career specialist gcdf certified resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Resourceful Career Counselor and Educator, focused on building successful education paths in support of career goals for ALL students regardless of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Hardworking and resilient professional with deep understanding of evolving trends and student engagement best practices. Offering 17 years of invaluable experience in various capacities in the educational system. Main priority is and will always be, the young scholars whom we serve.

  • Proficient in Planning and Organizing Events
  • Trained in Counseling and Emotional Support
  • Excellent Database Management Skills
  • Incorporates Instructional Best Practices
  • Advanced Training in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint. Word, Google Docs, and Powerschool; Trained also in Schoology
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Very Resourceful in Seeking Innovative Opportunities
  • Sound Leadership Skills and Experience
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Excellent Classroom Management Skills
06/2009 to Current Career Specialist - GCDF Certified Mahtomedi Public Schools | Mahtomedi, MN,
  • Assisted individuals making career-related decisions by conducting assessments to measure skills, aptitude, and interests.
  • Employed hands-on techniques to encourage student learning and build community within classrooms.
  • Connected with business and recruiters to build relationships and increase opportunities for students.
  • Devised and oversaw job fairs and career events.
  • Met with job seekers at career fairs and classrooms, providing details on search strategies, current market conditions and application processes.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Developed career and education plans based on individual needs.
  • Taught workshops on building resumes, completing applications and searching for jobs in addition to acquiring valuable life skills.
  • Integrated current job search knowledge and technologies into training sessions.
  • Worked with individuals to complete application documents for relevant vocations.
  • Taught a weekly AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class to provide support to students to encourage early preparation for college eligibility and Success.
  • Provide resume-writing workshops and other services to parents and guardians actively seeking employment.
08/2008 to 06/2009 SPED Teacher - ED Self-Contained Sumter School District | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with academic deficiencies through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and other facilities to develop social skills and community awareness.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
  • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate academic and emotional performance levels.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Delivered specialized classroom instruction to students with developmental disorders.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with students to increase engagement.
  • Enhanced lessons using technology and computers, games, and roll-playing.
  • Maintained student records in accordance with district standards.
  • Evaluated student needs to provide helpful resources and support.
  • Enhanced students' physical, behavioral and social skills through class activities.
  • Collaborated with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated appropriate behaviors using behavior modeling and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Defined and communicated rules and enforced through approved disciplinary methods.
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
06/2002 to 02/2008 Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Lee County School District | City, STATE,
  • Sorted incoming mail and disseminated correspondence to applicable departments.
  • Developed and implemented efficient filing systems and school database protocols.
  • Acted as liaison for PACE teachers coming from India to teach in the district.
  • Presided as the Secretary for the School Board of Education which required attended all board meetings and taking meticulous notes to disseminate to participants.
  • Supported the Superintendent and the Financial Director by verifying complete financial records accuracy for purchase orders, expense reports and cost center investments.
  • Scheduled appointments for the Superintendent and other district management officials and maintained the master calendar.
  • Coordinated catering services for various district functions, including sales trainings, department meetings, and community events.
  • Planned and coordinated Professional Development events for employees of the District.
  • Conducted research, compiled and typed statistical reports, synthesized information and provided excellent communication to disseminate information throughout organization.
  • Composed, proofread and distributed clean and professional business correspondence and internal team communications.
  • Oversaw staff correspondence, record-tracking and data communications, resulting in improved automation of office operations.
  • Provided product shipment logistical support and quality control by coordinating with vendors, staff, and the Superintendent.
  • Spearheaded special projects and efficiently carried out effective problem-solving measures when needed.
  • Created and implemented new organizational and recordkeeping processes for notes, school records and School Board documents.
  • Improved productivity initiatives by coordinating itinerary and scheduling appointments.
  • Worked one-on-one with all departments and helped to coordinate interdepartmental interactions to streamline and enhance company efficiency.
  • Kept office equipment functional and supplies well-stocked to promote efficient operations.
  • Raised funds by organizing multiple fund-raising events and diligently managed details to meet deadlines.
  • Executed on-time, under-budget projects by helping to solve complex issues for senior leadership.
  • Kept detailed inventory records and made supply orders, cutting costs by monitoring use and effectively sourcing products.
  • Eliminated financial discrepancies by tracking individual hours district wide and closely monitoring customer billing.
Education and Training
Expected in to to Associate of Arts | Humanities University of South Carolina, Sumter, SC, GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of South Carolina - Columbia, Columbia, SC GPA:
  • Minor in Sociology
Expected in to to Master of Arts | Mental Heath Counseling Webster University, Columbia, SC, GPA:
  • Graduated with Honors
  • 3.98 GPA

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School Attended

  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Webster University

Job Titles Held:

  • Career Specialist - GCDF Certified
  • SPED Teacher - ED Self-Contained
  • Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent


  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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