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Arizona State Hospital - Mental Health Specialist III Resume Example

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Anna Gonzales
XXXX X XXXX XXX , Phoenix , AZ 85042
Professional Summary
Seeking a secure and interesting position with an employer who will utilize my excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with mental illness individuals.

Crisis Prevention Intervention Crisis Intervention Training

CPR Certification First Aid

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11/2012 to Present
Mental Health Specialist III Arizona State Hospital - Phoenix, AZ
* Provides a safe and therapeutic environment.
* Implements plans and programs.
* Helps patients understand and reach program goals and objectives.
* Encourages and motivates patients to participate in group or individual activities.
* Provides accurate charting and record keeping.
* Discusses the concerns expressed by patients; listens, offers suggestions.
* Restrains aggressive and/ or violent patients.
* Assists in medical and psychiatric medication emergencies.
* Obtains vital signs and specimens .
* Assesses patient's conditions.
* Attend patient staff meetings, participates in discussions and problem solving process.
* Performs regular census checks.
* Performs searches for contraband.
* Transports/escorts patients to activities and/ or appointments within institution and/or outside in the community.
* Cleans and stocks unit.
01/2012 to 02/2013
Direct Support professional/lead Chandler-Gilbert ARC - Chandler, AZ
Provided a safe environment by communicating procedures with individual, advocates and visitors as 'lead' supervisor.
*Observed individual's behavior and reported observations, included use of physical management procedures.
*Communicated and interacted with individual and group basis.
*Assisted individuals with all daily hygiene and daily activities.
*Administered non-prescription and prescription medication as prescribed.
*Maintained records, charted progress.
*Took part in developing and implementing individual suppor plans (ISP) or person-centered plans (PCP) for assigned individuals and ensured directives are followed pursuant to state standards.
*Provided support in crisis or emergency situations.
*Developed and maintained working relationships with all team members, including support coordinators, family members, guardians and advocats.
03/2012 to 11/2012
Behavioral Health Technician Marc Center - Mesa, AZ
*Provided a safe and peaceful environment by caring for and directing all daily activities for individuals.
*Administered medications as prescribed.
*Maintained and charted progress notes.
*Assisted in the development of treatment behavioral management plans.
*Participated in individual or group counseling.
*Provided support in crisis or emergency situations
04/2007 to 09/2011
Personal/Home care aide Adena Care Home - Riverbank, CA
*Provided care for severely mentally ill clients
*Performed housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes,running errands.
*Planned and prepared meals, including special diets.
*Instructed and advised clients on issues such as household cleanliness,hygiene, nutrition and money management.
*Was instrumental in establishing a rapport with clients and getting them to participate in activities and groups.
*Provided clients with communication assistance, typing their correspondence and obtaining information for them.
*Cared for individuals and families during periods of illness, family disruption and convalescence, providing companionship, personal care and help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
*Trained new employees in kitchen, housekeeping and graveyard duties.
*Prepared and maintained records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to supervisor and case managers.
*Performed health-care related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and administering medication.
*Transported clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices and on outings, using a motor vehicle.
*Successfully handled numerous assaults or violent outburst as per mab training.
*Participated in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and planned for continuing services.
*Administered bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
10/2004 to 09/2005
Instructional Aide Reyn Franca School - Denair, CA
*Worked in a classroom environment that specialized and worked with emotionally and mentally disturbed students as well as students with learning disabilities.
*Utilized teaching skills to assist teaching staff.
*Discussed assigned teaching area with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional efforts.
*Prepared, administered and graded examinations.
*Assisted students, individually and in groups, with lesson assignments to present and reinforce learning concepts.
*Conferred with parents on progress of students.
*Successfully handled violent outbursts and controlled take downs as per cpi training.
*Structured and maintained a safe learning environment for students and staff.
*Wrote and maintained daily reports on students behavior and progress.
*Participated in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the student, to evaluate his or her needs and plans for continuing services at IEP meetings.
11/1999 to 10/2004
Warehouse associate Circuit City Distribution Center - Livermore, CA
*Pulled all orders for shipping.
*Affixed proper labels and security devices on specified product.
*Electronically keep track of product and inventory
*Use proper handling techniques.
*Manually loaded product into trucks.
*Drove stand up and sit down forklift,pallet jack and cherry picker as needed
07/1997 to 11/1999
Security Officer Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center - Modesto, CA
*Provided security for psychiatric hospital and emergency room.
*Respond to all codes.
*Restrained violent patients as per mab and cpi training.
*Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
*Escorted and drove motor vehicle to transport individuals to specified locations and to provide personal protection.
*Warned persons of rule infractions and violations, and apprehended and evicted violators from premises.
*Circulated among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.
*Called police and fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire and presence of unauthorized persons.
*Wrote reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment and property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, and unusual occurrences.
*Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintained security of premises.
*Answered alarms and investigated disturbances.
*Patrolled premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensured security of doors, windows, and gates.
Associate of Arts: Administration of Justice
Modesto Junior College - Modesto , CA
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Previous Companies:

  • Arizona State Hospital
  • Chandler Gilbert ARC
  • Marc Center

Previous Job Positions:

  • Mental Health Specialist III
  • Direct Support professional
  • lead
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Personal


  • Modesto Junior College

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Arts

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