Beacon Therapeutic Dagnostic and Treatment Centers
Therapist/ Housing Secialist
December 2012 — Present
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Therapist/ Housing Secialist at Beacon Therapeutic Dagnostic and Treatment Centers
Provides appropriate services to client population to maximize client potential and promote their optimal functioning in the community.
Assessed each assigned client to develop a diagnosis, or identify problems which would be the focus of treatment.
Developed treatment plans, which identified treatment goals to address problems
Utilized a treatment modality (individual, family, group therapy) that is authorized by the funding source in conjunction with consultation with the therapist, Clinical Director and the client.
Attained the ability to work independently, but was able to bring struggles and problems to weekly supervision.
Completed the following documentation within the stipulated time frames: progress notes, treatment plans, quarterly reports, assessments, and releases of information.
Assisted Chicago Public School (CPS) families in completing applications for public assistance.
Responsible for educating CPS families on the basis of public assistance and the policy and procedures.
Prepared, evaluated, and reviewed all documentation for CPS Children and Family Benefits Unit marketing tools and kits.
Referred clients seeking resources such as employment, housing, health centers, and food pantry assistance
Maintained case management for existing CPS families who are actively receiving public assistance.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County has helped abused and neglected children who have become lost in an overwhelmed and under-resourced foster care system find a place to call home. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge and assigned to one child’s case at a time. They research the background of the case, serve as a voice for the child in court, and work with everyone involved to find a safe, permanent home for the child.
Created Launch pad alliances in the City of Decatur and Bloom Township, through strategic planning, capacity and coalition building.
Captured Light's on After-School Award Events throughout the State of Illinois through news media, organizational design, and oral and written communication.
Reviewed, compared, and assessed policies, procedures and evaluations through program outcomes.
Performed budget administration functions in the formulation and revision of annual budget estimates for Region 5 support activities and components.
Researched, compiled, and summarized data involving salaries, and other object class and line item information.
Selected and entered budgetary information on a wide variety of related forms, schedules, and reports for FAS Region 5 expenses.
Prepared, evaluated, and reviewed all documentation for FAS Region 5 Congressional and Freedom of Information Acts requests.
Worked with Teen REACH Program assisting teenagers between the ages of 11 to 17, with homework, life skills, decision making, leadership skills, and other forms of mentoring through positive reinforcements
Created program proposals for an All Girl Self-Esteem Grant through different fellowships
Facilitated and reinforced Math, Science, and English principles on an elementary, secondary, and university-setting educational level to culturally diverse students.
Emphasized basic social, communicational and professional skills
Interacted with program staff and parents