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Mental Health Clinician

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Posted:
August 28, 2018

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Catherine R. Medina, LGSW

**** ******** ***

Baltimore, MD 21234

Phone: 410-***-****(h); 410-***-****(c)

Email: ac6ul3@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: A career growth position with a dynamic organization in which experience and excellent social work, human resources, and public relations skills will make a valuable contribution to any organization.

EDUCATION

2005: Masters of Social Work, Specialization/Concentration: Clinical- Families

& Children, UNIVERSITY OF MD;

LGSW licensure obtained- 2007

1999: Paralegal Certificate, Military Paralegal Studies JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL SCHOOL, Maxwell Air Force

Base, AL

~ Graduated 94% Average

1995: Personnel Certificate, Personnel Studies/Customer Service

PERSONNEL APPRENTICE SCHOOL, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

~ 95% Class Average

1994: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sociology/Criminal Justice MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, MD

~ Dean’s List

~ Member of French Club, Sociology Club, After School Tutorial Program

INTERNSHIPS

9/2004 - 4/2005, Social Work Intern, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Child and Family Support Program

Provided home and agency-based counseling services to families and children with developmental, emotional, and/or behavioral disabilities; integrated various treatment models including play and art therapy; participated in interdisciplinary treatment team approach when working with families; co-facilitated 6-week parent-education group for adults with developmental and/or educational delays. 9/2003 - 4/2004 SOCIAL WORK Intern, Office of the Public Defender

Maintained caseload of 4 adult clients within the mental health system; provided counseling services and resources to clients on a weekly basis; served as liaison for client maintaining ongoing contact with treatment centers, attorneys, and other service providers during client incarceration or while awaiting court appearances; made necessary court appearances on behalf of client during hearings to determine possible release from prison; served as client advocate as needed to ensure best outcomes for clients at all times

EMPLOYMENT

08/2012- Present Mental Health Therapist, Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Provides Behavioral Health treatment, individual, group and family therapy to patients with mental health issues/behavioral health issues, completes clinical documentation in a timely way, provides clinical intervention to child and adolescent clients with severe and persistent emotional and behavioral management issues as part of a multi-disciplinary team

2/2011- 5/2012 Family Services Supervisor, WIN Family Services (Treatment Foster Care) &

8/2009-10/2010 Clinical Case Manager, Woodbourne

Treatment Foster Care

Act as part of a team to support and consultation to foster parents, children, and other team members involved in providing services to children in care; advocate for, coordinate and link children and families with needed services available within the local community; maintain contact with the Department of Social Services and provide written progress updates of children; maintain case files and documentation for children, foster families, and biological families in accordance with state regulations and agency polices and procedures; conduct at least 2-3 visits per month with the foster family and child in care; attend citizen’s review board meetings, court dispositional hearings, school meetings, therapy sessions, and other appointments for the child as needed; participate in on-call rotation of emergency contact for families during times of after- hours crises. Provided supervision to Family Services Coordinator

(WIN Family Services).

2/2009- 8/2009 SCHOOL-BASED THERAPIST, North Baltimore Center, Baltimore, MD

Provided individual, group, and/or family therapy to school-aged children, provided crisis intervention as needed, conducted home visits to assess treatment needs, made appropriate referrals to outside agencies and service providers to meet various needs of the client and family, participated in individual treatment plan meetings as needed, maintained required clinical and administrative documentation in a timely matter.

2008-2009 CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, I, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

Provided clinical social work services to families with children in Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program; Coordinated community resources and services for families as needed during patient admission and participation in the program; participate in weekly interdisciplinary meetings to discuss patient progress, goal planning, and treatment options; facilitated discharge planning and maintain follow-up contact with family after discharge to address new concerns; completed psychosocial assessment upon intake and provided weekly progress notes for each patient. 2005- 2008 MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT, Union Baptist Head Start, Baltimore, MD

Provided behavioral strategies to teachers and staff to assist in meeting the needs of the children; Conducted behavioral observations to assess behavior concerns and determine the need for mental health services; Conducted individual or play therapy for children weekly or as needed; Provided behavioral strategies for parents experiencing difficulty in the home with behavior management; Provide training to staff for professional development; Applied effective crisis intervention as needed in the classroom; Attended Individualized Education Plan meetings, Parent/Teacher conferences, and staff meetings held to discuss concerns as they relate to the needs of the children; Made necessary referrals for outside services for families. 2005- 2006 FIELD THERAPIST, Young Adult Institute, Baltimore, MD

Conducted weekly home visits for at-risk adolescents in inner city and surrounding neighborhoods. Provided intense individual therapy, group therapy, and some family therapy as needed. Visited schools as served as liaison between parents and school for families as needed to parent health problems or lack of parent involvement. Planned therapeutic activities for children to enhance adequate social growth and modeled proper social skills and behaviors.

