Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Adept at getting to the root of problems and helping individuals develop effective coping skills for different life situations, triggers and traumas. Well-versed in collaborating with teams of practitioners to positively impact patient lives with a comprehensive approach.

  • Managing Crisis Safely (MCS) trainer
  • Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) level of Intermediate Plus
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2010
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
University Of Alabama At Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
Expected in 12/2015
Master of Science: Community Agency Counseling
Jacksonville State University - Jacksonville, AL
08/2017 to Current
Behavior Specialist Sunny Days Early Intervention Program Fairfield, CA,
  • Conduct thorough Functional Behavior Assessments.
  • Develop detailed and proficient Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • Collaborate effectively with administration, related service providers, teachers, and other staff members regarding effective implementation of students' Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Collaborate effectively with Autism Director and BCBA regarding recommended ABA techniques for students' with autism.
  • Implement techniques recommended by BCBA to targeted students.
  • Organize and schedule psychiatric clinic days.
  • Collaborate with AIDB psychiatrist regarding medication management and side effects, if any.
  • Collaborate with Human Rights Committee members regarding students who have an active Behavior Intervention Plan and/or are under the care of AIDB psychiatrist for medication management.
  • Lead Problem Solving Team meetings, weekly, with related service members, administration, transition coach, nursing staff, and residential managers to discuss significant behavior concerns of students at school and/ or in the dorms.
  • Trainer of staff for Managing Crisis Safely and is taught yearly to staff to upkeep required certification.
  • Communicate effectively with deaf staff and students.
  • Maintain detailed records of students' progress and effectiveness of behavior intervention plan and/or suggested interventions.
  • Assist with crisis intervention.
08/2016 to 08/2017
Out Patient Therapist Community Hope, Inc. Garfield, NJ,
  • Performed diagnostic assessments and intakes for children referred by school counselor and/or principal.
  • Properly assessed needs and developed treatment plans for each client.
  • Developed and maintained detailed and accurate client records.
  • Met with clients 1-2 times per month at school to conduct individual sessions.
  • Monitored clients’ mental health progress at home, school, and in the community by following up with parent(s)/ guardian(s), teachers/ staff, and other conducive individuals that contribute to the well being of the client.
  • Monitored clients’ attendance, grades, and behavior at school through collaboration with school staff.
  • Monitored clients’ medication administration (if any) and side effects.
  • Conducted home visit appointments to provide individual family support and education to clients’ families to ensure understanding of clients’ diagnosis, mental health treatment, and continued support at home.
  • Organized psychiatric clinic days.
  • Collaborated with psychiatrist regarding clients’ mental health progress, medications, and family background.
  • Assisted with crisis intervention.
  • Attended Multi-Needs Meetings to collaborate with representatives from Juvenile Court, School Board, DHR, and other mental health professionals.
  • Attended juvenile court hearings, as necessary, to advocate for clients.
02/2011 to 08/2016
Case Manager JBS Mental Health Authority City, STATE,
  • Properly assessed needs and devised individualized service plan for each client.
  • Served as a liaison between the client and various service providers to ensure continuity of care.
  • Effectively implemented written service plans to meet client goals and objectives.
  • Developed and maintained adequately detailed and accurate client records.
  • Provided transportation to clients and families when necessary.
  • Maintained contact with clients, guardians, school system, coaches, and any other primary caregiver and/or natural support linked to the client.
  • Linked client and family to additional mental health and community based resources as needed.
  • Monitored client’s progress at home, school, and in the community.
  • Maintained a case load of 25 clients
  • Assisted Out-Patient Therapist with co-leading Strengthening Families Parenting groups that provided support with increase in communication and well adaptive relationships among local family members in the community.
  • Provided assistance with immediate crisis situations.
  • Provided support, encouragement, and praise to clients and families as they demonstrated progress.
  • Organized and scheduled psychiatric clinic days.
  • Collaborated with JBS psychiatrist regarding clients' medication management.
  • Organized psychiatric days.
  • Completed and organized progress notes, case plans, releases, and all other medical records necessary for treatment.
  • Conducted home visit appointments to provide individual family support and education to clients’ families to ensure understanding of clients’ diagnosis, mental health treatment, and continued support at home.

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  • Jacksonville State University

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