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Professional Summary
Social Worker successful at implementing a clinical approach to patient care. Removes potential personal biases to help each patient in an objective and logical way. Invested  and driven to form trusting relationships with clients and advocate for their best interests.  Works effectively with patients and families experiencing medical & life  crises, acting as an advocate and guide as they navigate difficult and emotionally-draining situations.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
  • Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Extensive knowledge of Bipolar disorder
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Strengths-based solution-focused therapy
  • Substance abuse treatments
  • Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools knowledge
Work History
06/1995 to Current
State Licensed Administrator The Kid's Institute, Inc. Dayton, Ohio
Responsible for the daily operations of the state licensed child care facility and maintaining  ORC 2-12 as it relates to the child care facility. Foster & maintain community relationships, direct contact with families in regards to their child's development, maintain subsidized child care program, advocate for issues that affect children/families, maintain positive & effective relationships with local school districts, positive promotion of the child care facility, management of the child care staff and reporting directly to the CEO.
04/2007 to 06/2009
Social Work Intern Premier Health-Miami Valley Hospital Emergency Department Dayton, Ohio
Licensed as a social work trainee,  under the supervision of an MSW, responsible for conducting mental status and chemical dependency assessments, assess for suicidal lethality, refer patients for inpatient mental health or alcohol or drug treatment. Provide referrals for appropriate community linkages & next level of care, and discharge planning. Worked colloboratively within an interdisciplinary team consisting of ED physicians, nurses, social workers and psychiatrists.
09/2010 to 08/2017
Licensed Behavioral Health Social Worker Premier Health-Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio
Licensed Behavioral Health social worker in the Emergency Department and Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, providing direct clinical intervention, transition planning, and counseling to patients & families. Assess the biopsychosocial element of the patient, and present the clinical information to the attending psychiatrist and/or the ED attending physician for appropriate next level of care. Provide appropriate community linkages, group, family & individual therapy, discharge planning and providing ongoing consultation to the ED staff.
10/2017 to Current
Mental Health Therapist Mahajan Therapeutics Dayton, OH
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies
  • Managed a caseload of 100 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
10/2017 to Current
Therapist Mahajan Therapeutics Dayton, OH
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Improved outcomes of patients with psychiatric and co-morbid chronic pain conditions.
  • Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
June 1995
High School Diploma:
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School - Dayton, Ohio
August 2001
Bachelor of Arts: African American Studies
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio

June 2009
Master of Science: Social Work- Mental Health Concentration
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Girl Scouts of the USA Alumna 

University of Cincinnati Alumni Association

National Association of Social Workers 

The Mustard Seed Foundation, Board Member 

State of Ohio Licensed Social Worker 

State of Ohio Licensed Child Day Care Administrator

Child Abuse & Neglect

First Aid


Adult & Childhood Communicable  Disease 

Additional Information

LISW Clinical Supervison hours completed: January 2017

Microsoft Office proficient 

Use of Electronic Medical Records & systems- EPIC, AllScripts, HENS, and Carelogic

