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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program Specialist IV passionate about providing support and resources for clients struggling with substance abuse issues.

Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office. Ability to perform duties with or without supervision.

Qualified Program Specialist/LCDC with over 25 years experience committed to helping patients understand emotional issues underlying substance abuse patterns. Documented skills, familiar with state and federal laws governing chemical dependency treatment.

Enthusiastic counselor eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel as a helping professional.. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

Core Qualifications
  • Treatment Planning
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Program Development
Experience
08/2017 to 08/2021
Contract Substance Abuse Counselor Bristol Hospice Rancho Cucamonga, CA,
  • Provide counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Facilitated group and individual therapy in outpatient setting.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked closely with the criminal justice system to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete meet program goals.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
01/2014 to 08/2017
Substance Abuse Counselor/Clinical Supervisor Northshore Treatment Center City, STATE,
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and DSM-V diagnosis.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Collected urine samples to test for substance use.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.


07/2009 to 11/2013
Clinical Supervisor/ DWI Instructor The Turning Point City, STATE,
  • Supervised the counselor interns and facilitated staff training.
  • Counseled interns to help them understand and overcome personal, social, and behavioral problems.
  • Educated clients about their rights and responsibilities for personal recovery.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
  • Implemented ongoing learning strategies such as tutorials, instructional modules, and supervised hands-on sessions to help staff improve understanding of best practices.
  • Maintained compliance with state and federal standards in all areas of operations.
  • Lead and directed a team of 25 clinical personnel and support staff.
  • Responded to crisis situations with a calm and professional approach to optimize support.
01/2007 to 06/2009
Clinical Supervisor David & Ivory Ministries City, STATE,
  • Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews, and professional sources.
  • Orientated and explained available substance abuse treatment services to newly hired staff.
  • Developed and distributed relevant and comprehensive written materials and facilitated staff training to assure.
  • Supervised the residential program for youth from age 15 to 22 adhering to Harris County Contract for probationers.
Education
Expected in to to
Associate of Science: Human Service
Austin Community College - Austin, TX,
GPA:
Expected in to to
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor: Program Specialist IV
Greg Love Ledge LCDC School - Austin, TX,
GPA:
  • Professional development completed in Addiction Studies
  • Graduated in Top 5% of my Class
  • 4000 clock hours as a License Dependency Counselor intern.
  • Coursework in counseling theories, case management, and relapse prevention techniques.
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Austin Community College
  • Greg Love Ledge LCDC School

Job Titles Held:

  • Contract Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor/Clinical Supervisor
  • Clinical Supervisor/ DWI Instructor
  • Clinical Supervisor

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

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