Peer Recovery Support Specialist
On Call Recovery Advocate
PROFILE SUMMARY Knowledgeable and committed Peer Support Specialist and Case manager with experience working with homeless indivduals seeking recovery. Helping them attain housing and employment. Community service work and employment history in a variety of positions; including Q.M.H.P., Veteran Case Management, Journey Home Guide, and Mentor.
Strengths: Strong communication skills. Self-Starter. Patient. Ability to work with indivduals that are hard to reach in recovery. Able to communicate with individuals to gain their trust. Can handle high-volume and stressful work situations. Able to remain calm and poised in emotionally charged situations, and still stay focused on the task at hand. Can manage a caseload of clients. Problem solver. Highly organized and detail oriented. Strong ability to gain trust and understanding and by being sensitive to a client dignity and needs. Veteran of the Armed Forces. Nominated in 2018 as one of the T.C.H.C. Leading the Way Finalist.
A & M Commerce, Commerce, Texas
August 2014-May 2016
Graduate: Bachelor’s in Social Work. GPA 3.14
Major: Social Work
Dallas County Community College District
Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
Graduate GPA 3.17
Completed AAS Substance Abuse Counselor
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Journey Home Guide-FIRE Program- Presbyterian Night Shelter Apr.2019-May2020.
Veteran Peer Support- Presbyterian Night Shelter Sept. 2017-Mar.2019
Qualified Mental Health Professional, Metrocare August 2016- July 2017
Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, June 2013- June 2022
Sept. 2020- Mar. 2021 American GI Forum Dallas,Texas
Case Manager (TVOP)
interacting with people of low-income, families, and veterans.
performing as a case manager in job counseling, employment, job training, and employment services.
Sept 2017-Aug 2020 Presbyterian Night Shelter Ft. Worth, Texas
Journey Home Guide- Rapid Rehousing
Responsible for helping individuals in the Rapid Exit Program gain income or increase income and rapidly exiting from the homeless system to stable housing.
Veteran Voice Case Manager
Case Manage of Veterans in Presbyterian Night Shelter transitional Housing Program
Provide Peer Support and Empathy, Motivate and encouragement to Homeless Veterans seeking better lifestyles
Help transition Veterans from transitional Housing to permanent Housing.
Assist Veterans in accessing resources in the community
Received Training of ETO, Tarrant County Homeless System
August 2016-July 2017 Metrocare, Dallas
Social Worker/Qualified Mental Health Professional
Intensive Case Management including recover/treatment plans and outreach to prevent hospitalization.
Develop measurable objectives and review plans as clinically indicated
Oversee and assist client’s medication adherence
Provide crisis intervention and on-call services
Assist clients in obtaining entitlements by providing referrals, advocacy, and empowerment.
Veteran United States Army.
May 2013 Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
“CLEAN AND SOBER SINCE AUGUST 2001”
References Upon Request