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Licensed Social Work, counselor - Substance abuse population

Bolingbrook, IL
January 30, 2019

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Licensed Master of Social Work

Compassionate, performance-driven client centric and service-focused leader with strong commitment in serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, veterans, emancipated youth, special-needs and elderly populations. Highly resourceful and flexible to overcome challenges in work environments and able to adapt to the broad range of situations that arise with individuals or within families and communities. Managers and team members have recognized the ability to perform beyond expectations while creating an atmosphere of teamwork resulting in exceptional outcomes through systems development, efficiencies of workflows and a strong determination for accomplishing heavy workloads. A versatile professional having strong organizational and leadership qualifications. Possesses a positive mental attitude and experience working in hospitals, home healthcare, state funded agencies and financial organizations.


Currently working as trained licensed counselor and providing supervised clinical services and treatment with substance abuse population. Knowledge about Methadone and Suboxone treatment. Helping regain control and maintain lives through long and short term treatment. Helping and assisting recovery to individual to successfully treat psychological, medical, social and family issues through addiction medical treatment.

Six years (6) assisted and provided health care needs, emotional and psychological support to oncology and hospice patients, familiar with medical terminologies, worked closely with teams of RNs, social workers, physicians, and other hospital associates, worked with diverse population of clients and colleagues in hospital environment, maintained appropriate documentation, met and developed a rapport with patients and families, Certified nursing assistant and CPR holder.

Four years (4) experience of home visits provided personal daily health care service and assisted personal hygiene, blood drew and collected specimens, entered medical data, and performed medical audits, maintained agency guidelines for State and Federal health regulations and laws.

Assessed client’s physical, psychological, social and environmental status; identified problems and appropriated intervention, referrals and resources available for the clients and family, educated, connected and arranged clients about community based resources, advocated clients. Visited hospitals, homes, skilled nursing facilities and hospice facilities. Addressed patients/family questions and issues. Communicated with external organizations in the community. Developed and created agency community resources.

Groundwork Care manager; responded to Domestic Violence crisis hotline, ensured women’s and children’s safety and security, in-takes completion, and documentation, maintained confidentiality, facilitated group activities, attended community organizations meeting and community events.


Excellent client/patient assessment, evaluation skills and the ability to locate and promote appropriate community services for clients.

Proven ability to quickly establish excellent working relationships with clients/patients

Recognized by colleagues for creative problem-solving skills, and astute contributions to team meetings.

Background in counseling victims of violence, homelessness, and substance abuse population

Demonstrated ability to remain calm and in control when faced with crisis situations.

Experienced in advocating for clients and referring for childcare, entitlement programs, employment and educational training.

Initiated and compiled extensive community services resource guide adopted by agency.

Deep belief in adhering to professional work ethics and codes of conduct.


Substance Abuse Problem Counselor

Center for Addictive Problems, Downers Grove, IL March 2017 to Present

Performing screening, intake, bio-psycho social assessment, admission, intervention and termination.

Determining eligibility and diagnosis before entering to the treatment

Providing counseling, education, treatment plan and intervention to patients

Providing referral to other agencies and community resources to meet patient’s need

Providing case management and patients care plans

Providing and securing confidentiality for patient’s protection

Certified Nursing Assistant-Oncology Unit

Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL, July 2010 to March 2017

Provided personal daily health care services to sick and dying patients

Enabled patients to feel comfortable despite their situation and give emotional support to their family

Assisted and helped patients with their personal hygiene and daily activities

Acted as the liaison between the patients, family and the supervising nurse

Monitored and reported vital signs and other concern signs to the supervising nurse

Acted as preceptor for new employees by guiding them in their new tasks and job responsibilities

Reported safety events when needed, follow rules for confidentiality and government guidelines

Documented all appropriate charts on patients’ daily activities

Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomist and Data Entry

Preferred Healthcare, Bolingbrook, IL, January 2007 to January 2011

Provided personal daily health care services and personal hygiene assistance

Monitored and reported vital signs to nursing care agency

Drew Blood and collected other laboratory specimens from home care patients

Audited therapist (Physical and Occupational therapist) performance


Illinois License - Licensed Master of Social Work (January 2017)

Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Phlebotomist (2007)

Certified Care Coordinator-Illinois Department on Aging (April 2016)


Master of Social Work-LSW (January 2017)

University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL, GPA 3.90/4.00

Bachelor of Arts-BSW

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, GPA 3.89/4.00


Graduated with high honor for academic performance, December 2014

Graduated with Senior Departmental Award for Social Work, December 2014

Dean’s List, Lewis University from spring semester of 2012 to fall semester of 2014

Recipient, of multiple scholarships (Christian Brothers Scholarship for academic achievement, Br. Lawrence Poretta Endowed Scholarship and Hollywood Casino Joliet Annual Scholarship


Senior Services Center of Will County, Joliet IL

(606 Hours: April -September 2016)

Served as a Care Coordinator

Performed cognitive and physical assessments to older adults for determination of needs (DON) for services prior to rehab or skilled nursing facility placement

Performed hospitals, rehab, nursing homes, hospice and other skilled nursing facilities visits to assess their status and needs (average of four to 15 individuals visits)

Coordinated the programs clients needed to meet and enhance quality of life

Assessed and addressed crisis situations, caregiving concerns and safety issues

Provided Grandparents Raising Grandchildren resources for the agency to use

Provided referrals and community resources to clients needing services from other organizations


Guardian Angel Community Services, Groundwork Program, Joliet IL

(450 Hours: August – December 2014)

Assisted social worker in providing shelter security and safety

Responded 24 hours domestic violence crises hotline calls

Performed households in the shelter and office duties

Assisted social worker in completing client’s intake, client check-ins and paper works management

Helped social worker in providing clients emotional support

Facilitated with the children empowerment group

Attended community organizations meeting in the Will County Area

Helped the agency in the annual community event

Languages and Computer Skills

English; Tagalog/Filipino Language

Methasoft Program, Power Point, Microsoft Words, Excel, Outlook and Social Media

Volunteer Work:

Adventist Hospital in Bolingbrook-ER Front Desk person, Summer 2013

Good Samaritan Hospital-Registrar in Cancer Awareness and Walk for Life, Summer 2012-2014

Daybreak Homeless Shelter-food preparer and server for the hunger, 2008 and current

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