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Desired Industry: Social Services SpiderID: 46983
Desired Job Location: West Palm Beach, Florida Date Posted: 12/30/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 01/03/2011
Desired Wage: 45000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Experience:
The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs 11/2010 - 12/2010
Boynton Beach, FL US
Behavioral Health Technician
Documents patient information in the log book using appropriate forms in a timely manner; Assists in emergency situations as directed; Ensures patients attend scheduled activities; Understands and maintains confidentiality of patient information and records; Recognizes crisis situations and provides appropriate interventions based on training and experience; Performs other duties as assigned.

Clover Park School District 9/2001 - 11/2004
Lakewood, WA US
Substitute Teacher
Follow the teacher’s written lesson plans. Consult with the principal and/or staff to resolve questions and/or concerns; Teach scheduled classes; Prepare a written summary of work completed; Make the absent teacher aware of special situations or problems encountered; Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures; Develop and maintain a positive learning environment; Work cooperatively with other teachers; Help students take full advantage of the learning environment; Maintain accurate records and submit reports on time; Consult with parents as needed; Report evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law; Support an inclusive educational environment; Provide opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in appropriate peer group activities; Supervise non-classroom duties when assigned; Perform other specific job-related duties as directed.

Seattle Mental Health 9/2000 - 8/2001
Seattle, WA US
Mental Health Counselor
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment; Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships; Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems; Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports; Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes; Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests; Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations; Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge; Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans; Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process; Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary; Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients; Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives; Plan, organize and lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation and social activities for clients; Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients' status; Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy; Monitor clients' use of medications.

Southwest Texas Residential 9/1989 - 6/1990
Houston, TX US
Case Worker
Participate in client intake and assessment interviews; Maintain client files and develop goal-oriented service plans; Provide supervision and maintain appropriate documentation; Establish helping relationships with clients and families of abused and otherwise troubled children; Provide advocacy as specified by Southwest Key and contract guidelines; Facilitate and participate in individual and group counseling; Prepare and submit documentation, assessments and reports within required timelines; Provide crisis intervention for client and families; Ensure the timely submission of reunification information required by ORR on TMS (web-based program); Comply with both the agency and program policy and procedure manuals; and Comply with all Licensing Standards as well as funding source guidelines.

Houston Police Department 9/1984 - 7/1991
Houston, TX US
Jail Attendant
Book prisoners into jail, inventory property, input, maintain, and record confidential information on prisoners and prisoners’ activity, search prisoners for weapons and contraband, conduct identification procedures for fingerprinting and photographing prisoners. Release individuals upon receiving official discharge notices. Supervised jail kitchen staff. Transport prisoners to and from hospital. Escort prisoners to and from court.


Education:
Chapman University
Ft. Lewis, WA US
Certification - 7/2001
Major: Organizational Leadership

St. Martin's College
Lacey, WA US
Bachelor's Degree - 12/1997
Major: Community Services/Sociology
Dean's List

Pierce College
Tacoma, WA US
Associate Degree - 3/1996
Major: Social Services

City University
Bellevue, WA US
Most Masters Degree Coursework Completed
Major: Organizational Management


Additional Information:
Internships
*World Relief – Seattle, WA September 2001-2002
*Department of Social & Health Services, Tacoma WA
*Stars Adult Day Centers, Olympia, WA
*Boys & Girls Club, Tacoma, WA June 1995 – January 1997
*While attending St. Martin’s College, worked with International Pacific Rim
Students on cross-cultural issues

Volunteer:
*Autumn Hill Convalescent Care Center, Richmond, Texas Jan. 1985 – June 1985


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