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Quality Assurance Mental Health

Location:
Miami, Florida, 33143, United States
Salary:
80,000.00
Posted:
March 28, 2011

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Tamara A. Monell

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Miami, FL ***56

tqdg7s@r.postjobfree.com

Qualifications:

Masters Degree, Mental Health Counseling

Florida License MH# 9198

National Certified Board Counselor,

NCC# 239370

Special training

April 2008

National Certified Counselor

Sept 1999- Sept. 2000

Domestic violence and Rape Crisis Advocate St. Roosevelt Hospital New York, NY

Trained to provide crisis intervention to victims of sexual and domestic violence within the emergency room in hospital. On call 24 hours a day.

May 2000

Mediation Training John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Trained and certified to provide mediation intervention

CPR Certification

Work Related Experience

April 2007-Present

Tamara Monell MS, LMHC, NCC Mental & Behavioral Health Support Services

Owner: Private Practice. Running virtual office online providing mental health education and services. Serving the community with a wide scope of outpatient mental health services: counseling, case management, support groups, online services, phone services, educational presentations, and intensive psychotherapy groups for adults. Posting Blogs and professional advice online daily.

July 2009-July2010

Futurecare Solutions CMHC/Psychotherapist Therapist/Miami, Fl

Facilitating group psychotherapy in Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Individual counseling, Caseload included writing treatment plan reviews, recertification, discharge planning, chart compliance and quality assurance. Population involved geriatrics, dual-diagnosis and psychiatric patients. Attend weekly staff meetings pertaining to patient's treatment and progress.

Contact: Christine Pena, LMHC at (305) ***-**** Michelle Gonzalez (305) ***-****

November 2008-July 2009

Lighthouse CMHC/Per Diem Therapist/Miami, Fl

Facilitating group psychotherapy in Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Individual counseling, Caseload included writing treatment plan reviews, recertification, discharge planning, chart compliance and quality assurance. Population involved geriatrics, dual-diagnosis and psychiatric patients. Attend weekly staff meetings pertaining to patient's treatment and progress.

Contact: Christine Pena, LMHC at (305) ***-****

February 2007-November 2008

Keter Behavioral Center, LLC/Assistant Clinical Coordinator/Miami Gardens, Fl

Responsible for assisting clinical coordinator with all clinical matters related to the daily operations of this community mental health center. Medical reviews, staff-in service and trainings. Assisted in conducting Treatment team meetings, provided group psychotherapy, pre-screening assessments, quality assurance, Caseload included writing master treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, bio-psychosocial assessments and individual crisis intervention counseling.

Contact: Christine Pena, LMHC at (305) ***-****

October 2005-February 2007

American Therapeutic Corporation/Program Therapist/Miami, Fl

Facilitating group psychotherapy in Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Individual counseling, Caseload included bio-psychosocial assessments, individual crisis intervention, writing treatment plan reviews, recertification, discharge planning, chart compliance and quality assurance. Population involved geriatrics, dual-diagnosis and psychiatric patients. Anger management and parenting training conducted for court ordered individuals in Miami Dade County. Attend weekly staff meetings pertaining to patient's treatment and progress.

Contact: Vanja Abreu, LMHC at (305) ***-****

August 2005-October 2005

Wexford/Behavioral Health Specialist/Dade Correctional Institute/Florida City, FL

Rehabilitative intervention services were provided to patients admitted into the program. Behavioral Health Specialist providing case management to Florida inmates. Case management/Individual and group counseling was also provided on a daily basis. 140 Caseload of adult male inmates. Individualize service plan and reviews, bio-psychosocial assessments, daily progress notes, suicidal and homicidal assessments, psych emergencies conducted, confinement and infirmary follow-ups on a daily basis, intake interviews, discharge summaries, sexual predator screenings for inmates being treated, daily monitoring inmates progress and medication management for stabilization.

