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Case Manager, Counselor

Location:
Florida, United States
Posted:
October 07, 2016

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DON DOLAN

**** ********** **.

Valrico, FL ****6

(813) ***-****-Home

(813) ***-****-Cell

E-Mail: acwyo4@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Qualifications

Excellent organizational skills in managing a large caseload and achieving specific case plan goals.

Supervisory and Management skills in hiring and supervising.

Sixeen years of leadership responsibility in Crisis Intervention, Children, Youth, and Family Counseling, Case Work Management and Drop-Out Prevention

Excellent assessment skills and intervention strategies.

Excellent time management and dedication to complete task/job.

Professional Integrity.

MASTERS OF SCIENCE in PSYCHOLOGY, SUMMA CUM LAUDE.

California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA. Graduated June, 2014

California Coast University February 2010 to June 2014

Completed Masters of Science in Psychology Summa Cum Laude

.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services Community Based Organization under DCF doing Case Management in Dependency Law.

January 2016 to Present

Writes Judicial Review Social Study Reports for the Court.

Reports & Testifies in Court Proceedings on Cases managed.

Creates Case Plans for Families and various Court Documents.

Engages Parents to resolve critical issues that lead to Dependency.

Refers and links clients with Services.

Refers children to necessary services.

Interfaces with other professionals in coordinating wrap around services.

Weekly and monthly visits with both parents and children.

Interacting with non-relatives and foster parents, residential staff to oversee that the safety and well-being of the child is being met.

Documentation of case activity.

AMIKids Center for Personal Growth All Boys Middle school

In St. Pete Beach, FL

Case Manager August 2014 thru December 2015

Performs Family/Student Assessments & Conducts Intakes

Creates Individual Treatment Plans

Creates Behavioral Assessments

Facilitator of Boys Council Group

Implements Behavior Modification Interventions with Youth

Conducts Family Interventions with Youth and Parent

Documents Case Activity

Performs Limited Home visits

Meets with Students on a regular basis one on one

Regularly Intervenes in Inappropriate Student Behaviors

Daily Works with Key Staff Personnel to Strategize

Interviews and Assesses Parents/Youth for Program Eligibility

Interacts Regularly with Middle School Guidance Counselors

Principals, Vice-Principals. Also Interacts with LEO’s and JPO’s

Tampa Bay Academy, Riverside, FL

Group Advisor December of 2009 to December of 2010

Implements clinically necessary & appropriate therapeutic services.

Monitors patients to ensure effective supervision and care.

Documents patient activities, episodes, events.

Trained in TCI techniques

Guide youth in early morning wake-up routines

Handle any crisis that arise during the night or early morning.

Mono County Department of Social Services

Mono County-Walker, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Social Worker III March of 2009 to September of 2009

APS and IHSS Programs

Investigated reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of Elders and dependent adults assessing for risk.

Implemented case plan activities for APS cases.

Assessed and reassessed clients for the IHSS Program.

Maintained Case Records via Case Documentation.

Worked with Referral agency to coordinate services for seniors.

Cultivated and maintained excellent relationships with the Seniors as the “Social Worker” for the community.

Completed State Training for APS and IHSS

Kensington Nanny & Home Services May of 2007 to March of 2009

Serving the Tampa Bay Area as the

“Preferred Provider” of the

Tampa Bay Lightning

Owner of the Business.

Set up the Business.

Performed Marketing and Advertising for the Business.

Performed Networking on behalf of the agency.

Secured clients for full-time, part-time, short-term nanny domestic placements and also provided On-Call babysitting services to clients.

Recruited for qualified nannies.

Interviewed and administered tests for nannies.

Chose “hired” nannies to represent Kensington Nannies & Home Services.

Hired staff of three.

Conducted training for the nannies.

Supervised 60 + nannies under Kensington Nanny & Home Services.

Verified references and performed background checks on the nanny candidates.

I am a Certified Instructor with the American Red Cross and teach Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid courses to our nannies and the public.

Hillsborough Kids, Inc. (HKI) January of 2005 to May of 2007

Tampa, FL Position: DEPENDENCY CASE MANAGER

Assessed client needs and then developed and implemented Case Plans and coordinated the delivery of services to clients.

Prepared Case Plans, Judicial Review Social Study Reports (and various other court documents) and made recommendations and testified in various Court hearings and staffings regarding reunification, termination of parental rights, and other permanency plans.

Provided specialized services that included, but not limited to, detainment, interstate compact, post placement supervision, on-going monthly supervision of children, caregiver home studies and risk assessments.

Coordinated cases and strategies with supervisors, service providers, and the Office of the Attorney General. Also removed and placed children as needed.

Arranged and provided transportation for clients, children on a regular basis and supervised visitation between parents and children. Worked with foster parents to facilitate services for children.

Arranged for drug screens to clients.

Managed a large case load and monitored all the cases’ progresses and evaluated the status of each Case Plan as well as performed daily case documentation of case plan activities.

Visited children in their homes on a regular/monthly visits.

