Kevin Edens

MAC | LINUX | WINDOWS

TEACHING | PLANNING | COORDINATING

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Telephone

kevin@kedens.com

http://www.kedens.com

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Cellular Phone

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Objective

I want to find a position that combines my technical, creative, pedagogical, and management skill sets.

Experience

Counselor, Baker Places, San Francisco, CA 2011 - Present

I perform many of the same tasks as I performed at Progress Foundation (below) at a number of facilities operated by Baker Places except that Baker Places has a greater emphasis on addiction and substance abuse. I have found the study of addiction with my clients to be extremely valuable.

Counselor, Progress Foundation, San Francisco, CA 2009 - 2011

I worked as a counselor in a facility that is an alternative to institutionalization. I coordinated and connected clients to services. I facilitated groups on various topics, such as mindfulness, nutrition, and budgeting. I provided 1 on 1 counseling with clients that helped them develop and meet treatment goals. I have received and utilized trainings that have included CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) , DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, and management of comorbidities

Consultant, Sausalito, CA 2006 - Present

I currently do private consulting and provide instructional services

Shipping Specialist, Fedex Kinkos, Sausalito, CA 2004 - 2006

I assisted customers with advanced international documents such as SED's, and Cârnet's

David M. Brian, Walnut Creek, CA 2002 - 2005

In addition to working in the housewares department, I designed and implemented the local area network, configured and administered the MySql Database, created the David M. Brian web site, and performed web page design services

Music Instructor, Bakersfield, CA 1999 - 2002

I grew and maintained over 80 piano and voice students. What started out as something I did on the side quickly ballooned to a full time career. I very much enjoyed sharing with my students the joy of performing and composing wonderful masterpieces

Computer Instructional Aide/LAN Administrator 1997 - 1999

I provided technical support and administered the network. I also designed and delivered computer based curriculum to match current state educational frameworks for grades K-8 While working at Elk Hills I authored three grants to obtain state funding for computer based programs

Education

New Horizons, Bakersfield, CA | CCSF, San Francisco, CA | College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

Skills

I have a wide range of creative, technical, and customer service skills. I have extensive experience teaching in group and one on one settings. As a counselor I have helped clients achieve personal goals, manage crises situations, link to support services, and transition to independent living. I am also responsible for managing a large group of clients in a residential setting as they perform activities of daily living and treatment focused activities. As a consultant, I have used extensive operating system knowledge along with PHP, Perl, MySql, Postgres, Adobe Acrobat with Quite Imposing Plus and Pitstop Professional, Quark, Corel Painter, EFI Command Workstation and Fiery, Lotus Notes, Novell Netware, and Adobe Photoshop just to name a few. I am A+, MCP, Linux+, LPI, Apple ACSP, and Apple ACTC certified.