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Substance Abuse and Behavioural Disorder Counsellor Example CV

Personal information    
Surname(s) / First name(s)  Marsha, Anne Sasha
Address(es)  32, Louvre Street, SO15 Y23, Southampton, England
Telephone(s)  +44 123 45 67 89 00 Mobile: +44 123 45 67 89 00
Fax(es)  +44 123 45 67 89 00
E-mail(s)  anne_marsha@gmail.com
Nationality(-ies)  British
Date of birth  1.25.1980
Gender  Female
Desired employment / Occupational field  [Student] Substance Abuse and Behavioural Disorder Counsellor
Work experience   
Dates  January 2009 - present
Occupation or position held  Substance Abuse Counsellor - volunteer
Main activities and responsibilities  I work closely with young adults who are suffering from drug abuse or other substance abuse problems, providing psychological support and advice. I offer counsel patients in order to assist them in overcoming their dependencies and enable them to readjust to life and the changes of drug free living. My primary responsibility is to be someone that patients can call or meet with and talk to when they need extra support or reassurance. It is also my responsibility to make a judgement call and alert the hospital or police if I feel the patient is using drugs again or close to slipping from the rehabilitation schedule. With each patient, I develop a caring and trusting relationship and offer support until the patient and doctors agree they no longer need hospital assistance.
Name and address of employer  Glenn Valley Counselling Services Volunteer Department 34 Duke Road Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 6EX United Kingdom
Type of business or sector  Rehabilitation and Counselling Services
Dates  Summer 2008/2009
Occupation or position held  Juvenile Behavioural Disorder Counselor job shadow
Main activities and responsibilities  In this program, I was allowed to shadow and work with a Juvenile Behavioural Disorder Counselor and observe her job activities and assist her with her patients. I was able to assist the counselor in providing long-term counselling to patients and their families individually and in group family sessions.
The counselor I worked with allowed me to offer my opinion on whether or not to recommend hospital stay or rehabilitation centres for patients with severe problems and different treatment methods. I assisted with all other daily activities including:
Meeting with patients at regular intervals to discuss their progress or lack of progress and what needs to be done to overcome the disorder.
Researching alternative treatment programs for patients with less severe problems.
Sitting in on counseling meetings for siblings and other family members.
Conduct individual and group counselling sessions.
Observed and practiced the method of documenting patient progress according to government regulations.
Name and address of employer  Iron Gate Behavioural Health Centre, Job Shadow Program North Road Burnley, Lancashire BB11 1HW United Kingdom
Type of business or sector  Social Services
Dates  Summers 2004 - 2007
Occupation or position held  Camp Mentor/Counselor
Main activities and responsibilities  As a camp counselor and mentor I provided leadership support to camp members and cabin leadership to a group of 10 girls I shared a cabin with each summer. I was in charge of designating cabin duties for each girl and ensuring these tasks were accomplished each day. I led the girls in camp activities and planned events for all camp members. Other responsibilities were enforcing camp rules, leading assigned camp activities and supervising camp members.
Name and address of employer  Forest Ridge Campgrounds, Lancashire LA2 9DG, United Kingdom
Type of business or sector  Social Services
Education and training   
Dates  Currently Enrolled, classes begin August 2010
Title of qualification awarded  Seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Studies
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Psychology
Juvenile Counseling and rehabilitation
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  York St John University
Level in national or international classification  University
Dates  August 2004 - May 2010
Title of qualification awarded  7 GSCE levels- 4 A*levels, 3 A levels
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Mathematics [A*], Personal and Social Education [A*], Health Education [A*], Science [A*]English [A], Science [A], Information and Communications Technology [A]
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  Margaret Stone High School
Level in national or international classification  Secondary Education
Personal skills and competences  
Mother tongue(s)  French
Other language(s)  
Self-assessment  UnderstandingSpeakingWriting 
European level  ListeningReadingSpoken interactionSpoken production  
English  C1Expert UserC2Expert UserC1Expert UserC2Expert UserC1Expert User 
Spanish  B1Intermediate UserB2Intermediate UserB2Intermediate UserB1Intermediate UserB2Intermediate User 
Social skills and competences  I am very calm and clear minded by nature, I have experience dealing with stressful and potentially dangerous situations involving patients with substance abuse or behavioural problems. I have counselling experience with a focus on juvenile and family care. My volunteer work requires that I work closely with doctors and other health care practitioners in assisting them in providing the best care for their patients. I am able to collaborate treatment plans with other counsellors and have been introduced to a variety of treatment methods due to my experiences in the job shadow program.
Organisational skills  Very organised and detail oriented. Organised and lead counselling sessions for patients, set up a group counselling for families affected by drug abuse that meets twice a month with assistance from the counsellor I am currently job shadowing with. Meetings are on a volunteer basis for patients and we currently have 10 members, 3 families total.
Technical skills and competences  Trained in the use of different medical software and database research, Moderate experience with certain drug testing equipment such as breathalysers
Computer skills and competences  Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, different database software and medical software
Artistic skills and competences  I am very creative and use art as a counselling method for patients that are receptive to this as a therapy outlet
Driving licence(s)  Class B
Additional information  References available upon request.