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Recovery Advocate/ Peer recovery Support Specialist

Location:
Dallas, TX, 75216
Posted:
March 23, 2021

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CALVIN DORSEY

BSW-Social Work

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

**** ******** ******, ******, ***** 75216 • Contact Phone Numbers: 214-***-****

adk390@r.postjobfree.com

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.

Education

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

2011-2014

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

WORK HISTORY

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.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Veteran United States Army.

May 2013 Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training

“CLEAN AND SOBER SINCE AUGUST 2001”

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