Qualified professional with experience working with individuals with a mental health and substance abuse diagnosis and with extensive course work in professional counseling. Skilled in the areas of communication, prose, organization and multi- tasking.
Team Vocation Specialist, 02/2016 to 02/2016Assertive Community Treatment － Winston Salem, NC
Facilitates vocational services to each individual receiving ACTT who is interested in working: career exploration, job placement, on the site training, support to maintain employment, follow-up support as needed
Develops and updated person centered plans that adhered to the individuals desires and needs
Reviews treatment progress and consulted with fellow ACTT staff and community agencies to help ensure consistent management of needs
Facilitates training of independent living skills and provided linkage to community resources and support networks
Completes intake assessments relating to medical history, family structure, education history, vocational history, and psychiatric history
Completes required documentation including but not limited to that regarding participation in activities and interventions intended to help to achieve goals
Ensures that the appropriate interventions, services and access to additional resources were provided in response to changes in mental status.
Behavioral Specialist, 08/2014 to 02/2016Monarch － Winston-Salem, NC
Plans and facilitates skill building interventions to rehabilitate skills negatively affected by mental health and/or substance diagnosis in areas including but not limited to personal care skills, health care and socialization
Assists and supports those served with the development of the skills, behaviors and responsibilities needed to live, work, learn, recreate and socialize in the community with greatest possible degree of independent and self-determination
Works in conjunction with other professionals and persons served served to complete, modify and implement Person Centered Plan Completes all required documentation including but not limited to weekly progress notes, incident reports and communication logs
Collaborates with peers, community contacts, family members and consumer groups to ensure that rights of person being served are protected and promoted
Assists persons served with job related activities/skills such as the completion of resumes, proper interview etiquette and appropriate on the job behavior
Assists with maintaining and obtaining the additional skills necessary to gain and maintain employment
Assists with the development of job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with the needs and interests of persons served.
Asst. Program Director of Psychosocial, 03/2014 to 07/2014Winston-Salem, NC
Completed person centered plans to facilitate the learning and implementation of the skills needed for independent living for consumers diagnosed with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse diagnosis
Planed and coordinated daily programming activities that support skill building, psychiatric stability and early intervention through ongoing maintenance of sobriety from substances
Provided care coordination and case management services such as arranging, linking and referring out to community resources to help persons served reach treatment goals
Monitored and evaluated programming for effectiveness, suitability and to assess the need for adjustments
Reviewed and approved service notes, incident reports, timesheets and other documentation as completed by staff
Developed and implemented guidelines and policies to insure compliance with government regulations and the organization's mission
Served as liaison between executive directors, LME's, families and other professionals in the community.
11/2013 to 12/2013Winston-Salem, NC
Developed and updated person centered plans that adhered to the individuals desires and needs
Reviewed treatment progress and consulted with fellow ACTT staff and community agencies to help ensure consistent management of needs
Facilitated training of independent living skills and provided linkage to community resources and support networks
Completed intake assessments relating to medical history, family structure, education history, vocational history, and psychiatric history
Completed required documentation including but not limited to that regarding participation in activities and interventions intended to help to achieve goals
Participated in daily meetings with ACTT team members to formulate action plans and allocate information
Ensured that the appropriate interventions, services and access to additional resources were provided in response to changes in mental status.
Masters of Arts:Professional Counseling,Dec. 2013Liberty University － Lynchburg, VAProfessional Counseling
Bachelor of Arts:Management and Society & Social Policy,May 2003University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill － Chapel Hill, NCManagement and Society & Social Policy
case management, diagnosis, documentation, government regulations, notes, meetings, Mental Health, access, Works, networks, policies, programming, progress, receiving