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Mental Health Medical

Location:
Newark, NJ
Posted:
April 22, 2021

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Nijn Wagstaff

201-***-****

adlv5v@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary Health & Human Services professional with 17 years offering expertise in the development of public outreach initiatives and strong advocacy networks targeted, for diverse and under-served communities dealing with Juvenile offenders and those with developmental disabilities. With an elevated level of performance in relationship-building, decision-making critical thinking and communication.

Skills Summary

Community Relations Child & Family Advocate

Team Leader Resource Report Writing& Investigative Research

Crisis Intervention Techniques Qualitative & Quantitative Research

Project & Program Leadership Risk & Needs Assessment

Strategic Planning Managed Care

Professional Profile

10/11/19-01/30/2021 Hrs. Per week: 40, Senior Family Managed Care Specialist, Best Practices Children & Families Verona, NJ

Managed a team of direct care staff charged with coordinating all aspects of care for assigned clients.

Managed clients presented with mental health needs, complex medical conditions, co-occurring substance use disorders, and a wide array of social service needs.

Managed client-centered care, the goals of reducing avoidable health care costs, specifically preventable hospital admissions / readmissions and avoidable emergency room visits.

Improved client’s health outcomes by addressing primary medical, specialist and behavioral health care through contractual arrangements with appropriate service providers.

Driving force behind comprehensive, integrated services, ensuring direct care staff.

Conducted comprehensive assessments of clients and facilitate access to the full range of medical, behavioral health, substance use, social and psychosocial services in the community, in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

Provided care coordination services in home as well as the community.

Applied a person-centered and recovery-oriented approach to care, empowering the individual to be active participants in their healthcare journey.

Managed and completed progress notes documentation, assessments, Care Plans, and billing tools through regular chart reviews and staff supervisions.

Supervised and ensured implementation of a continuous quality improvement plan for the team and conducts workshops and trainings as needed.

Utilized various web-based platforms for documenting progress notes and daily work activities.

Supervised and maintained health home networks with primary medical and specialty practitioners and mental health providers, substance abuse service providers, community-based organizations, managed care plans, emergency rooms, hospitals, and residential / rehabilitation.

01/10/2019- 08/25/2019 Hrs. Per week:40, Supervisor Counselor/Work Release The Kintock Group of Newark, NJ Felicia Conner 973-***-****

●Served as Employment Supervisor of Work Release for Community Programs for 220 male offenders.

●Supervised staff of 6 Case Counselors & 1 Business Service Representative.

●Developed and maintain bank of employment opportunities for the offender population as they integrate back into society as they continue or max out of Parole.

●Responsible for providing plan administrations, participant communications and care management.

●Provided consultations and training, designed to meet community needs, for inmate population.

●Coordinated total wellbeing programming to reduce health risks, reassuring healthy lifestyles.

●Kept abreast of current national wellness and wellbeing initiatives and activities for DOC.

●Executed innovative ideas and opportunities to families to increase community participation.

●Assisted inmates & family members with social medical and community disparities.

●Conducted placement with homeless population, substance abuse and criminal background.

●Scheduled weekly and monthly follow-up calls and in-home visits.

●Assisted employers in establishing & recruiting standards, which will benefit the hard-to-place skilled and disadvantaged applicants of the offender population including those with physical and mental disabilities.

●Assisted residents to develop job-search and skills which increases their ability to interview and secure long-term employment opportunities.

●Provided training for all Case Counselors & Business Representatives

02/06/2017-07/ 25/2017. Hrs. per week: 40, Criminal Probation Officer Hudson County Superior Court of New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ Belinda Walker, 201-***-****

●Served as a Criminal Probation Officer for the Hudson County Superior Court of New Jersey.

●Conducted and interviewed defendants and victims of crime to prepare pre-sentence and pre-trial investigations reports.

●Investigated defendants by checking criminal history records and contacting other agencies monitor and enforce child support orders; and/or identify service needs and required interventions.

●Conducted Pre-Sentence Investigation reports before the defendant’s initial schedule court appearance.

●Conducted field work including home and jail visitations.

●Recommended sentencing options under the Superior Court guidelines.

●Conducted Investigation for Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) as it seeks to provide first-time offenders, with the opportunities for alternatives to the traditional criminal justice process of ordinary prosecution.

06/17/2008- 01/19/2017. Hrs. per week: 40, Senior Juvenile Investigator. State of New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Newark, NJ 07103, Christopher Heyward, 973-***-****

●Served as a Senior Investigator for the Juvenile Justice Commission of NJ.

●Supervision of 10 Juvenile Investigators

●Applied appropriate individual counseling techniques, for Intensive Supervision Program (ISP).

●Supervised administrative tasks, participates in a variety of boards and commissions.

●Developed marketing strategies for the dissemination of prevention strategies and gangs, compiles a comparator database that monitors gang-related trends in other jurisdictions in various counties.

●Analyzed the effectiveness on gang-related laws, policies and regulations; partners with juvenile courts to provide prevention and intervention services to children and youth who are at-risk.

●Conducted and interviewed defendants and victims of crime to prepare pre-sentence and pre-trial investigations reports.

●Investigated defendants by checking criminal history records and contacting other agencies monitor and enforce child support orders; and/or identify service needs and required interventions.

● Conducted Pre-Sentence Investigation reports before the defendant’s initial schedule court appearance.

●Conducted field work including home and jail visitations.

● Recommended sentencing options under the Superior Court guidelines.

●Conducted Investigation for Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) as it seeks to provide first-time offenders, with the opportunities for alternatives to the traditional criminal justice process of ordinary prosecution.

Education

Current

Ph.D.: Health & Human Services – Specialization [ Public Health]

Capella University-Minneapolis, MN

Master of Science: -Public-Safety leadership- Specialization [Criminal Justice]

Capella University- Minneapolis, NJ

Bachelors of Science : - Criminal Justice- [Political Science]

Berkeley College- West Paterson, NJ



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