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Professional Summary
Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings. Mental Health Counselor specializing in pastoral counseling . Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.
Skill Highlights
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Specialized training in grief counseling
  • Family therapy aptitude
  • Family therapy background
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Quality management care team member
  • PTSD group specialist
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Talent in community psychiatry
Accomplishments
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 20 clients at any given time.  Successfully completed five quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).  Master's prepared and Doctoral candidate as a registered nurse ((RN).  Proven skills as a counselor and educator.  Fluent in Spanish.
Professional Experience
Home Care and addictions Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor 02/1989 to 01/1991 Hopedale Medical Comp[lex Hopedale, Illinois Casework as a pastoral counselor and Chaplain to home care and hospice clients as well as in residence older adult addiction rehabilitation clients.
Staff Pastoral Care Chaplain 10/1988 to 05/1996 St Francis Medical Center Peoria, Ill Ministered to the spiritual and mental health needs of assigned floors, attended all traumas and performed family crisis support and grief counseling in tandem with the hospital social workers.  Conducted religious services and lead funerals and memorial serviced in the medical center and community.  Participated in further training and continuing education (CPE).
02/1753 While in Illinois and then, Oregon, served as pastoral associate and deacon to several Roman Catholic Congregations/parishes as assigned by the bishops of those dioceses.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy, psych, educ 1971 St. Joseph College Renssaleer, Ind, USA
Master of Arts: Pasroral Ministry, Theology 1976 St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry Milwaukee, Wi, USA This is a Masters of Divinity Degree equivalent.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1996 St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria, Ill, USA
Master of Science: Nursing 2014 Ka[lan University Chicago, Ill, USA
Nursing Capella University Minneapolis, MN, USA Currently one course away from completion.
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Professional Summary
Collaborative team player with 10 years experience counseling and facilitating crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and life skills groups.  Driven to provide first-rate support for fast-paced operations. Works easily with individuals of all backgrounds.
Skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Microsoft Excel expertise
  • Data Entry
  • Professional demeanor
  • Time management
  • Effective Team Leader
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Creative Problem Solver
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Critical thinking
Work History
Chaplain Assistant, 05/1998 to 08/2016
State of New York Ossining, NY

  • Dedicated Chaplain Clerk skilled at managing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Provided support to Chaplains during everyday activities, programs, and worship services.
  • Synchronized religious supports relating to each individual's faith claims.
  • Maintained the office filing system and retrieved material from files as requested.
  • Performed general office duties, including faxing, copying, scanning, and filing.
  • Conducted specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties.
  • Conducted Team Training for OIF/OEF (Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans) on how to work and partner with their service dogs using proper commands.
  • Conducted Aggression Replacement Training (ART).      
  • Conducted Alternative to Violence Training (AVP).
  • Conducted Community Preparation Training focusing on the insight and consequences of negative and positive behaviors.
  • Provided insight on the impact and relations to victims and community.
  • Discharge planning; focus on reentry, therapeutics, and planning for life outside of prison.
  • Provide assistance with annual Toy Drives with Plattsburg Elks Lodge. 
  • Driven to provide first-rate administrative support for fast-paced operations.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Behavorial Science, 2009
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY
Certifications

Prisoners For Aids Counseling (P.A.C.E.) 

Biblical Interpretation

Woodworking

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Professional Summary
Paraprofessional who enjoys assisting children requiring extra support to complete tasks and learn new concepts. I have the proper skills in working with others that would make me a great candidate for this job. I have worked for Tidehaven High School in the past and love the staff as well as the students.
Skills
  • PASS Certified
  • Region 3 Paraprofessional Certified


  • Organized
  • Conflict resolution
  • Quick learner
  • Patient
  • Working with youth
Work History
Spec Ed/PASS Paraprofessional 12/2015 to 01/2017
Bay City High School Bay City, Texas, United States
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Instructed students in 5 academic areas and 2 reading groups.
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional 08/2014 to 12/2015
Tidehaven High School /junior High School El Maton, Texas, United States
  • Monitored students and implemented lessons left by the classroom teacher. 
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Relieved the classroom teacher during breaks.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
Chaplain Intern 02/2012 to 08/2014
HCMA/Aurora Bay Care Medical Center Green Bay, WI
  • Worked along side of doctors and nurses to provide comfort care for patients and families.
  • Charted in patients files.
  • Worked with diverse population.
  • Counseled patients prior to surgery.
  • Provided Spiritual support to both patients as well as staff members.
  • Supported patients and loved ones in times of trauma and end of life situations.
  • Baptized and Blessed those in need.
  • Worked with parents of premature infants.
  • Assisted in funeral services.
Childrens Ministry Intern 01/2010 to 01/2012
Pathways Church Appleton, WI
  • Led Sunday youth worship
  • Assisted with summer camps and programs
  • Worked with outreach program to provide for those in need
Education
Ministry License: Theology 2012 Global University - Missouri
Level 1 Hospital Chaplain Certification: 2014 Hospital Chaplains Ministry Association - Green Bay, WI
Certifications
  • Region 3 Paraprofessional
  • PASS Certification
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Professional Summary
Professionally trained chaplain with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent spiritual/religious care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs.
Skills
  • Spiritual assessments
  • 4 units of CPE
  • Licensed minister
  • Substance abuse work
  • Patient charting
  • Interdisciplinary rounding 
  • Grief and bereavement work
  • 3+ years of parish work
Work History
Chaplain Resident 08/2016 to Current
Palmetto Health Columbia, SC
  • Offered spiritual care to over 2000 patients to date in ICU, renal, surgical, trauma and oncology units.
  • Conducted over 40 interfaith worship services to date.
  • Chart all patient interactions on Cerner Electronic Health Record.
  • Completed 3 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

Store Manager 06/2013 to 08/2016
Stepping Stones Ministry Columbia, SC
  • Interviewed job candidates and made staffing decisions.
  • Counted cash drawers and made bank deposits.
  • Increased profits through effective sales training and troubleshooting profit loss areas.
  • Gave individual spiritual care and direction to men and women in substance abuse recovery.
  • Led spirituality groups centered on substance abuse recovery.
Assistant Pastor 01/2009 to 07/2012
Ocoee Church of God Ocoee, TN
  • Led weekly Bible study for 3 years. 
  • Visited parishioners in home and hospital. 
  • Supported Lead Pastor with daily operational functions.
Chaplain Intern 01/2011 to 05/2011
Erlanger Health System Chattanooga, TN
  • Provided outstanding pastoral care to orthopedic rehab patients.
  • Performed weekly visitation of hospice patients.
  • Completed 1 unit of CPE.
Education
Master of Divinity : Theology 2011 Pentecostal Theological Seminary - Cleveland, TN
Bachelor of Science: Christian Ministry 2007 Lee University - Cleveland, TN