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State University Professional Experience

Orlando, Florida, United States
January 29, 2018

Contact this candidate Carla Burris

Cell (678) ***-**** 2724 Ledo Road

Apt. G106

Albany, Ga 31707

(Relocating to Orlando,Fl)


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Concentration in Applied and Clinical Sociology

Minor Concentration in African American Studies July 2012

Valdosta State University (VSU)

Master’s of Arts in Education (MAED) March 2014

Specialization in Family and Community Services

Ashford University

Master’s in Social Work (MSW) May 2015

Valdosta State University (VSU)

(Licensed Master Social Worker)

*Eligible for Florida Licensure Exam*

Professional Experience

Aspire Behavioral Health Services October 2016-Present

Conduct biopsychosocial assessments on new consumers weekly

Develop/Implement treatment plans obtaining goals and interventions for each consumer

Provides counseling/therapy to adolescents/families requiring complex intervention, including those who are homicidal, suicidal or exhibit life-threatening behaviors

treatment planning / monitoring and discharge planning

interdisciplinary treatment team participation

Provides Apex school-based services to children and adolescents in school setting

Advocate for the youth, attend and testify at court hearings, IEP review, staffing’s and other meetings as required

Performs assessments for court depositions, legal proceedings and eligibility determinations

Collaborate with community providers and provide services to youth i.e. DJJ

Complete billing related documentation for the Medicaid billing department ensuring billing documentation is accurate and complete (Medicaid, CareSource, Cenpatico, Amerigroup)

Attend monthly school board meetings

The Progress Place, Inc (Office Administrator) October 2015-December 2016

Responsible for maintaining files and databases on each client

Prepared reports, presentations, memorandums, proposals and correspondence

Monitored daily office operations

Assisted supervisor with conducting monthly team meetings.

Developed treatment plans and implement client service determination through interventions and goal settings for clients

Reviewed and monitored OTR's(authorizations) and MICP's to ensure appropriate authorizations are available for services requested

Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia (Practicum/Assoc. Licensed Therapist) February 2014- October2015

Handled new consumer intake utilizing the biopsychosocial assessment providing input to treatment plans

Developed treatment plans and implement client service determination through interventions and goal settings for clients

Facilitated individual therapy and group therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adult consumers

Facilitated weekly SAIOP psychotherapy group sessions for individuals recovering from substance abuse and mental illness

Assisted with educating the community on barriers that affect children and their families

Utilized proper documentation process

The Methodist Home for Children and Youth (Child Care Counselor) April 2014-April 2015

Mentored youth

Provided crisis management and intervention when necessary utilizing CALM tactics

Provided medication administration on daily basis

Ensured structured supervision of youth in care.

Prepared meals for residents.

Provided transportation for residents.

Brooks County Family Connections (Practicum) September 2013-February 2014

Assisted with developing plans of intervention for children experiencing abuse

Assisted with collaborative meetings and events throughout the community

Assisted with identifying needs of students and families throughout the community

Created spreadsheet to enter survey data and analyzed data.

Updated resources and express collaborative activities through social networking and the organizations webpage.

Conducted a GED focus group

Mentored high school students through the Community Cares Program

DeKalb County Rape Crisis Center (Volunteer) September 2012-February 2013

Assisted with 24hr crisis hotline

Assisted victim at hospital if needed

Provided support and follow-up services to sexual assault victims

The Haven: Battered Women’s Shelter Inc. (Victim’s Advocate, Intern) May 2012- July 2012

Created domestic violence educational material for women and children

Assisted with group therapy for both women and children

Assisted with answering and properly documenting all telephone and/or crisis calls

Helped promote non-violent options for family interaction and parenting

Conducted initial screening interviews with victims, witnesses, and their families

Conducted initial safety planning and needs assessment and screened for intensive services

Summary of Skills

Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport building with individuals.

Proven success in initiating, promoting and maintaining strong interpersonal relations. Able to deal courteously, professionally, and tactfully with the general public in a variety of circumstances.

Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, emotionally stable, able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations.

Demonstrates ability to apply critical thinking within the context of professional social work practice

Ability to maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately

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