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Mental Health Service

Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
40,000.00 y
February 01, 2018

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Rita Yates

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Portsmouth, Va. **704



Seek employment to demonstrate skills in the profession and fulfill requirements for licensure. I am a dedicated professional able to uphold the standards of the profession and specialize in daily living issues, life issues, substance abuse, and mental health counseling, risk-reduction, and can work in management, managing staff. Currently I seek supervision towards licensure in counseling, and can work as a team player or independently.

Employment History

First Home Care April 2017-Currently

Family Centered Specialist

Provide therapeutic treatment to children and mental health skill building to adults.

Meet with individual and family on a regular scheduled bases.

Provide therapy, psycho-education and / or counseling utilizing individual and/or family therapy in the home environment.

Update or ISP and quarterlies; develop treatment plans and goals.

Complete pertinent chart records, progress notes, Magellan forms and other health records according to state and federal guidelines.

Coordinate after care planning with individual and/or family discharging from service with other community services for continual care.

Holiday House of Portsmouth Oct. 2011- April 2017

Cottage Manager

Provide supervision, direction, and evaluation of staff’s interaction with Intellectual/ Developmental disabled individuals, ensuring compliance with licensure programs, policies and procedures.

Perform a variety of administrative duties associated with supervising staff, to include instructing, assigning, appraising, disciplining, and problem solving.

Attend trainings and conferences to maintain current knowledge of issues, trends, and developments in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disability services.

Conduct monitoring and reviews of individuals’ records and service plans to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Cultivate, evaluate, and coach staff in effectively use of behavior plans.

Interact with guardians and family members resolving problems and concerns.

Holiday House of Portsmouth Oct. 2004 Oct.2011

Direct Support Professional

Provide direct support in daily living, educational, and recreational skills, addressing issues that affect psychological and social development with Intellectual/ Developmental adolescents and teens.

Ensure safety of individuals implementing use of behavior plans, eliminating or reducing abusive behavioral episodes.

Provide documentation on behavior, academic and recreational programs in accordance with program policies and procedures.

Provide information to Case Managers to support development of service plans.

Attend trainings to remain in compliances according to policy and procedures.

Education and Training

Completion Date Issuing Institution Qualification Course of Study

Current North Central University Master’s Degree AMFT

05/2010 Norfolk State University Bachelor’s Degree Psychology

05/2008 Tidewater Community College Associate Degree Social Sciences

Certification Title Issuing Organization Completion Date

Medical Assistance Kee’s Business College June/ 2003

Qualified Mental Health Professional Holiday House of Ports. June / 2010

CPR Holiday House of Ports. Oct/ 2017

TOVA Holiday House of Ports. Jan/2017

Personal Centered Coach Virginia Association of Mental Health Nov 2015

References Available on Request

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