Education and Training
Talented Professional and team leader offering 30 years of success in providing sound addiction advice in Mental Health individuals including adolescents and adult environments. Strategic thinker with pinpoint proficiency. Offers proven ability to build effective teams and life skills. Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth, as a team player. Certified in Mental Health Counseling, Anger Management, Critical Thinking etc. Mental health treatment
Mental health disorders knowledge
Assessing mental health
Mental health systems
Mental Health Recovery Coach
Handled all delegated tasks, including groups and life skills coaching. Improved operations by working with team members and clients to find workable solutions. Implemented personalized treatment plans and monitored progress. Put together list of applicable resources and helped secure necessary referrals. Counseled individuals, families and groups as part of recovery process. Detailed client behaviors, treatment plans and progress according to objectives. Attended treatment meetings to outline and review plans. Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines. 05/2017 11/2018
Handled all delegated tasks, including maintaining daily logs outlining each clients outcome and status of the day.
Provided excellent service and attention to clients daily work ethics and gave support to those with deficiencies.
Supported Medicaid department by compiling paperwork and taking detailed notes. Constructed daily activities and work stations for individuals to engage and learn within the specific activity. Guiding and advising individuals to choose better paths and basic life skills. 12/2009 04/2017
Substance Abuse Counselor
New Hope Now
Worked closely with drug court staff in designing treatment plans specific to client needs. Collected urine samples from clients to test for substances. Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for outpatient clients. Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction. Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking. Mentor and Youth advocate for Male empowerment group "Fathers on Fire". Administrative Support for Social Work Department. 10/2005 11/2009
New York, NY
Juvenile Detention Officer
Office Of Children Services
Patrolled correctional facility to ensure it's clean, secure and maintained, including monitor of showers, eating etc.
Observed and recorded the progress of each juvenile offender. Collaborated with probation officers, school representatives and other key individuals in community to support adolescents and their families.
Assisted the arresting law enforcement officer.
Prepared a file on each individual admitted to facility. Associate of Applied Science: Shaw University - Accounting And Business Management 06/1983 Raleigh, NC