PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Greg Baker is a seasoned teacher and researcher with a 2-year academic and social services career producing powerful learning opportunities for higher education. Versatile and effective educator with 4 years experience serving as an expert as a Client Support Worker providing training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics and work skills to consumers and/or students.

EDUCATION

Clark Atlanta University – Atlanta, Georgia 2014

Master’s Degree (Social Work)

Concentrations: Mental Health

Mercer University – Macon, Georgia 2011

Bachelor’s Degree (Human Services)

Concentrations: Human Services

Moorpark College – Moorpark, California 1980

Associates Degree (Business Administration)

 

 

SERVICE

Service to the Community
Service as a Planning and Zoning Board Member promoted orderly and quality development in the community by ensuring that all land use and development proposals conform to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and Code of Ordinances.

HONORS AND AWARDS

School Awards
Outstanding Student in Human Services Award – 2011
Jesse Mercer Steward Award – 2010
CONCEPTUAL PAPER: “Bullying Within the Educational System”.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW)

Greg Baker is a U.S. Military Veteran, Highly Skilled and Dedicated Social Work/Mental Health Professional with more than 5 years experience human services counselor with wide experience working with behavior modification needs; an expert as a Client Support Worker and leader providing flexible, consumer-oriented therapy; instrumental in designing and implementing innovative social work; Adept in all aspects of incident reporting and supervising court ordered visits; A strong team player.
Master’s Degree in Social Work.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Leadership & Supervision
  • CPI in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Social Services Counseling
  • Care Planning & Coordination
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Group Counseling Facilitation
  • Client Advocacy
  • Crisis Development & Management
  • Client Support
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Cultural Competence & Adaption
  • Practice-Based Quality Improvement
  • Behavior Modification & Prevention Counseling
  • Client Healthcare Educator
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • CPR Certification

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011 - Present

COBB/DOUGLAS COMMUNITY SERVICES – Lithia Springs, Georgia

2011 – Present

Supervisor – Client Support Worker (CSW)

  • Creates and periodically updates integrated care plans in consultation with healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers, including individuals identified by consumers as part of their healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates a fundamental belief in the value and effectiveness of brief interventions to improve health through practice patterns; communicates with healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers.
  • Counsels and advises clients on behavioral problems.
  • Manages behavioral health crises interventions and linkage to treatment facilities.
  • Implements disease management programs and strategies for selected health conditions; combines the use of engagement tools, health risk assessments, cognitive and behavioral interventions, medications, protocols and guidelines.
  • Assists with daily living activities at the client's home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a residential facility.
  • Observes and monitors client’s behavior and charts observations and incidents.
  • Performs lead worker functions to include assigning and reviewing subordinates work.
  • Acted as liaison and member advocate between the clients/family, physician/facilities/agencies.
  • Encourages client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management.
  • Monitors clients and conducts/documents substance abuse testing.
  • Observes and monitors client’s behavior and charts observations and incidents.

2009 - 2011

MERCER UNIVERSITY – Lithia Springs, Georgia

2009 – 2011

Associate Student Advisor

  • Assisted students regarding variety of degrees programs.
  • Assisted with degree planning programs.
  • Maintained effective professional dialogue with coordinators and student body.
  • Provided essential administrative support to faculty and staff.
  • Provided enrollment assistance to students.

2007 - 2009

NEW BRIDGES INCORPORATED – Lithia Springs, Georgia

2007 – 2009

Human Service Professional

  • Evaluated and managed residential files with specialized services for multiple diagnosed residents.
  • Provided individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Planned treatment teams.
  • Monitored and evaluated client progress to measurable goals described in treatment plans.
  • Guided patients through personal and social conflicts.
  • Provided primary counseling for caseload residents.

2003 - 2006

FIRST QUALITY HOME MORTGAGE – Orange County, California

2003 – 2006

Owner/Mortgage Loan Processor

  • Produced high-quality loans that met established lender guidelines.
  • Processed/underwrote home loan closings.
  • Oversaw all aspects of processes and procedures for 30 sales professionals.
  • Established and implemented procedures that resulted in improved cross-sell of banking products and services.
  • Hosted sales meetings to ensure focus on current lending markets.

1997 - 2003

N STAR INSURANCE – Anaheim, California

1997 – 2003

Owner

  • Hired and trained sales and support staff.
  • Developed and checked sales plans.
  • Represented a full line of financial and insurance products.
  • Provided insurance advice to individuals and business clients.

1996 - 2012

L&B REALTY – Anaheim, California

1996 – 2012

Owner & Trainer

  • Assisted clients with property sales and development support.
  • Prepared legal documents including, listings and sales contracts.
  • Provided legal, economic, and market advice to prospective clients.
  • Coordinated property closings and oversaw document signing.
  • Analyzed market trends to determine competitive market prices.
  • Assisted agents with sales procedures.

Contact Greg Baker

Phone: 404-693-2019
Email: gregins77@hotmail.com
Greg Baker For Tax Commissioner Of Douglas County
8491 Hospital Drive Douglasville Georgia 30134