CASE MANAGER / COUNSELOR
October 2005 to March 2011
Provided case management services for Marion County Jail inmates with mental health issues transitioning back to the community. Conducted mental health assessments and counseling for other inmates. Performed similar services at the Psychiatric Crisis Center, including: mental health and needs assessments, problem-focused counseling, goal-setting, resource referrals, assistance with tasks, and medication education. Provided additional services for clients in our transitional housing, including assistance with applying for benefits, obtaining housing and seeking employment; coordinated with family members, prescribers, and Probation personnel, and provided tools for medication management. Also served as the prescriber’s assistant and as a crisis screener at PCC and Salem Hospital.
JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER
July 2002 to September 2004
As Diversion Officer, I worked with non-adjudicated first-time offenders to create behavioral contracts and monitor compliance. To assist them, I provided counseling, mentoring, and resource referrals for juveniles and their families, and conducted law-related and behavioral therapy classes. As Field Officer, I assisted adjudicated juveniles by offering the same services based at home and school, and coordinated with community-based therapeutic and offender reconciliation program staff. As a Court Investigator, I conducted extensive social history interviews, performed background checks, and provided the Court with sentencing recommendations. I completed the Idaho POST training academy for probation officer certification.
September 2001 to June 2002
Provided one-on-one behavioral, academic, and social skills intervention for elementary level children having difficulty participating appropriately in school. Developed behavioral strategies designed to help students achieve functional independence and foster academic success. Collaborated with parents, mental health specialists, and teaching staff to reinforce progress.
SERVICE COORDINATION SPECIALIST
October 1996 to June 1998
Provided wraparound case management for 15-21 year olds considered at-risk. Eligibility criteria included learning disabilities, IEP's, emotionally disturbed designation, or DSM diagnosis. Performed prevocational assessment and training, assisted participants in finding and keeping jobs and/or community service placements. Teamed with school counselors to create class schedules that would encourage attendance, or helped participants enroll in alternative schools. Connected participants to social service agencies, and involved mental health or protective services where indicated. Provided counseling and support to participants and their families, and helped participants develop independent living skills.
September 1987 to March 1988
As a Master's degree intern, I counseled adults, couples, families, and children, presenting with a broad range of issues. Provided crisis intervention and short-term problem-focused therapy, as well as long-term therapy; conducted intake and assessment interviews; developed treatment plans and maintained session notes; made referrals to other social service agencies and coordinated with them; reported client's participation and progress to the Courts when required.
June 1987 to December 1987
Provided individual counseling and family therapy through the University Counseling Center, as part of my Masters program. Performed intake and assessment interviews, formulated treatment plans and maintained case files. All sessions were viewed live by faculty and videotaped for critique.
CHILD CARE WORKER
September 1977 to March 1979
Staff member at a residential treatment center for boys with emotional or behavioral problems. Responsible for implementing treatment plans, monitoring behavior, mediating conflicts, planning and supervising activities, co-facilitating group therapy, and providing individual counseling as needed. Communicated with families and school personnel, and maintained treatment logs.
INTAKE WORKER/CRISIS PHONELINE
June 1976 to June 1977
Conducted intake and assessment interviews with prospective clients for the methadone maintenance program. Handled crisis phone calls, making referrals to appropriate agencies or involving emergency personnel as needed. Performed follow-up interviews and maintained documentation.
CHILD CARE WORKER
June 1975 to May 1976
Worked as night supervisor at a residential treatment center for girls with emotional or behavioral problems. Monitored bedtime routines, administered behavioral programs, provided individual support and crisis intervention, mediated conflicts, and maintained records. Worked as on-call day staff to plan and supervise activities, co-facilitate group therapy, and provide individual counseling.
Along with my employment in the human service field, I've worked in information technology as a systems analyst, a business analyst, a database specialist, and computer programmer. These jobs cover the time periods not included in this resume.
MA in Counseling
BS in Human Services
In Denver, I helped adults prepare for the GED and served on the Board of Directors for the
Metropolitan State College Alumni Association.
In Corvallis, I served as a United Way loaned executive; co-taught sexuality education classes
for high school and middle school youth; volunteered as a cashier, Board member, and
President of the BOD of First Alternative, a grocery coop; and served on the Board of the
Pastoral Counseling Center.
In Boise, I became a Guardian Ad Litem for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
In Salem, I assisted at the Free Medical Clinic, sponsored by West Salem Foursquare church
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Along with my employment in the human service field, I’ve worked in information technology as a systems analyst, a business analyst, a database specialist, and computer programmer. These jobs cover the time periods not included in this resume.