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

Logical Correctional Officer working in a Sergeant position with a successful background in corrections and law enforcement. Supervised over 100 inmates during shifts. Fluent in Portuguese and Capeverdean Kriole. Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities. Trained in handling intense situations with professionalism and ease. Experienced in booking procedures, restraint, resolution techniques, and quickly solving problems

  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Crisis management
  • Restraint techniques
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Trained in defensive tactics
  • Behavioral disorders familiarity
  • Observation
  • Negotiation
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Armory and key control
  • Visitation guidelines understanding
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
Correctional Officer, 11/2019 to 08/2020
Salvation Army UsaIndianapolis, IN,
  • Maintained daily logs of shift activity.
  • Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Maintained records and logs of man hours, materials and equipment used.
  • Directed visitor sign-in, documenting processes and completing appropriate visitation logs.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Maintained communications with staff and inmate body to maintain safe, effective prison environment.
  • Attended regular trainings and maintained appropriate certifications.
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Transported inmates to and from personal appointments, including medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Supervised 128 individuals in a median security facility
  • Maintain perimeter security
  • Instructed inmates on work detail and oversaw work-site transportation.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.
  • Supervised inmates during day-to-day activities.
  • Transported inmates to and from work sites with optimal security procedures.
  • Conducted internal security checks to ascertain inmate safety.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
Youth Advocate , 10/2018 to 04/2019
Department For Persons With DisabilitiesOak Ridge, NJ,
  • Interacted and worked closely with children, guardians and service providers to better understand and resolve specific youth life issues.
  • Evaluated home environments of clients in effort to understand how it shaped overall behavior and thinking.
  • Employed positive environment to foster open communication, alleviating issues and resolving conflicts.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Maintained positive, compassionate and respectful environment for individuals to feel safe.
  • Directed activities to promote growth in mental, emotional and educational areas.
  • Applied clinical and behavioral knowledge to maintain safety during crisis moments.
  • Used calm, positive and encouraging approach with all youth.
  • Offered key emotional support to special needs youth.
  • Discussed available program services with potential participants and outlined procedures to facilitate smooth engagement in program processes.
  • Maintained records of victim contacts for use in emergency or crisis situations.
Family Support Worker, 11/2020 to Current
  • Conferred with clients to discuss options and goals for various services.
  • Facilitated parental workshops and classes to provide support to children in achieving school and academic success.
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations.
  • Worked with community resources to engage youth in pro-social activities and help families access services.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to assist with coping during times of increased stress.
  • Interviewed family members to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Explained available housing, domestic violence, employment, education and substance abuse treatment resources.
  • Maintained records of victim contacts for use in emergency or crisis situations.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Informed victims about legal processes and timelines.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2019
Boston University - Boston, MA
  • Minor in cybersecurity
  • 3.50 GPA
  • Correctional Officer/Provisional
  • Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (Master Certification)
  • Community Corrections
  • American Correctional association (ACA)

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  • Correctional Officer
  • Youth Advocate
  • Family Support Worker
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