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North Las Vegas, NV
May 14, 2020

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Monique Harris, LCSW

**** *** ******* **. ***** Las Vegas, Nevada 89084

702-***-**** e-mail:

Academic History

University of Nevada, las Vegas masters, Social work/

admin, POLICY & planning

California State University Los Angeles Bachelors of Arts

Social Work/

Youth Agency Administration

Los Angeles Southwest College Associates of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies/Child Development

Professional Experience

Social Work Business Consulting& LCSW Intern Supervisor

June 2018- Current


Clinical consulting for establishing and maintaining Private Practice & Group businesses

Development of Policies and Procedures

Federal& State contract submission with 85% success rate of approvals

Grant writing and management

Program development, implementation, and evaluation

Establishment of business entity local and federal to include non profit status

Behavioral health application with state with 85% success rate

establish behavioral health outpatient agency

application & development of Board approved sites for LCSW interns

Establishment of Board of Directors

Establish Bylaws

Establishment and training of Nonprofit requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker /Private Practice

July 2015 Current

Private Practice

Develop comprehensive treatment plans that focus on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment

Work with parents, teachers, and community partners to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school

Teach anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social, emotional coping, & functional living skills.

Refer clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.

Lead patients in individual, family, group and therapy sessions using MI, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused –CBT, and DBT, and Parent Child Intervention Therapy (PCIT).

Created and reviewed treatment and discharge plans

Centene Corp; Silver Summit Health Plan- Las Vegas Nevada

June 2017- August 2018

Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

Manage clinical services to include management of clinical services, marketing of BH clinical services and supervision of clinical staff including hiring, scheduling, coaching, development and evaluation of employee performance

Ensure compliance with established initial and concurrent review, case management, referral, pre-certification and authorization policies, procedures and processes

Reviews Care Management (CM) policies and procedures to ensure they are meeting regulatory requirements (NCQA) and are an accurate reflection of current CM practice eligibility, benefits and contracts

Monitor data to address trends or potential quality improvement opportunities including provider issues, service gaps, member needs

Working with staff to anticipate and resolve complex issues to ensure accurate, cost effective operations and the achievement of productivity and quality metrics.

Manager will work in conjunction with the Director of Managed Care on a variety of critical tasks including the management of one or more focused clinical initiatives and representing the company externally in presentations with key provider and payer groups

Southern Nevada children first - las Vegas, Nevada

Feb.2007- Current

Founding Executive Director

Established the only NP in Southern Nevada designed to addressing the issues of homeless, pregnant and parenting youth and young adults.

Establish Federal and State Non Profit Status

Develop and File By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation

Leadership: With the Board of Directors, establish the organization's vision, mission, and annual goals and objectives. Seek community input and engage their support, and identify and respond to opportunities and challenges. Established a local and national reputation.

Community engagement and development: Represent and establish publicity. Work constructively with the community to foster activities, encourage community involvement, and develop best practices, process and use of the tools. Develop and execute good communication practices. Develop and maintain effective partnerships with other organizations to assure cohesion and comprehensive services. Actively engage community members. Develop and coordinate programs to include Clinical, Housings, Education and training.

Operational management: Establish 11million dollars in funding, developed, implement, and evaluate policy and procedures, reporting and oversight of Continuum of Care (COC) HUD funded programs, Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Maternity Group Homes (HHS) in partnership with Clark County Social Services. Develop and facilitate programs and funding for Community Development Block Grants Develop (CDBG) programs and secure over $800k to support Education and Training Programs, which include facilitation of WIA, WIOA, and Stimulus funds, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program from HHS in partnership with local Health District. Established Behavioral Health Program, to include establishing the only community base Parent Child Intervention Therapy Program, Medicaid contract, provider contracts with multiple public and private insurance companies, generating over half a million dollars. Assure high-level coordination for client services and deployment effort. Coordinate and facilitate the myriad of activities related to the successful local and national reputation of Southern Nevada Children First. Manage the day-to day operations of the organization, monitoring projects and budgets ensuring that mandates are executed in an effective manner consistent with organization policies. Effectively balance resources with need. Manage organization staff and volunteers.

Fundraising: Spearhead the identifying and writing of grant proposals, community event, agency fundraising events, recruiting and assisting local groups and clubs to host fundraisers on our behalf. Generated over 11 million dollars in monetary donations and multi millions in in-kind supporting up to 2 million dollar annual budget. Secured 20K sq. ft. building donation from community partner, Stations Casino. Identify potential Federal and State initiatives and partnerships to build the community and generate revenue for the purpose of enhancing the original mandate and goals of the organization to support Homeless, pregnant, parenting youth and young adults.

Administration: Fulfill administrative requirements of Southern Nevada Children First including: assuring that the By-Laws of the organization are adhered to; actively participating in Southern Nevada Children First Board meetings as a non-voting member; sign contracts and other legal documents on behalf of the organization; establish all administrative policies and procedures.

Traveling on behalf of the organization, representation, presentations and program development.

CHR, Inc. (Caring helping and restoring lives) - las Vegas, Nevada

May. 2008-2009

Programs Director

Work closely with the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board to assure compliance with rules and regulations of Workforce Investment Act

Maintain a focus on providing excellent client service, by planning, developing, and coordinating all activities and functions of case management to ensure performance and programmatic goals and objectives within a prescribed time frame

Facilitate staff development and training

Establish short and long-term goals to achieve mission

Plans, organizes, staffs, directs and evaluates program activities to meet goals

Recommends policies to the Board of Directors and administers approved policies

Hires, trains and supervises staff.

Creates and maintains best practices to maximize service delivery.

Manage fiscal operations including budget development and authorization of expenditures. Monitors the program’s financial health and makes recommendations to the Finance/Fundraising Committee

Assists with the development, direction and evaluation of fund raising activities including acquisition of new donors, corporate support, special events, and grants.

Develops, directs and implements public relations and communication strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness of program.

Collaborates with community groups to strengthen and expand the coalition (religious and faith communities, ethnic/cultural, health and human service providers, business, education and neighborhood groups).

Specialized Alternative for Families and youth-las Vegas, Nevada


Family & Youth Specialist& psychosocial rehabilitation specialist

Planning and treatment. Typical responsibilities: write CASSI, develops service/treatment plans; conducts individual counseling; develops skills training programs; interact with clients and families; teaches independent living skills and provide encouragement and advice on methods for maintaining appropriate behavior; develop community support; manages at-risk behavior and performs crisis intervention

Case management. Typical responsibilities: visits clients and collateral contacts to observe clients and services; ensures client access to services; advocates for client rights; ensures least restrictive environment and treatment alternatives; supports client/family in achieving rehabilitative goals; monitors medication compliance; provides emergency crisis intervention, and after hours on-call services.

Consultation and training. Typical responsibilities: trains paraprofessionals in implementing program and treatment plans; consults and trains in specific psychosocial and living skills, intervention, and rehabilitative methods with parents, staff, and service providers.

Nevada partnership for homeless youth- las Vegas, Nevada


Operations Manager

Created case managers manual and developed new policies and procedures for organization

Public presentations, news paper and television interviews

Grant Writing with 98% accuracy

Develop, implement, and evaluate multiple programs, to include Safe Place.

Served as community liaison

Developed and maintain relationship between public, privet and other similar service providers

Monitor service delivery and provide client service delivery support

Managed staff of 8-10 persons

Direct and coordinate activities

Create systems for collecting accurate documentation

Hire/terminate, create tracking and hiring documentation

Prepare work schedules, and manage monthly reports

Develop and/or facilitate professional development and trainings

Monitor on-line services and client service delivery via- Homeless Management Information System

Staff and client conflict resolution

Supervise staff and provide back-up support with assessments, placement, case planning, intervention, and treatment

Olive Crest Wrap Around Services and Foster Family Agency- Bellflower, California

2004 – 2005

Case Manager- intern

Coordinated case management services for adolescents within an RCL 12 (residential facility)

Assisted with group treatment and therapeutic recreation for adolescents

Assisted with the development and maintenance of an agency referral database

Assisted with intakes and placements to ensure adolescents where receiving proper treatment and supervision

South Bay Bright Future Foster Care Agency- Harbor City, California

2002– 2005

Foster Parent

Provided a safe and nurturing environment for dependent children in out of home placement

Assisted children’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral states to ensure proper treatment was received

Participated in weekly meeting with county social workers to review and assess the well being of the minor children and collaborated in treatment recommendations

Los Angeles Unified School District- Los Angeles, California


Special Education Assistant/Special Needs Attendant

Provided care for developmentally disabled children and “at- risk” youth

Assessed children in educational and social environment

Participated in Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings

Collaborated with teachers and Administrators in creating behavior, academic and/or socialization modification plans

Innovated unique ways to communicate lesson/activities using multiple modality perspective

Organized and facilitated groups

Facilitated independent living skills

Training/Additional Skills

LCSW Supervisor

License Clinical Social Worker State of Nevada and

Atlanta, Ga.

Parent Child Intervention Therapist (PCIT)

Multiple EHR Systems, Theranest, ICan Notes, Therapymate, Simple Practice

Former License Clark County Substitute Teacher K-12

Franklyn Covey Effective Management and Leadership Training

Grant Writing

Nonprofit Management

Foster Family Care License

Parent Resources for Information Development and Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Certificated to train

Professional Assault Response Training (P.A.R.T.)

Model Approach to Partnership and Parenting (M.A.P.)

Kaufman Test of Education Achievement (K.T.E.A)

Welligent- Special Education, Individual Employment Plan, software

Other Related Experience/ Professional Presentations/Affiliations

Guest Lecturer, (2007) Interpersonal Communication. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Counseling.

Guest Teaching for Clark County School District (2005-2006)

Presenter (2005) LGBT Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Social Work (Final Semester)

Presenter, (2007) Leadership Styles and Communication. Urban League Young Black Professionals Conference on Education, University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reoccurring Presentations (2005-2007) to Clark County Commissioners, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Committee.

Media Presentation (2005-Present). Homeless Youth Issues Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada.

2017-Current Executive Board Member on the Board of Examiners for Social Workers for the State of Nevada.

2017-2018 Board Member with Washoe Behavioral Health Policy Committee.

Member of NASW & NABSW

Professional Development (2005-2007) Client and Colleague Cultural Competency, Confidentiality, and Mandated Reporting

National Evaluation Team Member (2008) District Equity & Culture Audit. Ector County, Odessa, Texas

Vic- President/Co- Founder Las Vegas National Association of Black Social Workers (2008)

Public Presentation (2009) National Association of Social Workers Conference “The Black Family Combating Challenges Building on Strengths”.

University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Social Work, Agency Field Instructor (2009-Present)

Guest Keynote Speaker, “ Homelessness and Teen Pregnancy” Community Impact on Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference (2015)

Presenter at S.W.E.E.T conference for Foster Youth (2015)

References: Furnished upon request

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