La Shoundra Young

La Shoundra Young

Summary

I am a graduate of the University of Mobile , Bachelor degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology. I am currently pursuing my Master degree in Counseling/Psychology, with an anticipated graduation date July 2010. I feel that I could make an immediate contribution in any position requiring creative thinking and problem solving. I am goal oriented, possess strong leadership skills and fully understand the importance of deadlines. You will find me to be a valuable team player with excellent communication skills and easy rapport with the diverse population. I am confident that my performance will meet your highest expectations. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010

M.S. Counseling/Psychology

University of West Alabama

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Counselor/Case Manager

The Bridge, Inc

                      Provide clinical and case management services in individual, group, and family therapy

mode, utilizing techniques and theories especially suited for individuals in the treatment

population. Review psycho-social assessments to develop treatment plans and case

plans , consult with other staff regarding appropriate mode of treatment

and interventions with clients. Maintain cooperative relationships with treatment

community, juvenile probation department, and other necessary and authorized agencies.

Assist in provision of treatment services that meet center operational and service level

requirements. Provide case management services during program participation and for

the coordination of continuing care, perform urinalysis drug screens, responsibly for

Drug Court and First Time Offender Programs. Ensure content of client file in full

compliance with Medicaid, and contracting agency standards and regulations regarding

clients file data entry, quality of file content, timeliness of entries, timeliness of file

updates and archiving, and timely, accurate, and related documentation and

corresponding billing records.

Aug 2005 - Apr 2008

Clinical Coordinator

Alabama Mentor

Counsel foster children and families; ensure client receives essential and court order

services, crisis management, conducts weekly in home visit with each therapeutic foster

child in caseload, facilitate treatment team meetings, provide supervision and monitor

compliance of foster parents with the implementation ofthe foster child treatment plan

within Medicaid and Foster Home guidelines, attend ISPs and IEPs for caseload, assist in obtaining/ maintaining school placement and consult with school officials regarding

child’s academic, behavioral and emotional development, coordinate Treatment Team

meeting for child on a quarterly basis and develop new or revised treatment plan and

submit for approval, on call for weekend and after hours emergency/crisis situation,

comply with all Medicaid rules and regulations regarding provision of Medicaid services as well as Medicaid billing , maintain accurate, organized, and timelydocumentation of all client interaction (documentation includes: weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports) and acts as an advocate and safety net to clients.