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Jack Carter
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Professional Summary
Certified CDC II and NAADAC I.  Enjoy working with people.  Assisting them in achieving the transformations that will empower them to lead a more satisfying and stable life.
Skills
  • Ability to listen without impartiality.
  • Work appropriately with all clients.
  • Detailed and organized
  • Writing skills.
  • Ability to assess and implement.
  • Ability to work independently.
Experience
Protective Services Specialist Aug 2009Mar 2015 State of Alaska, Office of Children's Services Bethel, Ak

The Bethel Field office of OCS included Bethel and 57 other villages in Western Alaska.

Was assigned to the Initial Assessment unit investigating reports of harm to children.  Worked with families in the Family Services division and worked in the In-Home unit to assist families in ensuring stability in the family. 

  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements.
  • Place children in foster or adoptive homes, institutions, or medical treatment centers.
  • Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
Chemical Dependency Counselor Apr 2008Jul 2009 City of Ketchikan, Gateway Center Ketchikan, Ak
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
  • Participate in case conferences or staff meetings.
  • Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.
  • Follow progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments.
Chemical Dependency Counselor Apr 2007Apr 2008 Southcentral Foundation McGrath, Ak
  • Assessed client for abuse or addiction in accordance with

    DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria.

  • Referred for level of treatment if indicated, according to the

    ASAM Criteria PPC.

  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Assisted clients with nicotine addiction and offered tools to help control their cravings, resulting in abstinence of use.
Counselor Jun 2002Jul 2004 Hazelden Foundation Newburg, OR
  • Assisted with Intake of new clients entering 

    residential treatment care.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients'    treatment.
  • Assess and monitor patients for risk of suicide attempts.
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
  • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Established and maintained the Relapse Prevention program for Hazelden at Newburg.
Chemical Dependency Counselor May 1993Apr 2000 Fairbanks Native Association Fairbanks, Ak Worked in the substance abuse field in the various programs operated by the Fairbanks Native Association.  This included the residential program, outpatient program and the residential center for the homeless.
  • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Assisted clients in personal development and assisted them with developing job skills for employment.
  • Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples.

Other duties as described in the position job description.

Education
Bachelor of Arts : Sociology May 1967 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA Took classes at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks from 1993 to 2000. Classes included substance abuse/addiction and ethics.
Affiliations
Member of AAPA and NAADAC.
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Previous Companies:

  • State of Alaska
  • Office of Childrens Services
  • City of Ketchikan

Previous Job Positions:

  • Protective Services Specialist
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Counselor

Schools:

  • Gonzaga University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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