alcohol and drug counselor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Caring, empathetic Social Worker with seven years experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor in residential, in-patient, and out-patient settings. In addition, nine years experience as Intensive In-home Therapist/ Senior Service Coordinator assisting severely emotionally and behaviorally disabled children and adolescents avoid being institutionalized in psychiatric treatment facility. Skilled in clinical assessment, problem solving outside of the box, and developing rapport with clients and professionals from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Experienced in working with interdisciplinary team.

  • Clinical assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual, group, family counseling
  • Community referrals
  • Timely Documentation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with others from diverse social and economic backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality and integrity of all information
  • Effective in working as team member and maintaining cooperative working relationships
  • Adhere to organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Organized, time efficient, punctual, dependable, trustworthy
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and Outlook
Work History
Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 04/2016 - 04/2017
County Of Merced Merced, CA,
  • Assisted in chartering new residential treatment facility in Shelbyville for 10 pregnant women struggling with chemical dependency and one child
  • Utilized assessment and diagnostic tools to gather information on client's history to assist in developing accurate assessments and treatment planning
  • Provided individual, group and family counseling to help clients identify and resolve personal issues to improve functioning
  • Assessed risk to self and others, used de-escalation skills, documented crisis management event, and provided appropriate post crisis follow up treatment
  • Maintained accurate documentation adhering to established regulations and licensure standards
  • Provided written correspondences on behalf of clients, submitted court reports, made court appearances, charted medical records, conducted case reviews, and made referrals as needed
  • Attended staff meetings and performed assigned committee functions
Case Manager, 06/2010 - 07/2015
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Quakertown, PA,
  • Worked with 25 residential homeless women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, lack of education, domestic violence issues, lack of family support, absence of financial means, and physical and dental health problems
  • Conducted intake interviews and screening of prospective clients
  • Orientated new residents to residential program
  • Used diagnostic and assessment tools to evaluate client's strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs and together develop and prioritize goals and treatment plan
  • Provided individual counseling, Eating Disorder Group, educational classes and weekly community meetings
  • Provided crisis intervention, used de-escalation skills, documented events and followed up on needed actions/referrals
  • Maintained service plans, charts, contact notes, crisis interventions, group notes on timely bases according to state regulations
  • Acted as liaison with community, wrote correspondences on client's behalf, submitted court reports, made court appearances, conducted case reviews, coordinated and made needed referrals for services
  • Assisted with graduation ceremonies and housing referrals
  • Attended staff meetings and training opportunities
JADAC OUTPATIENT, 12/2015 - 04/2016
Seven Counties Services Inc. City, STATE,
  • Worked with both Women's Intensive Outpatient program with responsibility for 8 clients and conducted four daily intake assessments for JADAC inpatient program
  • Used AVATAR computer medical program to document intake assessment of clients including family history, education, drug and alcohol use history, legal issues, co-occurring mental health issues and suicide/homicide risks
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions
  • Completed treatment plans, progress notes, discharge notes and reviews for Women in Intensive Outpatient services
  • Conducted screening for Psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms
Intensive In-Home Therapist/Senior Service Coordinator, 06/1991 - 10/2000
RiverValley Behavioral Health City, STATE,
  • Assisted severely emotionally and behaviorally disabled children and adolescents and their families to be able to function in community
  • Acted as liaison, provided support and crisis intervention for those at risk of being institutionalized or currently in psychiatric treatment facility and returning home
  • Used diagnostic tools to develop written, measurable, timely comprehensive psychosocial needs assessment and service plan for client/family
  • Conducted team meetings to provide clinical guidance to staff and regular interagency service team meetings for 20 children monthly
  • Developed and maintained budget and billings
  • Designed and implemented summer program for children and teens
: Masters of Social Work, Expected in
Kent School of Social Work- UofL - Louisville, KY,
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Bachelor of Arts: Counseling, Expected in 05/1973
Kentucky Wesleyan College - Owensboro, KY
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: Psychology And Sociology, Expected in
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX,
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1971
Southwest High School - Fort Worth, TX
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  • CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Target Case Management for Children with Severe Emotional Disabilities
  • Teacher's Aid-Kentucky
  • American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics Teacher Certification

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School Attended

  • Kent School of Social Work- UofL
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Texas Tech University
  • Southwest High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Intensive In-Home Therapist/Senior Service Coordinator


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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