Substance Abuse Education Coordinator
Albert Lewis, 404-644-1976, 4285 D North Shallowford Road, Atlanta, GA. 30341
CAREER SUMMARY: A master level substance abuse/ mental health clinician with 20+ years of advanced experience with management of supportive housing programs, to include transitional and permanent housing. Homelessness, Veterans, addictions, mental health, HIV+ and criminal justice populations; Clinical experience in case management, individual, didactic groups, psychotherapy groups and family therapy; Management experience in state and federal compliance adherence, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals & Organizations (JCAHO) compliance and surveys, CARF, APS Health Care (Medicaid), knowledge of substance abuse and its impact on both the mind and body, preferred- Knowledge of 12 step programs NA/CA/AA. I have a working knowledge of the Pathways HMIS and Pathways Ethics, Microsoft Word, provide direct employee supervision of staff at different levels of experience, certified Anger Management and trained Crisis Prevention Trainer/facilitator. I have a working knowledge of seeking safety curriculum dealing with PTSD with substance abuse and mental health.
EDUCATION: 2005 MASTERS IN PSYCHOLOGY; ALMEDA UNIVERSITY, BOISE
CERTIFICATION/LISENSURE: (Projected -2015) Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia Composite Board
Current -International Certified Clinical Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (ICADC)
International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
Current -Certified Anger Management/Domestic Violence Counselor, (family violence intervention certification)
Positive Impact – Atlanta, GA 2012 – Present
IMPACT Program Director
The Director of the IMPACT program is responsible for oversight and administration of all areas of functioning at the program including the provision of treatment services, developing, managing, and administering the drug treatment program; facilitating groups as needed; providing confidential addictions counseling, education and support to individuals; and clinical supervision. Supervise employees including scheduling, staff development, and accountability. Collect daily reports, forms, time cards, program stat sheets and other data for transformation into weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to internal and external sources as required. Facilitate Processing groups weekly. Available to facilitate all groups in the Positive Impacts curriculum.
Mary Hall Freedom House – Atlanta, GA 2011 – 2012
Supportive Housing Manager
Assists with the development and administration of homeless housing policies and procedures in alignment with the requirements of the agency’s accrediting body and primary funding sources in cooperation with other agency departments. Development of the agencies strategic plan, manage and assure grant and contract compliance for six grant funded programs. Ensure that Homeless Housing’s day to day administrative and programmatic activities are carried out in the most effective and efficient manner. Supervise 15 employees including scheduling, staff development, and accountability. Collect daily reports, forms, time cards, program stat sheets and other data for transformation into weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to internal and external sources as required. Facilitate Addiction education, Veterans PTSD group and Relapse prevention groups weekly.
New Day Treatment Center Atlanta, GA 2009 – 2011
Responsible for the administration of treatment services including compliance with all Federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding the treatment of addiction to narcotic drugs. Provide the facility with the latest evidenced based information on opiate treatment. Review current literature resources that are discipline specific and relate to patients and outcomes. Assist in the recruitment efforts of clinical staff when necessary. Review treatment plans. Supervise case staffing. Determine the appropriateness of treatment. Serve as Corporate Compliance officer. Review records, quarterly to determine appropriateness of treatment and service utilization. Serve as member of Quality Improvement Committee. Serve as a resource and support to Program Administrator in terms of program development and enhancement. On call 24 hours a day to program staff.
Wellstar Health System, Outpatient Counseling Services, Atlanta, GA 2006 – 2009
Cobb County Court Lead Drug Court Counselor:
Work with the Cobb County Courts providing Addiction services through assessments, individual therapy, groups, treatment planning, toxicology testing & case management. Supervise three clinicians, coordinate Federal and State compliance surveys. Outpatient Anger Management Coordinator: Developed, managed and performed anger management clinical services
Atlanta Metro Treatment Center, Methadone Maintenance Program, Norcross, GA 2005 – 2006
Crisis interventions, individual and group counseling Case Manager: Managed methadone maintenance case load through treatment planning, monitor medication compliance, perform intake assessments
Samaritan Village INC., Jamaica, Queens N.Y. 2003-2005
Case Manager III: Addiction treatment services for mentally ill chemical abusers (co-occurring disorders). Managed case load, treatment planning, weekly progress notes, individual session, supervise and train staff.
Educational Alliance at Pride Site II, N.Y., N. Y. 1999 – 2003
Senior Substance Abuse Counselor: Provided therapy and Addiction services, facilitated groups, assessments and intakes, toxicology testing, monitoring of medication. Managed facility wide clinical paperwork insuring accurate documentation, liaison with courts and other legal agencies
Phoenix House Foundation, BRONX, N.Y. 1997 -1999
Senior Case Manager: Supervised and trained staff in addiction treatment services, assisted Program Director with implementation of program policy and procedure, individual therapy and group facilitation, Treatment planning, toxicology testing, family therapy. Liaison with the courts.
Project Return Foundation, BRONX, N.Y. 1990 – 1997
Substance Abuse Counselor: Addiction treatment services, facilitated addiction education groups, individual sessions, provided progress reports to legal agencies, treatment planning, toxicology testing and case management