Contact: Jose Bermudez, Psy D. tqdg7s@r.postjobfree.com

February 2005-August 2005

Pinecrest Academy/BHOS Counselor/Pembroke Pines, FL

Rehabilitative services provided to troubled teen males. Population included male teens with developmental disabilities (SED, EH.). Responsible for providing behavioral health overlay services to males under the department of juvenile justice between the ages of 14-18 years of age. Caseload consists of a total of 16 teen males whom I provided individual, group and family therapy as part of their treatment for release back into the community. Bio-psychosocial assessments were provided upon admissions into the program, In-depth assessments, progress notes and treatment planning for level four low-risk populations was also provided as part of treatment and rehabilitation process.

May 2003- March 2005

PsychSolutions, Inc./Therapist/Coral Gables, FL

Conducted (ITOS) Individual therapeutic outpatient services to children between the ages of 6-17 years old at both their homes and schools settings. Completion of Fars forms for all admitted into the program. Population serviced included children with developmental disabilities (SED, EH.) Diagnosis mostly treated included ADHD, Conduct and Oppositional disorders. Experienced and familiar with Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance billing process, developing treatment plans, reviews and progress notes.

Sept. 2003-August 2004

Miami Behavioral Health Center (Crisis Stabilization Unit) Practicum/Behavioral Specialist Completed psychosocial assessments for all crisis patients admitted within 24 hrs into the unit, responsible for scheduling transfers and discharges for patients admitted, completion of Basis 32 assessment, made referrals for outpatient care as follow up; provided case management, daily Individual and group sessions for severely mentally ill and/or HIV/AIDS patients who are admitted on voluntary, / involuntary (Baker acted) basis.

Contact: Crisis Unit at (786) ***-****

September 2001- April 2003

Douglas Gardens Comm. Mental Health Center/Day Treatment/Activity Therapist/Miami Beach, FL

Conducted rehabilitative services for chronically mentally ill patients including dual diagnosed population in a day treatment setting. Groups included therapeutic and rehabilitative interventions. Population assisted was dually diagnosed clients were assisted through each phase of the program. Case management, billing, weekly progress notes, treatment planning and treatment team meetings were also provided to patients as part of treatment process; individual counseling with adults 18 and older.

September 2000-June 2001

NYC Board of Education/Teacher/Bronx, NY

Full-time teacher providing education to general and special education students on English, Social Studies, and Home and Career subjects to students in to 5th, 6th, and 7th grades.

May 2000-September 2000

Talbot Perkins Foster Care Agency/Case Manager New York, NY

Case management for parents and children/teens within the NYC foster care system. Coordinated meetings with families and city personnel in a legal environment such as custody hearings. Supervised visits between parents and children while going through the NYC court system for adoption and custody cases. Referrals to clients in need of community services and programs. Court appearances, progress notes, treatment plans, UPR service plans and reports on status of case. Conducted monthly home and school visits. Worked with ACS Department in NYC (equivalent to DCF in Florida) to help monitor safety and placement of foster care and adopted children/teens.

Accomplishments

Facilitating Company’s Growth

Author and advice expert since 2007- 18 Articles Published Online

Private Practice

Online Counseling

Special Skills

Fluently Speak, Read, and Write Spanish

Ability to translate English & Spanish Documents

Great communication and interpersonal skills

Good Computer and typing skills

Ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast -paced customer service environment

Ability to work quickly and accurately under a deadline

Ability to handle difficult situations and make accurate decisions to better accommodate patients serviced.

Provide outstanding support, service and assistance to patients during the treatment process.

Education

Nova Southeastern University/Miami, Fl

MS Mental Health Counseling

(Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor)

Jan. 2002-June 2004

John Jay College of Criminal Justice/New York, NY

BA in Forensic Psychology

Dispute Resolution Training

Minor in Sociology/English

August 1997-May 2000

Hudson Valley Community College/Troy, NY

AAS in Criminal Justice

Minor in Sociology

Minor in English

August 1995-May 1997

Professional Affiliations

National Board for Certified Counselors Members (NBCC)

International Society for Mental Health Online Member (ISMHO)

References

Letters of recommendations will be furnished upon request.



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