behavior specialist resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Self-motivated and dependable. Desires a challenging role in the mental health and addiction field.

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Organization and planning
  • Cultural competence
Work Experience
02/2020 to Current
Behavior Specialist Sunny Days Early Intervention Program Brick, NJ,
  • Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans focusing on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
  • Provided cognitive-based therapy to assist with challenge and crisis resolution.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Assisted patients with dealing with [Type] realities and developing coping skills.
  • Performed comprehensive [Description] assessments for each patient.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to determine effective treatment plans.
  • Utilized theoretical approaches to treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Narrative Therapy
  • Met with up to [Number] patients weekly with presenting problems such as mood disorders.
  • Evaluated progress against goals for all patients.
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Encouraged clients to express feelings and discuss life events in order to help each person develop personal and relational insights.
  • Created successful behavioral modification programs for more than [Number] couples, families or individuals in [Timeframe].
  • Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
  • Documented information for charts, progress reports, assessments and other paperwork within specific timeframes.
  • Provided client assessments upon admission and discharge.
  • Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.
  • Delivered counseling services, including one-on-one, group therapy and [Type] to average of [Number] patients per day.
  • Counseled patients, discussed substance use and worked closely with individuals to identify positive and healthy life choices.
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.
  • Provided services including counseling, case management, education and job training to diverse client base.
02/2019 to 01/2020
Residential Care Specialist Prospect, Inc. Smithville, TN,
  • Helped clients deal with substance abuse, mental illness and other concerns by delivering personalized support.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and competence in treating patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Collected urine samples from clients to test for substances.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users.
  • Collaborated closely with multi-disciplinary treatment team members.
  • Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
01/2019 to 06/2019
Professional Tutor - Social and Behavioral Science Mount Mary University City, STATE,
  • Assisted college students of all skill levels to increase understanding of Social and Behavioral Science course materials.
  • Developed and implemented skill-building activities focused on study habits, critical thinking and content discussions.
  • Utilized technology in tutoring sessions to diversify and enhance learning.
09/1997 to 11/2014
Power Train Operations Technician II Harley-Davidson Motor Company City, STATE,
  • Assembled component parts of power train engines.
  • Collaborated in a team-based environment to maintain line productivity.
  • Drove team performance through effective training, coaching and motivating of line employees.
Expected in 2021
Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mount Mary University - Milwaukee, WI
Expected in 2018
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Mount Mary University - Milwaukee, WI
  • Cum laude graduate
Continuing Education
  • The Ethical Practices in Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
  • Hidden Connections: Opioid Use Disorder, Depression, and Trauma
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Mount Mary University Alumni Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Wisconsin Counseling Association

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School Attended

  • Mount Mary University
  • Mount Mary University

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavior Specialist
  • Residential Care Specialist
  • Professional Tutor - Social and Behavioral Science
  • Power Train Operations Technician II


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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