Various and sundry other functions as related to case management.

I am very professional and a strong team player.

I am the kind of person who’s attitude is as far as possible

Work to get the job done! I am very engaging and my genuine

Care and compassion and insights come through. My partners at

Work know they can depend on me and the clients know they

Can expected my integrity and commitment to them.

Rocky Creek School August of 1991 to June of 1997

Redwood Valley, CA Position: COUNSELOR

Employed as a counselor at this emancipation group home for teenage boys 15 to 18 years old. This

work involved performing individual and group counseling sessions; coordinating and directing activities; implementing case plans (as discussed in staff meetings); monitoring progress and making

adjustments accordingly. Conflict resolution was also an essential function while performing this job. Preparation of meals and instruction in preparation of meals, as well as, transporting kids to and from various destinations.

Mendocino County Youth Project November of 1991 to June of 1992

Ukiah, CA Position: 601 YOUTH COUNSELOR

Managed a case load involving at-risk youth at Ukiah High School. Implemented a program that involved student counseling, tutoring and family counseling. Interacted with faculty at the high school in coordinating services for students. While at the Youth Project attended a suicide prevention seminar and within a few days managed an attempted suicide by one of the students by exercising an intervention with him and his family as well as securing other services for him.

Child Protective Services January of 1991 to August of 1991

Ukiah, CA Position: CHILD PROTECTIVE

INVESTIGATOR (SOCIAL WORKER III)

Investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect, and determinations as to what action would be taken by the Department and to what extend. Formulated reports for management, attorneys, and the Court. Coordinated with Law Enforcement in the investigation of said allegations. Also coordinated with various local agencies, therapists and other professionals in providing services to the clients. Recommended plans to the court and implemented these plans with the families in an attempt to resolve the issues at hand. Worked with foster parents and service providers to help clients.

Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services February of 1990 to December of 1990

(HRS) Tampa, FL Position: FOSTER CARE COUNSELOR

Managed a very large case load (over 50 cases) comprised of foster care children and their families. As a counselor, assisted parents in achieving the goal of reunification with their children. Wrote, prepared, and filed legal documents with the court, which also included making appearances in court and interfacing with Judges, and attorneys. Maintained accurate and complete records of case activity and client progress. Created a personal time management system to accurately monitor client activity of such a large case load.

Teen Challenge of Los Angeles May of 1983 to May of 1984

Los Angeles, CA Position: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Supervised staff, interns and volunteers of a Phase I Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program. Conducted intake interviews to select clients appropriate for the one-year rehabilitation program and provided referrals when necessary. Prepared those clients on an out-patient basis through follow-up individual counseling and preparatory classes for those waiting to enter the Phase II of the one year program. Made court appearances on behalf of those clients entering the program, interacting with Judges, Public Defense attorneys and Probation/Parole Officers. Facilitated public speaking at high schools, churches and various donor events.

Centrum of Hollywood August of 1981 to March of 1983

Hollywood, CA Position: DIRECTOR

(OF THE YOUNG MEN’S HOUSE)

Directed a Crisis Intervention Young Men’s House in Hollywood, CA that provided temporary housing on a continuous basis for up to 25 runaways and street kids. Supervised and trained staff, interns, and volunteers. Designed and implemented projects for student interns that gave them practical experience in crisis counseling, interviewing, and providing referrals. Performed “street services” outreach to youth street population, male and female, particularly those involved in prostitution and provided crisis counseling and screened youth for placement into various long-term programs appropriate to their needs. Prepared budget for the home. Held group meetings at Juvenile Hall and Youth Authority Camps. Manned 24 hour Crisis Hotline. Taught life skills classes and performed both individual and group counseling. Interacted with Law Enforcement and parents to aid youth or return youth to parents.

PREVIOUS EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CUM LAUDE

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE, COSTA MESA, CA, GRADUATED

MAY 1988

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT TRAINING

Understanding and working within the social service system, 1990, Tampa.

Understanding Incest: The emotional aftermath, 1990, Tampa, FL.

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse, 1990, Tampa, FL.

Applying Juvenile Law for Dependent Children, 1990, Tampa, FL.

Issues and Problem Solving in Foster Care, 1990, Tampa, FL.

Various other training in various years with various organizations that provided training in incest, child sexual abuse, physical abuse, the effects of drugs and alcohol on family dynamics, and suicide identifying causes/prevention between 1991 thru 2005.

IHSS 101Training, Fresno, CA,May 5, 6, 7, 2009

IHSS Assessment Training & Authorization, Fresno, CA, June 2, 3, 2009

IHSS Special Areas, Fresno, CA,July 15, 16, 2009

IHSS Ensuring Quality, Fresno, CA, August 11, 2009

IHSS Medical Implications, Fresno, CA, August 27, 2009

Adult Services and IHSS Institute, Davis, CA (U.C. Davis) August 17-21, 2009

Overview of Adult Services

IHSS Eligibility

Complex Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Cases

Grief & Loss

Legal Issues

Elder Law Defined

Medical Issues



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