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Amy Cox, BA LBSW

3833 Forest Lake Drive✶ Traverse City, MI 49696 ✶Cell: (231) 714-0246✶E-Mail: ​coxamy@mail.gvsu.edu​ or
amycox775@gmail.com

Professional Summary
● Licensed Social Worker, Qualified Mental Health Professional, CAADC-DP, MSW candidate: April 2019
● Knowledge of State and Federal policies in the areas of Medicaid, mental health, substance abuse, problem
solving courts and evidence based integrated mental health and criminal justice programs
Education
Grand Valley State University, ​Grand Rapids, MI
Master’s in Social Work Graduation:​ April 2019
emphasis in macro social work, policy, mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice
Related Coursework​: ​Human Service Administration, mental health & substance abuse policy, grant writing, social
policy, quantitative and qualitative research

Aquinas College, ​Grand Rapids, MI


Bachelor of Arts Sociology
Emphasis in criminal justice

Grand Rapids Community College, ​Grand Rapids, MI


Associate of Arts Criminal Justice

Leadership and Community Involvement


● National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
● Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work
● Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Development Plan ​Expected Completion:​ December 2019
● Certified Moral Reconation Therapy Facilitator
● Administrate a publicly accessible social media forum for families and individuals who are affected by
intellectual and developmental disability
Selected Experience
Field Placement experience:
May 2018-present
Networks Northwest:
Program Development, Offender Success Program
● Housing Navigation program development and implementation for transitioning offenders referred by Michigan
Department of Corrections Parole Agents
● Streamline process of screening, application and enrollment of individuals in MSHDA/MDOC Housing Choice
Voucher program
● Develop and maintain professional relationships with community service providers, MDOC agents and other
community stakeholders
● Participate in county specific Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness workgroups throughout the region.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency​:
Lead Research Coordinator: Community Needs Assessment
● Quantitative and qualitative research design and implementation for tri-annually required assessment as part of
NMCAA's strategic planning process.
● Policy development for State level subcommittee of the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
Addiction Treatment Services Traverse City, MI ​January 2016-May 2018
Case Manager, Care Coordinator, Group Facilitator
● Facilitate 5 weekly cognitive behavioral based therapy (MRT) groups for justice involved men with substance use
related crimes; communicate and report regularly with referring probation/parole agents
● Complete case management assessments and develop a client centered treatment plans
● Improve client stability and functioning through linking to community supports and services
Selected Experience, Cont. Cox, Page 2
● Ensure community safety through monitoring up to 12 clients’ compliance and adherence to amended orders
while receiving treatment in lieu of jail within a Probation Residential Services setting
● Acted as member of 12th Circuit Sobriety Court treatment team

Centra Wellness Network, Benzie County, MI November 2014 - July 2015


Supports Coordinator
● Managed a caseload of 35-40 severely mentally ill or intellectually/developmentally disabled adults, ensuring
appropriate utilization, referral and coordination to community service organizations
● Aided an adoptive family of 12 medically complex adults meet application and monitoring criteria for State of
Michigan Medicaid exception services (HAB Supports Waiver) allowing them to stay together in their family
home rather than being placed in more restrictive settings around the State

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, Grand Traverse County, MI​ November 2013 - November 2014
Adult I/DD Supports Coordinator and Senior Services Case Manager
● Managed a caseload of up to 60 clients, providing regular assessing, coordinating, linking and monitoring
● Utilization of evidenced based practices (Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Therapy and Gentle
Teaching) throughout the provision of treatment planning and service delivery

Joann Fabrics and Crafts Traverse City, MI September 2011-October 2013


Cutting Counter Lead, Merchandise Team Leader, Assistant Manager
● Assistant manager to a staff of 30-35 employees in one of the highest performing retail stores within the
corporation

Summit Pointe Behavioral Health Battle Creek, MI August 2009 - August 2011
Adult Case Manager/Supports Coordinator
● Developed a transitional case management program in conjunction with Certified Peer Support Specialists for
individuals who have reached recovery stage of illness management
● Implemented a weekly personal and physical health group for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities
● Provide crisis phone support to individuals experiencing emotional crisis and/or suicidality/ homicidality
● Assess and coordinate admission of mentally ill emergency room patients for inpatient psychiatric
hospitalization

Touchstone Innovare Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI ​February 2009 - July 2009
Targeted Case Manager
● Provide Targeted Case Management to adults diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness and/or Substance Abuse in
a large, urban area
● Assess psychiatric crises and facilitate hospitalization or crisis housing through voluntary or involuntary means
Barry County Mental Health Authority Hastings, MI
November 1998 - February 2009
Case Manager
● Managed 3 Children's Waiver cases, 8 Habilitative Supports Waiver cases, and participated in 5 Wraparound
teams
● Conducted I/DD Guardianship education, training, coordination and referral between Barry County Trial Court,
Barry Intermediate School District and community
● Performed duties of Sentinel Events Officer including investigation and review of safety events
● Coordinate/provide annual Mandt training and certification; a physical management program and crisis
de-escalation program endorsed by the State of Michigan
58th District Court Grand Haven, MI ​August 1998 - November 1998
Deputy Court Clerk
● Provide customer service within a District Court setting