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  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
  • Feb 09, 2017
Full time Healthcare Other

Personal Summary

Compassionate, committed, and dedicated professional, with broad-based knowledge and experience in social work field; complemented with expertise in developing, evaluating, implementing evidence-based practices, treatments, and interventions within various sectors. Adept at providing effective interventions to deal with clients’ problems and manage social conditions. Out-of-the-box thinker; with outstanding communication, interpersonal, collaboration, administrative, and problem-solving skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and SPSS Advanced Statistics.

Work Experience

PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Social Worker |Clinical Supervisor 2007–Present
- Provide clinical leadership to two case managers and one addiction counselor
- Presided over bi-monthly focus group meetings for mental health technicians to discuss existing issues and concerns, as well as family and interagency meetings to coordinate discharge planning
- Serve as team leader in executing Philadelphia Behavioral Health Transformation Practice Guidelines for recovery and resilience oriented treatment
- Conduct monthly chart audits to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies
- Keenly evaluate treatment plans for completion and compliance
- Establish partnership with nurses and physicians to guarantee delivery of multidisciplinary approach
- Played an integral role in designing and implementing Miniversity training for staff

RIVERSIDE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Psychiatric Social Worker 2007–Present
- Performed triaging of psychiatric drug and alcohol concerns of female inmates through biopsychosocial assessments to identify and provide appropriate treatment and recommendations
- Collaborated with the forensic system, registered nurse, and psychiatrist to address inmates’ needs
- Obtained collateral data from family, outpatient, and pharmacy
- Accomplished documentation of all services in compliance with regulatory bodies

CORE CARE SYSTEMS, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Residential Rehab Therapist 2005–2007
- Coordinated with funders and referral sources regarding participant’s progress
- Presided over individual and group therapy sessions for Mental Health-Drug Alcohol population
- Assumed responsibility in coordinating discharge and aftercare plans, guaranteeing timeliness and quality of treatment plans and progress notes, as well as monitoring and updating data
- Offered workable insights and recommendations to develop and facilitate workshops, training sessions, and in-services


EARLIER POSITIONS HELD:

FAMILY HOUSE NOW, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Clinical Coordinator | Assistant Director

NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SERVICES, WARMINSTER, PA
Family-Based Therapist II

HOPE STATION PROJECT, CARLISLE, PA
Executive Director


OTHER EXPERIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Adjunct Professor 2013–2015

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, WIDENER UNIVERSITY, CHESTER, PA
Adjunct Professor 2013–2015

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY AND PRACTICE, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Field Instructor 2008-2016

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY, SHIPPENSBURG, PA
Adjunct Professor 2005–2006


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
Widener University, Chester, PA
Relevant Coursework: Evidence Based Practice Program Development and Evaluation

Master of Social Work
Temple University, Harrisburg, PA
G.P.A: 3.5

Bachelor in Social Work
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Graduated Cum laude/ G.P.A: 3.5

Licensed Clinical Social Worker: State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Criteria for Placement of Adult Participants (PCPC);
Women-Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (W-TREM)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid| in Progress
Recovery Foundations Training | 2008
Motivational Interviewing | 2005
Leadership Carlisle Graduate |2002
Rape Crisis Counseling |2001
Grant Writing Workshops| 2000


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
National Association of Social Worker (NASW)


PRESENTATIONS

Owens, C. (2011). A Real Teach-In: Alternative to Student Civic Engagement. American Democracy Project, Civic Engagement Spring, Orlando, FL

Owens, C. (2013). Poverty: The Invisible Culture. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Diversity Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Owens, C. (2012). The Relationship between Severe Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, History of Sexual Trauma, and Rates of
Recidivism among Female Offenders: Results from a Secondary Data Analysis. Widener University Graduate Research Conference, Chester, PA