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Mental Health Assistant

Location:
Pueblo, CO
Salary:
posted salary
Posted:
April 23, 2020

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Robert F. Bundy

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

Pueblo West, CO 81007

719-***-**** Hm. 719-***-**** Cell

adcxli@r.postjobfree.com

Objective: Looking for the greatest opportunity to work as a “Licensed Professional Counselor” Qualifications:

Establishing a safe, welcoming environment where all offenders’ rights, diversity, and dignity are respected.

Communicating to offenders, and staff, in the recognition and addressing of the necessity of protocols and norms regarding conflict management and conflict resolution.

Provide training regarding mental health needs and issues; manage psychiatric crises, and assist in the institutional management of mentally ill inmates.

Experience in writing plans of care/treatment plans.

Experience in medical record review/documentation of psychiatric patient behaviors in order to assess patient progress or lack of toward plans of care.

Able and dedicated to providing a good example for others; proven abilities demonstrated in providing leadership and guidance; strong desire to value all employee groups and stakeholders; sincerely interested in the welfare of offenders and staff.

Open to new ideas; knowledgeable about current technology trends; strong diversity in the area of leadership and guidance experience; mentoring, coaching, and counseling offenders.

Consistently demonstrates professionalism, respect for others, and consistency of values.

Loyal employee, willing and dedicated to doing more than the job requires; committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo.

Proven ability to improve staff morale and building climate and culture.

Excellent interpersonal skills when establishing and building relationships with staff. Professional Experience:

Licensed professional counselor working in conjunction with suboxone clinic Sept 2019-Present

Providing mental health services referred by Front Range Clinic to clients struggling with prescription opiates, heroin, benzodiazepines, meth, and alcohol.

Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive client mental health records. Documentation includes mental health evaluations and reports, client mental health status/condition, behaviors, progress, response to therapies and medication, assessment results and recommendations,

As a counselor working in conjunction with doctors and nurse practitioners, we strive to make finding a life beyond addiction easier than other Pueblo drug addiction clinics. Providing a judgement-free and compassionate treatment option at a drug addiction clinic.

Providing individualized counseling along with Suboxone providers to fit each client’s individual needs and working with their loved ones to create a treatment plan that will help achieve each client’s goal of sobriety, mending relationships, and finding healthy alternatives to illicit drug use. Mental Health Professional III, Colorado Department of Corrections. May 2019 – September 2019

Provide mental health services to inmates; provide psychiatric clinics and services, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention; provide consultation and guidance to correctional staff and administrators about mental health needs and issues including developmental disabilities and other special need populations as identified; provide training regarding mental health needs and issues; manage psychiatric crises, and assist in the institutional management of mentally ill inmates.

Provide professional mental health services to a special population of offenders in compliance with mental health guidelines, to include mental health assessments, individual and group therapy, clinical management of offender with mental illness; working with other staff regarding the mental health needs of inmates, assisting in correctional management of inmates with mental illness or mental problems, and other special populations Robert F. Bundy

as identified, providing training regarding need and issues, as well as directing care in psychiatric crises or emergencies.

Provide professional mental health services to the inmate population to include formal and informal mental health evaluations, diagnostic assessments, and clinical interventions. Judgment is used to select and apply existing guidelines to address mental health treatment needs of inmates; serves as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; assures accurate Information System mental health needs levels, including Psychiatric and Developmental Disability needs level codes; and provides group, brief, and individual therapy, and crisis intervention to include participation in 24 hour Mental Health On-Call Rotation. Assures both emergency and non-emergency transfer for offenders experiencing acute mental health needs. Provides clinical direction to non-clinical staff in mental health care and treatment of offenders. Assures continuity of care for inmate by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for receiving units, facilities, or agencies.

Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive offender mental health records. Documentation includes mental health evaluations and reports, offender mental health status/condition, behaviors, progress, response to therapies and medication, assessment results and recommendations, and standardized offender assessment forms. Utilizes standardized formats such as DAP, Treatment Plan outlines, Special Placement Referrals, and Infirmary forms. Takes personal responsibility for all documentation for assigned cases. 57500 E. Hwy. 50, Canon City, CO 81212: Phone 719-***-****

Mental Health Professional II, Colorado Department of Corrections. Sept, 2012 – Present

Provide mental health services to inmates; provide psychiatric clinics and services, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention; provide consultation and guidance to correctional staff and administrators about mental health needs and issues including developmental disabilities and other special need populations as identified; provide training regarding mental health needs and issues; manage psychiatric crises, and assist in the institutional management of mentally ill inmates.

Provide professional mental health services to a special population of offenders in compliance with mental health guidelines, to include mental health assessments, individual and group therapy, clinical management of offender with mental illness; working with other staff regarding the mental health needs of inmates, assisting in correctional management of inmates with mental illness or mental problems, and other special populations as identified, providing training regarding need and issues, as well as directing care in psychiatric crises or emergencies.

Provide professional mental health services to the inmate population to include formal and informal mental health evaluations, diagnostic assessments, and clinical interventions. Judgment is used to select and apply existing guidelines to address mental health treatment needs of inmates; serves as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; assures accurate Information System mental health needs levels, including Psychiatric and Developmental Disability needs level codes; and provides group, brief, and individual therapy, and crisis intervention to include participation in 24 hour Mental Health On-Call Rotation. Assures both emergency and non-emergency transfer for offenders experiencing acute mental health needs. Provides clinical direction to non-clinical staff in mental health care and treatment of offenders. Assures continuity of care for inmate by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for receiving units, facilities, or agencies.

Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive offender mental health records. Documentation includes mental health evaluations and reports, offender mental health status/condition, behaviors, progress, response to therapies and medication, assessment results and recommendations, and standardized offender assessment forms. Utilizes standardized formats such as DAP, Treatment Plan outlines, Special Placement Referrals, and Infirmary forms. Takes personal responsibility for all documentation for assigned cases. 57500 E. Hwy. 50, Canon City, CO 81212: Phone 719-***-**** Mental Health Professional I, Colorado Department of Corrections. Aug, 2011 – Aug, 2012

Provide mental health services to a special population of offenders under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals and in compliance with mental health guidelines. Participate in mental health treatment services and special unit management, to include providing input into mental health Robert F. Bundy

assessments, participating in group programs, and assist in in daily management and monitoring of assigned offender with mental illness; provide escort and apply and remove restraints to support movement of offender to treatment activities, may physically restrain offenders to support safe unit management. Work with other staff regarding the mental health needs of inmates, assist in correctional management of inmates with mental illness or psychological problems.

Provide mental health services to the inmate population under supervision of work leader. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team which provides mental health treatment of offenders with mental illnesses. Provides input needed for treatment and management planning, to include observations of offenders behaviors, problems, symptoms, and response to treatment interventions. Under supervision of licensed mental health clinician, recommends treatment interventions and activities, and plans and implements therapeutic activities which are consistent with individual treatment plans. Assist offenders in developing skills by providing one to one and group activities, monitoring progress and performance, and reporting responses to the clinical team. Participates as co-therapist in treatment groups, and may conduct therapeutic activities in groups, as approved by supervisor. Monitors offender social and recreational activities, and may intervene to assist offenders in utilizing new skills in managing social encounters.

Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to maintain offender mental health records under the supervision of the work leader. Documentation includes reports on offender mental status/condition, behaviors, progress, response to therapies and medication, and recommendation, and standardized offender assessment forms. Utilizes standardized formats such as DAP. Takes personal responsibility for all documentation for assigned cases. 57500 E. Hwy. 50, Canon City, CO 81212: Phone 719-***-**** Correctional Officer I, Colorado Department of Corrections. Dec, 2010 – July, 2011

Protect the public through effective management of criminal offenders within the standards of Levels III, IV, and V security status by meeting and maintaining the highest correctional standards possible in controlled environments that are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, while also providing meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community re-entry through pro-social stabilization. As a Correctional Officer, I oversee offender activities regarding: counseling or referral, reduction in violence, contraband control, and safety, security, and the overall sanitation of living areas. Specific daily actions include monitoring, inspecting, searching (both property and offenders), directing and documenting (incident reports, offender counts), communicating, counseling, and crisis intervention, equipment inspection/control, and physically restraining offenders when appropriate. 275 W. US Hwy. 50, Canon City, CO, 81215: Phone 719-***-****

Motor vehicle title and registration, Pueblo County Clerk & Recorders Office. Oct, 2003 – Sept, 2010

Job duties include, motor vehicle titling and registering, filing liens, customer service and public relations, balancing and management and balancing of daily money drawer totals in upwards of $12,000.00 per day, correspondence letter writing in regards to legal titling documents, enforcing state statutes and motor vehicle laws. 215 W. 10th St Pueblo, CO 81003: Phone 719-***-**** Rare Breed Sports and Leadership camps for the youth. Apr, 1996 – Nov, 2009

Directly involved in coaching sports and leadership camps such as football, basketball, and baseball across the state of Colorado. Counseled and tutored youth in areas they might be struggling with, academically and emotionally. Work with former professional athletes in providing a positive role model image for the children of the camps. Main focus of these camps is the message of staying in school, get better grades, say “No” to drugs and most importantly, the at-risk youth to look beyond their circumstances, and “DARE” to dream of a future college education and future careers. Head of Public Relations in organizing such camps and motivational speaking engagements. Involved in marketing the Rare Breed Sports Camps to numerous companies, local colleges and government organizations, local to each city, for sponsorship for each camp. Mentored the youth in job training through many different businesses while exposing the youth to different choices of college opportunities and education. Worked with Social Services through some of these camps and Robert F. Bundy

programs in tutoring and for the encouragement for the at-risk youth to stay in school, say “No” to drugs, and dare to dream of a college education: Phone 702-***-**** Community Advocate, Pueblo School District 60. Aug, 2002 – Aug, 2003

Responsible to intervene for the student. Diffusing potential problematic situations between administration, teachers, and students. Home visits and reports written on a weekly and/or daily basis to maintain case loads of 15-20 students. Worked closely with Social Services in accordance with suspected abusive environments. Worked with at risk and mainstream students. (1 year – Government funding was not renewed): 315 W. 11 th Str., Pueblo, CO 81003: Phone 719-***-****

Football Coach at the Semi-Professional Adult level, Middle School and High School levels. 1992 – Present

Currently Defensive Coordinator for the Pueblo Steel City Rage Men’s Semi-Professional Football team in the Colorad Football Confrence (CFC), 6 years. Coached Varsity and Freshman Football at East High School, Pueblo, CO. Mentored young men and guided them in furthering their academic and athletic development into college. Varsity Assistant Head Coach, 2 years, and Varsity Defensive Coordinator, 6 years, Varsity Assistant Coach, 6 years. Head Freshman Coach, 2 years. Coached middle school varsity and junior varsity football at Heaton Middle School, Corwin Middle School, and Risley Middle School, District 60. Pueblo School District 60 and Pueblo School District 70

Professional Development:

Membership in American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Membership in Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)

Special Workshops: The Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CDPS) and The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CU-Boulder) sponsored workshop “Colorado Safe Schools Regional Training”, Oct 2010 Computer Skills:

Proficient in using Microsoft Office Tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Knowledgeable in Infinite Campus and PowerSchool

Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware technology and PC desktop management Education:

M.A. in Community and School Counseling, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO – May, 2011

B.A. in Psychology, Ashford University, Clinton, IA – August, 2008

A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice, Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO – May, 1997

U.S. Navy Advanced Fire Fighting School, Treasure Island, CA – 1990 Trained on fighting all types of fire (buildings, land, electrical, gas, toxic, metal). Professional References: Available upon request



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