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Skillful Substance Abuse Counselor resume

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Engaging and encouraging professional seeking a position that will take advantage of my experience and skills.
  • Exceptional Communication
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Active Listener
  • Trainer for ADL Skills
  • Exceptional Documenter
  • Flexible and Adaptable Team player
  • Great Time Management
  • Creative Thinker
  • Ability to keep current on changing regulations
  • Teaching, Tutoring and Counseling
Substance Abuse Counselor Nov 2017 to Jun 2018
Unlimited Paths Ocala, FL
  • Caseworker providing individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Maintained thorough clinical treatment notes. 
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history. 
  • Effectively managed time and caseloads based on individual service planss.
Rehabilitation Tech Nov 2012 to Nov 2015
Takachale Center Gainesville, FL
  • Activities of daily living and pre-vocational skills
  • Developed and implemented plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs
  • Maintained a full case load
Employment Coach Oct 2010 to Nov 2012
Human Development Center Tampa, FL
  • Coached clients to be employable
  • Designed training modules that implemented organizational and behavior concepts
Case Manager Sep 2008 to Sep 2010
Manatee Glens Corporation Bradenton, FL
  • Assist clients in personal recovery programs
  • Link clients to community programs
  • Assists in obtaining Social Security benefits
  • Assist in obtaining medication, supportive housing, and supportive employment
Case Manger Feb 2006 to Jul 2008
Manatee County Rural Health Services Bradenton, FL
  • Managed Full Case Load
  • Enroll and Assist clients with AICP, ADAP, Medicaid, and Food Stamps
Education and Training
Master of Divinity 1982 Christ Seminary St. Louis, MO
Associate of Science, Computer Science 1987 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 1978 North Central College Naperville, IL
Social Work Certification 2004 Upper Iowa University Milwaukee, WI

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Job-winning Substance Abuse Counselor resume

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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and United States Army veteran with excellent listing and communication skills; demonstrated by years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Seeking an opportunity to work for a renowned organization to utilize skills and experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High tolerance for stress
  • Good communication skills
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to maintain composure
Substance Abuse Counselor 05/2007 to 05/2017 New Victories Boston, MA
  • Interviewed clients, reviewed records and conferred with other professional to evaluate individuals mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program
  • Reviewed and evaluated clients progress in relation to measurable goal described in treatment and care plans
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions, conducted interventions, provided case management services, and provided referrals to clients as needed
  • Supervised and directed other workers providing services to clients
Sr. Substance Abuse Counselor 03/2007 to 03/2016 The Dimock Center Boston, MA
  • Responsible for completing thorough bio-psychological assessment for each new intake including a problem list as prioritized by the client
  • Provided counseling and recovery skills training
  • Participated in Substance Abuse orientation, educational and individual and process counseling groups in compliance with program standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Maintained a Therapeutic Community (TC) within the facility 
System-wide Accessibility Consultant 08/2008 to 03/2015 MBTA Boston, MA
  • Responsible for submitting critical data through the internal access monitoring program which helped drive change through the authority
  • Compiled reports, analyzed trends and identified areas in need of improvement
  • Tracked accessibility related customer feedback and complaints
  • Perform related duties and projects as needed
Customer Service Representative 08/2003 to 11/2006 Comcast Brighton, MA
  • Created and scheduled cable services for current and future customers
  • Responsible for handling customer inquiries regarding billing services, technical issues and new products
  • Navigated through a variety of software applications to manage customer account information and resolved billing issues
  • Communicated effectively with customers in a professional manner and set accurate expectations for issue resolution
  • Strived for First Call Resolution while handling all issues with urgency, ownership and accountability
Equipment Records and Parts Specialist Department of Army Fort Bliss, TX
  • Established and maintained stock records and other documents such as inventory, material control, accounting and supply reports
  • Reviewed and verified quantities received against bills of contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents
  • Unloaded, unpacked, counted, segregated, palletized and stored incoming supplies and equipment
  • Constructed bins, shelving and other storage aids
  • Simplified and standardized the collection and use of maintenance data
  • Raised the quality and accuracy of performance, cost and parts data through improved maintenance management
High School Diploma 1985 East High School Paterson, NJ
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC II) 2013 MA
Alcohol & Drug Treatment 2007 UMass Boston, MA
Army Achievement Medal Department of Defense

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Experienced Substance Abuse Counselor resume

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Professional Summary

Skilled Counseling Professional well-versed in customer service, management and quality assurance. Offering extensive experience in social service management, mental health and substance abuse. Skilled networker offering remarkable interpersonal and communication skills. Seeking to build upon acquired skills in challenging new position.

  • Customer Relations
  • Sales Expertise
  • Revenue Generation
  • Product Knowledge
  • Records Management
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Organized & Detail-oriented
  • Service Agreements
  • Problem Solving Strength
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Account Development
  • Exceptional Verbal & Written Communication
  • Team Management
  • Natural Self-Starter
Work History
Job Coach 03/2016 to Current
Time for Freedom Inc.
  • Helping the clients in hunting down for new employment opportunities by analyzing their interests and completing job applications.
  • Work with local schools and private providers to develop programs and curriculums.
  • Researching the job market and identifying opportunities in the industry.
  • Accessing the competency levels of every individual in a particular filed through tests and counseling and providing feedback on their performance.
  • Conducted in-services to train teachers in methods of implementing new framework.
  • Supervised staff of associates and resident assistants.
  • Advised students on academic plan and course selection.
  • Advise on workplace accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • Keep records and documentation and prepare appropriate reports.
Substance Abuse Counselor 08/2015 to 08/2017
Option of Marion County
  • Discover the underlying cause of addiction and facilitated and provided individual and group counseling.
  • Educate family or friend caregivers on how to help addicts stay on track.
  • Maintained current, accurate and confidential clinical charts and submit all documentation and reports in a timely fashion.
  • Client assessments for Substance Abuse referrals.
  • Possess ethical charting practices and work with other health professionals to create an individual treatment plan.
  • Monitor, evaluate and record patient progress against the objectives of treatment.
Sales Representative/Telemarketer 09/2013 to 08/2014
Dial America
  • Delivered sales talks and reading scripts that describe products or services in order to persuade potential customers to purchase a product or service or to make a donation.
  • Contacted businesses or private individuals by telephone or to request donations for charitable causes.
  • Presented products or services and prices, and answer questions from customers.
  • Recorded customer information such as name, address, and payment method, and enter orders into computers.
  • Adjusted sales scripts to better target the needs and interests of specific individuals.
  • Answer telephone calls from potential customers who have been solicited through advertisement.
  • Collected and processed payments, and submitted and tracked orders.
  • Resolved customer concerns promptly to maintain satisfaction.
Director/Quality Control Manager/Senior Counselor 04/2011 to 04/2014
Western Judicial Services
  • Planned, directed, coordinated administrative services of an organization, such as; records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
  • Counselled individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
  • Knowledge of Chapter 65D-30 and Chapter 397, F.S.
  • Established work schedules and assigned work to staff members.
  • Documented patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations, and treatment plans, and evaluate the results of to determine the reliability and validity of treatments.
  • Monitored and reviewed programs to ensure that guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Collected information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Supervised interns, clinicians in training, and other counselors.
  • Developed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs.
Bachelor of Arts: Major: Human Services 2005 Saint Leo University - St. Leo, FL
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science: Social Services 2001 Central Florida Community College - Ocala, FL
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