Dedicated Mental Health Social Worker eager to contribute excellent clinical skills, considerable client relations expertise, and outstanding counseling skills toward supporting a progressive hospital in meeting defined goals and objectives.
Advanced knowledge of DSM-IV; able to accurately evaluate clients addictions and mental health issues.
Well-versed in dual diagnosis treatment to address both mental illness and addiction issues.
Proven skills in establishing trust and rapport, and empowering individuals across the age spectrum to improve coping skills and achieve self-reliance.
Experienced in providing counseling and guidance to clients affected by job loss, grief, marital problems, and addictions.
Highly analytical, structured and methodical with strong knowledge and expertise in dealing with substance abuse, depression, anger, and anxiety.
Excel in conducting thorough mental health assessments, formulating diagnoses, and facilitating individual and group therapy.
Outstanding talents in caseload management and diligently maximize positive outcomes by establishing linkages for clients with community agencies and resources.
Equally effective working autonomously as well as within a collaborative environment.
Private Practice, 2008 to Present
Pro Bono Social Worker
- Provide counseling services to culturally-diverse clients of varied ages and socioeconomic backgrounds affected by mental health issues and/or addictions.
- Employ sharp communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with clients.
UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (Dual Diagnosis), 2005 to 2006
Clinical Internship C Graduate Studies
Applied exemplary critical thinking abilities toward administering in-depth assessments and intake procedures, and devising individualized treatment plans.
Performed full spectrum of administrative and record-keeping functions spanning case management, referrals, discharge planning, and preparation of progress reports.
Mayview State Hospital, Bridgeville, PA, 2004
Social Work Practicum (500+ hours)
Served as key member of acute care multi-disciplinary team at inpatient mental health facility.
Conducted patient assessments, devised appropriate treatment plans, and facilitated individual psychosocial therapy which focused on socialization issues pertaining to diagnoses.
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Extensively treated substance abuse in tandem with mood disorders such as anxiety and/or depression.
Adhered to strict discharge protocols and procedures by arranging residential or outpatient treatment, contacting insurance companies, and completing comprehensive documentation.
Contributed impressive versatility toward participating on admission, stabilization, and discharge wards.
Assisted patients in understanding their mental health diagnoses and in developing effective problem solving and coping skills.
Recognized with Excellence in Job Performance in December 2004.
The Prudential Preferred Real Estate, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996 to 1999
Real Estate Agent
Proactively supported sellers and buyers by listing, showing and selling residential properties.
Conducted competitive market analyses to determine listing prices, created property descriptions and advertisements, and held open houses for realtors and prospects.
Coordinated seamless sales transactions between realtors, buyers, sellers, and lenders.
Won Bronze Table Award for achieving highest overall 1st year sales in 1997.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2006
MSW /Graduate Studies in Social Work
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, graduated Summa Cum Laude 2004
Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Presidential Scholarship Award C sophomore, junior, senior semesters
Vice President, Bachelor of Social Work Association (one term)
LCSW (in progress), completed/passed Licensed Clinical Social Work exam
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (15 hours), 2010
Trained in Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work
National Association of Social Work (NASW)
Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a Mental Health Social Worker 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 strong capabilities in case management, mental health assessments, report-writing and group facilitation. To complement these qualifications, I offer inherent talents in motivating others to optimize their emotional and psychological health and well-being, which is paramount as a Mental Health Social Worker.
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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