Kelly S. Jones


Counselor, EMDR Therapist, CISM Instructor, Keynote Speaker

Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical, Medical Social Work – 2013 to 2014

            Our Lady of the Lake University

Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work – 2004 to 2005

            William Woods University

Licensed Clinical Social Workers – Texas Department of State Health Services

            Issued August 2018 – No Expiration Date

Licensed Master of Social Work – Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

            Issued January 2016 – No Expiration Date

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) – International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. – Issued June 2014 – No Expiration Date


Senior Director of Social Services and Emotional Wellness Center

Dates EmployedJun 2018 – Present

Employment Duration1 yr 10 mos

LocationDecatur, Texas

  • Lead the Social Services department covering 3 hospital locations and Emotional Wellness Center providing EAP services and outpatient counseling.

  • Implemented Employee Assistance Program (EAP) serving a hospital population of over 2,000 and adding outpatient counseling services to the community.

  • EMDR provider with a focus on first responders and others .who have experienced trauma/critical stress events.

  • Clinical Director of the Critical Incident and Stress Management program which provides crisis intervention for the area first responders and other emergency staff

  • Coordinate Bio-Ethics meetings with multi-disciplinary team to provide highest standard of healthcare.

  • Liaison for the hospital's organ donation program in collaboration with LifeGift Organ Procurement Organization.


Emergency Department Social Worker

Dates EmployedDec 2013 – Jul 2014

Employment Duration8 mos

  • Led new social work intiative in Emergency Department.

  • Coordinate and manage patient resources, crisis intervention and discharge planning.

  • Consult with providers for appropriate clinical documentation.

  • Monitor appropriate hospital admission status.

  • Involved with community education of emergency and urgent care treatment options.


Social Services Team Leader

Dates EmployedAug 2008 – Dec 2013

Employment Duration5 yrs 5 mos

  • Served as team leader and assisted in training of other departmental social workers.

  • Organized reporting, event planning and continuing education opportunities for staff members.

  • Instrumental in design of program to significantly reduce readmissions to hospital.


Surgery Coordinator

Company NameUniversity of Missouri

Dates EmployedMay 2005 – Aug 2008

Employment Duration3 yrs 4 mos

  • Collaborated with Chief of Surgery to create surgery scheduling system used in-house and sold to other hospitals.

  • Designed and implemented effective Social Work needs assessment for outpatient care.

  • Organized and maintained schedule for 8 surgeons.


Counselor's Assistant

Company Name

McCambridge Treatment Ctr for Women

Dates EmployedJan 2004 – May 2005

Employment Duration1 yr 5 mos

  • Designed and taught curriculum for group therapy programs.
    Performed psychosocial assessments.
    Offered crises intervention services following mental health or substance abuse diagnoses.

  • Regional Aging Advisory Committee with North Central Texas Council of Governments – February 2016 to Present – Committee Member

  • The Regional Aging Advisory Committee is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of NCTCOG's Executive Board. This Committee assists the Executive Board in the development and implementation of the area agency on aging plan for persons sixty years old and over in the 14 counties adjacent to Dallas and Tarrant Counties. The Committee also reviews proposals for aging services through NCTCOG's Aging Program under Title III of the Older Americans Act. This program does not serve Dallas County or Tarrant County, each of which has its own area agency on aging.

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer's Association®

Dates volunteeredJan 2009 – Sep 2013 

Volunteer duration4 yrs 9 mos


  • Selected as Volunteer of the Year for work with local/regional support group.

  • Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.