correctional officer unit counselor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Resourceful and dedicated Sargent with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience. 5 years in corrections and law enforcement. Safety-oriented Correctional Officer with more than 5 years in maximum and medium security facilities. Extensively trained in defensive tactics and suicide prevention. Hardworking Sargent who employs sound judgment and verbal de-escalation tactics to keep order and avoid dangerous situations. Skillfully detects contraband during cell searches. Correctional Officer committed to maintaining order and enforcing rules and regulations in prison and jail settings. Resilient professional versed in handling difficult inmates and stressful situations. Correctional Officer capable of withstanding the taxing demands of monitoring large prison facilities. Extensive experience in inmate restraints and searches. Respectful and ethical Correctional Officer who believes that implementing firm, clear guidelines and adopting an attitude of understanding generates a more peaceful prison environment for all involved. Correctional Officer who exercises excellent judgment during crisis events and develops strong rapport with prisoners and colleagues.
  • Crisis intervention training
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Search and seizure procedures
  • Correctional facility procedures knowledge
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Inmate behavior modification tactics
  • Firearm operations trained
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Central and pod control
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Weapons training
Work History
Correctional Officer / Unit Counselor, 07/2009 - 02/2014
Elara Caring Teague, TX,
  • As a correctional officer my duties were to maintain the safety and security of the inmates and the facility by conducting security counts of the inmates, perimeter checks, random cell searches and UA's.
  • Upon becoming a Unit Counselor the duties changed to helping inmates find jobs within the facility, attend school as required per the state, maintain pre-parole plans and assist in the needs of the inmates and concerns that any staff have.
  • I also conducted rounds with the Warden within the unit and attended weekly staff meeting to address any concern in the facility.
  • I also had weekly meetings with the Unit Manager and outlined goals for the unit and staff.
  • During my time at this facility I achieved in lowering the recidivism rate of returning inmates by assisting them in learning skills needed to help them once they are released and how to implement these skills, and where to go for assistance when they need that extra help.
  • I left this job to move to Ruidoso.
  • Oversaw 680 female offenders in a correctional residential facility setting
  • Maintained the custody and control of 275 inmates housed in minimum  security unit.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Directed the activities of inmate crews working on maintenance, operations and construction projects.
  • Inspected work sites and crew for contraband, cleanliness and safety.
  • Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
  • Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.
  • Determined and assigned inmates to appropriate housing.
  • Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 02/2005 - 01/2009
Chi Health Baudette, MN,
  • My duties consisted of ADL's , vital signs, wound care and charting within the Alzheimer unit.
  • I also assisted with stocking the medication cart and supply room.
  • On some occasions I had to respond to emergency situations such as cardiac arrest, diabetic shock, and or falls.
  • In the event of a death I had to assist with getting the body prepared for transport.
  • I left this job the move back to NM.
Medical Technician, 04/2004 - 01/2005
Elara Caring Troy, MI,
  • My duties were to conduct a medical history and evaluation on new intakes (detainees) to make sure they did not need to be sent to the hospital prior to being housed in the jail.
  • I also conducted medication pass to inmates housed in the facility as well as wound care, taking vital signs and charting when inmates were seen by any of the doctors.
  • I responded to emergency situations weather it would be a fight, riot and or overdose.
  • I left this job to move to another state.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 09/1998 - 10/2002
Elara Caring Uxbridge, MA,
  • This job consisted of taking care of three mental challenged female adults in a home that they shared.
  • My duties would be on graveyard and I help them make a nutritious meal according to their diet plan, over see medication intake and nightly routines.
  • In the morning I would assist the women in getting ready for their daily activities.
  • I achieved helping these women to become more independent in their daily goals and life skills.
  • I left this job to take care of my newborn.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 01/1996 - 07/1998
Grants Good Samaritan City, STATE,
  • My duties were to conduct ADL's ( adult daily living ) with the residents in the home care setting as well as take and chart vital signs.
  • I assisted in wound care O2 and IV care.
  • My achievements at this job was when I became a medications assistant and learned to order meds.
  • I left this job due to a back injury.
Certified Nursing AssistantGraduated with certificate in Nursing Assistant: , Expected in 1 1996
NMSU Grants Branch - Grants, New Mexico
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  • Coursework in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Sociology
  • Criminal Justice coursework
  • Gang and Drug Investigation Tactics seminar
  • Suicide Prevention Training
Certificate in Corrections Accreditations Certified Nursing Assistant, Correctional Training CPR / First Aid Certified AED Certified : , Expected in
Corrections Officer Training Academy - ,
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Samsberg Ledership program


CPR and First Aid Certified

AED Certified

Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified

Counselor, CPR, First Aid, meetings, Nursing, safety

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School Attended

  • NMSU Grants Branch
  • Corrections Officer Training Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Officer / Unit Counselor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Certified Nursing AssistantGraduated with certificate in Nursing Assistant
  • Certificate in Corrections Accreditations Certified Nursing Assistant, Correctional Training CPR / First Aid Certified AED Certified

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