~ Outpatient Services Director with broad background in operations management, human resources and direct counseling eager to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization focused on delivering quality services. ~
Adeptly consult DSM-IV to evaluate clients addictions and mental health issues, and exhibit proficiency in using assessment tools such as ASI (Addiction Severity Index), MAST and SMAST (alcoholism screening tests), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and CAGE ( Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye Opener ).
Sound knowledge of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) I, II, III and IV levels of care.
Well-versed in integrated dual diagnosis treatment to address both mental illness and addiction issues.
Proven skills in relationship-building, developing rapport, and coaching, inspiring and empowering individuals to improve coping skills and achieve self-reliance.
- Highly analytical, structured and methodical with considerable knowledge and expertise in dealing with substance abuse, depression, anger, and anxiety.
- Excel in conducting thorough mental health assessments, providing crisis intervention, formulating diagnoses, and delivering individual and group therapy.
- Maximize positive outcomes by establishing linkages for clients with community agencies and resources.
- Over a decade of supervisory experience with significant talents in recruiting, training, mentoring and team-building.
Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders, Marlboro, NJ, 2005 to Present
Director of Outpatient Services / Residential Counselor / Coordinator
Provide counseling to chemically dependant clients via educational lectures, and therapy in group, individual and family settings.
Apply sharp critical thinking abilities to administer in-depth assessments and intake procedures, devise individualized treatment plans, and leverage positivity, hope and optimism as a foundation for recovery.
Proficiently utilize clinical approaches such as The Stages of Change, Bio-Psycho-Social model, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Rational Emotive Therapy.
Draw upon Twelve-Step program concepts and strategies to supplement and enhance outpatient progress.
Perform full spectrum of administrative and record-keeping functions spanning case management, referrals, discharge planning, and preparation of progress reports for attorneys, court, and probation officers.
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Professional Experience continued
Maxim Health Care Services, North Brunswick, NJ, 2004 to 2005
- Recruited, screened, interviewed, hired, and placed quality health care professionals in various assignments; established, nurtured and maintained exemplary relationships vital to boosting company and revenue growth.
Applied extensive regulatory knowledge toward effectively developing and implementing targeted policies and procedures to ensure critical compliance with State, Federal, JCAHO, and HIPAA healthcare staffing standards.
Successfully elevated profit 4% by analyzing and decreasing direct labor expenditures.
Compiled and verified payroll data and submitted regular performance/activity reports to management team.
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
M.S. in Human Services / Health Administration GPA 3.91
University Of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2003
B.A., Organizational Behavior/Human Resources GPA 3.4
Minor in Rehabilitation of Addictions GPA 4.0
LCADC (Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor) designation pending December 2009 testing
CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certifications
NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence), New Jersey
Friends of Addiction Recovery-Think Advocacy
Addiction Professionals Network
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a <insert job title/position> and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to excellent academic credentials, I bring to you significant experience in addictions counseling and treatment plan development, and a strong blend of case management, assessment, report-writing and crisis intervention skills. To complement these qualifications, I offer outstanding talents in empowering others to optimize their emotional and psychological health and well-being, which is paramount in a <insert job title/position> role.
As a proactive contributor to <insert name of organization>, you will find me to be a driven professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance and initiative. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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