Current Owner-Great Life Counselling & Great Life Gift Co-Owner-Vitality Natural Wellness Clinic, Powell River, BC (closed) Co-Owner-Mood Mender, Grande Prairie, AB (sold)
Tobacco Reduction Coordinator, Vancouver Health Authority Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer Provided ‘evidence based’ training and support, bylaws and safe housing advocacy.
Therapist – Alberta Health Services, Grande Prairie, AB Capital Health, Forensic Assessment and Community Services Completed psychosocial, risk and needs assessments of persons referred by the Criminal Justice System. Facilitated dual diagnosis individual and group therapy to address: behavioral modification, addiction issues, mental health, trauma, domestic and sexual violence healing. Provided life skills support such: job preparation, financial assistance, school referrals, housing, as needed. Worked with an interdisciplinary team, and collaborated and referral to local agencies. Prepared court reports, and recommendations for treatment.
Supervisor / Intake / Investigator / Case Manager Children and Family Services Authority, Grande Prairie, AB Child protection roles including: intake and assessment, investigations, case management, and Supervisor. Assessed risk of child abuse, and implemented treatment plans. Worked towards empowering parents to make healthy choices. Monitored and evaluated staff caseloads and efficiency. Liaison and referral to community support services. Facilitated workshops and trained staff. Preparation and presentation of court reports.
Family & Youth Support Worker, P.A.C.E, Grande Prairie, AB ‘Providing Assistance, Counselling and Education’. I development and implementation of treatment plans for at risk children and families. Provided crisis intervention in traumatic and abusive situations. Completed risk and needs assessments.
Ladysmith Intermediate School PAC, Ladysmith, BC
Counsellor - Mental Health & Addictions, Alberta Health Services, Grande Prairie MSW practicum placement. Co-facilitation of therapy groups. Provided individual and family counselling. Practiced a variety of treatment modalities and addressed multiple issues.
Counsellor - Alcohol and Drug Addiction Centre (AADAC), Alberta Health Services Northern Addictions Centre, AADAC, Grande Prairie, AB BSW practicum placement. Facilitated group and individual counselling. Presented recovery & relapse prevention workshops. Liaison with community agencies and created after care plans.
Program Assistant, Kelowna Community Resources, Kelowna, BC BSW practicum placement. Preparation and presentation of group workshops. Interviewed volunteers and performed program evaluations. Proposal writing.
Employment Counsellor, Children & Family Services Authority, Region 13 Supports for Independence, Grande Prairie, AB Diploma of SW practicum position. Facilitated employment preparation workshops. Completed needs assessments and developed action plans.
Various Duties - Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie, AB Aided geriatric patients during public outings, assisted home care patients in testing their lifeline equipment, and provided aid to the Child Play therapist in pediatric ward. Lifeline Administration Assistant, data input and filing.
Salvation Army Annual Christmas Hamper Campaign Habitat for Humanity, Grande Prairie, AB Powell River Salmon Society