ï‚· Provides respite for youth in crisis and transition in a residential setting;
ï‚· Provides group and individual counseling to residents ages 12-17;
ï‚· Assisted in carrying out therapeutic residential plans including medical and mental health services; substance assessment; recreation and physical fitness; community service opportunities and family work.
12/12-Present Virginia Support Services/Virginia Home Based Counseling, VA;
Qualified Mental Health Professional
ï‚· V.S.S. provides mental health support to adult clients who may have mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders;
ï‚· V.H.B.C. works with client’s in an intensive in-home setting ages 4-21;
ï‚· Responds to referral source and client/family in need of services within 24 hours of receiving referral and 24 hour on call crisis intervention;
ï‚· Implement individualized behavioral modification plans and service plans with client or client and parent/guardian;
ï‚· Maintains contact with referring agency on a weekly basis to discuss updates, progress, concerns and to provide feedback;
ï‚· Attends weekly staff meetings/supervision and trainings per Medicaid requirements and completes all required documents;
ï‚· Adheres to all agency policy and procedures and completes tasks deemed necessary for the successful operation of services.
06/10-12/11 Geary County Sheriff’s Department, Junction City, KS;
ï‚· Responsible for the safety, proper treatment, cleanliness, and basic care of inmates and the facility;
ï‚· Booked and processed inmates in and out of jail;
ï‚· Recorded and maintained reports, records and data;
ï‚· Monitored inmates, watching closely for unusual behavior or signs of conflict and verbally defused disruptive behavior;
ï‚· Accountable for checking the jails parameters and supervising inmate recreational activities;
ï‚· Searched inmates brought into the facility, by pat or strip method, to detect and confiscate contraband or unapproved items;
ï‚· Qualified to carry a sidearm during transports.
02/09-04/10 The Morris County Youth Shelter, Morris Township, NJ;
Adolescent Youth Counselor
ï‚· Counseled residents individually and/or in groups and conducted short term individual counseling sessions;
ï‚· Assisted in carrying out therapeutic residential plans including music therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, and recreational therapy;
ï‚· Assisted adolescents in behavioral modification programs;
ï‚· Supervised adolescents during unit activities, recreation and in school programs, wake-up and bedtime procedures, showering and hygiene functions, and basic shelter housekeeping;
ï‚· Performed field work such as attending court, taking residents on field trips, and visiting agencies to gather information;
ï‚· Wrote behavioral observations and disciplinary reports requested by the Shelter’s Administration;
ï‚· Maintained order and security within the facility and performed routine security checks;
ï‚· Received specialty trainings in: Crisis Intervention & Prevention Strategies and Vicarious Trauma Training.
Received certificates in Global Security & Terrorism Studies, Computer Security & Forensic Administration, Emergency Management Administration, School Security & Safety Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson’s Graduate Specialization Program
2002-2006 William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ; Bachelor of Arts,
Sociology/Concentration in Criminal Justice;
Minors: Political Science and Women’s Studies
2011 Received a certificate from the National Sheriff’s Association for Completing the Jail Officers Correspondents Training Program on September 20, 2011.
2009 Received a certificate for completing the Primary Restraint Technique Course at the Morris County Youth Shelter.
2008 Fairleigh Dickinson University; Certified in Electronic Eavesdropping and Wiretap Detection in March, 2008;< font>
Â· Completed the New Jersey College & University Public Safety Association Training Course, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ;
Â· Completed the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course in July, 2008;
Â· Re-Certified by the American Heart Association for Emergency First Response, CPR & AED in July, 2008 and April, 2009;
Â· Completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency course, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Incidents, in December, 2008.