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Counselor

Location:
High Point, NC
Posted:
March 09, 2019

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Ralph Rodland, CSAC, CCJP

***-* **** ******* *****; High Point, NC 27265

336-***-**** (cell)

ac8qav@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts Degree, Guilford Technical Community College, General Studies, May, 2009. WORK HISTORY

Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC, CCJP) Mental Health Associates of the Triad November, 2016 – February, 2019 (CCJP-20570 earned 03/15/2018) High Point, North Carolina Provide Substance Use Disorder assessments for clients in custody who are referred to the agency by the Guilford County Court System, including all referrals for both Greensboro and High Point Drug Treatment Courts, serve as a team member for all four Adult Drug Treatment Courts and Mental Health Courts in Guilford County, provide on-going assistance to the court system to determine best outcomes for those with substance use disorders, and provide Jail Diversion services. Also facilitated the transfer to AlphaFlex (WellSky), an electronic medical health records system and provided support and tracked compliance with its use for all clinical and administrative staff members. Executive Director/Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Caring Services, Inc. June, 2015 – October, 2016 (CSAC-21173 earned 08/22/2016) High Point, North Carolina Manage a million dollar non-profit, ensuring compliance with all laws pertaining to substance use disorder treatment facilities; serve as a liaison to the community regarding our services; manage all employees and oversee all human resources functions; provide assistance to the Board of Directors in creating the annual strategic plan and then working on the execution of the plan; coordinate all marketing efforts for the agency; serve as a liaison to local, state, and if applicable national advocacy organizations for the advancement of substance use disorder issues; ensure compliance with all grant and contracted service agreements, and many other duties. Quality Assurance Specialist/Certified Substance Abuse Counselor-Intern Caring Services, Inc. August, 2013 – June, 2015 High Point, North Carolina Ensure local, state and federal guidelines are followed in the administration of client services, develop auditing standards to ensure accreditation standards are met, collect, review and analyze Client and Staff Satisfaction Surveys, conduct training sessions on Confidentiality, Cultural Competency, Conflict of Interest, and strategic planning initiatives for the Board of Directors, maintain all personnel files to ensure accuracy and adherence to all state and federal requirements, and others as assigned by my supervisor. As needed, perform all of the 12 Core Functions with appropriate supervision in the areas of screening, intake, orientation, crisis intervention, referral, assessment, counseling, coordination with other professionals, client education, case management, treatment planning and reports and recordkeeping. Financial Aid Assistant Guilford Technical Community College July, 2011 – July, 2013 Jamestown, North Carolina

Monitor Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (PLEU) data sent to the college on a weekly basis to ensure correct awarding, and facilitate compliance with all state and federal requirements for the awarding and disbursement of Title IV funds; Responsible for the processing of new financial aid applications, exporting corrected data to the Department of Education, and verifying and awarding all federal and state grant programs to eligible applicants; Serve as an Appeals Committee Member; Responsible for processing loan default demographics; Responsible for contacting students to facilitate the submission of acceptable documentation. Sorter & Sales Associate Salvation Army Family Thrift Store January, 2011 -- July, 2011 High Point, North Carolina Sort all items donated to the store and restock the floor throughout the day, price items according to value, collect payment from customers, answer the telephone, and provide assistance for all customers. Office Assistant Guilford Technical Community College May 2007 – May 2008 Jamestown, North Carolina

Responsible for front-line student assistance regarding all aspects of Student Life including Student IDs, answering telephones, writing letters to students, faculty and staff, composing campus-wide e-mails and announcements, approving posters, assisting students with new organization creation and approval, training new student leaders with the campus portal, preparing and providing correct guidance for preparing campus reservations, travel requests, and solicitation forms, and answering the questions elsewhere unanswered. Store Manager The Pantry, Inc.

