Clovis Ca. 93611
Acere Group Homes Fresno CA.
School Consultant& Drug/Alcohol Counselor, 2008-2009
Evaluate adolescence educational, drug and alcohol assessment. Place in appropriate school and drug program. Consult administrators on title 22 regulation and educational codes, as well as train staff in all aspects for group home compliance and interventions.
Health Care Dual Diagnosis
Develop curriculum for counselors. Review billing and school sites. Train counselors. Work with school officials. Promote drug free environment at community and school events. Community outreach programs at Universities, Trade schools, and Jr. Colleges.
Ruby’s Valley Care Home, Fresno Ca.
Administrator, 2007- 2009
Co- creator of the program for (ARF) board and care. The program is designed for the dual diagnosis (Mentally ill and chronic inebriated). Designed policies and procedures. Responsibly for all functions of facility, such as training employee’s of duties and licenses issues, Hiring and disciplinary actions toward staff and assuring the facility is run according to Title 22 and client’s rights are not violated. Recruiting college students to volunteer in the facility to provide a learning experience with mentally ill and drug addicted clients. Marketing and budget for facility.
KTDA Group Home, Fresno CA.
Responsible for training employee’s of duties and licenses issues. Hiring and disciplinary actions toward staff. Assuring the homes are in compliance with title 22 and client rights are not violated. Investigation of incidents and grievances filed by clients and staff. Educational liaison/attend and request IEP and SST meetings on behalf of clients. Program expansion through creating programs for the clients to improve study skills. Creating staff schedule, activity schedules and lesion for dietician for the menus for six homes.
Eminence Health Care, Fresno Ca.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, 2005-2007
Facilitated treatment groups, family sessions, individual counseling sessions and assist clients in knowledge of the program. Scheduled and conducted Intakes and ASI. Responsible for curriculum development and implementation. Ensuring compliance with Title 22, HIPPA and Alcohol and Drug ethic codes and standards. Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports as requested. Marketing for program expansion and community outreach by presentations, meetings and brochure dissemination.
Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc., Bakersfield Ca.
Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, 2002-2004
Creator of Pre-Vocational Training Program to provide dually diagnosed residents with the opportunity to acquire viable skills that will enable them to integrate back into the community. Created an Employment training course curriculum. Assigned caseloads, related duties, and coordinate activates of staff in providing counseling services of residents. Completed charting and documents in a timely manner.
Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc., Bakersfield Ca.
Administrator/ Program Director of Transitional Living Unit 2003-2004
Created schedules for dually diagnosed residents and staff. Staff hiring and disciplinary action. Provided structure for daily function of facility. Trained staff. Assure the facility was in compliance with Title 22, Title 17, and OSHA. Assigned caseloads, related duties, and coordinate activates of staff in providing counseling services and groups for residents. Audit charts. Oversee staff to assure duties were cared out.
Glenwood Gardens SNF, Bakersfield Ca.
Director of Social Services, 2001-2002
Creator of program for Social Service at Glenwood Gardens. Advocated for residents and liaison for families. Scheduled Care Plans, Dental, Podiatry, Audiologist, Optometrist and many other appointments for residents. Completed forms for TAR, progress notes, and Initial Assessments forms. Marketing for the agency.
Department of Human Services, Bakersfield Ca.
Social Service Worker III, 2000
Investigate reports of abuse and neglect and intervene if necessary. Institute legal action to remove children from homes and place them temporarily in an emergency shelter or with foster family. Provide concrete information such as where to go for debt counseling, how to find child care, how to apply for public assistance or other benefits, and how to get alcohol & drug addict individuals to a rehabilitation program.
Koinonia Foster Homes, In. Bakersfield, Ca.
Supervising Social Worker, 1998-2000
Assigned caseloads, related duties, and coordinate activities of staff in providing counseling services to assist clients with problems of emergency or crisis nature. Assists agency staff members through individual and group conferences in analyzing case problems and improving their diagnosis and helping skills. Reviewed case records and evaluated performance of staff member and recommended action to be taken. Participated in developing and implementing agency or government regulations. Represented agency in community and interagency activities. Conducted and directed staff development programs. Trained employees on usage of computer programs.
On Going Education
Walden University (25 units toward Ph D. Clinical Psych.) 2008
CAARR Institute Social Model, registration #1095. Modesto Ca. 2005
Group Home Administration Certificate, 2004
Adult Residential Facility Certificate, 2003
Social Services Consultant, Reedley Ca. 2001
CSUB, Bakersfield, Masters in Arts in Special Education, 1998
San Joaquin College Inc., Bakersfield Ca. Spanish 1999
Bakersfield College, AA Liberal Studies 1993