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Innovative and result centered  Healthcare and Educator Administrator who has demonstrated continuous growth and achievements Solid business insight with the.Solid business insight with the ability to ascertain and analyze needs, forecast goals, streamline operations and envision new program concepts. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills serve as the foundation to effectively network, collaborate, negotiate, and maintain positive partnerships with stakeholders. In addition, my experiences as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program Manager, Healthcare Technical School Dean of Student, and Professor has provided me with versatile strengths in the areas of resource allocation, vision casting, creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and program coordination. It is my hope to use the diversity of my cross-generational and cross-cultural experiences to coordinate deeper relationships between schools, families, and the community as a whole.

Employment History

2014Present

Program Manager

CommQuest Services,Inc

Awarded Malone University Alumni Leadership Excellence Award

Awarded 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Managed, directed, and budgeted program budget over $195,000, and increased number of clients served from 5 to 50 and opened a third location in my first six months.

Acquired over $125,000 in county and state funding.

Vision cast and implement culturally sensitive methods to serve underserved minorities with emotional health and substance abuse services.

Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.

Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in the community to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.

Oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives set by boards of directors or senior management.

Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.

20122016

Dean of Students

Canton City School District Adult & Career Technical Education Center

Awarded Celebration Of Heroes Awarded Recipient 

Developed a recruitment plan that streamlined the admissions process which increased enrollment by 78% ($75,000) for the 1st quarter of recruitment.

Responsible for developing and managing the budget for the student services division.

Initiate and respond to correspondence with prospective students.

Counseled individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.

Provided staff with appropriate professional development and in-service training.

Serves on the college administrative team and other designated ad hoc, college standing committees, and professional organizations.

Responsible for enforcing the student code of conduct, and in accordance with policy, renders decisions on student appeals.

Recommended and reviews policies and procedures for the student services division to continuously improve both efficiency and friendly service to our students.

20162017

Crisis Stabilization Technician (Part Time Position)

Community Mental Health

Collaborated with or assist doctors, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.

Conducted individual and group psychosocial educations sessions implementing behavior management systems and conducting crisis interventions as necessary
Excellent knowledge of substance abuse and mental health disorders

20142016

Ohio Resident Educator Summative Assessor (Part Time Position)

Ohio Department of Education/Educopia

Score RESA submissions as assigned with high levels of quality and accuracy.

Complete the online training (including non-task-specific and task-specific training), and successfully pass the certification test to become an assessor.

20092012

Adjunct Professor/Faculty Mentor (Part Time)

Ohio Christian University

Promoted to faculty mentor after one year of service and trained and hired 15 new faculty members.

Designed and delivered class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies and development of activities that support lesson objectives.

Delivered learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as, effectively planning and preparing for classes and students success.

Managed the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.

Promoted student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students by engaging students in the learning process.

2011Present

Online Adjunct Professor (Part Time Position)

Grace Bible College

Provide Theory and Practice education through learner-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill their career objectives.

Instruct and facilitate a meaningful learning experience of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the GBC online learning environment.

Foster and encourage an online culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics as well as personal and professional development.

Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.

20002015

Head Wrestling Coach (Part Time Position)

Hartford MIddle School

Jerome West is a motivated young man with a passion for the underdog. He has motivated and equipped our students with a positive sense of self and determination. As principal of Hartford Middle School and now Crenshaw I am pleased to recommend him." Mr. Sandy Womack Jr.

Increased wrestling participation by 25% each year (5 wrestlers to 25) and cultivated an active interest about Hartford Middle School Wrestling.

Coached 1st league champion in school history, two undefeated league champions 24-0 and 33-0, and 12 middle school state qualifiers, 25 league placers in the top four in the last five years.

Cultivated a positive environment that was consistently welcoming to parents that increased parent support.

20052011

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Case Manager

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare & Recovery

Exceeded annual productivity goal by 15% which in return increased the agency revenue by $12,000.

Improved family’s level of trust and support for the agency by using proactive and evidence-based strategies to eliminate barriers and myths about mental illness and treatment options.

Managed a caseload of 40 adolescents/adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction.

Assessed individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.

20112015

Recovery Coach

Coleman Professional Services

Collaborated with or assist doctors, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.