January 2005 – March 2006 Smithfield, North Carolina Responsible for all aspects of store management and staff development; Controlled advertising, interviewing, hiring, training and if necessary, disciplining and terminating employees; Inventoried the store contents and placed weekly orders for shipments of replacement goods and supplies. Maintained daily counts of high shrink items such as cigarettes, gasoline, alcohol and high priced items; Successfully kept all areas of bonus calculations at favorable levels for six months. This required reducing out of control shrink and cash shortage numbers, as well as increasing sales revenue, and maintaining a favorable EBITDA; Familiar with Omron and Ruby POS systems as well as the Gilbarco Veeder- Root fuel management system, able to manually read gas levels for inventory purposes and trained to handle gas station emergencies in a safe manner.

Administrative Finance Director Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) September 2004 - November 2004 Colorado 3rd Congressional District Responsible for scouting two office spaces for one hundred employees, setting up all utilities, and purchasing/renting all necessary equipment, five hours apart in Pueblo and Grand Junction, Colorado; Created active and reoccurring recruitment to staff offices. Consistently worked 16 to 18 hour days; Responsible for authorization and distribution of payments as well as proper entry of expenditures from a $500,000 budget; Maintained and ensured all financial documents and public communications were in strict concordance with the 2002 FEC McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance laws; Executed bi-monthly payroll including maintaining proper tax documentation for all employees including lead staff; Of the fourteen races sponsored by the DCCC, our operation was one of only two who successfully elected their candidate.

Assistant Canvassing Director Democratic National Committee (DNC) August, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Successfully recruited, interviewed, hired, trained and further developed the skills of all canvassers; Responsible for preparing financial documentation of all monies raised and proper reporting to appropriate officials; Held regular canvassing hours and met director quota every week of employment. Consistently worked 14 to 16 hour days; Responsible for computing bonuses, payroll information and maintaining proper tax documentation for 50 employees.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Legislation Group Member, Facing Addiction, November, 2016-December, 2018. Leadership High Point Participant, January, 2016-November, 2016. Certified Trainer, SAMHSA’s “A Provider Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Individuals, September, 2016- present.

Vice Chair, Recovery Communities of North Carolina Board of Directors, October, 2016-February, 2018. Board Member, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, June, 2015-February, 2018. North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Advisory Group, June, 2015-present. Member, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Legislative Affairs Committee, June, 2015-December, 2018. Certified Trainer, Recovery Community Messaging Training, March, 2015. Panelist, “The Anonymous People” Film Screenings, February, 2015. LGBT Committee Chair, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, January, 2015-October, 2016. Collegiate Recovery Committee Member, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, January, 2015-October, 2016. North Carolina Substance Use Disorder Federation Member, December, 2014-present. Recovery Advocacy Committee Member, Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, November, 2014-December, 2018. Recovery Advocacy Committee Member, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, November, 2014-February 2018. Guilford Coalition on Medication, Education, Detection and Safety Committee Member, December, 2014-December, 2017. Notary Public—Commission expires November 19, 2019. Third Vice Chair, Guilford County Democratic Party, April, 2015-April, 2017. Commissioner & Program Chair, City of High Point Human Relations Commission, July, 2013-March, 2016. Member, North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Search Committee, 2013. Member, North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Council, November, 2013-May, 2017. President, LGBT Democrats of North Carolina, November, 2013-November, 2014. Member, North Carolina Democratic Party Plan of Organization Review Committee, August, 2013-May, 2017. Secretary, Guilford County Democratic Party, April, 2013-November, 2013. Secretary, LGBT Democrats of Guilford County, March, 2013-November, 2013. Facilitator, Student Leadership Development Program, 2012-2013. Webmaster & Social Media Administrator, Guilford County Democratic Party, 2012-May, 2017. Member, North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee, 2012-May, 2017. High Point Chair, Guilford County Democratic Party, April, 2012-April, 2013. Delegate, Democratic National Convention, September, 2012 & July, 2016. Co-Facilitator, Student Leadership Development Program, 2009-2011. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



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