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CASAC / Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

New York, NY
June 30, 2016

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Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate & Certified Recovery Coach


The Resource Training Center Inc., New York, NY

CASAC- 2016- passed the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) exam 10/26/14

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) 2014

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) 2014

Mental Health First Aid

Medication-Assisted Treatment with Special Populations – SAMHSA Training

Domestic Violence Sensitivity Training- Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

State University of NY at Oswego, Oswego, NY - B.A Broadcasting and Mass Communications

Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY - A.A.S Broadcasting and Telecommunications


2015-2016 Intake Counselor: The Resource Training and Counseling Center, Brooklyn, NY

An outpatient chemical dependency program serving adults including forensic and duly diagnosed populations

Screening, intake and assessment of potential clients; referrals to outside treatment facilities

Brief interventions; Full interventions and “No Harm Plan” creation for clients with suicidal ideations

Facilitate group and individual counseling sessions

Coordinate with multidisciplinary team for case conferences; Report and record keeping; eCR database

DWI Clinical Assessments; interviewing collateral contacts

Acces Clinical and Vocational Assessments

Toxicology preparation / lab documentation

2015 Peer Specialist; ACT Team; Post Graduate Center for Mental Health, Queens, NY

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program is an evidence based practice; ACT provides on-going, community based psychiatric services for the mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA) and mentally ill populations

Conducted ongoing screenings to determine psychiatric and social service needs of clients

Escorted clients to a myriad of public assistance, medical and social appointments to serve as their advocate

Created wellness plans with clients; Initiated in depth peer-to-peer discussions about managing daily tasks

Documented case notes in Foothold electronic health records database; handled emergency phone off hours

Participated in daily case conference meetings with ACT Team

Coordination of care with Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), Adult Protective Services, Hospitals, Inpatient Care Treatment Facilities, Parachute Respite Services, Clubhouse/Goodwill, Social Services/HRA

2013-2014 Intake Coordinator; The Resource Training and Counseling Center, Brooklyn, NY

A higher education organization specializing in training Substance Abuse Counselors and Recovery Coaches

Screening and intake of potential students for school eligibility and funding sources

Held orientation for new students; report, record keeping and administrative duties

Recovery Coaching for individuals needing emotional support

Liaised with Acces-VR in order to serve as a support for students with disabilities; Vocational Assessments

Assisted students with vocational needs such as resume creation and internship / job placement

2011-2013 Substance Abuse Counselor Intern; New York Counseling for Change, Jackson Heights NY

An outpatient counseling facility for sex offenders, mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA), forensic and domestic violence charged populations

Created psycho socials, treatment plans and case notes in conjunction with the clients

Counseling; planned and facilitated group and individual therapy sessions


2009-2013 Media Relations Publicist, Freelance Stonegate Communications, New York, NY

2007-2009 Broadcast Coordinator Wave Entertainment/Sea Mobile, Holmdel, NJ

2005-2007 Associate Producer The Maury Show, NBC Television, New York, NY

2001-2004 Assistant Program Manager WLIW-21 (PBS), Plainview, NY

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