2001-2005 CASE MANAGER, Dayspring Programs, Inc,

Baltimore, MD

Provided supportive services to recently homeless families affected by substance abuse in order to help them gain permanent housing and move toward self-sufficiency; researched outside resources to help meet the various needs of the client and family; prepared monthly

summaries and reports for each client, conducted weekly home visits and random urinalysis, as well as monthly home inspections for each housing unit. Advised clients on such issues as life skills, parenting, budgeting, self-improvement, and provided overall support as needed in matters of recovery and rehabilitation; conducted 16-week drug prevention group to children of program participants as well as other at-risk youth 2000-2002 CHILD LIFE COUNSELOR, Catholic Charities, Baltimore, MD

Provided children with basic supervision and direct care including hygiene, food, and clothing; served as positive role model demonstrating appropriate social skills and mannerisms assuring safety at all times for children; planned therapeutic and recreational activities for the children and conduct group activities, provided therapeutic crisis intervention as needed 1999-2000 MILITARY JUSTICE PARALEGAL, U.S. Air Force Reserve, McGuire AFB, NJ

Processed all base-wide Article 15 disciplinary actions for approximately 25 units; repaired draft and final documents for attorney review; assisted Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in preparations for Courts- Martial proceedings; researched appropriate procedures for administering disciplinary actions; assisted attorneys in interviewing potential witnesses 1999-2002 CLAIMS PARALEGAL, U.S Air Force Reserve, Andrews AFB, MD

Received/processed new claims involving losses and damages to household goods due to permanent change of station moves of military personnel and their families; served as witness to daily will signings and executions; performed necessary

vehicle/household good inspections to determine payment or non-payment of items; processed claims through manual adjudication due to system failure

1994-1998 PERSONNEL APPRENTICE/CUSTOMER SERVICE

REP, U.S. Air Force, Moody AFB, GA

Provided broad range of customer service to 9,000+ personnel; expertly managed the wing’s sponsorship programs for incoming/outgoing personnel; responded to and resolved customer inquiries or problems; audited and ensured correctness of various personnel records and other documents; completed 5-day computer software class for professional growth/development; volunteered for 120-day deployment to Saudi Arabia; served as member of casualty team to assist family members of military personnel during times of loss of military member

[Excellent references available upon request.]

Catherine R. Medina

3225 Woodring Ave

Baltimore, MD 21234

410-***-**** (h); 410-***-**** (c)

ac6ul3@r.postjobfree.com

Dear Sir or Madame,

Please accept this letter as expressed interest with your organization. I have enclosed a resume for your review and consideration but would like to draw your attention to several points of reference.

As a highly motivated and capable individual with four years experience in personnel administration with the U.S. Air Force and four years in paralegal administration with U. S. Air Force Reserve, I am eagerly anticipating a challenging career with your organization. In addition to my military experience, I have worked in-depth with people from various walks of life in most of my career positions such as Mental Health Consultant with Union Baptist Head Start, Case Manager with the Dayspring Programs, Inc. and Child Life Counselor with the Catholic Charities of Baltimore. I feel this type of training has awarded me the benefits of people skills, understanding, patience, flexibility, and knowledge of human diversity, which can and will be beneficial to me in both my professional and personal goals in life. Overall, I am an excellent communicator and self-starter with a high degree of initiative and energy with the ability to think logically and make sound decisions under pressure, provide excellent customer service and relations, adapt well to change and new ideas, build and maintain teamwork when needed, and see solutions rather than problems in complex situations. I also, work very well independently and am strongly motivated toward the work ethic and giving whatever time and effort it takes to succeed. If given the opportunity, I am confident that I will be an asset to your organization and look forward to a personal interview at your earliest convenience.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Sincerely,

Catherine R. Medina, LGSW



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