Holly Springs, MS
Mental Health Therapist/Counselor
2009 to 2011
Duties: Provided mental health services (individual, family, and group therapy,
Substance abuse treatment, etc.) to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and families with complex needs in a similar or more restrictive environment. Completed required clinical assessments, case documentation, and was responsible for the crisis management plan, the individualized service plan, and Wrap Around meetings for each client, utilized DSM-IV-TR criteria to assess client symptomology, demonstrated ability to recognize indicators to severe psychological distress and report such to families'/ guardians in an effort to protect client safety. Developed discharge planning/aftercare plan with the child/family, provided 24 hr. support for the child/family through on call services, provided transportation when necessary and appropriately utilized and accepted clinical supervision to provide quality mental health services.
Social Worker, PRN, -Geriatric Psych Unit
2008 to 2010
Duties: Provided clinical therapy to individuals, (e.g., to senior care patients) individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, substance abuse counseling, complete required clinical assessments, responsible for the clinical oversight and clinical interventions related to the crisis management plan based on the identified client's needs through the various assessments and treatment plans. Complete case documentation on progress sheets and medical hard charts, and complete psycho-social assessments for each individual.
Residential Counselor/Clinical Therapist
2008 to 2009
Duties: Counseled adolescent girls regarding psychological, behavioral or emotional problems, provided individual, family and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, etc., completed all required clinical assessments, responsible for the clinical oversight and interventions related to the crisis management plan based on the identified client's needs through various assessments and treatment plans. Completed case documentation and psycho-social assessments for each individual, confer with treatment team members about appropriate therapeutic action for an individual treatment planning, permanency planning, assist clients in developing coping skills, strategies for conflict resolution, interpersonal skills, and some case management.
Family Protection Specialists/Social Worker II
2000 to 2008
Duties: Phone intake management, investigated child and vulnerable adult abuse/neglect reports, made home-visits throughout the county, case management, provided individual/family counseling, provided family team meetings, provided documentation in computer system and paper trail, identified client's needs through various assessments and individual service plans(ISP), strong communication skills, time management skills, basic computer skills, and prepares court summaries for monthly Youth Court Hearings.
Substance Abuse Counselor
1996 to 1999
Duties: Taught/counseled male inmates about alcohol and drug studies, and the mental, physical, and emotional effects of drugs and other addictions, conducted AA/NA meetings at least 2x monthly.
Social Worker I/Foster Care/Adoption Worker
1988 to 1994
Duties: Investigated child abuse/neglect reports, intake management, made home visits, case management, provided transportation for clients, provided individual/family counseling, provided written documentation in case files, identified client's needs through various assessments, provided strong communication skills to client's, performed foster/adoptive home studies(evaluations) throughout six surrounding counties as the Foster Care/Adoption Worker, recruited foster/adoptive homes, prepared court summaries for monthly Youth Court Hearings, and provided supervision over office home-maker.
Graduate Teacher Assistant
1987 to 1987
Duties: Taught "Introduction to Social Sciences" to Sophomore & Junior college students.
MA in Social Sciences
BA in Political Science