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Desired Industry: Counseling SpiderID: 16286
Desired Job Location: Denver, Colorado Date Posted: 10/12/2007
Type of Position: Part-Time Permanent Availability Date: now
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Part-time work with children, adolescents, or families to inspire and nurture mental health growth.


Experience:


JEFFERSON ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL, Broomfield, CO 9/04 – 6/07
Secondary Guidance Counselor
• Counseled students on Academic, Career, Personal & Social Development 7-12th grades
o Nurture growth on the entire educational spectrum (SPED to ALP)
o Design, assign and grade career projects and job shadows 7-10th grades
o Guide students in personal issues such as grief, suicide, friendships, and divorce
• Co-taught Peer Mentor class and supervised the implementation of the program
• Facilitated students involved in Youth Advisory: Promoting Safe and Drug Free Schools
• Engaged in Support services: scheduling, placement exams, intro to JA programs, etc.

MOLHOLM ELEMENTARY, Lakewood, CO 9/02 – 5/04
FAST Grant Program & Child Study Team Coordinator
• Managed all facets of FAST (Families and Schools Together) Grant Program including: budget, hiring & training staff, home-visits, planning & debriefing meetings, and administering pre & post evaluations
• Coordinated Child Study Team of teachers to create unique interventions for youth with difficulties at school including attendance, academic, and social/emotional concerns

DREAMWALK, Boulder, CO 12/00 – 5/02
Program Director
• Conducted motivational after school programming in inner-city Denver neighborhoods aimed at teaching youth success skills to become leaders of their lives
• Trained new staff in all facets of the program and mentored youth program assistants
• Program support through: grant writing; grant reports; creation and distribution of newsletter; wrote drafts for DreamWalk’s first facilitator manual; created and maintained contacts for field trips & new funders/partners; participated on fundraising committee; created and maintain database of youth, donors, etc.

JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, Lakewood, CO 8/99 – 5/01
School Based Counselor
• Conducted individual, family, and group counseling sessions to address social/emotional/familial concerns that impacted students in the school setting
• Formulated and executed parenting and teacher workshops, after school programming, and community nights
• Facilitated groups and conducted classroom discussions concerning sexual harassment, bully proofing, teambuilding, anger management, and leadership skills
• Chaired and facilitated Child Study Team to create unique interventions for youth with difficulties at school

WYATT EDISON CHARTER SCHOOL, Denver, CO 12/98 – 7/99
Counselor/After School Program Director
• Managed all facets of After School Program for 75 youth including: billing, hiring and maintaining employees, training staff, producing written policies, and creating intervention and prevention activities
• Determined needs of youth and set up proactive interventions based on comprehensive evaluations
• Aided teachers in developing effective behavior management in classrooms
• Created, implemented, and documented discipline policy for 500 students

OMNI YOUTH SERVICES, Buffalo Grove, IL 2/96 – 8/98
Outdoor Experiential Therapist (5/96 –8/98)
• Coordinated backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing trips (one to ten days) for teens to enhance life skills
o Responsibilities included: researching sites, securing funding, marketing programs, developing budget, co-facilitating program, administering pre and post tests, and developing reports for community supporters
• Co-created and conducted “Family Challenge” – experiential programming for families to develop trust, resolve conflicts, and set & attain goals

Prevention Specialist (7/97 – 8/98)
• Facilitated courses and groups with a focus on Parent Education, Violence Prevention, and Experiential Problem Solving
• Presented workshops on Self Esteem in Children, Stress Management, Parenting Skills, Methods of Prevention, and Adolescent Leadership Skills
• Consulted with agency programs and provided assistance in teambuilding ventures

Youth and Family Counselor (2/96 – 7/97)
• Counseled adolescent population through individual, family, play, and art therapy
• Provided group treatment for sexual abuse survivors and preadolescent social skill building
• Taught parenting classes for elementary aged and adolescents

CARE COUNSELING, Northbrook, IL 5/96 – 10/97
Therapist
• Assessed and created treatment plans for wide client population through individual, family, play, couples, and DUI aftercare treatment in a private practice setting
• Created and submitted documentation for insurance reimbursement

WESTSIDE HOLISTIC FAMILY SERVICES, Chicago, IL 6/94 – 2/96
Clinical Therapist
• Counseled large case load of court ordered social service clientele (foster care, adoption, day treatment, and residential youth) through individual, group, family, play, and art therapy sessions
• Prepared quarterly evaluations submitted to Department of Social Services on each client



Education:
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, magna cum laude, 1994

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY, St. Cloud, MN
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, 1992
Minor: Human Relations



Affiliations:

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
State of Colorado


Skills:
• Passionate about working with youth and families to inspire confidence and emotional growth
• Strong self starter who thrives on challenges and nurturing the process of change
• Thirteen + years experience in creative problem solving and asset building
• High energy team member/leader with excellent communication skills
Worked with children, adolescents, and families in individual and group therapy. Love to do Psycho-educational classes such as parenting classes.


Additional Information:
OTHER EXPERIENCE
► Gymnastics instructor for YMCA, Camp Birchwood, St. Cloud Public
Schools, Loyola University, and Gymnastics Unlimited (1988-1999)
► Ropes Course Facilitator for Northbrook Teams Course, IL (1997-98)
► “Climbing for Life” Volunteer: Rock Climbing with At-Risk Youth, Program
Facilitator, created Training Manual, conducted Facilitator Training (1999-2002)
► Co-Facilitator for Outdoor Programming with Binning Foundation (2002)


Reference:
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