the intake checklist with new residents; helped new residents complete their phone and visit lists.
Attended Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England for one semester for the Spring semester in 2016.
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