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Service Administrator

Fircrest, Washington, 98466, United States
March 04, 2011

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Cathy Bell

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Areas of Experience

• Crisis Intervention

• Juvenile Fire Setter

• At-Risk Teenagers

• Family Therapy

• Foster Care Youth


Bachelor of Arts

Pre-Social Work Program

Concordia University, Seward, NE

Certified Group Home Administrator

California State 2001


Alpha Connection Youth and Family Services

Apple Valley, CA 2002 – 2010


• Directed all operational activities for psycho-social rehabilitation program.

• Ensured compliance with Title 22 of multiple residential facilities as California State Certified Group Home Administrator.

• Interdisciplinary Team member; addressed treatment needs and developed client case plans.

• Coordinated youth rehabilitation programs which included therapeutic counseling, academic, vocational and transition plans.

• Developed and completed client’s Needs and Service Plans, 30 Day Adjustment Summaries, Quarterly Progress Evaluations, Discharge and Recommendation Summaries.

• Direct supervision of facility line staff and office employees.

• Directly counseled clients, family members and small groups.

• Directly supervised and responded for 24-hour crisis intervention.

• Direct communications liaison with the State of California, Department of Social Services, and county representatives, Departments of Mental Health, Probation, Social Services, after-care and adjunct treatment providers, community based organizations.

• Advocated for foster care rights within the community utilizing resources of the local school districts, legal groups, volunteer organizations, media outlets and social service agencies.

• 2006 was given additional responsibilities as the Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist educating children, ages 4-18, on fire safety and fire prevention.

• 2009 was appointed Chief Operations Officer.

Community Service Activities

• Victor Valley Women’s Club; Vice-President, 2008 – 2010

Certification and Awards

• California State Certified Group Home Administrator

• A.R.T. trained

• Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist training

• Pro-Act certified, current

• First Aid certified, current

• Keynote Speaker: General Federation of Women’s Club District Conference, 2007

• ACYFS Employee of the Year; 2004, 2009

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