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B.A. Sociology / Social Work
Addictions Studies / Addictions Care-worker / Group Worker



  • 2008: Graduate with Certificate in Group Work
    Greenwich School of Management

  • 2001: Graduate with B.A. Sociology
    University of Waterloo

  • 1995; Graduate with Diploma of Addictions Care-worker
    McMaster University

  • 1994: Graduate with Diploma of Addictions Studies
    McMaster University

  • 1993: Graduate with Certificate of Study in General Social Work
    University of Waterloo



  • Excellent and extensive listening, speaking, and written communicative skills.

  • Outstanding collaborative approach to problem solving and decision-making.

  • Confident, individual decision-making abilities.

  • Responsible, prompt, efficient, and excellent team player, plus strong leadership skills.

  • Proficient computer skills i.e. MS Office, in particular: Word, Outlook, Excel, Internet Explorer



February 2009 - Present

  • Developing and promoting Prisoner2Professional Ltd

  • Co-designing website

  • Manufacturing Seminars for Prisoner2Professional

  • Authoring an autobiographical account of my life


July 2012 - Ongoing
Employment Adviser, Papworth Trust

  • Support each client into meaningful, sustainable, paid employment

  • Produce individual development and action plan for each client; monitor and review progress

  • Deliver client motivational training and activities

  • Support clients' in the production of a CV and to advise and support clients' in job search activities

  • Act as a mentor providing support and guidance to clients'

March 2010 - December 2010
C.R.I. (Crime Reduction Initiative), Stoke-on-Trent

  • Specialist Shared Care / G.P.W.S.I. Prescribing Service

  • Working closely with Prescribing Consultant

  • Tier 2, 3 and 4 Service Provision, specialising engagement with those clients whose first drug of choice is Heroin and other opiate derivatives

  • Monitoring the efficacy for medication(s) prescribed, be that methadone, subutex, suboxone, naltraxone, diazepam or zoplicone

  • Providing support/guidance for a caseload of 60+ clients utilising the 'Recovery/Abstinence Model'

  • In partnership with the client, structuring 'Care Plans' and reviewing in a timely fashion

  • Utilising, monitoring and recording 'Treatment Outcome Profiles' of the client base

  • Monitoring and supporting clients through community detoxes, utilising prescribed Lofexidine (Britlofex) or Subutex and lending professional support throughout duration of the detox

  • Networking and signposting to additional, professional and charitable organisations

March 2006 – January 2009
C.A.N. (Council on Addiction Northampton)

Duty Triage Assessment Worker

  1. Adult Services – Corby/Wellingborough

  2. Providing initial screening and assessment

  3. Referring clients to clinical detox services

  4. Providing brief solution-focused interventions (Tier II) intermediate support for client(s)

  5. Group Worker delivering Alcohol Pre-detox Program that I wrote for C.A.N., and which is now being implemented in 3 different C.A.N. offices throughout Northamptonshire

  6. Organising and running our needle exchange program, providing all elements of injecting equipment for clients

  7. Providing harm reduction literature, information and advice for client(s)

October 2005 – March 2006
C.A.N. (Council on Addiction Northampton)

Generic Drug Worker/Young People’s Team (5 Schools)

  1. Provided drop-in service for students

  2. Provided comprehensive assessments for identified students

  3. Provided one-to-one counselling sessions for students

  4. Substance misuse awareness training for teaching staff

  5. Provided parents with substance misuse awareness sessions. Up to 50 parents per session

  6. Official substance misuse trainer for Northamptonshire Police Department (Wootton Park – HQ ref: Officer Gail Caseman-Jones). I would train approximately 40 officers per daily session.

April 2004 – October 2005
C.A.N. (Council on Addiction Northampton)

Secondment to St. John’s Secure Unit – Tiffield

  1. Provided comprehensive substance misuse assessments

  2. Provided follow-up one-to-one counselling sessions to client group

  3. Managed and supervised caseload of up to 16 young people

  4. Authored structured and detailed case management reports regarding clients for Social Services and Youth Justice Board

  5. Organised and delivered PSHE curriculum involving substance misuse

  6. Organised and delivered staff training

  7. Provided auricular acupuncture sessions

December 2002 – March 2004
Daventry & South Northants Primary Care Trust

Drugs Outreach Worker

  • Community Against Drugs Development Worker

  • Developing a drugs education program to include issues relating to awareness-raising and prevention.

  • Providing training sessions with identified communities and related professionals.

  1. Monitoring and evaluating interventions, and providing feedback to appropriate organisations.

  2. Performing frontline initial substance misuse assessments.

  3. Providing introductory level intervention/counselling.

  4. Sign posting clientele group to other relevant professional organisations

January 1997 – June 2001
Career 7 Associates

  • I worked with the President of Career 7 Associates doing fieldwork, whilst completing my degree

  • I completed initial intake assessment profiles on clients

  • Areas of endeavour included: working with small groups, adolescents, adults and some family work.

  • I also participated in speaking engagements, lending my expertise in the areas of addiction-related matters.

  • I set up a mediation committee within the ethnic community that targeted problem solving and conflict resolution.



2005 – 2009
S.M.A.R.T.  U.K .

Advisory Panel Member for S.M.A.R.T. U.K., the leading training practitioners for Auricular Acupuncture in the UK.

Lead Motivational Speaker for L.I.N.K.S. Project: Letting Individuals Network Their Knowledge of Substance Abuse

  1. Assisted Program Co-ordinator in designing and implementing the concept behind this project.

  2. I have delivered seminars to numerous groups of individuals concerning such topics as the Justice System, Addictions, Victim Awareness, Rehabilitative measures, and avenues for successful post treatment components.

  3. I have also presented information on the choices facing addicts today, especially the younger addictive generation, concerning such topics as: media manipulation, negative and positive peer pressure and association, alcohol, suicide, violence, sexuality, and delinquent behaviour.

Founder of the Rainbow Racial Harmony Committee

  1. Collaborated with various community groups/organisations to birth events.

  2. Assisted in designing the educational manual on racial awareness.

  3. Recruited and conducted seminars for volunteers.



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    Job Centre Plus; Youth Service; NHS Primary Healthcare Trust; SMART UK Advisory Committee; Northamptonshire County Council
    Personal letters of recommendation
    Training courses; additional learning and skills