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Areas of Specialty Co--Occurring Disorders

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New York, NY
Posted:
February 25, 2015

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LAVERNE HAIRSTON, MBA, CASAC T

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Bronx, NY 10456

646-***-****

acohcs@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

MBA and CASAC t, with fifteen years’ experience and training in medical social services, adult outpatient & residential drug

treatment, in addition to having experience in mental health, HIV/AIDS, methadone maintenance, individual counseling and

group therapy. Valid driver’s license experience utilizing the following systems: AIRS, AWARDS, AVATAR, CARES/CAIRES.

Areas of • Co--Occurring

Specialty

Disorders

Addictive Disorders

Veterans •

Methadone Maintenance

Pain Management •

Housing Placement

Individual/Group Therapy Intake and Assessments

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Treatment Planning Infectious Diseases

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Bowery Residence Committee New York, New York 2014-Present

Community Technician

• Responsible, for monitoring a residential program for chemically addicted - mentally ill homeless men

• Conduct rounds of the facility to ensure that it is safe and orderly

• Perform crisis intervention when needed. Maintain written documentation

• Serve meals. Keep track of unit supplies

• Escort clients and assist them with ADLs

• Help to maintain an orderly and clean facility

• Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed

• Awards & Cares System

St. Joseph’s Medical Services Harrison, New York 2010- 2014

Addiction Counselor/Methadone Maintenance

• Upheld confidentiality of patient records;

• Guided clients to develop coping strategies;

• Developed and implemented treatment plans based on client centered treatment;

• Assessed the physical, mental and emotional condition of clients; Conducted assessments and intakes.

• Provided substance abuse individual and group counseling

• Participated in team and interdisciplinary meetings

• Utilized the CARES system

Aids Related Community Services, Hawthorne, New York 2008- 2009

Clinical Supervisor

• Conducted HIV rapid testing and pre/ post -test counseling;

• Organized intake and HIV, behavioral and mental health risk assessments;

• Supervised the daily operation of the health and wellness program within the seven county Mid-Hudson valley region

methadone clinics.

• Tracked and monitored deliverables to ensure the program goals were met

• Developed and implemented education and training for staff and clients

• Compiled program statistics and reports in accordance with OASAS and AIRS reporting system mandates

The Doe Fund, New York, New York 2004- 2008

Senior Case Manager

• Conducted home visits to ensure the stability of residents

• Retained property management

• Documented resident contact and maintained resident confidential case records

• Compiled program statistics and reports in accordance with HASA mandates

• Decreased the amount of long term stayers within Single Room Occupancy

• Reviewed and executed resident leases

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration 2007

American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Est. IL

Bachelor of Arts 2005

College of New Rochelle, Bronx, New York

CASAC Trainee 2000

Argus Community Training School, Bronx, New York



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