Debbie Yost, LCSW
Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida, August 1996
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Central Florida, May 1994
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #8284 since May 2006
Senior Care Manager, Magellan Complete Care, Full Time, 9/2014 – present Providing medically and behaviorally-based health information and/or nursing advice services via telephone to members with healthcare, health prevention and screening, and crisis line questions and concerns. Assist the Utilization Management Team in processing prior authorizations for behavioral health.
Medical Social Worker, Gentiva Hospice, Full Time, 7/2012-6/2014
Dynamic social work practice in the homes, skilled nursing facilities, or assisted living facilities including, but not limited to, performing a psychosocial assesssment to formulate a care plan that would address individual needs of patients and families that would guide my service to them, discharge planning and execution, completing necessary documentation to transfer to ALF/SNF, identify and refer to community resources available to meet the needs of the patient, assistance with living arrangements and financial issues including Medicaid applications.
Medical Social Worker, Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler (PRN), 10/08-7/2012
Dynamic social work practice in short term residential facility including, but not limited to, discharge planning and execution, completing necessary documentation to transfer to ALF/SNF, identify and refer to community resources available to meet the needs of the patient, assist in identifying social factors impeding recovery and coping mechanisms to assist in rehabilitation, assistance with living arrangements and financial issues including Medicaid applications.
Medical Social Worker, Florida Hospital Memorial Home Health (PRN), 12/07-10/2008
Assist patients with long term planning, completing necessary documentation to transfer to ALF/SNF as needed, identify and refer to community resources available to meet the needs of the patient, assist in identifying social factors impeding recovery and coping mechanisms to assist in rehabilitation, assistance with living arrangements and financial issues.
Clinical Social Worker, The Front Porch Counseling Center, 5/06- 07/2012
Private practice social worker with specialization in child custody evaluations, home studies, individual, group, couples and family counseling with all ages. Contract counseling for CBC to work with the parents of children who have been placed into the system..
Family Coach Supervisor, The House Next Door 3/05 -08/06
Clinical and Case Management supervision of an in-home program designed to prevent the removal of children from their homes after they have experienced abuse and/or neglect. Contract funded by CBC.
Clinical Specialist 1, ACT Corporation 11/04- 3/05
Responsible and specialized direct service work with adults. Clients may have serious mental, emotional, psychological illnesses, be dually diagnosed, be addicted to narcotics, and/or have developmental disabilities.
Psychological Specialist, Tomoka Correctional Institute 6/02- 9/04
Maintain a caseload of approximately 60 mentally ill adult inmates in the Florida prison system to provide mental status exams, case management, aftercare planning and ongoing therapy.
Case Management Counselor, Volusia County Corrections 3/98- 3/02
Interact with inmates to answer questions, explain programs and county sentences, orient them to the jail rules and procedures in a group setting, provide crisis counseling as needed and refer to community resources upon their release.
Clinician, Stewart Marchman Center 7/97- 11/97
Provide individual, group and family counseling to fifteen female juvenile offenders who have been placed in a secure level six commitment program by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
ICCP Counselor, Children’s Home Society 7/95- 7/97
Provide short-term crisis intervention to a caseload of six families involved in the juvenile justice system in order to prevent the child’s further negative interaction with the legal system.
Resident Care Counselor, Lakewood Adult Care Center 9/96-4/97
Part time position providing counseling, prompting on personal care responsibilities, assisting in medication management and facilitating groups at a long term care facility for adults diagnosed with Schizophrenia and other chronic mental illnesses.
MSW Intern, Arnold Palmer Hospital: Sexual Abuse Treatment Program
5/95- 8/95 & 5/96-8/96
Performed psycho-social assessments of prospective clients, provided individual, family and group counseling to children and families affected by sexual abuse, was trained and supervised in the use of play therapy with children, wrote a grant and applied for funding for a prevention program.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Central Florida 1/95-5/95
Researched social work issues, developed test questions, graded tests and papers and attended meetings to represent UCF in the community.
Information & Referral Specialist, Human Services Council 8/94-8/95
Provided up to date information about community resources to Orange, Osceola and Seminole County residents, discovered and used new resources and assisted the agency in a funding process for grants from the City of Orlando and Orange County.