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Substance Abuse Management

New York, NY
February 20, 2015

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Cheryl A. Edmond, CASAC

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Bronx, New York 10461




To obtain a position as a professional Substance Abuse/Alcoholism Counselor

Summary of Qualifications

• Substance Abuse Counselor with 30 years experience working with youths, truancy, parolees, probationers, correctional facility,

adult male and female populations.

• Experience working with substance Abuse population, MMTP, case management, harm reduction, co- occurring disorders,

mental disorders and people living with HIV/AIDS.

• Strong group facilitation skills with diverse population.,

• Strong understanding of 822 regulations.

• Experienced in performing intake, assessment, planning, linking, advocacy and monitoring client’s treatment protocol.


NYS License Credential CASAC

Fordham University – Bronx, NY

Psychology Major - 1995- 1997

Career Experience

Lower Eastside Service Center 10/2014- Present

Substance Abuse Counselor

• Worked in outpatient MMTP

• Treatment plans

• Methadone protocol to Medical Doctor

• Case reviews

Baltic Street AEH

Mental Health Worker 01/2011-10/2014

• Work in outpatient mental health clinic

• Assist consumers with developing a rapport with their primary Psychiatrist

• Case reviews

• Progress notes

• Individual counseling

• Case management

• Advocate for consumers with: Housing, Vocational, Employment, needs.

New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services

Substance Abuse Counselor 12/2009-08/2010

• Worked in outpatient day treatment

• Provided individual sessions to sex offenders and substance abusers

• Case reviews

• Progress notes

• Discharge planning

• Case management

• Ran groups for HIV and AIDS clients

Prison Health Services 01/2007-12/2009

Substance Abuse Counselor

• Work with methadone maintenance inmates

• Verify inmates methadone maintenance program

• Write inmates protocol to Medical Doctor for inmates methadone dosage

• Request monthly renewal on inmate methadone dosage

• Intake done daily on new inmates


Substance Abuse Counselor 6/2006-1/2007

• Work in outpatient day treatment facility with women substance abusers

• Treatment plans

• Case review

• Mandated reporting CPS & MPS

• Progress notes

• Discharge planning

Center for Community Alternatives

Substance Abuse Counselor 9/2004-6/2006

• Work with adult women who has been released from various prisons

• Developed treatment plans for clients

• Maintain progress notes, perform case review, and arrange discharge plans for clients

• Perform all aspect of case management


Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor 8/2001-9/2004

• Performed educational workshops in various locations including detention facilities and Beacon Programs

• Presented workshops on various topics including Substance Abuse Prevention, Social Skills, Alternative to Violence, Health

Education, harm reduction

• Provided individual counseling to youths aged 10-21

• Responsible for performing intake

• Worked with probation officers andfamily members to ensure participants progress, and family intervention sessions

Mount Vernon Hospital – Mount Vernon, NY 6/2000- 7/2001

Substance Abuse Counselor (Detox Unit)

• Provided intake, assessment, entitlement, and treatment plans for patients

• Performed group and individual counseling and orientation into 12 step programs

Medical Arts – New York 2/2000-7/2000

• Substance Abuse Counselor

• Supervised evening outpatient transit unit

• Facilitated relapse prevention groups, treatment plans, and progress reports

• Ran groups on how to prevent HIV/AIDS



• VIP – 1990


• CASES- 1995

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