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Social Worker, Mental Health

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Salary:
76, 000
Posted:
December 28, 2018

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PL Paula Lewis Johnson

314-***-**** E: ac72kw@r.postjobfree.com

*** **** **., **********, ** 63031

PROFESSIONAL

SUMMARY

Experienced Behavior Specialist and Social Worker with extensive professional work in assisting individuals with issues that impair learning and social functions. Proven track record in fostering long-term relationships and providing quality care and therapeutic services. Refined ability to instruct and lead in life skills education with solid hands-on crisis management aptitude. Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings.

SKILLS Quality improvement competency Independent judgement

Accomplished Leader Crisis and Behavioral intervention

Community resource specialist Excellent customer service

Savvy Negotiator Strategic planning capability

Crisis Management and intervention Mental health treatment

Promotes positive behavior programming

Superior communication skills Psychosocial assessments

Relationship building Decision making

Conflict resolution Family therapy

Organized Software Management

Ability to multi-task in high stress environments

WORK HISTORY FAMILY ADVOCATE 10/2015 to CURRENT

YWCA Head

To assist families with children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start

program to match community resources with identified needs and achieve

goals established on the family Partnership agreement; While, advocating

and providing support, to children and families with diverse backgrounds

through home visits and promoting family involvement.

CHILDREN'S SERVICE WORKER/ INVESTIGATOR 04/2011 to 06/2013

Children's Division of St Louis County Jennings, Mo

Assessed the safety of children and conducted home visits.

Engaged with children and their families while, assisting them with

problems and possible solutions.

Which; includes providing resources to families in need, completing forms,

reports, and assessments in a timely manner.

Also, working closely with law enforcement and court officials assist in

meeting the needs of a family.

INTELLECTUAL AND DISABILITY COMMUNITY 01/2014 to 01/2015

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Willows Way St. Charles, MO

Worked directly with Developmental and Intellectual Disabled individuals to

achieve living life beyond limits through personalized support and

community engagement.

Monitor all aspects of home management and community participation of

the individual supported.

Provide both physical and verbal guidance to individuals.

Insure that optimal community inclusion is achieved, and individuals are

living a life expressive of their own personal interests and choices.

Assist clients in areas of finances, health, residence, transportation,

nutrition, socialization, and employment.

DIRECT ASSISTANT 01/2007 to 01/2011

Bellefontaine Habilitation Center St. Louis, MO

Working with Intellectual and Developmental disabled individuals,

habilitating them using habilitation tactics that increases their cognitive and

developmental skills.

In the process of re-directing individuals' negative behaviors, with the

tendency to use positive reinforcement.

Also, helping individuals improve verbal and non-verbal skills, through

educational methods and augmentative communication equipment.

EDUCATION Master of Arts Nonprofit Administration 2016

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo

Bachelor of Arts Human Services 2010

Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Mo

Master of Science Mental Health and Wellness 2018

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

CERTIFICATIONS CPR certified expires 2019

Psychological First Aid Training Certified

Family Service Credential Certification

Child Abuse Prevention for the Mandated Reporter

Kinship Licensed Foster Parent

Strengths Based Coaching Certified

ACCOMPLISHMENTS Developed and implemented a job fair for people living with disabilities

which have become an annual event.

Managed a caseload of more than 87 clients at any given time.

Addressed and resolved an average of 50 inquiries each week, consistently

meeting or surpassing all performance benchmarks.



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