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Mental Health Medical

Location:
Roseville, CA
Salary:
50,000
Posted:
March 21, 2018

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Kimberley Wessels

CLINICIAN/, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Roseville, CA 95678

ac4v2a@r.postjobfree.com

530-***-****

To be able to utilize my diverse skill set and wealth of experience as a Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist to make a difference in the lives of others. Education

M.A. degree in Psychology of Counseling, Graduated in 2005, National University, Fresno, CA. B.S. degree in Social Work, Graduated in 1991 from Chico State University, Chico, CA. A.S. degree from Yuba College, Graduated in 1987, Linda, CA. Work Experience

CLINICIAN/ MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER/ MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST DELANO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

August 2012 to May 2015

Dealt with all sections of the acute hospital setting such as ICU, pediatrics, OB, medical surgical floor etc. Also responsibilities included intermittently dealing with the Sub-acute rehabilitative portion of the hospital. Duties included Providing oversight regarding hiring various staff as well as providing training and supervision to social service designee who was primarily responsible for providing services to the sub-acute patients as indicated. Provided clinical intervention to patients, families and staff in a clinical and forensic setting. Provided clinical assessments for patients, families and staff. Provided annual and bi-annual psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, crisis intervention, case management and linkage to resources as indicated. While providing discharge planning coordination was initiated in conjunction with home health agencies, DME companies, other hospitals, rehabilitative settings, shelters, etc. Provided orientation for new staff and provided ongoing orientation to existing staff, biannually and annually. Provided oversight and intervention as well as assistance to patients and families and staff within the acute hospital setting as well as within the sub-acute setting. Interviewed potential employees, provided supervision, intervention, case management and discharge planning to subacute and acute patients. Provided linkage and referrals to outside agencies, provided assessment and intervention as well as placement regarding patients at psychiatric risk. Dealt with various sections of acute hospital setting such as OB, pediatrics, ICU, medical surgical floor, emergency room, etc. Assisted in fundraising for various programs, attended monthly meetings at other hospitals while assisting low income patients with services and linkage to other financial resources within the community

INTAKE/ ACCESS CLINICIAN

KINGSVIEW COUNSELING CENTER

September 2009 to July 2012

Provided clinical intake assessments for mental health patients, performed crisis assessments and intake evaluation and diagnostic assessments as indicated. Assessed patients who were in crisis or were risk to self or others. Placed patients on WIC 51/50 holds as indicated and proceeded to place these patients in appropriate Psychiatric facilities. Also assessed and provided crisis evaluations within a clinical setting, performed initial clinical evaluations as well as initial clinical assessments etc. Also performed and provided further clinical assessments and crisis evaluations in medical, mental health and forensic settings. Provided clinical intervention as indicated as well as providing linkage to resources as required.

SUPERVISING CLINICIAN

CHOWCHILLA STATE PRISON FOR WOMEN - C howchilla, CA August 2008 to September 2009

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR: CHOWCHILLA STATE PRISON: Provided counseling, and intervention to female wards in a forensic setting. Assisted group facilitators with group facilitation, educational information regarding familial patterns of abuse and addiction processes while providing guidance and supervision as indicated. Provided individual therapy, intervention and resources to female wards daily. Facilitated rehabilitative support group, educational support groups and clinical support groups while also providing individual therapeutic intervention, crisis intervention, educational counseling, case management and coaching as indicated. Provided annual and bi-annual psychosocial assessments.

SOCIAL WORKER

GOLDEN STATE FAMILY SERVICES

June 2007 to June 2008, Tulare, Ca.

