Jan Elizabeth Cloward
Ability to work cohesively and communicate effectively as a team member, or make independent decisions.
Excellent interpersonal, active listening and interviewing skills.
Three years (3) experience involving addictions related treatment with varying ages and populations.
Excellent organizational skills for managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and assignments.
Ability to use Microsoft Office products, including Word and Outlook and ability to learn clinical software package, also capable of using office machines, writing articles, and progress notes.
Excellent skills in developing and facilitating substance abuse group and outdoor education programs.
Proficient working with money, and cash registers; CPR and First Aid certified.
Southern Illinois Behavioral Services/Perry County Counseling Center, DuQuoin, IL- Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor - January 2006 – July 2008 - worked 40 hours per week
Four Corners Community Behavioral Health Services, Price, UT. – Completed 300 hour practicum for substance abuse counseling - March - July 2004
Completed screenings, utilized ASI, SASSI, ASAM, bio-psycho-social , and DSM-IV-TR criteria to make treatment recommendations and develop treatment plans.
Ability to maintain a therapeutic environment using a variety of behavior management skills to guide clients in individual as well as group counseling.
Experience with case management, counseling and continuing care planning, and understanding of 12 Step programs and philosophy.
Completed DUI evaluations and facilitated DUI group sessions and Risk-ED classes.
Two (2) years experience facilitating men’s and women’s groups, and a past adolescent group.
Excellent written and oral communication skills used for documenting client’s progress and billing purposes, writing letters, faxes, or phone conversations with parole agents, probation or TASC officers.
Ability to deescalate a person in crises in calm and supportive manner and actively participated in our agency crisis intervention program
Skills used to help plan and implement an annual Celebrate Recovery event with our agency and a fellow agency.
United Church of Christ South Conference – Nature’s Classroom at DuBois Center - DuBois, IL. Program Leader - Seasonal 1999-2001 and fall 2005 -worked 60 hours per week
Developed lesson plans for teaching experiential education classes to 6th graders in a camp setting using resources such as Project Wild, Wild Aquatic, Learning Tree, and others.
Classes included identification of plants, and wildlife, candle making and natural dying over a campfire as well as other crafts, survival skills, geodome and bridge building, adventure course (am certified to facilitate low ropes courses), night hikes, and campfire programs.
State of Utah - Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, UT. - Park Ranger - Seasonal February 2005 - June 2005 - worked 40 hours per week
Assisted the park naturalist with programs, including teaching park geography, plant identification, and desert rainfall classes to 1-5 graders.
Developed programs for and led guided hikes, and performed trail maintenance duties.
Collected fees and registered guests at the campground offices and entrance stations, and performed trail maintenance duties.
Raindancer Youth Services, St George, UT. - Youth Supervisor November 2004 - February 2005 - worked 40 hours per week
Assisted female clients in an at risk youth facility to follow program rules, and know consequences of not following them.
Encouraged them to do assignments and self care hygiene; initiated behavior management for crisis interventions.
Wrote progress notes and end of shift reports on clients’ daily activates.
SOS Staffing, Price, UT. - Laborer -June 2004 - November 2004 - worked up to 40 hours per week
Performed flagging duties for highway construction; cleaned hotel rooms and large buildings; worked in a factory.
Rise, Inc., Price, UT. - Youth Advisor- June 2003 - February 2004 - worked 20 hours per week
Provided assistance for three developmentally disabled young men in a group home through assisting them to learn independent living skills, with transportation to appointments and recreational activities.
Responsible to document client's behavior, appointments attended, and medicines taken.
Castle Valley Center / Schools, Price, UT. - Teachers' assistant - September 2003 - May 2004 -
worked 19 hours per week
Assisted teacher in instructing pre-school children with developmental disabilities to do projects and assisted with meals and play time.
Maverik Country Store /Wal-Mart Super Center, Price, UT. - Cashier - February 2002 - April 2003 - worked an average of 40 hours per week
Run cash registers and other machines to complete sells transactions, and logged daily sales and balanced cash drawer.
Built and stocked shelves to open new Wal-Mart, assisted customers in the garden center and cared for plants, also cleaned store and parking lots
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - Social Work
One-year certification program for substance abuse counseling
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois - Bachelor of Science in
Education, emphasis in outdoor recreation and environmental education