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Jacob Jones
XX XXXXXX XXXXX, Irvington, NJ 07111
Professional Summary

Reliable Social Worker with Credential and background in Mental Health and Social Work Services. Over 10 years of experience in Counseling services, Social Services, Health Services and clinical management. Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Track record of achieving exceptional results in discharge planning, time management and community service referrals. 

Service-oriented and Core competencies which includes excellent communication, time management skills, accuracy and efficiency.

Accomplished and energetic Licensed Social Worker with a solid history of achievement in Health, Mental Health and Aging. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.

  • Administration and Management
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Time Management
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Writing
Mental Health Specialist IV Nov 2002Present Rutgers State of New Jersey RUBHC, NJ
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition, based on review of client information.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
  • Responsible for the Provision and Coordination of Mental Health Service Delivery.
  • Provide Leadership with clients when is needed in accordance with policies and Job duties.
Licensed Social Worker Oct 1988Present Roosevelt Care Center Edison, NJ
  • Counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.
  • Interview clients, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of clients or patients.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.
  • Educate clients or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources for housing or treatment to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness, following through to ensure service efficacy.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Responsible for Admission Interviews.
  • Clients Care Planning, Discharge planning and Referral Planning and Follow-ups upon Discharge as needed.
  • Responsible for assisting clients with Medicare/Medicaid benefits in accordance with regulations.
  • Supervise or direct other workers who provide services to clients or patients.
  • Increase social work knowledge by reviewing current literature, conducting social research, or attending seminars, training workshops, or classes.
  • Responsible for Family Support Group.
  • Provided care  for Hospice Patients and Support for Family Members.
Therapist Jan 2009May 2010 Supportive Family Solutions Irvington, NJ In home Counseling Services to children with behavioral problems.
Assisting Children to cope with personal and Family problems.
Improving problem solving skills for challenged children.
Resolving behaviors that interfere with children daily functioning.
Therapist Jul 2007Dec 2008 Striving Kids In Progress Maplewood, NJ In-home Counseling with diversity clients.
Community Therapeutic Support for caregivers and children with behavioral and emotional disturbances.
Stabilizing Youth Behaviors that involve crisis interventions and prevention.
Utilizing therapeutic strategies and techniques to reduce inpatient hospitalization and external placements.

Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.

Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.

Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.

Confer with other counselors, doctors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.
Graduate Social Work Intern Sep 1999Jun 2000 East Orange General Hospital-Outpatient Mental Health Center East Orange, NJ
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Review transcripts to ensure that students meet graduation or college entrance requirements and write letters of recommendation.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Instruct individuals in career development techniques such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
  • Assess needs for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.
  • Clinical Management.
  • Individual/Group Counselings with different Mental Health Status.
  • Co-Leadership of Psychotherapy Group (MICA) of diverse populations.
  • Family Therapy Interventions, including extended Family Members.
Undergraduate Social Work Intern Sep 1997Apr 1998 Elizabeth General Medical Center- Dept of Psychiatry-Partial Care Hospital Unit Elizabeth, NJ
  • Assessment/Intake New Clients.
  • Case Management.
  • Care Planning/Discharge Planning.
  • Group Co-Facilitator
  • Referral/Follow-up Call.
Master of Arts: Social Work May 2001 Rutgers, The State University Newbrunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work Jun 1998 Rutgers, The State University Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature Jun 1984 University Of Ibadan- Nigeria
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Previous Companies:

  • Rutgers State of New Jersey
  • Roosevelt Care Center
  • Supportive Family Solutions

Previous Job Positions:

  • Mental Health Specialist IV
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Therapist
  • Graduate Social Work Intern
  • Undergraduate Social Work Intern


  • Rutgers, The State University
  • University Of Ibadan- Nigeria

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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