Resume

Sign in

Mental Health Social

Location:
Charleston, SC
Posted:
March 11, 2019

Contact this candidate

Resume:

Maria Priest

LCSW C******, LCASA-*****, South Carolina LISW CP 12760

Trent Woods, NC 252-***-****

ac8qxd@r.postjobfree.com

Senior-Level Social Work Professional

Skilled social work professional with over 20 years of experience in counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, behavior management, youth education, program and project management, agency partnerships and community outreach for individuals with mental illness and at-risk youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and racial backgrounds. Proactively develop, streamline and energize projects, programs and other disciplines that enhance the social, educational and psychological characteristics of students, parents, educators, social workers and the general public. Proven record of success communicating and interacting with clients, physicians, nurses, social workers, family, service workers and residential and community agencies.

Interview, Assessment & Negotiation

Youth Outreach

Prevention & Management of Aggressive Behavior

Crisis Intervention

Administrative & Caseload Management

Microsoft Office Proficiency

Regulatory Compliance

Group & Individual Therapy

Public Relations & Community Partnerships

Reporting & Documentation

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Professional Experience

National Health Care Solutions, LLC, Maury Correctional Institute, Hookerton, NC Contract 10/2018-Present

LCSW Mental Health

Provide OPT to prison population in medium, closed housing, and restrictive housing (segregation) settings

Conduct psychosocial assessments and psychoeducational screenings

Provided various screenings for SI, HI, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, and personality disorders

Treatment provided across a wide range of evidenced based modalities.

Assess nature of individual's situations by interviewing and reviewing personal history

Developed and execute individual treatment plans

Determined appropriate milestones to gauge individual's progress

Communicated individual's updates to all relevant parties

Facilitated referrals to other healthcare professionals and programs

Maintained accurate individual documentation

Arora Group, Navy Hospital, Camp Lejeune Mental Health Clinic, Jacksonville, NC

Navy Hospital, Cherry Point, Havelock, NC CONTRACT 2/2017- 10/2018

Mental Health Clinic LCSW

Provided OPT to Active Navy and Marine military members

Conducted Acute walk in psychosocial assessments in the mental health clinic and ER

Consult to medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders, and military community liaisons as required

Treatment provided across a range of evidence based modalities

Managed and sustained all client and military records and documentation

Provided consultation services to other staff (hospital and military command) regarding the psychosocial needs of patients and the reasoning for tier services.

Conducted various psychosocial screenings for SI, HI, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety (GAD)

Provided outside therapy information and referral access

Magellan Health Care, New Bern, NC CONTRACT 7/ 2015-7/2016

Military Family Life Counselor

Provided face to face direct, solution focused counseling services to students, families and others who were DOD or NADEP employees.

Provided counseling in groups, parents, and relationships skills, coping, calming and stress relief for personal loss, deployment and reunifications.

RHA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, New Bern, NC 4/2011 – Present

Intensive In Home Team Leader

Supervised and maintained Intensive In Home Services.

Provided and upheld a team approach to address needs identified in children and adolescents unable to remain in stable situations without intensive intervention.

Provided individual and family psychotherapy.

Created and implemented a home-based behavioral support plan with youth and caregivers.

Managed and streamlined Child Family Team meetings involving families, schools and outside agencies.

Arraigned and provided psychological and/or psychiatric evaluations, completing Clinical Assessments as needed.

Planned and implemented a system of record reviews and staff productivity.

ICD9 and ICD10 Proficient.

ABC’S OF DEVELOPMENT, LLC, New Bern, NC (Owner) 3/2005 – 7/2017

Early Intervention Specialist

Managed community- based rehabilitative services for children 3 and under pertaining to their developmental delays, behavioral issues and autism.

Developed and implemented therapy in all settings for children including home, daycare and community.

Managed child and family circumstance assessments while tracking therapy process.

Planned and suggested recommendations for therapy to assist in child development.

Managed and sustained all client records, Medicaid and private billing.

EASTER SEALS UCP OF NC, New Bern, NC 9/2010 – 4/2011

Intensive In Home Team Leader

Supervised and maintained three Intensive In Home Services.

Provided and upheld a team approach to address needs identified in children and adolescents unable to remain in stable situations without intensive intervention.

Provided individual and family psychotherapy.

Created and implemented a home-based behavioral support plan with youth and caregivers.

Managed and streamlined Child Family Team meetings involving families, schools and outside agencies.

Arraigned and provided psychological and/or psychiatric evaluations, completing Clinical Assessments as needed.

Planned and implemented a system of record reviews and staff productivity.

PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES, New Bern, NC 2/2005 – 3/2007

Early Intervention Coordinator

Managed Early Intervention Services for children with autism.

Managed and maintained cases and program responsibilities for clients while coordinating with community sources to enable superb care.

Provided and maintained out-reach services for children 3 and under pertaining to their developmental delays, behavioral issues and autism.

NEW BERN CHILDREN’S SERVICES DEVELOPMENTAL AGENCY, New Bern, NC 6/2004 – 2/2005

Service Coordinator

Managed and maintained intake, identification, assessment, evaluation, tracking and referral services of eligible family members to the Infant/Toddler program.

Planned and developed Family Service Plan activities.

Monitored and maintained client cases, program responsibilities, and client records.

Provided DAYC evaluations and Family and Achievements evaluations.

Additional Experience

EASTPOINTE HUMAN SERVICES, Habilitation Specialist, Kinston, NC 2002-2004

LENOIR COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Pre-K Special Needs Teacher, Kinston, NC 2000-2002

GREENE COUNTY HEALTH CARE, Social Work, Snow Hill, NC 1997-2000

NOVA-HRS, INC, Social Work, Kinston, NC 1995-1997

LENOIR COUNTY DSS, Social Worker II, Kinston, NC 1994-1995

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Social Work, Greenville, NC 1994-1994

DISABILITIES BOARD OF CHARLESTON, Case Management, Charleston, SC 1992-1993

Education & Credentials

Master of Social Work, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2007

Bachelor of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 1990

LCSW C008271 License

LCAS – A 2237 License

Infant/Toddler Certified

Trauma Focus Therapy Certified



Contact this candidate