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Mental Health Manager

Location:
St Louis, MO, 63126
Salary:
40000 yearly
Posted:
August 23, 2012

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St. Louis, Missouri **126 314-***-****

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Sheila Ann Barnes

Objective I have been a master’s level social worker for 14 years and I am currently licensed in Arkansas and Missouri at the clinical level (LCSW). For the majority of my career I have worked as a psychotherapist within inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities. I have worked with diverse populations and provided therapy to individuals with acute and chronic mental illnesses. I would welcome the opportunity to utilize my extensive clinical experience with your agency.

Employment

2008-2011 Cedar Haven Outpatient Behavioral Health Services; Mena, Arkansas

Psychotherapist

• Conducted clinical assessments to determine DSM IV diagnosis and best course of treatment.

• Able to effectively assess for substance abuse problems and make appropriate referrals.

• Effectively treated individuals with dual diagnosis upon their return from inpatient treatment facilities.

• Provided short term solution focused therapy.

• Provided client centered, cognitive behavioral and self directed play therapy

• Conducted family therapy sessions with clients and their parents utilizing a family systems approach.

• Communicated effectively with clients, families, intra agency staff and community providers regarding client status and progress.

• Provided crisis intervention for out patient clinic, crisis hotline and hospital Emergency Department.

• Interacted and communicated with community agencies and school system in assessment of and service to clients.

• Maintained confidentiality in compliance with professional ethics according to professional and facility standards.

• Provided liaison and referral services to community agencies, public school system and appeared in court when requested or subpoenaed.

• Identified opportunities for the program and participated in Performance Improvement projects and activities.

• Assisted in the orientation of new colleagues and supervising of case managers and student interns.

2007- 2008 Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center; Waldron, Arkansas

Therapist

• Provided client centered, cognitive behavioral and self directed play therapy to adults and children in Scott County Arkansas.

• Conducted family therapy sessions with clients and their parents utilizing a family systems approach.

• Formulated and conducted educational, therapeutic, and/or support groups.

• Communicated effectively with clients, families, intra agency staff and community providers regarding client status and progress.

• Interacted and communicated with community agencies and school system in assessment of and service to clients.

• Provided liaison and referral services to community agencies, public school system and appeared in court when requested or subpoenaed.

• Maintained confidentiality in compliance with professional ethics according to professional and facility standards.

• Identified opportunities for the program and participated in Performance Improvement projects and activities.

• Continued professional development in individual, family, and group therapy and maintained professional development documentation in personnel file.

• Assisted in the orientation of new colleagues and supervising student interns.

2006-2007 Liberty Juvenile Services and Treatment; Wichita Kansas

Therapist

• Provided cognitive, behavior therapy and solution focused therapy to adolescents in an inpatient Level VI Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.

• Conducted family therapy sessions with patients and their parents utilizing a family systems approach.

• Developed individual treatment plans to address patient’s specific psychosocial and mental health issues.

• Conducted group therapy to address patient’s need for psychosocial skill building.

• Met weekly with the staff psychiatrist, to determine appropriate diagnosis, level of care, and need for medication intervention.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

• Participated in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss patient’s progress/areas of need.

• Collaborated with individuals from Foster Care agencies and the Juvenile Justice system to develop discharge plans that would provide the least restrictive placement for patients.

2006 DCCCA Family Preservation Services; Wichita, Kansas

Family Specialist

• Conducted intensive in-home therapy utilizing family systems therapy, solution focused therapy and strengths perspective to ensure the safety, permanency and well being of children in the home.

• Collaborated with families to develop treatment plans and appropriate interventions to address specific areas of need.

• Provided in home education and skills training to develop stronger families.

• Worked as an advocate and liaison with community services, the court system, schools and Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS)

• Conducted multidisciplinary meetings with SRS, Community Mental Health Providers, the District Attorney’s office, and other court personnel.

• Provided Case Management Services to connect families to area resources.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

2004-2005 Prairie View Behavioral and Mental Healthcare

Newton, Kansas

LMSW/Emergency Intense Screener for Intake and Admissions

• Utilized the DSM-IV TR criteria to provide accurate diagnostic evaluations of clients (children, adolescents and adults).

• Prioritized services based on urgency of client needs through triage when multiple events occur simultaneously.

• Provided crisis intervention to patients both during intake and via the crisis phone line.

• Completed documentation for hospital admissions.

• Conducted Medicaid, Level VI and Mental Health Reform screenings according to guidelines required by the Kansas Mental Health Consortium.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

• Coordinated with Utilization Review staff to obtain preauthorization as required by managed care organizations.

• Provided information/instruction to community groups, professional and non-professional.

