Act Team Recovery Specialist Supportive Vocational Counselor resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

I am a Mental Health Counselor and full time doctoral student with exceptional compassion for the mentally ill population. I display tremendous tenacity and determination as a mental health professional and I exhibit both strong and consistent clinical skills as well as a high level of motivation. I am well known for impeccable organization and seldom turned down a challenge placed in front of me. I have many years of experience in diversified populations as I have worked for the top outpatient mental health facilities in the Washington DC metropolitan area. My goal is to obtain a position as a mental health support counselor in the greater Northern Virginia metropolitan area with an organization that provides ample opportunities to learn and contribute.

Skill Highlights
  • I majored in psychology and took a specific interest in cultural and socio economic factors that may contribute to the development of the human psyche. When I transitioned into the nonprofit sector I completed extensive work with minority underserved populations and the geriatric population.
  • A wealth of experience in mental health outpatient facilities with the ability to write, format and implement person centered treatment plans , assessments and additional documentation required for insurance billing purposes.

Washington Redskins Learn Foundation Scholarship 2004

Americorps National Service Member Award 1400 hours Served 2007

Congressional Black Caucus Health Scholarship 2010

General Mills Health Scholarship 2011

Maryland State Delegate Scholarship 2011

YMCA volunteer

NAACP member 2012

Americorps National Service Member (Montgomery County Maryland)

Member of Prince William County Moms of children with Autism

Member of Manassas Moms

Professional Experience
ACT Team Recovery Specialist/Supportive Vocational Counselor, 10/2011 - 2014
Bancroft Newtown Square, PA,
  • 40 hours per week).
  • Responsible for counseling and conducting assessments for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and teaching those individuals the skills necessary to manage their illness and obtain employment.
  • Served as a group leader in community training programs for individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Coordinated supportive employment groups and additional training opportunities.
  • Completed assessments and review stages of change to assess client's readiness.
  • Provided psychological consultation for medical providers while utilizing knowledge of evidence-based treatments, individual, family and group psychotherapy while collaborating with team nurse, psychiatrist and local agencies to ensure clients safety and wellbeing.
  • Assist individuals in achieving meaningful, satisfying lives through the development of skills necessary to live independently, obtain employment, finish their education and navigate through judiciary services while complying with mandated court orders.
  • Assist people with identifying personal recovery goals and conducted groups to reinforce these goals.
  • Respond to emergencies on an on-call 24 hour basis and complete care points at local hospitals and psychiatric facilities.
  • Provide psycho-education by teaching symptom management skills to minimize the effects of symptoms on individuals' daily lives.
  • Accessed community resources such as entitlements, food banks, housing and medical care.
  • Responsible for teaching coping skills including emotional regulation, relaxation skills and anger management.
  • Completed daily interdisciplinary notes and ensured mandatory chart maintenance for each client.
  • Collaborated with in-house treatment team and community providers while updating both quarterly and annual ISP's as needed.
  • Coordinated discharge planning and aftercare services as client graduated or transitioned out of program.
Vocational Counselor, 05/2011 - 10/2011
Department Of Defense Fort Hamilton, NY,
  • Responsible for creating job opportunities for TANF recipients, teenage parents and ex-offenders affiliated with the Career Team organization by researching, identifying and soliciting commitments from possible sources of employment that are congruent with the clients treatment plan and assessment needs.
  • Responsible for the development of treatment plans and assessing clients for employment readiness.
  • Provided clients with soft skills training and helped to remove barriers in preparation for the employers hiring based on job readiness curriculum.
  • Submit documentation, outreach clients, and update records to ensure program compliance.
  • Provide ongoing comprehensive services to adults throughout their career.
  • Assist with inputting client hours into centralized database and maintain files as needed.
  • Assist with monthly billing and audit.
  • Provide supervision of case management, training and orientation processes.
Homeless Community Support Specialist, 06/2010 - 05/2011
Community Connections Mental Health City, STATE,
  • Provide Case Management of 13 youth and family caseloads through outreach and weekly engagement.
  • Provided therapeutic services to youth on probation with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder.
  • Assist consumers and parents in maintaining permanent supportive housing, grocery and personal needs through collaboration with charitable agencies.
  • Provide comprehensive services to adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems along with their children.
  • Collaborated with judicial system, probation officers, schools, hospitals and residential facilities if applicable.
  • Completed crisis and personal assessments of adults and children, conduct outreach visits, and community support.
  • Input detailed case notes into centralized database while maintaining accurate client files.
  • Attended weekly supervisions that required the preparation and presentation of individual cases.
Lead Program Assistant, 02/2006 - 09/2007
  • Rosemary Hills Elementary Silver Spring MD (20 hours per week).
  • Served as a counselor in YMCA youth summer camp.
  • Responsible for the development of education curriculum with learning objectives and outcomes.
  • Assisted in the preparation and execution of YMCA after school program curriculum to low-income at risk youth, conducted substance abuse group, emphasized drug use prevention and peer pressure.
  • Provided leadership for meaningful activities that emphasized compliance with rules and provided education regarding the harmful effects of substance abuse.
  • Managed volunteer reports and daily attendance records of each child, Supervised volunteers and outdoor activities encouraging students to participate and challenge themselves in different academic projects while ensuring the safety and positive attitude of each child .Reported to CFSA and or other agencies as needed using guidelines for Family Advocacy, physical assault and sexual assault prevention and response.
Education and Training
Doctorate of Psychology: Psychology, Expected in Fall 2017
University of Rockies - Denver, CO

Hist of Psychology

Biological Basis of Behavior

Adult Psychopathology 1 & 2

Family Systems

GPA 3.68

Masters of Arts: Prof. Counseling 60 hr., Expected in Spring 2013
Liberty University Counseling - Lynchburg, VA

Ethics and Counseling

Theology and Counseling


Group Processing

Mental Health Practicum 600 hr.

GPA 3.4

Bachelors of Science Degree: Psychology, Expected in 2010
University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD

Research Methods



GPA 2.75

High School Diploma: Science and Technology, Expected in 2004
Charles Flowers High School - ,

National Honor Society

Society of High School Scholars

Co-Captain Pom Squad/Dance Team

GPA 3.57

  • Eligible for professional licensure as LPC in Virginia within 2 years Proficient in E-CLINICAL WORKS,ANASAZI, and CREDIBLE database, capable of imputing accurate and informative case notes, reviewing client hours for program compliance and payment points.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification for Adults
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Medication Administration Certification for state of Virginia Board of Nursing (2014)

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School Attended

  • University of Rockies
  • Liberty University Counseling
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Charles Flowers High School

Job Titles Held:

  • ACT Team Recovery Specialist/Supportive Vocational Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Homeless Community Support Specialist
  • Lead Program Assistant


  • Doctorate of Psychology
  • Masters of Arts
  • Bachelors of Science Degree
  • High School Diploma

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