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Mental Health State University

Whittier, California, United States
October 14, 2016

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P.O. Box ***, Whittier, CA ***** 562-***-****


A dynamic, compassionate, dedicated, bright, and energetic social worker with expertise in counseling, crisis intervention, case management, intake and assessment, with proficiency in developing individualized treatment, discharge and aftercare plans. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop. Instrumental in educating professionals in the “Social Model of Recovery” with individuals who are dually diagnosed with mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders. Designed, developed, implemented and presented PowerPoint presentations used by Telecare Corporation to train and educate new employees. Motivated, willing to learn, and passionate about helping people take charge of their lives again and to be all they were meant to be.

Affiliations include National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI), In Our Own Voice Presenter, Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHAOC), and Mental Health Association of Los Angeles (MHALA)


3/2016 to present

6/2012 present

Jump Start – MHALA, Long Beach, CA – Bridges, Inc., Esperanza Residential Program

Internship program/ Educational Internship consisting of:

Hands on training experience working in the mental health field at Bridges, Inc., El Monte, CA with

people who have been suffering from chronic mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and

homelessness. Utilize knowledge, experience, and job skills to educate, support, and develop plans for

clients suffering from chronic mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and homelessness. Develop

plans to alleviate lack of services and interventions that help persons suffering from these societal

issues. The “Recovery Model,” is utilized to provide unique person - centered services.

Rehabilitation Therapist/ Intake & Assessment SW, TRC Royale, Santa Ana, CA

Teach persons diagnosed with mental illnesses how to live in the community free from substance abuse, how to manage their medications effectively and how to enrich their life through recovery.

Expertise as an intake and assessment counselor on an acute psychiatric unit utilizing, crisis intervention, counseling, psychosocial assessments, case management, treatment, discharge, and aftercare planning.

8/07 - 11/10

Social Services Worker III/ County of Riverside

Evaluate situations that required removal of children from their homes due to reported child abuse.

Process investigations which included the use of Drug Endangered Children teams, the sheriff’s

department, court report writing, case plans, placement of children in foster homes with

follow up, and community resource referrals for parents.

Responsible for documentation, case plan development, appearing in court, make recommendations to the court for proper follow up with the placement and care of the children placed in foster care.

4/03 - 8/07

Rehabilitation Therapist/ Telecare Corporation, Long Beach, CA

Worked on an acute psychiatric unit with people experiencing chronic mental illness, providing safe, effective, efficient direct care, rehabilitation treatment and services


2002- BS Human Services, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Summa cum Laude, Psi Chi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1994-Certificate – DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELOR, California Paramedical & Technical College, Long Beach, CA

Graduated Valedictorian with Honors



Volunteer of the Year – Metropolitan State Hospital, Norwalk CA


NAMI Silver Ribbon Award – Spirit of Service Award to Consumers & their Families


Designed “Recovery Model vs. Medical Model” Employee Training Program –Telecare Corporation

2010 - present

IOOV – Trained Presenter for “In Our Own Voice” program



Trained Presenter – Sheriff’s/Police Departments of California NAMI

State of California - Certificate of Recognition Mental Health Association Community Service



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