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Mental Health Manager

Location:
Danielsville, Georgia, 30633, United States
Posted:
December 05, 2017

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Career Mission Statement: I am personally and professional driven by a richly diverse work experience background that fosters my passion to truly empower, support and help improve the overall wellbeing, health and quality of life of each client I serve. I am honored to be a clinical social worker who has the privilege of helping people from all walks of life through psychotherapy, counseling and education to overcome the challenges in their lives and support their efforts to embrace their own authenticity, rediscover inner-driven values and beliefs, achieve personal goals and life visions and support personal autonomy.

Work Experience Career Development History

Individual Therapist & Addictions Recovery Counselor; Private Practice, Danielsville, GA (4/2017 – present)

ASAM Certified Drug and Alcohol Evaluator & Individual Therapist (Level One)

Drug Court Provider: ASAM Evaluations and counseling; Drug screening

DFCS – Family Liaison /Community Support Clinician

Treatment planning: specialized in environmental barriers and co-occurring mental health disorders

Specialized therapist for trauma victims, PTSD & Veteran’s Administration clients

Substance Abuse Counselor; Alliance Recovery Center; Athens, GA (9/2014 – 11/2017)

ASAM Certified Drug and Alcohol Evaluator & Individual / Group Therapist (Level One)

Medicaid Clinician for Substance Abuse treatment related services

Community Engagement Counselor (DFCS and ABHS Proud Grant Program)

Managed all domains of Substance Abuse Treatment: New patient screening to termination of services;

Opiate Dependency & Addiction; Specialized treatment needs, Co-occurring disorders & Relapse Prevention

Specialized therapy modalities for trauma victims. PTSD & Veteran’s Administration clients

Group Therapist: addiction/recovery specific topics to open processing forums

Individual Therapist; Chestatee Counseling Services, Dahlonega, GA (5/2014-10/2014)

Medicaid Services /Therapeutic Provider (Child and Family Mental Health Therapist)

Social Services Supervisor; (All Services Areas); Department of Family & Children Services (9/2009- 5/2014

CFSR “clean-up” Supervisor (bring units into compliance with DFCS Policies & Procedures)

Ensure healthy & effective case management skills; Support workers in court and on home visits

On-call Supervision duties monthly (usually more often)

Established EXCEL internal tracking system of case requirements, referrals & expenditures

Monitor fiscal responsibilities of Foster Care Unit fiscal case manager

Manage the development and maintenance of county foster homes

Social Services Case Manager/Specialist; Department of Family & Children Services (7/1998– 9/2009)

Child Protective Services Investigations and Family Preservation – Conduct initial and ongoing risk and safety assessments, manage a continuum of services; assess for environmental and co-occurring barriers to healthy families, recommend/make referrals for medical, community or agency services, facilitate & lead case staffing meetings, MDTs, and FTMs.

Foster Care & Adoption Services – Managed children in foster care and their family case plans from Intake to finalized permanency; developed appropriate child and family case plans, maintained compliance with legal time frames and judge’s orders.

Education

CEU classes: 35+ hours every 2 years

Master of Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (June 2007- Dec 2008)

Bachelor of Social Work; University of Georgia, Athens, GA (September 1994 - June 1998)

Licenses Certifications Affiliations

CAADC pending; (test candidate Dec 2017)

LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Veterans Administration Choice Program Provider

ASAM Certified Drug and Alcohol evaluator and Treatment provider

Notary Public



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