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

Seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering over 18 years of social work experience with expertise in assessment, case management and client advocacy. Offering comprehensive background of working in various areas of social work as well as strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills. Adaptable, independent, dedicated and eager to work with a great team.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Biopsychosocial assessments expert
  • Telehealth experience
  • Case management
  • DSM-IV knowledge
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case presentation
  • Evidenced-based practices
  • Referrals and networking
  • Client advocacy
Work History
06/2016 to Current Adoption Social Worker Beth Israel Lahey Health | Andover, MA,
  • Conduct interviews with prospective adoptive parents interested in pursuing adoption.
  • Completion of extensive adoption home study (biopsychosocial) for each applicant family.
  • Assist prospective adoptive parents in understanding their motivation for pursuing adoption.
  • Once a child is placed in the home, conduct follow up home visits to assess how the child is transitioning to their new home environment as well as assess how all individuals are adjusting as a new family unit.
  • Work independently, completely remote. Conduct virtual interviews as needed.
08/2017 to 05/2021 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Herman Ostrow School Of Dentistry Of USC | City, STATE,
  • Supervised two to four MSW student interns who were completing their field education hours. Services provided were field based or telehealth.
  • Provided weekly on site and/or remote clinical supervision/field instruction to MSW students.
  • Worked closely with multidisciplinary dental/medical team to ensure student learning objectives and expectations were being met.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the student’s educational experience.
08/2016 to 05/2019 Adjunct Lecturer University Of Southern California, USC | City, STATE,
  • Instructed first-year field practicum courses to 20-25 MSW graduate students who were completing their field internship (on campus as well as online learning platform).
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Taught various social work topics such as assessment, crisis intervention, mandated reporter responsibilities, introduction to the DSM, etc.
  • Provided support to students who were struggling in field.
  • Referred students to appropriate resources in order to promote their academic success.
  • When necessary, initiated a performance improvement plan for students who were not meeting expectations and monitored their performance moving forward.
10/2011 to 06/2016 Medical Social Worker Emanate Health | City, STATE,
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Provided supportive counseling to patients to promote coping with hospitalization and/or new medical diagnosis.
  • Helped clients develop new coping mechanisms and techniques to drive behavior modification.
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources.
  • Explained medical care options to help families make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Coordinated individualized discharge plans to manage a safe transition back into the community and home environments.
  • Provided care coordination with medical teams, patients, and families to implement effective treatment plans.
12/2012 to 07/2013 Hospice Social Worker (Per Diem) Assurance Hospice Agency | City, STATE,
  • Worked fully remote.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Provided brief counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families regarding end of life.
  • Provided support and allocated necessary resources to ensure the patient remained comfortable in their home.
  • Worked closely with the multidisciplinary treatment team to ensure the patients needs were met.
07/2005 to 09/2011 Children's Social Worker III Department Of Children And Family Services | City, STATE,
  • Investigated and evaluated child abuse and neglect referrals. Managed up to 30 cases per month.
  • Conducted home visits to assess the endangering situation and evaluate the degree of risk to a child by interviewing the parents/caregivers and the child as well as collaterals.
  • Evaluated applications, conducted home visits, and constructed biopsychosocial assessments (SAFE home study) for all applicants interested in pursuing the adoption process.
  • Managed 40 or more adoption cases per month.
  • Assisted applicants in understanding their motivation and capacity to meet the needs of the adopted child(ren).
Expected in 06/2005 Master of Social Work | Social Work California State University - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA GPA:

Thesis: The effectiveness of school-based mental health services in the high school setting.

Recipient of CalSWEC Title IV-E Stipend

Expected in 12/2000 Bachelor of Art | Psychology San Diego State University, San Diego, CA GPA:
  • Worked with a team of dental providers and social workers in the development of a social work/dentistry collaborative that provided supportive social services to underserved communities, bridging the gap to accessing care.
  • Developed learning tools for MSW graduate students (i.e. assessment tools/templates).
  • Assisted and supported the development of a telehealth platform for dentistry (Teledentistry).
  • Virtually instructed/guided 20-25 graduate students in a Virtual Field Practicum course that involved clinical simulations (i.e. Telehealth).

License and Trainings
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker #70738, California
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Problem Solving Therapy
  • Seeking Safety
  • Field Instructor
  • Mandated Reporter

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School Attended

  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • San Diego State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Adoption Social Worker
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Hospice Social Worker (Per Diem)
  • Children's Social Worker III


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Art

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