counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Registered Drug and Alcohol Counselor, passionate about continuing education and developing in-depth knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, social trends and influences and a variety of ethnicities and cultures. Focused on connecting with participants and motivating them to develop healthy coping mechanisms.

  • MS Office Suite Proficient and office equipment proficient. 
  • Multitasking and prioritization.
  • Interpersonal Communication.
  • Compassionate.
  • 12 step programs.
  • Integrity, resourceful and culturally competent.
  • Conflict resolution training.
  • Networking and advocating with service providers.
  • Documenting accurately and appropriately.
06/2018 to Current Counselor Perris Union High School District | Perris, CA,
  •  Screening and Assessment.
  • Knowledge of 12-step program.
  • Addiction Severity Index (ASI) Assessment or ASAM Assessment on each assigned participant.
  • Maintain a primary caseload of participants with whom a specialized therapeutic approach is tailored and implemented to meet participant’s unique needs within the program structure.
  • Biopsychosocial assessment methodology.
  • Document participant information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Translating assessment information into measurable treatment
    goals and outcome statements.
  • Referred participant to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes. 
  • Selecting treatment settings appropriate for participant needs and
  • Guide participant into understanding  illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Communicating with participants in a manner that Is sensitive to
    cultural and gender issues.
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and program-wide meetings. 

12/2004 to 01/2017 Dental Hygiene Admission Advisor Western Dental | Hesperia, CA,
  • Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions.
  • Communicated with the registrar’s office to review and process requests for requirements waivers.
  • Counseled undergraduates in regard to educational and professional goals.
  • Organized recruitment and admission events for prospective students.
  • Maintained strong ties with alumni to foster long-term philanthropic support with the school.
  • Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents.
  • Planned meetings and prepared conference rooms.
  • Drafted meeting agendas, supplied advance materials and executed follow-up for meetings and team conferences.
  • Designed electronic file systems and maintained electronic and paper files.
04/2002 to 12/2004 Dental Hygiene Clinic Front Office Manager San Joaquin Valley College | City, STATE,
  • Manage staff and maintain a professional office environment in a college setting
  • Assist Program Co-Director with maintenance of department and student records
  • Assist Program Co-Director with faculty and student communication.
  • Distribution of memos, schedules, announcements.
  • Assists Program Co-Director with special projects (i.e., graduate surveys).
  • Assist Program Co-Director with department events.
  • Department meetings, pinning ceremonies and student orientations.
  • Assist Clinic Manager with dental assisting duties.
  • Prepares and organizes tray set-ups and equipment for use in the dental hygiene clinic assists students in providing dental hygiene therapy as needed.
  • Translates as needed for Spanish speaking patients. 
  • Supervises, train, manage, and evaluate students on rotation as clinic assistants, sterilization assistants and x-ray assistants.
  • Assist with patient records and clinic performance evaluations and other forms.
  • Attend all department meetings as required Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Present treatment planning information and finance options to patients.
  • Follow up on accounts receivables and pending insurance claims.
  • Handle and organize office communication/ communicate vendors and clients.
  • Greet patients, answer phones as needed.
  • Scheduling patient appointments and managing calendar.
02/1992 to Current Registered Dental Assistant Walnut Grove Dental | City, STATE,
  • Utilize EagleSoft Program
  • Provide chair-side assistance to dentist in the performance of dental procedures.
  • Prepare, sterilize, and organize dental supply and dental equipment according to OSHA and Clinic Standards.
  • Interacts with and process dental clinic patients.
  • Perform telephone triage and conducts patient interviews.
  • Maintains dental laboratory slips.
  • Create and maintain dental records in accordance with established protocol and procedures.
  • Assists in monthly reporting and quality improvement activities.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Doctor.
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Psychology minor in Sociology Chapman University, Orange, CA GPA:
Graduated Cum Laude
Expected in Associate of Arts | Psychology Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA GPA:
Expected in 2002 | Registered Dental Assistant Regional Occupation Program, Upland, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Chapman University
  • Chaffey College
  • Regional Occupation Program

Job Titles Held:

  • Counselor
  • Dental Hygiene Admission Advisor
  • Dental Hygiene Clinic Front Office Manager
  • Registered Dental Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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