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Summary
Professional with more than 10 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing Mental Health Counseling, Medical records, Medical Accounts, Patient Administration and Data Entry. Additional expertise includes office management and staff supervision. 
Skills
  • Effective policy and program development
  • Medical clinical procedures comprehension
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Results-oriented
  • Mail management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Client-focused
  • Medication administration expert
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Psych and mental health care proficiency
  • Clinical documentation 
  • Superior communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Dedicated team player
  • Time management
  • strong administrative support
  • Customer service-oriented
Experience
Office Manager Jan 2005 to Mar 2015
American Best Investment Jacksonville, FL
  • Handled and distributed all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Created and maintained computer- and paper-based filing and organization systems for records, reports and documents.
  • Scanned and filed forms, reports, correspondence and receipts.
  • Reviewed files to check for complete and accurate information.
Mental Health Counselor Jan 1990 to Dec 1997
Community Behavior Services Jacksonville, FL
  • Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Registrar Nov 1986 to Nov 1989
Orange Park Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
  • Greeted visitors promptly and directed to correct locations.
  • Set up new patient files and obtained patients information
  • Maintained up-to-date and accurate program files and records.
  • Developed and maintained positive customer relationships through effective communication.
Machine Operator Nov 1986 to Nov 1989
Bacardi Rum Bottling Jacksonville, FL
  • Operated various production machinery including; depalletizing, filling, rinsing, capping, labeling, case packing, case labeling, palletization, and other duties as assigned.
LPN Feb 1979 to Oct 1986
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Biology Edward Waters College Jacksonville, FL Minor Psychology  
RN , Nursing Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA
Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health New York State University New York City , NY
Bachelor of Science, Psychology UCF Orlando, FL
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Professional Summary
Attentive Teacher Assistant who regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings, and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of children and their parents. Accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide the highest level of education for each student.
Skills
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Certified Teacher Assistant ( New York State)
  • Organized
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • 13 years as a Teacher's Aide
  • State and NCLB Approved Paraprofessional
Work History
Food Preparation Worker, 02/2019 to Current
Coastal Center For Developmental Services Inc. Ladson, SC
  • Cleaned and sanitized all work surfaces between preparation of various foods, avoiding cross-contamination while maintaining food safety guidelines.
Korner Kitchen Catering / Restaurant, 09/2017 to 02/2019
Daniel Middleton Hollywood, SC
  • Upheld standards of cleanliness, food handling and safety.
Special Education Teacher Assistant, 01/2004 to 01/2017
New York City Public Schools-Department of Education 65 Court Street, Brooklyn,New York, 11201
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
Per-Diem Mental Health Counselor, 02/2007 to 07/2015
Riverdale Mental Health Clinic 5676 Riverdale Ave #202, Bronx, New York 10471
  • Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation.
  • Logged, dispensed and stored medication.
Education
Associate of Arts: Office Technology, 2000
Monroe College - 2501 Jerome Ave, Bronx
Additional Information

July 2017  Retired: New York City Department of Education Public Schools

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Summary
Mental health professional devoted to helping others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working in a residential or outpatient setting.
Experience
Center For Family Services July 2017 to Current Therapist for The Comprehensive Outpatient Counseling Program
Voorhees, NJ
  • Assessed and addressed client's emotional and psychological needs.
  • Documented all patient information including service and treatment plans, initial assessments and progress notes. 
  • Conducted individual counseling sessions to address client's needs using a variety of therapeutic means such as CBT and DBT.
Center For Family Services June 2015 to June 2017 Mobile Sexual Assault Counselor for the SERV Program
Glassboro, NJ
  • Provided individual counseling to victims, family members and significant others.
  • Provided victims with case-related medical and legal information.
  • Provided appropriate referrals for victims.
  • Provided community consultation, outreach and education.
Center For Family Services May 2013 to Current Mental Health Counselor for the Mother/Child Residential Program
Woodbury, NJ
  • Facilitated individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Assessed residents to compile detailed social and psychological information.
  • Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Supervised BSW and MSW students.
Education
Columbia University Master of Science: Clinical Social Work New York, New York
Mars Hill College Bachelor of Social Work: Social Work Mars Hill, North Carolina Minor in Gerontology
Certifications
Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. 
NJ Certified Sexual and Domestic Violence Counselor.
NJ Certified Social Work Field Instructor.
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Professional Summary
  • Release and deployment manager with 15 years of experience in planning, scheduling, and controlling the build, test, and deployment of releases to multiple environments.
  • Subject matter expert in software development life cycle with an understanding of 
Skill Highlights
  • Supported the WIT, SAT, WFM, SECFT, CLEC and Regression testing teams
  • Defect management and Quality center knowledge
  • Hardware and software upgrade planning
  • Waterfall framework
  • Self-directed and decisive
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • SQL, JAVA, C++, Object oriented design, HTML, XML, JavaScript, ASP, JCL, MVS mainframe, and VBA script experience
  • ChangeMan software repository expert
  • Environments supervisor for 4 Wholesale mainframe and 5 midrange applications
  • Supervisory experience
  • Data compilation and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Managing tight deadlines
  • Software Development Life Cycle principles (SDLC)
Accomplishments

-Increased core system availability to the Wholesale Testing universe by developing standards and rigid processes and implementing best practices.

-Provided testing support through code migrations, defect management, troubleshooting working sessions, and in depth analysis under the AT&T ITUP model.

-Lead Deployment Manager for the LASR and LASR-SE applications' enhancing projects across 22 States for over a decade.

-Automated Job Control Language creation of LASR 12 State DB2 binds which dramatically decreased production level syntax errors by 100%.

-Oversaw the Wholesale audit and modernization of the LASR and LASR-SE therapeutic weekly run jobs.

-Managed the compilation and elimination of obsolete program components in source code to maximize DB2 run statistics.

-Currently the Local ChangeMan Administrator for over 45 Billing and Wholesale applications in AT&T/AMDOCS


Experience
Team Lead Software Configuration Release Management (SCRM) 02/2012 Current Amdocs Chicago, IL

Currently in the position of Team Lead of SCRM

Senior Systems Analyst 11/2000 01/2012 AT&T Chicago, IL

As an SCRM senior analyst, provided support internally to the team and with all our external testing and development clients.

Mental Health Counselor II 07/1994 11/2000 Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates , IL

Applied psychology training and degree as counselor within an interdisciplinary and therapeutic environment

Education
2001 Bachelor of Science: DeVry University - Computer Information Systems Chicago, IL, USA

Summa Cum Laude 3.95 GPA

1994 Bachelor of Science: DePaul University - Psychology Chicago, IL, USA

Magna Cum Laude 3.75 GPA

Recipient of Dean's Honor Awards Scholarship 1