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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Professional with exemplary communication and collaboration skills seeking become an instrumental part of a Leadership Team. Dedicated to generating positive results through insightful contributions by applying a shared soulution focused approach.

Skills
  • Client goal planning
  • Safety and risk assessments
  • Tracking client progress
  • Confidential records
  • Developing relationships
  • Patient evaluation
  • Patient Health Education
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Experience
07/2008 to Current
Behavioral Health Specialist Maricopa Integrated Health System Glendale, AZ,
  • Working independently and multitasking while providing mental health triage, crisis management and short term, solution focused therapies, problem solving, case management and health coaching
  • Communicating and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary teams within a primary care clinic
  • Documenting observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from primary care to specialty care.
  • Act as client advocate, coordinating required services and resolving emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Create client treatment plans based on assessments and goals.
  • Conduct therapeutic individual therapy sessions.
  • Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Collaborate with mental health professionals , primary care physician and other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
  • Provide crisis interventions when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
06/2006 to 11/2008
Mental Health Therapist Mary's Center Silver Spring, MD,
  • Provided mental health intakes, psychosocial assessments, completion of treatment plans and provision of supportive therapies.
  • Documented observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Created client treatment plans based on assessments and goals.
  • Referred clients to external resources for additional support.
  • Guided clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Maintained confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
08/2003 to 05/2006
Psychiatric Social Worker Dignity Health Maricopa, AZ,
  • Individual and family therapy for children ages 3 to 12
  • Engaging in direct care for adults with mental health and chemical dependencies
  • Adjusted treatment plans with current interventions and progress updates.
  • Created and managed thorough pre-discharge plans for clients coming up on reintegration periods.
  • Collaborated with other professionals to assess client needs.
  • Monitored and evaluated client progress compared to measurable treatment and care plan goals.
  • Referred client or family to appropriate community resources to obtain support for mental or physical illness.
02/2002 to 08/2003
Social Services Worker Monarch Healthcare Management Anoka, MN,
  • Individual attention to children in foster care, working with other service providers including DCBS and therapist to access needed services for children and their families
  • Independent Living Coordinator Providing instruction for independent living skills such as balancing a check book, grocery shopping, applying for employment and basic home economics to adolescents in foster care.
  • Assisted clients with identifying resources to meet basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, safety, mental health and medical services.
  • Performed ongoing monitoring of care plans to evaluate effectiveness, documenting interventions and goal achievements and suggesting changes accordingly.
  • Coordinated specific psychosocial resources to meet members' identified needs.
  • Worked closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency.
  • Used active listening skills and supportive diction to cultivate client rapport and open communication.
  • Encouraged and motivated clients to develop new coping mechanisms and techniques to drive behavior modification.
  • Used knowledge of successful crisis intervention techniques and supportive problem-solving to achieve treatment goals.
  • Acted as role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors.
  • Facilitated frequent family conferences to discuss case plans in detail and discuss goals.
Education and Training
Expected in
: Psychology And Sociology
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
GPA:
Expected in
Master of Social Work:
Spalding University - Louisville, KY
GPA:
Certifications, and Activities
  • Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB Trainer)
  • Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling
  • Trauma –Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT-For Chronic pain
  • Health Coaching
  • Patient Centered Care Facilitator
  • LGBTQ+ Ally Certified in Hormone Therapy/Gender Affirming Assessments
  • Member of the Spacial Emphasis Program for African Americans with Robley Rex VA
  • Co-Chair of the Special Emphasis Program for LGBTQ+ with Robley Rex VA
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
  • Social Work Leadership Training

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Kentucky
  • Spalding University

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Social Services Worker

Degrees

  • Master of Social Work

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