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WORK EXPERIENCE

MANAGER OF HEALTH LITERACY AND PROMOTION, EL BUEN  SAMARITANO

December 2018-Present

Manage a multi-disciplinary staff to address the holistic health needs of the LatinX community. Oversee daily operation of the food pantry, mobile food pantry, and community garden.

CRISIS HOTLINE OPERATOR, INTEGRAL CARE

September 2017 - December 2018

Handle crisis calls by providing telephonic crisis intervention services and risk assessments, complete initial screenings, provide information about Integral Care services, provide community referrals and support, link callers with the appropriate service providers, and assist with scheduling appointments.

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES CASE MANAGER, INTEGRAL CARE

January 2018 - December 2018

Assisting youth and parent(s) in identifying medical, social, educational, financial, and other services and supports as appropriate or needed. Assess youth's needs and strengths to authorize services, and continued management of authorizations. Coordinate service delivery with a multi-disciplinary team and other community providers. Coordinate the development of the Wrap Plan and Safety Plan, including crisis prevention and management when needed. Monitor service delivery and development of wrap team for each youth on case roster.

MENTAL HEALTH INSTRUCTOR

May 2014 - Present

Contracted to teach Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Safety Planning, and Trauma Informed Care for agency staff as well as other community organizations.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR, INTEGRAL CARE-FIRST STEPS

November 2014 - December 2017

Promote the First Steps program and its services to outside agencies, engage and coordinate with community partners, and provide presentations to local clinics in the medical community on the importance of early intervention with developmentally delayed infants.

PROGRAM MANAGER, INTEGRAL CARE- HEALTH INTEGRATION PROJECT

May 2014 - November 2014

Oversee daily operations of a fully integrated clinic aiming to provide quality medical and mental health services. Manage a staff consisting of a mental health case manager, physician, nurse, medical assistant, scheduler, personal trainer, and nutritionist. Also, maintain and report grant metrics to the National Council for Behavioral Health, SAMHSA and HRSA.

PSYCHO-SOCIAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST, INTEGRAL CARE

April 2013 - May 2014

Perform routine case management/service coordination work assisting clients in accessing/linkage to medical, social, educational, financial, and other appropriate services and supports that will help individuals achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual or legally authorized representative (LAR).

PSYCHO-SOCIAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST, MHMRA OF HARRIS COUNTY

May 2012 - April 2013

Perform routine case management/service coordination work assisting clients in accessing/linkage to medical, social, educational, financial, and other appropriate services and supports that will help individuals achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual or legally authorized representative (LAR).

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Learned

 

PHD IN MIND-BODY MEDICINE, SAYBROOK UNIVERSITY

March 2018 - Present

Oakland, CA

MA IN COUNSELING, ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY

2014-2017

Austin, TX

CTTS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

2014

New Brunswick, NJ

BA IN PSYCHOLOGY, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

2006-2010

San Marcos, TX