Trinity Home Health Care; Dallas, Texas

LMSW/Social Service Case Manager

• Conducted individualized psychosocial assessments of patients receiving home health care and in need of social service intervention.

• Identified gaps in needed services to patients.

• Worked closely with government and community collaterals to meet patient’s individual needs including; Social Security, Free Medication’s Programs, Visiting Nurse Association, Texas Department of Health, Durable Medical Equipment Company’s, Food Banks etc.

• Conducted family meetings with patients and their families to discuss appropriate level of care for patient.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

• Advocated for patients in order to provide the best overall support that would allow them to remain in the least restrictive environment possible.

2003-2004 Dallas Metrocare Services; Dallas, Texas

LMSW/Case Manager For Special Needs Offenders Program (SNOP)

• Conducted intakes and psychosocial assessments of clients on parole or probation with long histories of severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse.

• Designed and customized treatment plans to provide clients with best possible outcome while in program.

• Engaged clients in individual/group counseling ranging from life skills training to cognitive and family based therapy.

• Conducted dual diagnosis therapy groups that challenged clients to confront the connection between their mental illness and substance abuse.

• Served as liaison for clients by having regular contact with their parole/probation officer.

• Served as broker for client by providing case management to meet all their psychosocial needs (e.g., obtaining housing, food, transportation)

• Advocated for clients with criminal backgrounds who were on parole/probation to be given occupational opportunities in the community.

• Conducted home visits to ensure that clients living arrangements were safe and conducive for them and the community.

• Engaged in multi-disciplinary meetings with parole and probation department to provide best possible treatment plans.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

1997-2001 Parkland Health & Hospital

Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)

De Haro-Saldivar Health Center

Dallas, Texas

Medical Social Worker for Adolescents and Adults

• Conducted psycho-social assessments and developed treatment plans for individuals suffering from a broad range of issues, including moderate to severe mental illness, substance abuse, history of abuse, family conflict, high risk behavior, school difficulty, domestic violence and chronic medical illness.

• Conducted individual and family therapy, including short term crisis intervention and conflict resolution, as well as long term supportive therapy.

• Provided case management services and discharge planning, including referrals to appropriate medical and social agencies to ensure continuity of care.

• Conducted home visits for psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention and in home family therapy.

• Collaborated closely with outside agencies such as Dallas County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services (MHMR) with crisis management and ongoing management of chronic mental illnesses.

• Worked collaboratively with other team members, including physicians, physician assistants and nursing personnel in provision of comprehensive bio-psycho-social services.

• Provided HIV pre- and post-test counseling according to guidelines developed by the State Health Department STD/HIV Division.

• Provided consultation and advocacy services for clients housed at the Juvenile Detention Center, including testifying at court hearings.

• Provided consultation and advocacy for clients in the Dallas Public School system, including presentations at ARD meetings and interfacing with school counselors and teachers.

• Complied with mandated reporting requirements to appropriate agencies.

1993-1997 Comprehensive Mental Health Center; Kansas City, Missouri

Mental Health Technician/Adolescent Program Coordinator

• Conducted admissions to acute inpatient facility for clients requiring stabilization of severe and chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disease, schizophrenia, and depression.

• Formulated and conducted educational, therapeutic, and/or support groups.

• Provided one-to-one management for suicide prevention.

• Provided crisis intervention via telephone Hot Line.

• Worked closely with law enforcement to ensure safety of callers.

Other Employment 2001-2003 Prepaid Legal Service; Dallas, Texas

Independent Associate for Prepaid Legal Services

• Started a family owned home-based business promoting prepaid legal services to consumers.

• Recruited individuals to join our business.

• Conducted presentations to perspective customers and potential business partners.

• Marketed Prepaid Legal Services to businesses for them to potentially add the service to their benefits package for their new and existing employees.

1989-1993 Various jobs while attending college

• Packaging Technician Marion Laboratories

• Book distributor Kansas City Public Library

1979-1989 Pipe fitter /machine operator with Kansas Power and Light; Kansas City, Missouri

Education

Licensure

1997 University of Missouri-Columbia; Columbia, Missouri

Master’s of Science Social Work (MSSW)

Clinical Tract/ Specialty Mental Health Generalist

Internship: Individual and family therapist at Eating Disorder Unit at Menninger Hospital (900 hours); Topeka, Kansas

1995 Central Missouri State University; Warrensburg, Missouri

Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW)

1995 Social work student of the year

Internship: Counselor at Rape Crisis Center (500 hours);

Kansas City, Missouri

2012 LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) MO Lic # 201-***-****

2012 LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) AR Lic # 3168-C

2007 LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) AR Lic # 2099-M

2004 LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) KS Lic # 5827

1997 LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) TX Lic # S31745



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