Amanda L. Embry, MA,
Certified Mental Health Counselor / Certified Public Manager
I, Amanda Embry, am a multi-skilled Professional, who serves as a Subject Matter knowledgeable in counseling, learning and development, facilitation, and leadership. I am disciplined, dedicated and have the will and desire to be successful. I am a team player that works well with others and not hesitant to go beyond the call of duty. I have the passion for making a difference through what I do. I have participated in noted conferences and projects geared towards maximizing the human potential. I am currently holding certification as a Certified Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) through the State of Florida. I have completed the requirements to become a License Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC).
To work in collaboration with professional groups in order to use my extensive knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and leadership expertise to serve the organization to the best of my efforts.
Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Mental Health, Webster University, Lakeland, Florida, 2008.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology combined with Human Resources, Saint Leo University, San Antonio, Florida, 2001.
Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida, 1998.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Public Manager, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2014.
Certified Supervisory Manager, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2013.
Certified Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, 2009.
Affiliate with the American Counseling Association ACA (2014)
Affiliate with the Florida Counseling Association FCA (2012)
Facilitation of “Florida Inmate Training,” 2009.
Training in “Effective Supervisory Skills,” 2008.
Training & Qualification in “Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome” by PESI, 2006.
Training in “Suicide Prevention” by PESI, 2006.
Training in “Mental Health” by Peace River Assessment Center, 2009.
Training in “Substance Abuse/Therapy” by Peace River Assessment Center, 2009.
Training in “Youth Substance Abuse/Therapy” by New Beginnings Youth Center 2012.
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP:
Successfully lead and developed several work teams and focus groups.
Developed and customized several policies, procedures, resident handbook, and orientation checklist for the Department of Detention Polk County Jail Work Camp
Lead and mentored different cultural backgrounds to adults and troubled juveniles.
Attended monthly treatment plans for juveniles in a classroom setting.
Compiled employment opportunities for male resident Work Camp.
Coached co-workers and self-employed individuals in achieving their goals.
Conducted and managed various random drug screens.
Worked with survivors of suicide and their families.
Present with officers and crime scene investigators on various crime scenes.
Held weekly debriefings.
Held Substance Abuse groups for adults required by the Florida Department of Corrections.
Attended as Officer-in-Charge on various occasions.
PARTNERSHIP & COLLABORATION:
Partnered with Attorney General’s office to assist victims of violence.
Collaborated with detectives in combining data from victims for court hearings.
Collaborated with local law enforcement agencies in reference to crime trends and data.
Collaborated with agency teams in collecting and analyzing data for crime statistics.
Partnered with other law enforcement agencies and state organizations in and out of the state of Florida to assist with child sex crimes, death notifications, financial assistance, and victims of various crimes, shelter and counseling.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office 1999 to Date
Conducting Identification Technician 2018 - Current
Accreditation Specialist 2009 - 2018
Financial Case Manager (Work Camp) 2008 - 2009
Aftercare Case Manager (Boot Camp) 2005 - 2008
Victims Advocate 2001 - 2005
Data/Crime Analyst 2000 - 2001
Clerical Assistant 1999 – 2000
Psychological Management Group (PMG)…Counselor 2015-2017
Bridges Of America … Support Technician 1996-1998
Ridge Technical Center … Clerical Assistant 1995-1996
Snively Thompson Girls Club … Summer Staff 1993, 1994, 1995
Cypress Gardens...Food Services 1991-1992
Cosmetologist … Owner/Operator 1991 – to Date