ROBERT V. GRIFFIN
Obtain a position, where my case management skills would be utilized. Work in an atmosphere; where the care of others is the central focus, and where I could develop my skills as a counselor-supervisor working with adolescents and or adults. I would like to be apart of a social service organization where I would become an asset to the company.
Jamal Place, INC Chicago, IL
Group Home Worker February 2009 – June 2009
Assist in the transitioning of Department of Children and Family Services awarded children with daily routine activities. Provide supervision and peer counselor as well as the monitoring of daily nutrition. Provide intervention methods for conflict resolution.
Dupage Intervention –Alcohol Drug & Treatment Facility Hinsdale, IL Counselor October 2007- November 2008
Currently working with the adolescents in the; inpatient chemical and alcoholic dependent center. I assist medical staff with supervision and individualized care, evaluation of physical, social, family and emotional requirements; assisting with group therapy, self-help groups, family educational sessions, stress management, and group and individual outings.
Lake Central School District Dyer, IN
Special Education-substitute teacher-counselor March 2005 - October 2007
My responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supervising students in classrooms, school buildings, and social-curricular activities, preparing instructional material, I would supervise and participate in extra-curricular student and staff activities. I would provide input on the selection of texts, materials and supplies that the students utilized in the class room. I participate in the development of suitable curricula and teaching methods. I evaluate the educational achievements of the students and give assignments according to their individual and group abilities and interest. I assist in and prepare lesson plans; supervise and organize test for the students. I am responsible for the interactions the students have with each other and the staff.
Aunt Marthas Chicago Heights, IL Counselor May 2003 – August 2005
Responsibilities included but were not limited to: Reporting to department supervisor performing professional social work with group adolescents, Assisting in the assessment process, and implementing case management plans. In order to perform some assessment responsibilities, I would conduct site visits to client homes. I also assisted adolescents in obtaining and maintaining independent living, self sufficiency, and family stabilization outside of the group home. i.e. taking clients on field trips, having weekly discussions with adolescents and or family members on client(s) behavior issues etc. Under supervision; I would be responsible for documenting behavior issues, billing reports, and collaborating with team members on in house matters, conducting initial intake interviews with supervision of clinical supervisor; recommending training or seminars to build confidence of client(s). Receiving accolades on ability to communicate effectively with adolescents in group; and communicate the needs and feelings of clients to team members.
Impact Crown Point, IN Counselor June 2002 – May 2003
Responsibilities included but were not limited to: Reporting to department supervisor, Working with group adolescents, assisting with daily activities, taking clients out on field trips, assisting with and organizing programs; to help the clients adjust to dealing with their peers and authority figures in their day to day activities.
Spoon River College, Macomb IL
CPR/ First Aid Certified
Available upon request