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

Para-Professional dedicated to facilitating recovery, while assisting and supporting individuals who struggle to overcome personal life challenges relating to past traumas, emotional distress, and mental disorders that has led to substance abuse or is a result of substance abuse. My goals in the behavioral health field are to guide individuals to positive self-discoveries, which reinforces their personal strengths, self-confidence, and encourages self-sufficiency in ways that will assist with reaching their fullest potential. I believe that every human life matters no-matter what walk of life they are on or from. Am an advocate for continued training and education; learning evidence based methods, styles and techniques that allows me to be an effective pillar in our community by keeping myself open as a channel for change and healing.

Skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of use of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessment tools
  • Knowledge of Global Criteria 12 Core Functions and 8 Domains of Counseling related to substance use disorder treatment services: Screening, Orientation, Intake, Assessment, Tx Planning, Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Education, Case management, Referrals, Record Keeping and reporting, Case consultation
  • Knowledge and understanding of what breaking the cycle of recidivism looks like
  • Building positive and effective rapport
  • Team Player/Takes Initiative
  • Reliable/Dependable
Experience
City Of Rancho Cucamonga, Ca - Community Services Specialist
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 07/2018 - 02/2020
  • Provided community-based rehabilitation services which assisted and supported clients in all areas of daily living including medication, medical, mental health and substance abuse support, rehabilitation and treatment.
  • Facilitated one-on-one and group counseling to address concerns related to mental health and substance use.
  • Provided assistance and support with the development and implementation of individual treatment plans, conducted assessment updates, intervention in response to client crisis, completed clinical records and other required documentation in accordance with agency, and regulatory requirements.
Bowery Residents Committee - Substance Abuse Counselor
NY, State, 05/2016 - 05/2018
  • Provided high quality, compassionate care through various mediums that includes intakes, individual and group counseling, treatment assessment, treatment planning, and case management as needed.
  • Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as behavior modification and stress management therapy to assist patient in controlling cravings and urges associated with substance use disorders and other problems.
  • Am able to change methods and degrees of counseling when indicated by client reactions.
  • Communicates progress toward treatment goals with clients.
  • Have referred clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Able to maintain excellent client records and complete all agency required reports and paperwork.
  • Complies thoroughly with HIPPA and 42 CFR part (2) standards and requirements.
  • Have trained peers as needed as requested by management and performs other related duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.
New Season - Substance Abuse Counselor Intern
West Palm Beach, FL, 09/2015 - 04/2016
  • Provide direct counseling services, including individual and group counseling, treatment assessment, planning, and case management as needed.
  • Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as behavior modification and stress management therapy to assist patient in controlling disorders and other problems.
  • Changes method and degree of counseling when indicated by client reactions.
  • Communicates progress toward treatment goals with client.
  • Refers client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Maintains excellent client records and complete all agency required reports and paperwork.
  • Participate in-group and individual supervision.
Education and Training
San Jose City College San Jose, CA, Expected in 05/2016 Associate of Arts : Counseling Psychology - GPA :

Completed coursework in Alcohol and Drug Studies:

Abnormal Psych, Integrated Behavioral Health, and Developmental Psych.

Completed the Alcohol and Drug Studies Courses Program provided at San Jose City College.

Passed the IC&RC exam provided by California state in May 2nd, 2017.

Spokane Community College Spokane, WA Expected in Associate of Arts : Health Sciences - GPA :
  • Currently registered at Spokane Community College completing general education units that will allow me to transfer to a 4yr university.
  • Currently working on completing application for Chemical Dependency Professional certification with the Washington Department of Health.
Accomplishments
  • Have over 6000 hours of training and field work, working with adults in Out-Patient Modalities providing substance use disorder services.
  • Have over 4000 hours of training and field work, working with adults in Out-Patient Modalities providing Specialty Mental Health Services.
  • Successful in using crisis intervention techniques with individuals on my caseload suffering from suicidal ideation and mania.
  • Clients on caseload felt comfortable and confident when asked to complete county and agency wide improvement surveys "quality of treatment and outcome measure surveys".
  • Always working on self-improvement and being healthy male role model.
References

Adrian Juarez, MHRS

831.212.0806/Momentum for Health

Barbara Morales-Rossi, LAADC, LMFT

415.570.3150/Family and Children Services, division of Caminar

Drishti Verma, LAADC, MA

408.220.5410/ Family and Children Services, division of Caminar

Joaquin Agguire, MSW, LAADC

408.977.1591/ Proyecto Primavera

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School Attended
  • San Jose City College
  • Spokane Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Community Services Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor Intern
Degrees
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts