addiction counselor resume example with 17 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Caring and skilled individual passionate about positively impacting programs and helping participants by providing expert support. Familiar with counseling, early childhood development, Advocating for special needs, and always looking for ways to improve operations and personalize assistance. Well-organized and resourceful with detail-oriented and conscientious approach. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Dedicated mental health professional bringing background working with individuals suffering from substance abuse and behavioral disorders. Focused on client advocacy, prevention and education to reduce impacts and recurrence of serious issues. Collaborative with multidisciplinary teams to create solid support networks for client needs.

  • Purchasing
  • Training
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Critical thinking
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexible
  • Problem resolution
  • Supervision
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Working collaboratively
  • Decision-making
  • MS Office
  • Multitasking
12/2022 to Current Addiction Counselor Camp Recovery | Springfield, MO,
  • Maintained clinical documentation for each case with detailed and timely updates.
  • Helped clients transcend addiction and rebuild lives by empowering each with knowledge and skills.
  • Delivered expert therapeutic support to patients dealing with substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues.
  • Collaborated with team members to monitor treatment progress and improve individual clients' plans.
  • Partnered with clients to inspire and help maintain positive life changes.
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history.
  • Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.
12/2011 to 09/2022 Child Placement Director Metrostar Systems | Rockville, MD,
  • Develop and implement a training program for foster parents which can include the core training that foster parents receive
  • Provide supervision to the Resource Recruitment Coordinator and Home Supervisors; providing supervision reports to the Executive Director
  • Write and oversee the Home Study certification process for newly licensed foster homes
  • Provide therapeutic intervention and supportive placement services to foster parents and adoptive families when needed
  • Oversee the foster parent support group for the purpose of networking, education, and socialization
  • Responsible for the compliance of Colorado Child Care licensing standards in the foster home, child files and adoption records
  • Review all placement referrals; and approve all placement and respite arrangements
  • Provide ongoing communication with Executive Director on operational issues, human resource issues and the implementation of the agency's strategic plan
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
12/2008 to 12/2011 Program Manager Southern Colorado Health Network | City, STATE,
  • Ensured standards of performance where maintained by case management staff
  • Ensured timely access to medical treatment and relevant programs for clients
  • Provided clinical and administrative support and training to case management staff
  • Served as member of management team of agency
  • Worked with prevention staff to ensure availability of high quality risk reduction counseling
  • Promoted client participation in care services advisory committee
  • Conducted psycho-social and needs assessments; established eligibility for grant funded financial assistance programs.
  • Monitored and created reports showcasing program outcomes to communicate results with clients and stakeholders.
  • Planned and conducted strategy meetings to brainstorm new ideas and deliver program and milestone updates.
  • Cultivated relationships with community groups, project stakeholders and funding sources to maximize program outreach.
  • Recruited and hired top-level employees with expertise in HIV/AIDS population, adding depth and talent to highly skilled team.
  • Communicated effectively with staff to gain better understanding of country rules, laws and regulations, which promoted efficient development of legal parameters.
12/2005 to 12/2008 Texas Mentor - Case Worker Foster Care | City, STATE,
  • Followed strict policies and procedures to maintain client confidentiality and keep data private.
  • Met with clients to conduct needs assessments, recommending appropriate support and service offerings.
  • Maintained updated progress notes and case record, and documented children's progress in recreational activities, treatment plans, and education.
  • Conducted intake interviews and bio-psycho-social assessments to determine clients' eligibility and suitability for program.
  • Liaised between individuals, families and service providers to best manage treatment services.
  • Contributed to court proceedings by providing expert testimony and making recommendations for permanency planning.
  • Developed safety plans and activities for children.
Education and Training
Expected in to to M.A | Human Services Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA GPA:
Expected in to to B.S | Social Work, Sociology University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX GPA:
GPA: 3.0
  • ISSP Trainer (Individual Service and Support Plan)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid USA
  • CORE Training Facilitator
  • QMAP Certified
  • Psychotherapist Licensed
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • QMAP

First Aid/CPR Certified SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) Supervisor Wraparound Facilitator Nurturing Parenting Facilitator BISSP Certified (Behavior Intervention Support System Plan)

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Job Titles Held:

  • Addiction Counselor
  • Child Placement Director
  • Program Manager
  • Texas Mentor - Case Worker


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  • B.S

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