Provided services to foster children and their families as indicated. Provided weekly assessment for foster children in foster home settings, performed home studies, facilitated therapeutic intervention for foster families and foster children as indicated provided linkage and resources to foster families, provided coordination of services by initiating and facilitating meetings with various other community organizations, networked closely with other community organizations and agencies which were beneficial to foster children and foster families, provided educational trainings to foster families, provided educational information within the community regarding foster care, facilitated meetings with foster children's schools, initiated school visits, etc. Provided bi-annual and annual reports regarding foster child's progress for teachers, schools, foster parents, mental health organization's and any other organization affiliated or linked to foster child's care. Discussed care plans and initiated care plans with school principals, teachers, C.P.S workers, Mental Health professionals. CLINICIAN, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST / SOCIAL WORKER 111 KINGS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT - H anford, CA July 2001 to March 2007

As a Clinician, Medical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist for the HIV/AIDS program in Kings County, my duties included providing specified services to AIDS/HIV patients and their families. Job duties included performing initial, bi annual and annual Psycho-social assessments, providing crisis intervention as indicated, providing educational and therapeutic counseling weekly to HIV/AIDS patients and their families, providing facilitation of weekly HIV/AIDS support groups etc. Other job responsibilities included ongoing supervision of HIV/AIDS staff, facilitation and oversight of daily multidisciplinary meetings with HIV/AID staff, oversight of home health visits facilitated by myself and staff, facilitation of case management services provided by myself as well as HIV/AIDS staff, etc. Other duties included providing educational resources regarding HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention to the community. Duties also included facilitation and completion of bi-annual and annual reports which were mandated by governing agencies that provided oversight and funding directly to the HIV/AIDS program. Responsibilities also included assistance in coordination of World AIDS Day as well as other community projects. IN-CUSTODY COUNSELOR

KINGSVIEW COUNSELING CENTER - H anford, CA

January 1999 to April 2001

Provided counseling, crisis intervention, case management and linkage to community resources for male and female wards within a forensic setting. Duties included providing ongoing crisis intervention, counseling and facilitation of ADAC groups. Other responsibilities included evaluation for wards with increased lethality while referring wards for appropriate intervention as indicated.

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES

HEARTHSTONE REHABILITATIVE CENTER - S parks, NV March 1998 to July 1999

Performed oversight to Social Service Department in a long term, rehabilitative setting with a 146 bed capacity. Duties included oversight of Social Service Department and Social Service employee's. Other duties included scheduling and facilitation weekly multidisciplinary care conference, keeping Nursing staff, Occupational therapist, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists as well as Physician and Psychiatrist apprised regarding patient's psychological status and psychological issues. Other duties included facilitation of weekly support groups for patients and families. Duties also included individual counseling and facilitation of support groups and crisis intervention for staff members as indicated.

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES

VALLEY MEADOWS REHABILITATIVE HOSPITAL - G ardnerville, NV March 1998 to March 1999

Performed oversight of Social Service Department as well as oversight of Social Service employee'. Performed initial and annual psycho-social assessments for 126 patients in a skilled nursing facility/ rehabilitative setting. Provided therapeutic intervention, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families as indicated, coordinated weekly multidisciplinary meetings with staff to discuss patients care, provided linkage and resources to patients and families as required, etc.

SOCIAL WORKER 111

ALPINE COUNTY - M arkleeville, CA July

1997 to March 1998

Facilitated seminars for Welfare to Work Clients in Alpine County, provided job training, monitored progress of clients in a 16 month time frame, assisted clients with financial clients regarding seeking employment, transportation, formulating resumes, seeking employment, facilitated job trainings which included skills such as resume writing, job searches, computer skills, interviewing tips, etc. Also made home visits to other county clients who were medically, fragile affiliated with A.P.S., CP.S. or on Probation or Parole. Provided on call coverage during nights and weekends for emergencies for Alpine County, etc.

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

FREMONT HOSPITAL - Y uba City, CA September

1991 to September 1991-March 1997

Provided case management, crisis intervention, discharge planning and counseling to patients and families in an acute hospital setting. Provided on call coverage for emergencies as indicated, facilitated weekly grief support groups, provided counseling, crisis intervention and therapeutic intervention to families who dealt with sudden unexpected deaths, fetal demise, unexpected catastrophic incidents etc.



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