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

Dedicated special needs professional in student behavior and mental health. Adept at performing assessments to include client's strengths, needs and overall functioning at various levels. Comfortable managing a caseload of clients simultaneously. Hands-on and professional Special Educator and ABA Therapist with commitment to developing goals and objectives to help facilitate healthy and safe personal relationships.

  • Social/Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Knowledge of autism
  • Job readiness training
  • Motivating students
  • Scheduling proficiency
  • Learning style assessment
01/2020 to Current CFTSS/HCBS Behavioral Health Provider Verbal Beginnings, Llc | Hagerstown, MD,
  • Provide counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Coordinate with colleagues and health care officials to peak student interest in mental health field, resulting in valuable student participation.
  • Provide in-depth counseling for clients and create plans for coping.
  • Adhered strictly to federal, state and local guidelines
  • Conduct outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Teach clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Collaborate closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Construct project regulations and implement student suggestions to boost program initiatives.
  • Assist clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Work with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Advance organizational objectives by using student feedback to develop and implement various programs
  • Efficiently gather information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Refer clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Deliver seamless care, minimizing misuse and diversion through close collaboration with peers.
12/2017 to Current ABA Therapist Manhattan College | New York, NY,
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches
  • Utilized theoretical approaches to treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Narrative Therapy
  • Provided therapy for patients on the spectrum, and special needs children with focus on self-advocacy and empowerment
  • Revised treatment plans and goals in consultation with clinicians based on patient progress
  • Implemented, tracked and revised all incoming patient information, intervention plans and patient responses to treatment
  • Performed ABA and special needs assessments for each patient
  • Documented information, including service plans, treatment reports session notes and progress notes
09/2008 to 12/2017 Special Education/ General Education Teacher New York City Department Of Education | City, STATE,
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by developing IEPs and utilizing a wide variety of teaching aids and motivational strategies
  • Developed Individual Education Programs (IEP) to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational, physical and social objectives
  • Provided specialized classroom instruction to a broad range of students with developmental disorders, including autism
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to leadership and parents
  • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations, zoos, etc
  • Facilitated the development of life skills in students with varying degrees of autism
  • Worked with students of varying degrees of specialized need to accomplish tasks and build practical skills
  • Administered formal/informal, Direct/Indirect Assessments
  • Encouraged students to be understanding of others
07/2008 to 12/2017 Adjunct Instructor New York City Department Of Education | City, STATE,
  • Adapted methods of instruction and classroom materials to address individual student needs
  • Completed media of classroom lessons, tests and special instructions for course use by special needs students
  • Advised students individually on improving instruction and working with special needs children through differentiation
  • Directed students to develop research on special needs children
  • Provided letters of recommendation/referrals to students pursuing further education programs or postgraduate employment
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress
Education and Training
Expected in 2004 Master of Science | School Administration And Supervision The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY GPA:
Expected in 2003 Master of Science | Special Education/General Education Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY GPA:
  • Graduated with Distinction
Expected in 1995 Bachelor of Arts | Political Science/Education Baruch College of The City University of New York, New York, NY GPA:
  • District Administrator/Supervisor (SDA) Certification
  • School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS) Certification
  • Gifted and Talented SOCE License
  • Special Education K-12 License
  • Elementary Education N-6
  • Mandated Child Abuse and Maltreatment Reporter 7/5/2021
  • ABA Therapist - DOH Certification
  • Certified Notary Public, - 2019

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School Attended

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  • Mercy College
  • Baruch College of The City University of New York

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