Michigan Rehabilitation Services
November 2001 — Present
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Rehabilitation Counselor at Michigan Rehabilitation Services
� Assisted the disability population in preparing, regaining, or retaining employment.
� Successfully assessed individual strengths, resources, abilities, capabilities, and interests for
the purpose of locating suitable employment and determining a career goal.
� Responsible for collating material from vocational assessments, collaborating with students
and other professionals, to determine self-imposed barriers and ways to address them.
� Teaching counseling techniques, terminology, and strategies for group counseling.
� Facilitating goal-oriented, measurable skill/behaviorally specific group-counseling sessions.
� Served as liaison to the Juvenile Court, contractual programs/staff, and community programs.
� Coordinated family reunification, alternative permanency, and placement plans.
� Completed and oversaw family assessments and treatment referrals.
� Oversaw conferences with family members and attorneys, including pre-trial meetings.
� Trained staff/volunteers/foster parents on family stability issues.
� Assisted foster parents in developing specific strategies for coping with, or modifying
problematic child behaviors.
� Developed report writing formats, emphasizing behaviorally specific goals techniques.
� Successfully assisted families in removing risks to their children (i.e. development of safety
plans for substance affected families, anger management and de-escalation techniques, etc.).
� Provided In-Service training and workshops for family therapeutic techniques.
� Manage and oversee flexible funds spent within the program.
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� Provided individualized and couple counseling on a weekly basis.
� Developed psychosocial assessments and provided diagnoses to health care providers.
� Conducted consultation services with agency affiliates and state representatives.
� Coordinated family reunification case planning services and development of alternative
� Trained community persons / potential foster families in foster parent licensing standards.