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Robert Somers 2009 Vita

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  1. 1. Robert W. Somers Eighteen Years of Proven Leadership
  2. 2. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS ■ Elevated client volume 35% within one year, increasing annual revenue from $820 K to $1.1 M. [Chanco on the James] ■ Developed & implemented improved comprehensive policy/procedure matrix, increasing staff performance and greatly enhancing client services [Chanco on the James/Carlbrook School/Hampton Roads Youth Center] ■ Served as a consultant in 2002 for the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, David Marcus, to research his book chronicling the journey of four clients, What it Takes to Pull Me Through. (2005 Houghton Mifflin Books) [Swift River Academy] ■ Crisis intervention manager addressing, and trained master level therapists to address are; Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, Substance Abuse, Poor Boundaries, Adoption, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Neglect/Abandonment, Self Esteem, Grief Counseling, Sexual Offenses, Anxiety, Family Separation, Denial, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Family and Marital Discord.
  3. 3. AREAS of EXPERTISE –Multiple program site  – Strategic Planning       Admissions         – “Greening” Offices – HR / Employee Relations     & Programs      – Public Relations – Transition   Management                   – Staff Recruitment/Training – Creating buy-in from staff     /Evaluation          – Financial Management – Executive Team Player                  – Regularly Compliance/  – Website Development     Accreditation             – Public/Private/Non-Profit – Program Development      Experience          
  4. 4. PROFESSIONAL SKILL SETS Accomplished and motivated operations developer with expertise in marrying both broad as well as in-depth best practice standards to create profitable, high-quality organizations. Skillful at initiating and gaining buy-in on internal overhauls to dramatically improve efficiency and productivity. Program-savvy professional with history of negotiating, selecting, and installing effective policies and procedures for several organizations. Deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of interviewing, training, and evaluating staff. Insightful business analyst, adept at aspects of marketing, privatizing support services, and helping to develop and manage budgets. Knowledgeable of HIPAA and confidentiality regulations with regard to protected health information and human rights. Dedicated to providing superior results while contributing to both short-and long-term revenue objectives.
  5. 5. EDUCATION & DEGREES Masters in Social Work (MSW) Family and Children Development (graduate in 2009) Canyon College • Caldwell, Idaho Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) Management and Therapeutic Recreation/Communication (graduated 1991) Radford University • Radford Virginia
  6. 6. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS ~ Member National Association of Social Workers ~ Volunteer ‘Court Appointed Special Advocate’ (CASA) ~ Member United States Mental Health Professionals ~ Member Southern Association of Independent Schools ~ National Association of College Admissions ~ Sailing Coach Norfolk Academy ~ Member Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association
  7. 7. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY VIRGINIA BEACH PSYCHIATRIC CENTER: Virginia Beach, Virginia Adolescent and Child Programs - Psychiatric Solutions Inc. (PSI) Mental Health Counselor 10/2008 - present ■ Facilitate all aspects of milieu management - working within a multi-discipline clinical team; including Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Counselors and administration   CHANCO on the JAMES: Surry, Virginia Non-profit programs managed by Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia; Executive Director 1/2007 – 3/2008 ■ Manage all aspects of the program, personnel, and facilities for this non-profit organization. The Executive Director’s position was eliminated by the Executive Committee due to a struggling economy. A generous severance package was given to me. ■ Participated in the development of, and gave approval to the annual budget - authorizes expenditures, signed time cards, etc. ■ Oversaw the maintenance of physical resources, equipment, and supplies. ■ Approved all personnel decisions, including position appointments, terminations, and disciplinary actions.
  8. 8. CITY of VIRGINIA BEACH: Virginia Beach, Virginia Department of Human Services – MH/SA Department – duel-diagnosis program Case Manager 3/2006 – 1/2007 ■ Attended weekly administration meetings and bi-monthly unit meetings. ■ Developed client Individual Service Plans (ISP) as it related to their Co-Occurring diagnosis. ■ Functioned as an interdisciplinary/interdepartmental treatment team member. ■ Oversaw urinalysis testing and breathalyzer testing with clients, and conducted counseling sessions with clients.    HAMPTON ROADS YOUTH CENTER: Suffolk, Virginia Non-profit Residential Treatment Center (Regional RTC) Program Coordinator (Administrative Team Member) 8/05 – 12/05 ■ Provided operational oversight, supervision, leadership and direction for the day-to-day operation. ■ Attended weekly administration meetings to set direction, budget, and strategy for the center. ■ Developed and maintain relationships with referral sources, donors, and community supporters. ■ Interviewed, hired, trained, and supervised all counseling staff.
  9. 9.   THE CARLBROOK SCHOOL: Halifax, Virginia Private Residential Treatment Center (international RTC) Supervising Director (Executive Team Member) 2/2002 – 4/2005 ■ Attended weekly Executive team meetings to set agenda, policy, calendar, and budget. ■ Supervised Masters level advisors with the coordination of services, treatment plan development, and case management. ■ Served as a presenter/speaker for parent conferences & graduations. ■ Chaperoned group of 18 students to Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.   ASPIN EDUCATIONAL GROUP: Commington, Massachusetts  Private Residential Treatment Center (international RTC) Senior Counselor 6/2000 - 2/2002 ■ Developed, executed, and evaluated clients’ treatment plans. ■ Chaperoned a group of 22 clients to Costa Rica for a ‘service project’ and academic programming.   CEDU FAMILY OF SERVICES: Bonners Ferry, Idaho Private Therapeutic Boarding Schools (international RTC) Residential Life Coordinator/Assistant Department Head/Admission Counselor 11/1996 - 11/1999