Supportive co-workers; excellent supervision
Mental Health Counselor, Case Manager (Current Employee) – Syosset, New York – February 3, 2015
For the past nine months I have worked as a Mental Health Counselor at FEGS Health & Human Services. I have been the Case Manager of Project Maze, a program that was implemented to provide counseling and social services to individuals and families who were coping with economic crisis. I have conducted initial assessments as well as counseled individuals. I have provided financial assessments and applications for our emergency cash assistance program. I have also provided information and referrals to clients seeking additional help and have worked with the Department of Social Services to help clients navigate the system and obtain the benefits needed. Most difficult part of the job is working with the population that this job required. Most clients were homeless or near homeless, which made it difficult to keep in contact with them. Clients also were not always respondent and did not follow through with appointments/sessions. Most enjoyable part of the job was the work environment and my co-workers. The people with whom I worked with were very supportive and encouraging. My supervisor is excellent at what she does and has taught me a lot. Although the population of clients were difficult, when a client was able to make a break through or was able to make positive progression in their life, that was enjoyable for me to help foster and be apart of.