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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Compassionate professional known for delivering quality service that focuses on each patient's individuality. Highly trained Behavioral Health Specialist skilled in assessing needs, identifying educational resources and developing effective treatment plans. Strong background in fostering human connections for patients and caregivers alike. Lived experience 37 years in recovery from addiction.

Skills
  • Patient Health Information Access
  • Recommending Resources
  • Crisis Situations
  • Identifying Client Goals
  • Behavioral Health Electronic Health Records
  • Admission Procedures
  • Case Planning and Management
  • Emotional Support
  • Treatment Options
  • Patient Data Management Systems
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Staff Meetings
Work History
Behavioral Health Specialist, 10/2015 - 01/2022
Cvs Health South Portland, ME,
  • Conducted functional behavior assessments, functional analysis, preference assessments and assessments of basic learning and language skills to identify target behaviors and purpose of behaviors.
  • Created progress reports, assessments and charting within required timeframes.
  • Used Software to document patient information, progress notes and treatment plans.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Managed caseload of Number patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
Behavioral Health Specialist, 04/2000 - 12/2013
Cvs Health Temecula, CA,
  • Created progress reports, assessments and charting within required timeframes.
  • Conducted functional behavior assessments, functional analysis, preference assessments and assessments of basic learning and language skills to identify target behaviors and purpose of behaviors.
  • Identified appropriate treatment resources and recommended patients for these services.
  • Used Software to document patient information, progress notes and treatment plans.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Completed one-on-one counseling with broad range of clients suffering from Type and Type diseases and issues.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Managed caseload of Number patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages Number to Number.
Residential Program Manager, 10/1989 - 04/2000
Penn Mar Organization, Inc. Stewartstown, PA,
  • Promoted positive relations between residents and staff.
  • Assisted residents with transitioning into new living environment and maintained strong relationships with residents.
  • Enforced policies and safety standards through building and room rounds.
  • Supported personal needs of residents dealing with diverse conditions.
  • Facilitated floor meetings to discuss concerns, review complaints and convey information about policy changes.
  • Strategized to improve resident care and satisfaction and held weekly meetings with directors to advocate for resident needs.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
Residential Program Manager , 05/1981 - 09/1987
Penn Mar Organization, Inc. Westminster, MD,
  • Promoted positive relations between residents and staff.
  • Assisted residents with transitioning into new living environment and maintained strong relationships with residents.
  • Supported personal needs of residents dealing with diverse conditions.
  • Solved grievances and complaints by collaborating with residents.
  • Strategized to improve resident care and satisfaction and held weekly meetings with directors to advocate for resident needs.
  • Liaised between community programs and residents and counseled Number community and assisted living residents.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
Education
Certified Addiction Counseling Program : Addiction Studies/CADC 11-CA Aii050100218, Expected in 09/1994
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University Of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA,
GPA:
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: , Expected in 01/1974
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Monterey Peninsula College - Monterey, CA
GPA:
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1974-1976 Social Work Did Not Graduate

High School Diploma : , Expected in 06/1970
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Bakersfield Adult Schools - Bakersfield, CA
GPA:
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High School

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University Of Santa Barbara
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Bakersfield Adult Schools

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Residential Program Manager
  • Residential Program Manager

Degrees

  • Certified Addiction Counseling Program
  • High School Diploma

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