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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

Compassionate Teacher with the desire to become gainfully employed as an educator in the areas of English Language Arts or Social Studies where I have both the teaching experience and knowledge in the content areas. Known for creating dynamic and relevant lesson plans with goal-oriented mindset and commitment to long-term student growth and success.

Skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Lesson plan implementation
  • Organizational ability
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Student-centered learning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Studies
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Professional ethics
  • Attention to Detail
  • Active Listening
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Cognitive Counselor, 12/2017 - 10/2018
GATEWAY FOUNDATION City, STATE,
  • Provided extensive crisis intervention, sound, safety and adult-focused guidance for personnel and adults in the field who were survivors of sex trafficking and addicted to illicit substances, making sure to exhibit empathy and sensitivity to their situations and experiences
  • Provided routine screening, assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and support services to clients, ensuring their complete satisfaction
  • Coordinated and monitored referral of clients to clinical resources/services, and screened and assessed the medical, psychosocial, and environmental status of clients
  • Demonstrated and regionally instilled the program culture of flexibility, transparency, safety, professionalism, unconditional positive regard, sound judgment, community collaboration and 24/7 commitment to recovery, while ensuring regional personnel were equipped and sufficiently trained to provide the highest quality service and to avoid vicarious trauma, reporting a positive outcome and satisfaction across
  • Developed and documented cognitive intervention plans in accordance with established standards and deadlines
  • Prepared and conducted group education sessions with clients in accordance with intervention programming plans by facilitating interactions while enabling group members to understand and accept responsibility for the process of change; acquired necessary coping and behavior management skills in the process
  • Implemented and maintained client records, which included recording direct service hours, activity or group participation
  • Prepared and conducted education programs and lectures on scheduled topics that were related to thinking for change, cognitive intervention, life skills, problem solving, behavior modification, and anger management in order to assist clients with basic education on these topics
  • Created client discharge plans and contributed to client care monitoring by regularly reporting client observations, incidents, unusual occurrences, and caseload activities and results to supervisor
  • Participated in frequent staff meetings to review client progress, intervention programming, and recommended continuation or modification of programming
  • Communicated frequently with onsite parole officers to relay reports on clients’ progress in cognitive programming
  • Provided effective support, intervention, direction, and conflict resolution by interacting with client’s family members, including managing contacts with outside agencies and referral sources or services
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for the adult female clients.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Managed caseload of 25+ patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient records.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Completed one-on-one counseling with broad range of clients suffering with various diseases and issues.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
2nd GRADE TEACHER, 12/2016 - 07/2017
CORE Academy City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with administrators on classroom policies, management strategies and discipline.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized and safe for students and visitors.
  • Sourced supplies to fill gaps in student activities.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Stayed abreast of new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support.
  • Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Retained student interest and maximized receptive learning.
  • Taught lessons encompassing skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
YOUTH SERVICE SPECIALIST W/GOOSE CREEK ISD, 03/2010 - 02/2011
Evins Personnel City, STATE,
  • Delivered youth transitional assistance in areas of education, life skills and career development.
  • Maintained documentation and records of training activities and group events.
  • Developed individual and group programs to encourage prosocial behaviors.
  • Applied crisis intervention methods to de-escalate potentially dangerous scenarios.
  • Organized and attended meetings, trainings and conferences with foster parents to deliver information on youth progress.
  • Coordinated transitional services for youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Worked with clients to improve life choices and maximize benefits of programs.
  • Determined needed and relevant interventions based on each client's cognitive abilities and current needs.
  • Created and facilitated recreation and education activities for youths to engage in groups in safe environment.
  • Accommodated youths with academic and vocational trainings to deliver information on future career opportunities.
  • Planned lessons for allotted time to strengthen weak subjects and build skills.
  • Collaborated with teachers and administrators to discuss academic needs of students.
  • Met with parents to discuss student progress and address concerns.
  • Met with students and discussed educational goals and expectations.
4th Grade ELA, SOCIAL STUDIES Teacher, 08/2005 - 06/2007
BEATRICE MAYES INSTITUTE City, STATE,
  • Evaluated academic skills of each student through verbal assessments, graded assignments and standardized tests.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Encouraged independent thought, good judgment and expression of original ideas.
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students.
  • Instructed classes of up to 24 students on principles and strategies of English Language Arts.
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Promoted effective verbal and written communication through listening, speaking, reading and writing practice.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Supported student skill development in alignment with personal and academic goals.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Kept classroom clean, organized and safe for students and visitors.
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
  • Educated students regarding national and global social issues and influencing factors.
  • Maintained awareness of relevant current events and quickly incorporated study into curriculum.
  • Created lesson plans and made adjustments based on overall class performance throughout year.
  • Utilized curriculum which reflected diverse educational, cultural and linguistic background of student body.
  • Discussed important historical figures, dates and events which helped shape modern world.
  • Proctored quizzes, tests and standardized examinations.
  • Established and supported positive educational environment for student learning.
  • Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials.
  • Planned learning activities that provided students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate social studies topics.
Education
Master of Arts: Sociology, Expected in 12/2007
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Texas Southern University - Houston, TX
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Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 06/2005
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Wiley College - Marshall, TX
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Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-I)

No Degree: ALTERNATIVE TEACHING CERTIFICATION, Expected in
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ITEACH TEXAS - TEXAS,
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School Attended

  • Texas Southern University
  • Wiley College
  • ITEACH TEXAS

Job Titles Held:

  • Cognitive Counselor
  • 2nd GRADE TEACHER
  • YOUTH SERVICE SPECIALIST W/GOOSE CREEK ISD
  • 4th Grade ELA, SOCIAL STUDIES Teacher

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • No Degree

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