assessment specialist resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting.

Skill Highlights
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Medicaid familiarity
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Quality management care team member
  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Community resources specialist
  • Knowledgeable in electroconvulsive therapy
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Mood disorders specialist
  • Licensed Counselor in Illinois
  • Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Professional Experience
03/2014 to Current Assessment Specialist Oaks Integrated Care Inc. | Somerset, NJ,
  • Conducts Clinical Assessments.
  • Exhibits awareness of the developmental and psychosocial needs of each age group.
  • Maintains timely and accurate clinical documentation in medical record.
  • Maintains and enhances referral sources through the delivery of high quality patient care and service.
  • Provides a safe and therapeutic environment for patients. Stays alert to potential risks, escalating patients, and assists in physical management procedures.
  • Quickly responds to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Conducts outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Collaborates closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Interacts with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Completes precertification process for the following levels of care: intensive outpatient program, partial hospitalization program, inpatient services.
07/2008 to 03/2014 Clinical Intake Advisor Community Medical Services | Columbus, OH,

Responsible for handling all types of in-bound phone calls, emails, web-based requests, faxes and other forms of requests for behavioral health information or services from patients and outside entities.

Conducts initial screening and intake assessments of patient or families Ensures professionalism in dealing with all callers Screens and manages behavioral health crisis calls Triages appropriate referrals within the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health System. Makes appropriate referrals to non-Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health entities when appropriate. Arranges appointments using criteria to establish clinical urgency and specialty as well as payer specific requirements. Ensures confidentiality of all information pertaining to patient services rendered. Utilizes exceptional customer service skills to enhance the delivery of high quality, person oriented services to all patients and referral sources.

06/2013 to 03/2014 Counseling Intern Alexian Brothers Parish Services | City, STATE, Provide therapy on a 1:1 basis in a clinical setting Facilitate weekly group therapy for adults suffering from a variety of mental health disorders; was the main facilitator from June 2013- November 2013 Co-facilitate a social skills group designed for children on the autism spectrum. Introduced and implemented Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) based skills group for adults. Provide therapeutic services in two assigned parochial schools: therapeutic services include: individual counseling; facilitate various therapy based groups; present therapeutic topics to classrooms on a weekly basis. Maintain timely and accurate clinical documentation in medical record. Attend and participate in individual and group supervision each week.
01/1 to 01/1 Substance Abuse Counselor Wells Center | City, STATE, Evaluated each youth using TCU (Texas Christian University) drug screening tool to determine those who qualified for the substance abuse program that would be completed during incarceration. Conducted substance abuse assessments on youths who scored high enough on the Texas Christian University (TCU) to qualify for the substance abuse program using the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) assessment tool. Conducted GAIN assessments and made program recommendations. Obtained CADC in 2008, per Wells Center requirement. Provided treatment planning, group therapy and individual therapy. Conducted daily groups that included about 20 youths based on drug treatment and criminal thinking. Responsible for caseload of 20 and completed all paperwork and charting for each youth.
Education and Training
Expected in Master of Science | Community Counseling National Louis University, , GPA:
National Louis University, IL: Sept 2011- March 2014 The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP accredited) Master of Science in Community Counseling Completed 100 hour practicum and 600 hour internship
Expected in Bachelor of Art | Applied Sociology, Psychology Northern Illinois University, , GPA:
Northern Illinois University, IL: Aug 2003-May 2006 Bachelor of Art, major: Applied Sociology; minor: Psychology
Expected in | general education Waubonsee Community College, , GPA:
Waubonsee Community College, IL- Aug 2001-May 2003 Completed general education classes
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) National Certified Counselor in the state of Illinois (NCC)
Professional Affiliations
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP accredited)
Customer Service, Receptionist, Retail Sales, Web Based, Web-based, Educational Programs, Therapy, Clinical Documentation, Documentation, Therapeutic, Access, Clinical Assessment, Appraisal, Basis, Mental Health

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School Attended

  • National Louis University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Waubonsee Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Assessment Specialist
  • Clinical Intake Advisor
  • Counseling Intern
  • Substance Abuse Counselor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Art

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