Ms. Jennifer Ann Lissitz
* ******* **. ****** ** 07860
862-***-**** (Daytime and Evening)
To obtain a position within your organization that utilizes my current skills and allows me to grow as a professional.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Employed from February 2016- present
Duties included but not limited to: Ensure the completion of patient databases, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other essential documentation in accordance with applicable federal and state standards as well as agency policies and procedures
Provide patient with orientation regarding objectives of the program, phase system requirements, rule and regulations, sanctions, hours of services, patient rights, and additional information to help patient adjust to the program
Keep all patient files organized and updated for own and agency’s use in accordance with established policies and procedures
Counsel patient in crisis situation by identifying patient resources and coping abilities in order to help patient cope with and take steps to resolve crisis Counsel patient who has refused to comply with specific program requirements in order to increase patient awareness of possible consequences of non-compliance Performs quarterly treatment plan reviews
-New Jersey Mentor Employed from: August 2008-
June 2011 and September 2014- November 2015
Employee of the Year December 2010
-Acquired Brain Injury Services Employed from: June 2011-2012 Head Therapist/ Clinical coordinator
-Brain Injury Resource Group Employed from: 2012 thru August 2013
-Providing case management, with specific attention to Medicaid TBI Waiver requirements
-Schedule and lead case conferences
-Complete evaluations and assessments as well as all necessary documentation to determine the individual needs of the assigned clients
-Develop an Individual Rehabilitation Plan, in conjunction with the Treatment Team, client and their significant others.
-Implement the agreed upon rehabilitation plan during planned sessions
-Assist each client in community reintegration, job support and vocational rehabilitation as needed
-Attend and present at staff trainings as requested by the Clinical/QA Supervisor
-Provide direct service to clients, including cognitive remediation, ADL training and life skills training
-Provide clinical direction to Community re-entry specialists on cases jointly assigned.
-Provide quarterly home safety evaluations on all supported living clients.
-Understand and adhere to all regulations regarding assisted living, as well as residential clients.
-Establish and maintain the client files and record book, Census sheets, daily progress notes, session notes, monthly progress notes, and staff communication book.
-Assist in organizing and facilitating support group meetings monthly basis, providing classes as well as organizing events and guest speakers.
His Loving Arms, Clinton NJ
From March 1998- June 2001
Kids Fun World, Flemington NJ
August 2001- June 2002
As head teacher my duties included;
-Responsible for overseeing the daily routine of scheduled activities
-Managed, coordinated, supervised special educational activities
-Collaborated and developed school curriculum, as appropriate for age and developmental abilities
-Led various trainings for teachers and aides
-Consulted the director with state regulations and policies to maintain appropriate licensure.
-Established school policies and ensured all safety procedures were met as needed. Telecommunications Engineer/ US ARMY
United States Army, Schofield Hawaii
October 1990- March 1993
-While serving as a telecommunications engineer, my role was instrumental in phasing out communication equipment requiring cables while testing and introducing the new Mobile Subscriber Equipment.
-Promoted from E1 to E4 within six months
-Received two Army Achievement Medals
-Received recognition from both civilian organizations and battalion officials for successfully heading various fundraisers and assisting families while service members were deployed to Iraq.
Prince George Community College Largo MD
Attendance: September 1993- December 1993
Certified in Early Child Education 90 hour course
Admitted into PSI BETA National Honors Society for Junior Colleges Salisbury State University Salisbury MD
Attendance: January 1994- June 1997
Ashford University Clinton Iowa
Attendance: May 2006- March 2008
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
With Concentrations in Early child development and Early childhood education Additional Certifications
Cosmetologist- Diploma received from Joseph Paterno College of Beauty Culture Oct 1990 Early Childhood Education 90 hour course- Received from Prince George Community College Advanced First Aide and CPR- Received from Salisbury State University National Teachers Exam- Passed while attending Salisbury State University Certified Brain Injury Specialist March 8, 2010
Assembly of God Church Salisbury MD
-Youth minister (1994-1997)
Provided mentoring relationships to the teenage girls of the local area, which included faith based guidance, supervision, and group activities to assist in developing decision making skills, healthy relationships and a positive self image.
Light of the World Church
- Overseer of the Preschool Toddler and Nursery Program (2004-2011) Create the volunteer schedule and ensure that each classroom was staffed adequately for the 200 plus children that attended the program
Develop policies and procedures for the program, while collaborating with the other programs to ensure there was a common flow through the church
Provide faith based special activities and events for children Coordinate and supplement the curriculum with enriching activities as needed Teach, as scheduled, in the various classrooms