Jennifer M. Hunter, L.C.S.W-R
P. O. Box *** Flatbush Station
Brooklyn, N. Y. 11226
QUALIFICATIONS & SUMMARY
Certified knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Excellent knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, and ask questions as appropriate.
Patient, detail-oriented and very easy to communicate with.
Domestic Violence Training
Diagnostic Statistical Manual
Infection Control Training
Child Abuse Class
Managed Care Training
Suicide Prevention Training
Work Place Violence & Multicultural Training
Social Work Field Work Instructor (S I F I)
Staff Development and Training
PhD, Psychology, Industrial and Organizations Student, Walden University,
expected graduation date of 2021
Master of Social Work, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus 1987
Associate in Applied Science, Business Education, Baptist College at Charleston, S.C. 1985
7-1990 to Present Kings County Hospital: Social Work Supervisor/Clinical Instructor/Behavioral Health.
I have over twenty years of professional social work experience and I am a trained Social Work Field Instructor. As a member of a Psychiatric Multidisciplinary Treatment Team I have gained in-depth knowledge of program coordination, assisted in formulating policies and procedures, and program guidelines.
I have also gained the knowledge and skills in implementing those guidelines and procedures to ensure the appropriate delivery of services, patients’ and staff’s safety and to enhance the patients’ recovery and wellness.
I provide orientation, support, and supervision to social workers, case workers and social work students during their field placement. I am also involved in the orientation and training of psychiatric and psychology interns, externs, and fellows. I provide consultation on cases that are deemed difficult and address educational and discharge matters with various governmental and community agencies and other professional disciplines to further enhance the patients’ recovery, wellness and discharge plans.
Organize and prioritize my duties to adhere to several deadlines for the preparation and presentation of weekly and monthly verbal and written reports. These reports are utilized by several departments in the hospital, family and mental courts, governmental and community agencies. As a supervisor I also complete annual evaluation for my supervisees and address staff related issues in a productive manner and acknowledging each staff member’s areas of strength and areas for improvement.
As a therapist I provide counseling with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and recovery, working with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health with an emphasis on avoiding readmission, empowering individuals and families to safely function in their communities, help individuals with issues regarding separation, loss, addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. I also teach each patient the importance of exploring and identifying their inner strength.
Maintaining confidentiality of staff’s and patients’ records, while educating them to the guidelines of mandatory reporting.
Encouraging clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them develop insight into their environment, themselves and their relationships.
Educating caregivers and family members to help them understand the needs of the patients, dealing with, and supporting the patients. Educating patients, caregivers and family members to the importance of their full adherence to their care in the community.
Evaluating the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving toward defined objectives and wellness.
Planning, organizing and leading structured programs of counseling, work study, recreation and social activities for clients.
Modifying treatment activities, goals, and approaches as needed to acknowledge the changes in the clients' status to enhance their recovery and ability to function in their communities.
Acting as client advocate to ensure that their needs are understood and are addressed appropriately, and to coordinate the required services or to resolve emergency problems in a crisis situation.
Initiated and assisted with several studies and programs to enhance patient care and staff development.
I.2-2014 to 8-2016. Family Care Certified Services A Division of Tri-Borough Health Systems of New York, LLC.
Social Work Consultant: Completed psycho social evaluations, provided counseling and educated the patients to explore and identify their inner strengths, educated the patients to the importance of their full compliance to all aspect of their treatment, provided advocacy and community referrals as needed and worked with several community and governmental agencies and disciplines to enhance the patients’ care.
II.5-2014 to Present. Reliance Home Care Staffing
Social Work Consultant: Completed psycho socials evaluations, provided counseling and educated the patients to explore and identify their inner strengths, educated the patients to the importance of their full compliance to all aspects of their treatment, provided advocacy and community referrals as needed to governmental and community agencies.
III.9-2010 to 12-2013--C N H Long Term Home Health Care
Social Work Consultant: Completed psycho social evaluations, provided counseling and educated the patients to explore their inner strengths, educated the patients to the importance of their full compliance to all aspects of their care, advocacy and community referrals as needed to governmental and community agencies. I also worked with several disciplines to enhance the patients’ care and well -being.
IV.6-2004 to 11-2012 Early Intervention
Social Work Consultant: Worked with several Early Intervention agencies providing education and counseling services for the caregivers and children from birth to three years old. I engaged the children with various educational materials and therapeutic toys and by reading aloud. I also worked with several disciplines to formulate service plans and prepared written reports at various intervals.
V.9-1998 to 12-1998- Adjunct Professor Long Island University.
Social Work Professor for one semester. I Taught Human Behavior in The Social Environment three time per week for one hour. I also conducted a class trip to a psychiatric unit to assist the class in gaining more in-depth understanding of behavior manifestations.
VI.4-1997 to 7-1998 --Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Home Care Department.
Social Work Consultant. Provided counseling, education, community referrals and written reports. I also worked with several disciplines to enhance the delivery of services.