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Sheree Barrett

Help jobseekers to build their self esteem in order to follow their dreams.

Work experience

Job Opportunity Specialist/Case Manager

Human Resource Administration HRA

 Job Opportunity Specialist/Case Manager Manage 180-300 public assistant cases; work closely with populations in a broad range of crisis situations. Conduct in-depth client interviews to determine eligibility. Assess emotional, social, developmental, educational, vocational, financial, medical, psychiatric and legal needs. Make recommendations for agency intervention.

Vocational Counselor/Case manager

Geo Group Inc

  Interviews newly admitted inmates or detainees. Conducts facility orientation for newly assigned inmates or detainees explaining rules and regulations of the facility, available services and programs, and the disciplinary and classification process. Provides individual counseling to inmates or detainees on an informal basis regarding work and housing assignments, adjustment problems, and family problems. Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates or detainees with serious problems to professional counseling staff. Provides assistance to the inmates or detainees in obtaining needed services. Monitors inmate/detainee custody, housing, job and program assignments to ensure all cases are reviewed in a timely manner. Conducts visits to inmates or detainees assigned to caseload who are housed in special housing. Reviews inmate/detainee medical status to determine eligibility to work in volunteer job assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.

Program Coordinator

Hope Inc

 Performed crisis intervention, counseling and Conducted psychosocial assessment. Assessed client's physical and mental condition based on review of information provided by the client. Counseled and advised individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol addictions. Counseled clients on clinical issues that are related to trauma, mood disorders, divorce and family issues, abuse, anxiety and life transition.

Employment Counselor

NY State Dept. of Labor

Provide career services to the universal population with a focus on helping customers obtain employment. Duties include a combination of the following: intake, interviewing, eligibility verification, referrals to supportive services, employer services, career coaching, job search and orientation/classroom instruction, and regular follow-up in executing client's individual employment plan. Facilitate customer access to supportive services, social services, training, education, and employment services, as well as job search mechanics ie: job search techniques, resume writing, and interview skills. Assess client aptitude, values, interest inventories and training needs in assessing job readiness and preparing client for entry/re-entry into the workforce. Serve as a liaison with instructors, businesses and other client resources. Strong understanding of labor market, vocational systems, internet, One-Stop services and One-Stop referral system. Possess strong customer/goal orientation, and excellent Interpersonal, communication and PC skills. Ensure that customer file documentation meets regulatory guidelines and are completed in a timely manner.

Education

BACHELORS

Monroe College

MASTERS in Mental Health Counseling

Touro College

Skills

MS/WORD
networking
growth
humor
creativity
Career Counseling

Portfolio

Summary of Qualification

  • Professional career counselor with over five years experience as an employment counselor.
  • Provide career counseling, coaching, and jobseeker services,
  • Expertise in combining creativity, humor, intuition and in depth understanding of the job market to assist clients in identifying values, developing a strategy for personal growth and professional success.
  • Develop individual employment plans, goal setting strategy, and networking skills.
  • Provide job search and resume writing assistance, soft skills vs. hard skills analysis, and instruction on completion of career portfolios.
  • Successfully develop Career networking group through Linked In.
  • Create, develop and present different workshops in group settings.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.