OMOMARO OKEKARO, M.A., M.DIV. Ph.D., RMHCI
P. O. Box 2319, Palm City, Florida 34991
Objective: To obtain a full-time position which will best utilize my knowledge and skills, and advance in career.
Mental Health Therapist - TrueCore Behavioral Solutions
Okeechobee Youth Treatment Center, Okeechobee, FL)
Mental Health Therapist - April 2017 – Present
•Read, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, objectives, and standards.
•Carry out assigned work and develop effective work methods in accordance with established procedures.
•Work effectively with facility staff and other persons interested in or concerned with the treatment programs and services.
•Completing or requesting required assessments;
•Providing individual, group and family therapy;
•Coordinating and implementing behavioral health programming associated with the treatment plan and with the recipient’s performance plan;
•Training of direct care staff in the implementation of the individualized treatment plan for behavioral health overlay services;
•Monitoring the overall course of treatment services and observing and documenting direct care staff’s implementation of the recipient’s individualized treatment plan;
•Convening treatment team meetings as scheduled or as needed to discuss behavioral health overlay services;
•Developing the recipient’s behavioral health discharge plan and aftercare plan;
•Serving as a liaison with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the district or regional Substance Abuse and Mental Health program office, and the district Child Welfare and Community Based Care program office, if indicated;
•Under the supervision of the licensed clinical supervisor, conducts need assessments and psychosocial to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the resident and their family members one on one and transcribing relevant information;
•Participates in the development and implementation of treatment plans under the supervision of the licensed clinical supervisor;
•Develops and assists in individualized discharge planning for the residents by utilizing treatment team and written chart information to determine residents’ aftercare needs;
•Reports incidents of suspected abuse using prescribed forms and protocols from the relevant community/state agency;
•Provides individual therapy as specified on the youth’s individual treatment plan;
•Conducts Substance Intervention and Education groups; and
•Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Treasure Coast Hospice - Stuart, Florida
Hospice Chaplain/Counselor: June 2010- April 2017
Developed care plan for spiritual pain interventions/treatments for an average of six to eight patients per day
Meet with six - eight patients/families each day for regular therapeutic interviews.
Supplied family crisis intervention and spiritual support services to patients in hospice care and in the community
Responsibilities pertain to the end of life needs of not only dying patients but also their families
Responds to referrals from clinical teams and contacts patient and/or family to establish counselling relationship
Interview and evaluate patients, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
Provide behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Corpus Christi State School Living Center - Texas
Residential Specialist/Campus Administrator: December 2009 to April 2010
Served as the after-hours (6 PM - 4 AM) on duty professional that oversees staff responsible
Continuously monitored the resident homes and grounds
Provided safety to residents by watched out for unusual occurrences and addressing emergencies and incidents immediately upon discovery
Documented nightly issues, concerns and incidents for administrative review as the contact person for Abuse/Neglect allegations
Presented as first respondent professional staff on the scene of a critical incident and initiate Preliminary Unusual Incident Reports
Evaluate incidents and make recommendations for changes and/or improvement to the Positive Support Team and Administration.
St Joseph Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Chaplain: October 2005 to April, 2007
Developed treatments and casework programs for an average of eighty patients each month.
Met with six-eight patients/families each day for regular therapeutic interviews.
Supplied crisis intervention and substance abuse services to patients in the community.
Interviewed and evaluated patients, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed patients and their family members.
Referred patients to social workers for social needs.
Wollborg-Michelson Personnel at Star of Hope Women Shelter - Houston, Texas
Guest Services Coordinator: February 2009 to August 2009
Assisted guests with daily needs (i.e. – meals, clothing, supplies, questions and concerns, etc.).
Ensured safety and compliance of shelter rules and policies by guests.
Met and greeted guests providing them a homey experience
Supported and encouraged families and assessed each family as they are admitted into and stay at the facility.
Provided support and encouragement to guests while in the facility.
Provided appropriate reports and follow-up information as directed by the supervisor (significant event report and work orders).
Assessed urgency and priorities before accepting or declining admission to the facility.
Screened all visitors and directed them to the correct room or assigned section of the facility.
Compiled annual recommendations for end of fiscal year budgets.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402
PhD, Counseling Studies – 2014
Aquinas Institute of Theology, St Louis, Missouri
M.A./M.Div. – Sacred Theology – 2002/2003
National Seminary of St Paul, Abuja, Nigeria, WA
B.A. – Thomistic Philosophy – 1992
Pontifical Urbana University Rome, Italy (Affiliation)
S.T.B. – Sacred Theology – 1996
St Joseph Teachers’ Training College, Ozoro, Delta, Nigeria
Teacher’s Certificate II – 1981
Mater Dei Grammar School, Ashaka, Delta, Nigeria.
High School Diploma - 1981
Proficient in performing treatment of individuals with mental health issues, in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, professional ethics.
Proficient and knowledgeable in the following clinical areas: screening, intake, orientations, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, report and record keeping, discharge planning, and consultation with other professionals regarding client/treatment services.
Excellent communication, leadership, and good time management skills.
Highly productive managing projects and a creative problem solver who rapidly adapts to changing demands with a proven track record.
Excellent perceptive counselor understanding domestic violence and neglect and also, sexual abuse and neglect theories regarding children, women and adults. Understand empowerment and oppression theory.
A proven track record of providing valuable insights and innovative solutions, strong attention to detail and results oriented.