Flexible, creative and service-oriented. Has the ability to understand and apply principles, methods, procedures, and strategies utilized in the implementing comprehensive programs design to reduce and/or prevent problems associated with high risk behaviors such as drug, alcohol, tobacco use, violence, and mental illness.
Was promoted within nine months of hire to current position. Duties and responsibilities include the following: Implementation of evidence based prevention programs for youth and young adults in various settings. Maintain and disseminate drug abuse prevention literature. Present information on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in various settings. Collaborate with multiple agencies to stimulate community awareness in the prevention of substance abuse problems by hosting and sponsoring various community wide events. Conduct merchant education trainings pertaining to tobacco and alcohol products. Act as chairperson for agency's prevention coalition by conducting quarterly meetings. Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to prevention. Establish and maintain effective working relationships within community agencies, fellow workers, and the general public. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized records and other required documents. Prepare clear and concise written reports on prevention activities. Research and collect current data and trends pertaining to substance abuse.
Provided psychosocial services to adult members with mental health issues. Helped clients adjust to their social environment by assisting them in achieving their social integration goals. Assisted clients in learning skills for independent living. Intervened in crisis situations. Facilitated group therapy to promote mental health awareness and assist clients on their journey to recovery. Provided job training skills by assisting members in job search and mock interviews. Along with staff and members, planned weekly recreational social outings.
Reported to the office and met with the appropriate administrator for orientation to school policies and procedures such as attendance, discipline, class schedules and lesson plans. Assumed all duties of the regular classroom teacher promptly and in accordance with school rules. ollowed the instructions left by the teacher. Maintained normal classroom routines and discipline procedures.
Supervised adult male and female inmates by monitoring inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities. Safely transported inmates to and from work sites. Maintained records and logs of materials and equipment used. Conducted internal and external security checks. Signed in all visitors and completed appropriate visitation log forms. Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband. Routinely reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed. Maintained communications with all other areas of the facility at all times. Maintained daily logs of shift activity. Enforced resident behavior management system and wrote incident reports for infractions. Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
Currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling. Expected graduation is December 2015.
Region IX Prevention Coalition - Chairperson
Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition - Member
MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Hinds County - Member
Mississippians Advocating Against Underage Drinking - Member
MS Association of Addiction Professionals - Member
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