I am seeking a position with a growing organization where my continuing-education and 17 years of experience is recognized as beneficial to your company compliance team and quality assurance for the clients/recoverees. A company that is willing to appreciate my potentials, passion, dedication and the abilities to integrate Recovery Wellness Plan as part of the interdisciplinary team. I am seeking a position that is willing to recognize my credentials combined for future advancement and promotional positions.
Counseling Services of New York LLC. 3-15 to 12-16 Certified Peer Recovery Advocate/ Substance Abuse Counselor /Housing Specialist 2010-E
• Assisted Recoverees to identify 7-Demintion of wellness. Educating peers in creating their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan that identifies individual self-directive goals as well as specific objectives to carry out these goals.
Recoveree Navigator, community based activity developer.
Educate and Advocated for the values and principles of the Recovery Wellness Model delivery
service as part of the compliance team.
Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency regarding Person
Centered and Peer Delivered Services.
Coordinate and consulted with interdisciplinary team to keep them informed of crisis or changes
in the wellness plan.
Caseload of 15 mental health Recoverees, electronic filing "CELERITY" system, mental health
peer based groups.
ACI Outpatient Treatment Program 7-14 to 2-15 Intake Admissions Counselor
• Screen clients for admittance into the program
Identifying substance use disorder or potential dually diagnosed to determine each clients need for treatment and level of care.
Coordinate with manage care insurance/case management offices for approval of care.
Processed all pertinent paperwork on new clients in a timely manner and in accordance to
Review court dispositions and probation stipulations to identify appropriate program.
Provided appropriate community referrals and performed crisis interventions.
Saint John’s Riverside Hospital MMTP Counselor 2007-2014
Processed client’s goals for treatment planning, psychosocial evaluations monitored for methadone dosage decrease or increase.
Individual sessions and group therapy for specialized group.
Assist clients with SSI, Disability and 2010-E housing process.
Refer clients to psychologists and psychiatrists.
Performed a holistic (mind-body) approach to wellness in a client center approach.
Osborne Association 2005-2007 In-Prison Transitional Planner – HIV Pre-Post Health Educator
Intake Admission Counselor for the Re-Entry population.
Develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals in prison including and not
limited to identifying drug and alcohol addictions, and risky sexual activity combined with HIV Pre
& Post testing.
Prepared transitional plan upon released from prison.
Contracted with Edgecombe, Queens’s borough and all Re-Entry prisons.
Residential Drug treatment program which offers substance abuse treatment.
Develop and implement strategies to of substance abuse, detoxification, methadone
maintenance, and methadone detoxification.
Interviewing clients, reviewing records, and conferring with other professionals.
Counseling clients in group or individual sessions to help them to cope with any abuse problems.
Monitoring, evaluating, and recording client progress with that of treatment goals.
Modifying treatment plans depending on the progress in client status.
Referring patients, clients, or families to community resources available for treatment or housing.
Planning and conducting programs to combat social difficulties, prevent substance abuse, or
improve counseling and health.
SUNY Empire State College "Active Student" Bachelor's Program in Community & Human Service (12- 2018) Certified Recovery Peer Advocate #209 (2015-2018) CASAC –T #18818 (2001) CASAC Eligible (2014-2019)
Monroe College (1992-1994) 32 Credits
Mental Health Advocate/Fundraiser for National Alliance of Mental Illness Organization "NAMI". Certified Mental Health Aid (2015-2018) First Aid CPR AED (2016-2018)