Registered Counsellor & Lecturer Social Sciences
About Fola Reis:
Extensive experience across education, training, mental health, social care, youth engagement and health promotion. With the ability to work therapeutically with diverse groups of people, organise and facilitate accredited training programs as well as effectively manage staff and volunteers. I am proficient in working remotely and using various software packages along with a solid knowledge of safeguarding procedures and well-being practices. Confident, self motivated and extremely passionate about working within industries that make a positive difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
Associate Academic Assessor; Regents College (RCL) London: September 2021- Current employer As part of the School of Allied Health at RCL I am facilitating learning in BSc in Health and Social degree level 4- 6. Module I have taught and assessed this academic year include; ‘Contemporary Mental Health’ ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults’, ‘Ethics in Social Sciences’, ‘Enhancing Communication and Academic Skills’ and ‘Media and Contemporary Society’ The modules are all delivered remotely via Microsaft Teams and Universities Blackboard and Moodle platforms. Class sizes vary, ranging from six to thirty five students in a single cohort.
Teacher Practitioner: Luton Borough Council: November 2019-June 2020 In my role as teacher practitioner, I taught on the Apprenticeship Program in Adult Care (City & Guilds) as well as a supply cover teacher for Functional Skills English in addition to the duties outlined below; • observed students in their workplaces • lesson planning & designing learning resource material • assessing and marking student work using the council's online learning platform • carrying out one to ones and providing tailored feedback to each student
Sexual Health Mentor and Advisor NHS: Luton and Dunstable Hospital: March 2016- October 2016 *Whilst working in this role I carried out the following duties; • provided information, advice and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) • tracing and contacting sexual partners of those diagnosed with STIs • kept abreast of the latest health research and policies • coordinated outreach in a local community testing for chlamydia infections and condom distribution sites. • Designed and facilitated professionals training on child sexual exploitation and risk-taking behaviour and other relevant topics around sexual health Involved with health promotion in schools and the wider community
Educating and Training Practitioner: BrookAdvisory Centre: June 2010 – March 2014- Whilst working in this role I carried out the following duties • Provided accredited Sexual Health and Mentoring training (OCN) • Managed volunteers • Carried out consultations, secured funding for social action projects Delivered sexual health sessions in schools, colleges, hostels, training providers and youth centres • Monitored and evaluated training programs
Senior Practitioner: The Children’s Society June 2013 - March 2014 • Provided key targeted support to BME families and re-engagement of marginalised groups, Managed a caseload, produced quarterly audits Family and Youth Engagement Project Officer:
Counsellor Kooth PLC: October 2020-Current employer In my current role, I provide therapeutic support and advice via an online text platform for children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing challenges in regard to their mental health and well-being; including but not limited to managing anxious feelings, depression, suicidal thoughts and engaging in risk-taking behaviour; • managing a caseload • carrying out therapeutic assessments and risk assessments • formulating therapeutic support to messages • carrying out referrals and working in a multi-agency capacity • incorporating motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural technique
Visiting Lecturer: Central Bedfordshire College: January 2016- July 2020 Whilst working at central Bedfordshire College I set up and ran the Colleges first Counselling service along with the well-being team and student volunteers. During my employment at the college taught on various different study programs including; • BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2019-2020 • Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies University of Bedfordshire: 2017-2019 • NCFE CACH Counselling Skills Level 2 and 3- 2016-2019 • BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care 2016- 2018 • ACCENTIS Level 1 British Values 2018-2020
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