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Professional Summary
Skilled Mental Health and Medical professional with over 4 years of experience in counseling and assessments, in a variety of industries. Extensive experience in formulating treatment plans, conduct ongoing casework initiatives, and providing advocacy services in both individual and group settings. Continually exceed expectations by offering unsurpassed relationship-building and interpersonal skills, and works well with people at all levels of the organization, including supervisors, patients, and families.
  • Counseling Professional
  • Record Keeping & Documentation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Assessments & Advising
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Team Collaboration
  • Patient Relations
  • Providing Medications
  • Working with Children & Youths
  • Diagnosing & Advocating
  • Excellent Verbal & Written Communication
Work History
Mental Health Therapist, 08/2016 to Current
Fred Finch Youth Center Oakland, CA
  • Collaborating with school staff, social workers, and lawyers to provide crisis intervention and problem solving, as well as supporting, encouraging, and advocating for students in social and academic settings, including in individual education plans.
  • Performing initial and CANS assessments, encouraging clients to discuss their medical and mental health histories, backgrounds, and other issues, to determine their mental health status and develop and implement specific therapeutic processes to meet the individual requirements of each client.
  • Completing assessments and progress notes to evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs, as well as monitoring and regulating the intake and use of medication, adjusting treatment as necessary to match observed changes in clients' recovery process.
  • Organizing and conducting trauma-informed individual and group counseling sessions for at-risk youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, while formulating anger management strategies, teaching life skills and conflict resolution methods, and crafting strategies to help clients work through emotional issues.
  • Liaising with family members to assist patients through the recovery process, and to understand and support the patient appropriately, as well as to help monitor behavioral changes and responses to treatment.
  • Collaborating and following up with professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, social workers, community resources, and various specialists to ensure the effective recovery of patients, referring patients on if necessary.
  • Arranging and leading programs and outreach to address the mental health needs and education of the community, as well as conducting campaigns to reduce abuse of substances such as alcohol and drugs.
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date treatment and client files in a safe and confidential manner while maintaining MediCal billing standards, effectively tracking and analyzing the patient treatment process.
  • Supervising junior and trainee counselors to ensure services provided are up to acceptable standards, while encouraging participation in conferences and seminars to improve job knowledge and skill.
  • Helping clients cultivate skills, strategies, and coping mechanisms necessary to change their behavior or challenge, by defining goals and planning action to address issues such as self-esteem, family problems, large decisions, depression, suicidal impulse, addictions etc. 
Intern, 08/2015 to 05/2016
The Children's Bereavement Center San Antonio, TX
  • Providing emotional support to children, teens, and families, from every social and economic circumstance, after the death of a loved one, and helping grieving children develop healthy coping skills while restoring a sense of normalcy with surviving family members.
  • Engaging individual clients  in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, writing, music and movement, dance, and dramatic play to help process feelings of grief.  
  • Aiding the company peer support programs, as well as coordinating with the licensed clinicians on counseling, training, education, and outreach, helping patients to normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve.
  • Conducting intakes and assessments to fully understand the needs of each individual client, while protecting confidentiality of client and family concerns by following company policies and procedures, as well as HIPPA and other state and federal laws.
  • Attending and aiding biweekly support groups including pre-group and post-group meetings, as well as personally facilitating three group therapy sessions with ages ranging from 12-18 years old.
  • Assisting in business development by answering phone inquiries, directing calls, and providing basic company information, as well as performing clerical duties, preparing information and research materials, maintaining and organizing files, and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Continuing personal education to remain knowledgeable of the different developmental stages and the responses to grief.
Residential Treatment Officer, 07/2015 to 10/2015
Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center San Antonio, TX
  • Providing direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour residential facility, ensuring their health, safety, and welfare in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all applicable standards.
  • Disciplining youths by enforcing the rules of the facility, restraining, chasing, and carrying unruly patients when needed, while documenting and reporting behavior and other specific information.
  • Coordinating, providing, and supervising daily educational and entertaining program activities, as well as transporting juveniles to classrooms, cafeteria, medical appointments, and court hearings within facility.
  • Supervising individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives.
  • Making critical and sound judgement and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, and only in the absence of the supervisor informing higher-ups of documented problems or situations encountered and actions taken.
  • Conducting inspections, rounds, and drills which include room checks and physical searches of patients, as well as monitoring the living conditions to ensure a clean, safe, and well stocked environment.
  • Monitoring youth interactions, observing patients on suicide watch, and interceding in verbal or physical confrontations, while maintaining authority and youth compliance with established procedures.
  • Overseeing juveniles during visitation with their families, and preparing behavior and incident reports that include details on daily activities and module checks.
Master of Arts: Social Work, May 2016
The University of Texas at San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Science: Communications, May 2007
Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD
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Professional Summary
Organized, resourceful and detail-oriented professional with a strong background in social work looking for a rewarding and challenging role with a dynamic organization. 
Core Qualifications
  • Program development
  • Quick learner
  • Strong communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Attentive listener
  • Computer proficient
  • Results-oriented
Warehouse Clerk 09/2015 to Current Astaldi Canada Muskrat Falls, NL
  • Process purchase requests from departmental staff in computer software system in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with requesters to verify the accuracy of information contained in purchase requests 
  • Maintain effective inventory management by entering information into the warehouse management software program
  • Manage record keeping and filing of documents
CYFS Transition Coordinator 07/2011 to 09/2015 Innu Round Table Secretariat Sheshatshiu, NL
  • Identified program service delivery options for the devolution of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish
  • Collaborated with federal, provincial and other First Nations (Miawpukek, Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI) representatives to establish enhanced prevention services in both Innu communitites
  • Coordinated the completion of a comprehensive Innu child welfare needs assessment by the Child Welfare League of Canada
  • Partnered with Innu Income Support program to design and implement an integrated case management pilot project in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish
  • Attended National Indigenous Health Conference in Toronto which included First Nations, Inuit and Metis participants 
Social Worker 01/2005 to 07/2011 Eastern Health Harbour Grace, NL
  • Provided counselling to individuals, couples and families
  • Completed assessments and collaborated with other professionals regarding service delivery and interventions with clients
  • Liaised clients and their families with other community resources
  • Facilitated parenting groups 
  • Managed assigned caseload
  • Assisted youth with navigating relevant programs, services and the justice system
Social Health Services Manager 10/2003 to 10/2004 Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Sheshatshiu, NL
  • Directed the provision of health services to the community that the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation negotiated through various funding arrangements with the federal government.
  • Supervised primary and social health program directors
  • Managed program operating budgets and terms of funding arrangements
  • Provided updates on programs and services at Band Council and annual general meetings to Chief, Council and community members
Mental Health Therapist 06/2002 to 09/2003 Health Canada Goose Bay, NL
  • Referred clients to appropriate community resources
  • Participated in co-counselling and consultation services with Innu communities of Sheshatshiu and Davis Inlet to build capacity within community-based agencies
  • Completed assessments for individuals referred to treatment centres
  • Implemented interventions with individuals, families, groups and individuals regarding mental health and addiction issues
  • Provided locum counselling services to community members residing in Nain
Social Worker 05/2001 to 08/2001 Eastern Health and Community Services Board Harbour Grace, NL
  • Completed risk assessments, case reports and legal documents
  • Participated in court process due to child protection issues and appropriate intervention
  • Managed assigned caseload
  • Provided support to clients and connected them to appropriate community resources
Master of Social Work 2002 University of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada
Bachelor of Social Work 2001 Memorial University St. John's, NL, Canada
Member, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (2001 - 2015)
Member, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation