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Mental Health Service

Location:
Ukiah, California, United States
Posted:
June 24, 2019

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CYNTHIA HERNANDEZ

*** ****** **

Ukiah, CA 95482

Ph: 707-***-****

ac9odx@r.postjobfree.com

Service-oriented Therapist and Social Worker with 40 year background in Children, Individuals and Family Service. Core competencies include Interpersonal skill, Active Listening and Interviewing as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.

Active Listening Therapy and Counseling

Social Perceptiveness Service Orientation

Speaking Monitoring

Critical Thinking Judgment and Decision Making

Persuasion Reading Comprehension

Complex Problem Solving Coordination

Negotiation Active Learning

Systems Analysis Time Management

Foreign Language Troubleshooting

Jun 2016 -Current

Santa Rosa, CA

Mental Health Clinician

WellPath

Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment. Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts.

Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests. Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes. Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems. Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.

Jan 2004 -Apr 2016

Ukiah, CA

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Redwood Community Behavioral Health Services

Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors. Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner. Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.

Develop and implement individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior, and other personal issues. Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and observation.

Confer with clients to develop plans for posttreatment activities. Confer with other counselors, doctors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.

Follow up on results of counseling programs and clients' adjustments to determine effectiveness of programs.

Provide instructions to clients on how to obtain help with legal, financial, and other personal issues.

Gather information from doctors, schools, social workers, juvenile counselors, law enforcement personnel, and others to make recommendations to courts for resolution of child custody or visitation disputes.

Jan 2004 -May 2006

Ukiah, CA

Social Worker IV

Mendocino County Department Of Social Services

Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.

Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs. Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty. Maintain case history records and prepare reports. Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.

Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply. Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents. Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements. Provide, find, or arrange for support services, such as child care, homemaker service, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling, or parenting classes, to prevent more serious problems from developing.

Place children in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, or medical treatment centers. Jan 1999 -Jan 2004

Ukiah, CA

Case Manager

Redwood Community Behavioral Health Services

Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.

Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs. Education

Maintain case history records and prepare reports. Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions. Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents. Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients, and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided. Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements. Evaluate personal characteristics and home conditions of foster home or adoption applicants.

Work in child and adolescent residential institutions. Nov 1989 -Feb 1999

Ukiah, CA

Social Service Aide

Mendocino County Department Of Social Services

Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.

Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior. Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.

Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.

Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families. Assist in planning food budgets, using charts or sample budgets. Transport and accompany clients to shopping areas or to appointments, using automobile.

Advise clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping.

Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.

San Francisco, CA

Oct 2004

Master of Science: Counseling Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy University of San Francisco

GPA 3.8.

Minor in Organizational Behavior .



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