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

Compassionate and caring Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC, ICADC) with 5 years of experience working with persons coping with substance misuse disorder and mental health disorders in a clinical setting. Driven by experience as a person in long-term recovery, intensely passionate about the potential for healing and transformation. Extremely skilled at building trust and connection with diverse individuals through a creative person-centered approach in order to promote feelings of safety and trust in therapeutic relationship. Primary focus is creating a relationship which clients can draw upon to effect change in their lives and feel less alone in the world.

  • Practical Experience in Clinical Setting
  • Practical Real World Experience
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Knowledgeable
  • Employs Diverse Approaches to Treatment
  • Dynamic leadership
  • Cultivating relational culture
  • Defining Treatment Objectives
  • Client Evaluation
  • Community Connections
  • Community Resources
  • Crisis Management
  • Case Management
  • People Skills
  • Training & Development
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Work Ethic
  • Organizational Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Relationship Building
06/2019 to 04/2022
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Gulf Coast Jewish Family And Community Services Clearwater, FL,
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for outpatient clients, using elements taken from a diverse array of modalities, e.g, psychodrama, ACT, REBT, CBT, SFBT.
  • Spearheaded the develop of experiential Wilderness Therapy component of program.
  • Employed person-centered approach to strengthen therapeutic alliance with clients.
  • Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and maintain consistent therapeutic culture.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control and coping skills.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Responded to emergency situations and provided crisis support.
  • Led 10 individual and 7 group counseling sessions each week.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, and physical or substance abuse.
  • Empowered clients to tackle challenging situations with better and more diverse coping skills.
  • Adhered to federal and state documentation mandates regarding records and file management.
  • Maintained confidentiality through stringent handling of charts and data.
  • Worked with care team to assess client needs and discuss collaborative treatment efforts.
10/2017 to 05/2019
Direct Care Coordinator Lineage Logistics Woodland, CA,
  • Facilitated person-centered peer-to-peer recovery guidance aimed at providing clients necessary support needed to establish long-term recovery.
  • Managed operations in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Directed daily operations at residence caring for up to 8 individuals.
  • Supervised team of support staff.
  • Facilitated wilderness experiential outings.
  • Facilitated ongoing case management services to support successful outcomes and meet stabilization goals.
  • Followed standard admissions procedures and documentation requirements for client intakes.
  • Educated clients on important life skills, housekeeping and food preparation.
  • Maintained client and employee areas in good working order and with adequate supplies.
  • Identified behaviors associated with substance abuse and recognized signs of being under influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Performed searches of resident belongings prior to admissions and throughout stays.
  • Completed patient reports daily and submitted to management for evaluation.
  • Interviewed clients to conduct behavioral health assessments.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Communicated with patients regarding continuing care and medications and discussed treatment plans with family members and guardians.
01/2002 to 01/2015
Owner/Operator Quality Installations City, STATE,
  • Oversaw project execution, phase progress, workmanship and team performance to drive on-time completion of jobs according to set quality control standards.
  • Oversaw installation of various flooring materials in accordance with set quality control standards and customer needs.
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business strategies, systems and procedures.
  • Created and implemented employee onboarding and training to promote employee retention and team collaboration.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2020
Associate of Arts:
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College - Asheville, NC
Expected in 04/2019
Certified Alcohol And Drug Counselor (CADC):
Expected in 02/2019
North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS):
Vaya Health - ,
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
  • North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS)

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