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Laura BENSON

Intensive Supervision Officer

Work experience

Jun 2013Current

Intensive Supervision Officer

Pretrial Services- Sedgwick County Division of Corrections

Supervise felony offenders while on bond.  Ensure clients are following court orders.  Collaborates with treatment providers in the community.   Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to illicit changes in behaviors.  Monitors clients while on Electronic Monitoring(GPS).  Leads and facilitates new client orientation classes.  Conducts drug and alcohol testing. Provides clients with community resources. Address violations with assigned judge.  Complete detailed documentation, including warrant affidavits. Assist law enforcement with executing arrest warrants.  Coordinates gang and curfew checks through local law enforcement agencies.  Conducts residence checks and field visits.  Provides progress reports to the courts, and testifies in court as needed.

Jul 2012Jun 2013

Case Manager/Interim KDOC Liaison

Comcare Centralized Intake and Assessment Center

Initial screening of clients to determine appropriateness for services, utilize multi-line phone system in a call center setting, met with clients to complete intake paperwork, complete financials with clients, provide clients with community resources to help meet their needs. Interim KDOC Liaison job duties included: complete interviews with KDOC inmates and coordinate with release planners.  Compile all criminal and medical records from the facility and prepare for client's initial mental health appointment. Compile statistics monthly using Excel.

Jun 2010Jul 2012

Case Manager Specialist

Comcare Crisis Intervention Services

Engage with severely and persistantly mentally ill consumers and support at discharge from psychiatric hospitalization or release from jail.  Work as a part of the Sedgwick County Offender Assessment Program. Transition clients back into the community with adequate supports and services in place, assess client's mental health symptoms and work on developing coping skills to help them learn to better manage their symptoms.  Teach and develop independent living skills.  Guide and monitor clients during appointments in the community. Collaborate with clients treatment team.

Nov 2009Jun 2010

Case Manager Specialist

Comcare Crisis Stabilization Unit

Admit and monitor clients in a 24hr secured facility.  Engage with clients about current crisis and assess for safety risks.  Engage with client in normalizing activities and developing coping mechanisms to encourage independent coping in stressful situations.  Provide continuous monitoring and document all interventions in Psych Consult.

Oct 2007Apr 2010

Unit Clerk

Wesley Medical Center

Check in patients, completed admissions procedures, compile patient charts, answer multi-line phones, schedule surgery procedures, order labs, assist medical staff in procedures, provide support/bereavement to families, and clerical proceduring for the morgue. 

Aug 2006Sep 2007

Receptionist/Optical Technician

Dr. William Storment O.D.

Check in patients, answer phones and schedule appointments, complete financial transactions, manage billing and insurance, enter data into Quickbooks, send and receive faxes, patient relations including discussion of optical options as well as insurance and billing, take patient's medical history and demographic information. Optician duties also performed.

Education

Jan 2007Dec 2008

Wichita State University
Aug 2003May 2006

Bachelor's of Psychology

Oklahoma State University
Aug 1999May 2003

High School Diploma

Mulvane High School
Aug 2002Dec 2002

Cowley County Community College

Certifications

Apr 2017Current

CPR/ First Aide

American Heart Association
2016

EPICS- II  Effective Practices in Correction Settings

Kansas Department of Corrections

Evidenced Based Practices

2013

Intensive Supervision  Academy

Sedgwick County Division of Corrections
2012

CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training

Crisis Prevention Institute

Skills

Writing