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chemical dependency counselor

Pataskala, Ohio, United States
21.00-23.00 hr.
April 08, 2018

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Pamela D. Ashley

*** ******* ***.

Pataskala, OH 43062

Phone: 614-***-****


Professional Summary

Highly creative and innovative; not afraid to take risks. Extremely motivated and dependable in achieving goals. A social service worker with a reputation for excellent and high quality service to clients. Resourceful in developing contacts and information sources. Committed to producing results and delivering beyond what is expected. I have the ability to balance the needs of the clients and staff with the priorities of the agency.


[Mandel School of Applied Social Science] ● 36/60 hours completed toward

●[MSSA, Master of Science in Social Administration]

[Tiffin University] = [2002]

●[MCJ, Master of Criminal Justice, Justice Administration]

[Ashland University] = [2000]

●[BS, Double major, Criminal Justice, Psychology- minor Sociology]

[Lorain County Community College] = [1996]

●[AS, General Science, minor Sociology]


Licking County Job and Family Services: AOD Outreach Coordinator, 2016-present

Assist parents at risk of losing custody of their children due to chemical dependency with services or helping parents who have lost temporary custody of their children reunify.

Coordinate services needed for clients and introduce community resources.

Behavioral Healthcare Partners: Adult Case Manager, Qualified Mental Health Specialist, 2015-present

Provide case management services

Counsel and explain mental health concepts and need for medication

Advocate for services and client rights

[Ohio Department of Aging, Interviewer] 2015

●Conduct Satisfaction Surveys with Ohio Nursing and Assisted Living Facility Residents

●Send collected data via computer program

[Ohio Guidestone, Parent Mentor] 2011- 2015

●Educate parents in Nurturing Parenting Methods

●Develop goals and objectives per individual case

[Avenue Back Inc., Interim Executive Director] 2009-2014, 614-***-****

●Develop programs and curriculum for inmates and returning offenders

●Advocate for the rights of returning citizens

●Develop and locate community resources

[Parenthesis Family Advocates, Family Coordinator] 2003-2010, 614-***-****

●Set records in number of placements with foster families monthly

●Assist, support and counsel treatment foster parents and their placements

●Maintain foster parent and youth files for state/county audits

●Ensure agency and foster family compliance with state/county statues

●Utilize community resources for youth and family support

[Parenthesis Family Advocates, Recruiter] 2003-2010

●Set records in numbers of families recruited

●Recruited foster and adoptive parents

●Trained foster and adoptive parents on relevant issues to treatment foster care

●Conduct information sessions for recruitment selection

[Tiffin University, Site Director] 2001-2003, 1-800-***-****

●Launched opening of satellite campus

●Finished first year with profit

●Recruited graduate and undergraduate students for criminal justice

and business administration programs.

●Adjunct professor for undergraduate and graduate classes

●Community networking

●Recruited topic experts as pro-seminar speakers

[Lorain County Adult Probation, Intensive Supervision Officer] 1996-2001, 1-440-***-****

●Supervised adult felony offenders

●Monitored drug testing

●Completed risk and need assessments

●Attended weekly court proceedings representing Adult Probation

●Recommend discharges from community control

●Referred supportive and community services to aid adult felony offenders

●Report offender’s progress to Common Pleas Court judges

●Case management

[Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse] 1997-2002, 1-440-***-****

●Provide substance abuse intake assessments/ biopsychosocial

●Make referrals for level of continued treatment

●Individual and group counseling


●Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Office

●Calculator, Computer, Copier

●Fax, Phone, Cell

●Typing 40 wpm

●Electronic medical records, Carelogic, Credible


●First Aid/ CPR

●CDCA, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant


●MUI/UI/ Individual Options/Level I Waiver

●National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Code of Ethics

●Tier I Adoption Training

●Treatment Foster Parent Pre-Service/ Developing Self-Esteem

●Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

●HIV/Communicable Disease Awareness Program

●The Sex Offender/ Sexual Acting Out

●Gangs and Their Influence on Corrections for Local Jails

●Basic Semi-Auto Pistol and Qualification Course

●The Bully, The Victim and the Bystander: Effective Prevention and Intervention Strategies/ Bullying Is Not a Fact of Life: Helping Children Break Free

●The Latest Trends: Pharmaceuticals and Drugs of Abuse

●Cross System Training: Working Together for Change

●Interdiction and Intervention and Juvenile Justice

●Confidentiality/ Community Resources For Teens

●The Art of Discipline/ Stress Management/ Talking So Teens Will Listen

●Support Groups/ Therapeutic Documentation for Foster Parents

●Multiple Transitions/ How To Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can’t

●Battle of the Wills/ When Your Child Won’t Listen

●Surrogate Parent Training Part I


●Learning Disorders-Disabilities/ Coping With ADD and Other Disorders

●Creative Compromise/Sibling Rivalry

●More training certificates presented on demand


Rose Weidaw Supervisor, Therapeutic Services/ Family Development Unit 740-***-****

Danielle Yost Adult Case Manager, Behavioral Healthcare Partners 740-***-****

Lorene Northcutt President, Avenue Back Inc., Re-entry program 614-***-****

Ann Clifton Franklin County Children Services (retired) 614-***-****

Traci Payne Treatment Foster Care Social Worker (LSW) 614-***-**** Lutrell Jolly Manager, Family Strengthening Services (Goodwill Ind.) 614-***-****

Keith Haley Former Executive Director of Ohio Peace Officers Association 800-***-****

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