SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATION:
Highly qualified and passionate Chemical Dependence Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with patients in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in various modalities. Excellent at managing complex and challenging caseloads with a variety of substance abuse issues. Adapt at communicating clearly and professionally with members of the medical team and performing effective family outreach and support.
11/6/18 – Present Realization Center Brooklyn, NY
Substance Abuse Counselor
Psychosocial Evaluation and Assessment
Individual and Group Sessions
MI techniques to maximize patient ability to manage daily life stressors without the use of drugs and alcohol.
4/22/13 – 11/6/2018 CASES/IMT New York, NY
Assistant Team Leader
Schedule daily staff community assignments.
Co-facilitated clinical meetings.
Developed and facilitated Harm Reduction Group.
Assisted in staff community crisis intervention.
4/13/2009 – 4/8/2013 Metropolitan Hospital/MMTP New York, NY
MMTP Addiction Counselor
Screening and Assessment/Treatment Planning
New Admission/Psychosocial Assessment/Reviews annually
Established patient record, evaluated patients on a monthly basis and document findings in the patient record.
Completed all work assignment within the required time frame
Provided educational and vocation information and referral for patients.
Collected toxicology specimens required by state laws
3/2009 - 4/2014 BRC/Chemical Dependency Crisis Center New York, NY
Monitored dually diagnosed participants
Completed census and patient tracking log
Assists nursing with screening and intake
11/2007 – 1/2009 New Directions Brooklyn, NY
Conducted abuse assessments, progress notes and participated in the development of treatment plans.
Served as client advocate and liaison between service providers and Court
Coordinated drug screens with urine toxicology unit
York College, 2002-2003 Queens, NY
Successful completion of the following courses:
Alcohol and Alcoholism, Health and Disease
Drug Use and Abuse and Alcohol
SKILLS, CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
CASAS 2006 (Credentialing Number : 19200)
Integrated Mental Health Addiction Treatment Training Certificate (OMH/OASAS)
Mandated Reporter Training (NYS Office of Children & Family Services)
Cultural Diversity/Sensitivity (Bowery Residents Committee)
Motivating Resistive Individuals (Training Center for Health Professional)
Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation (NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services).
Clinical Supervision Foundation I
Clinical Supervision Foundation II
Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coach
Certified Recovery Peer Advocate-Eligle