Observed  patients’ behavior, listen to their concerns, and record their condition

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Education

20072010

Masters of Religious Education

Liberty University

Church Administration (DSMN 505)

Ministry of Teaching (DSMN 601)

Strategic Driven Ministries (DSMN 620)

20072010

Masters of Art Religion: Religious Counseling

Liberty University

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling PACO 500

Integration of Psychology & Theology PACO 506

Theology & Spirituality in Counseling PACO 507

Premarital & Marital Counseling PACO 603

20062008

Bachelors of Arts: Organizational Managment

Malone University

Principles of Management and Leadership (MMP-304)

Human Resource/Personnel Management (MMP-406)

Financial Management (MMP-332)

20022006

Associates of Applied science: Human & Social Servicss

Stark State College

Human Behavior and the Social Environment (SWK-126)

Cultural Diversity (SOC-225)

Basic Economics (BUS-122)

Competence

Fostering Innovation

Works cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.

Vision Setting

Leads the creation of a shared vision for staff, the board and pertinent
external groups that is aligned with the organization

Analytical Thinking

Approaches a complex task or problem by breaking it down into its component parts and considering each part in detail.

Communication

Constructively challenge those with power and authority

Management

Creates use of shared responsibility/credit for accomplishments and shared responsibility for challenges or failures

Collaboration/Partnership

Guide cross-team and cross organizational collaboration

Organizational Development

Creates a work environment in which learning is continuous and staff feel comfortable taking risks to help the foundation meet its mission

Flexibility

Demonstrates willingness to modify a strongly held position in the face of contrary evidence.

Licensure/Certifications

20162019

Mental Health Youth First AId USA Trainer/Facilitator

National Council for Behavioral Health

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Find a course near you.

20162019

Mental Health Youth First AId USA Trainer/Facilitator

National Council for Behavioral Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

20162018

Registered Social Worker Assistant

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

Licence # W.1600042

A social work assistant, under the direct supervision of a psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed professional counselor, independent marriage and family therapist, independent social worker, social worker, or registered nurse who holds a master's degree in psychiatric nursing, may provide human, social, and community services that include intake assessment and referral, screening, crisis intervention and resolution, community support, case management and outreach, record keeping, social assessment, visual observation of an individual in the individual's environment, assistance in facilitation with groups and families, advocacy, and orientation, education, and prevention services.

20162020

Qualified Mental Health Specialist

CommQuest Services,Inc


QHMS is an individual who has received training for or education in
mental health competencies and who has demonstrated, prior to or within ninety days of
hire, competencies in basic mental health skills along with competencies established by the
agency, and who is not otherwise designated as a provider or supervisor, and who is not
required to perform duties covered under the scope of practice according to Ohio
professional licensure. Basic mental health competencies for each QMHS shall include, at a
minimum, an understanding of mental illness, psychiatric symptoms, and impact on
functioning and behavior; how to therapeutically engage a mentally ill person; concepts of
recovery/resiliency; crisis response procedures; an understanding of the community mental
health system; de-escalation techniques and understanding how his/her behavior can
impact the behavior of individuals with mental illness.

2016Present

Certified Social Emotional Learning Facilitator

180 Degrees Program,LLC

The 180º Program is an educational framework designed to be integrated into the academic school setting targeting elementary school, middle school, high school and college age youth. The program is also designed to be implemented in other youth oriented programs such as juvenile corrections educational programming, community youth programs, and youth programs within the greater faith based community. The 180º Program takes the position that social, emotional, and academic growth and learning are “interdependent” and the most effective learning environment is one that intentionally harnesses the “synergy” that results when all of these key components are blended together.

Presentations

West.J (2016 Apr) Five Tools for Raising a Successful Son. Co-Facilitated with Dr. Sylvester Huston, Clinical Psychologist, presented at the Our Minds Matter Urban Teen Summit

West.J (2016, Apr) Our Minds Matter: Resiliency Resources for African American Males. Co-Facilitated with Dr. Sylvester Huston, Clinical Psychologist, presented at the University of Akron Black Male Summit 2016

West.J (2015, Apr) Building the Emotionally Healthy Life, Co-Facilitated with Dr. Sylvester Huston, Clinical Psychologist at Sherrick Road Church of God

West.J, (2008, Jun). The role of the African American church in the lives of individuals with mental illness. Presented at Grace Evangelistic Temple Church, Youngstown, Ohio

West. J (2014, Dec) The “C” of Life: Choices, Career, and Credentials, Presented at the Post Youth Center, Goshen, Indiana

West.J, (2014, Jun). How to Ace an Employment Interview? Presented at the Ohio Means Jobs Canton Center(Ranked #1 workshop in Stark County)

West.J, (2014, May). The Power of an Effective Resume. Presented at CCSD Practical Nursing Program

West.J. (2015, Mar). The Biggest Lie Ever Told: Education is Not for Everyone, Presented at Timken Senior High School, Canton, Ohio