direct support professional resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Efficient and hardworking Mental Health and Wellness graduate student with focus on quality and teamwork. Eager to learn new skills and advance knowledge with hands-on experience. Passionate about mental health advocacy and community involvement, highlighted through internship and volunteer work. Works effectively with colleagues, students and community to create a diverse and inclusive office and campus. Eager to bring excellent work ethic and strong commitment to quality performance.

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social media content creation
  • Experience in leadership
  • Active listening
  • Communications
  • Program development
  • Branding and marketing
  • Brainstorming and idea sharing
  • Bystander intervention skills
  • Ethics and decision making
  • Team building
Community Health Worker, 11/2021 - Current
Caregiver Homes Attleboro, MA,
  • Provided HIV/AIDS prevention education, and awareness campaigns to implement strategies to facilitate behavior change and reduce stigma associated with HIV to the community.
  • Responsible for the provision of Prevention Navigation education to an entire cohort.
  • Make referrals for health check-ups.
  • Develop client's support systems and integrate them into community services such as case management services such as screening, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, couples therapy, substance abuse counseling, treatment adherence, group facilitation, harm reduction, HIV testing, and referrals to Medical Services, Mental Health Services, Housing Services, Legal Services and advocacy.
  • Help develop clients' support systems and integrate them into community services.
  • Conduct home visits on an as needed basis, and ensure client retention in services.
  • Be trained in the provision of Evidence-based practices and ensure fidelity to the program.
  • Provide Prevention Navigation information to clients on PrEP and PEP
  • Document and report on all outcomes and goals of the program to the Program Director.
Peer Leader, 09/2021 - 11/2021
Weis Markets, Inc. Carbondale, PA,
  • Provide prevention education and awareness campaigns to implement strategies to facilitate behavior change and reduce stigma associate with HIV to the community at large at least monthly.
  • Provide weekly peer leader groups and workshops on topics relevant to HIV Prevention.
  • Made referrals for health check-ups.
  • Provided assistance to clients to obtain needed case management services
  • Assist case manager w/ client follow ups, wellness checks, facilitate groups and workshops, track clients through progress notes, apply for 2010e housing applications and ERAP..
  • Helped develop clients' support systems and integrate them into the community.
  • On an as needed basis conducted home visits, and ensure clients retention in services.
  • Build rapport with clients to ensure trust.
Direct Support Professional, 07/2021 - 09/2021
Good Shepherd Hospice Bay Shore, NY,
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with the people we support to facilitate smooth, quality care.
  • Meeting and demonstrating OPWDD Core Competencies.
  • Ensuring health, wellness and safety by managing crisis situations and providing appropriate supervision of the people we support.
  • Assisted people with ADLs.
  • Transporting and escorting people we support on recreational activities, medical appointment, home visits, etc.
  • Maintaining a therapeutic environment through a variety of methods: Personal Outcome Measures, Person Centered Thinking, Informed Decision Making.
  • Completing documentation to ensure compliance and billing
  • Using foundational Teaching skills (EMOE, Task analysis, essential skills, supports and modifications, etc.
Student Worker, 07/2017 - 03/2020
State Of Louisiana Bridge City, LA,
  • Food server- ensures customers receive the food they want upon request, making sure food is stocked, area is clean and manageable.
  • Dishwasher- throws out customers trash, rinse/scrub plates. As well as on occasion load and unload the dishwasher.
  • Pots washer- Rinse/ scrub pots, as well as put them away in their designated location.
  • Janitor- sweep/mop the entire kitchen and dining area, as well as cleaning broken glass/spills.
  • Cooks help- helped daily cooks make food for our customers.
  • Egg maker- made eggs to order and surplus of eggs for our customers.
  • Deli- make sandwiches to how the customer would want it.
Physical/Occupational Therapist Assistant, 06/2019 - 07/2019
Cobble Hill Health Center City, STATE,
  • Required to pick up patients for therapy and to assist them in anything they need in order to go.
  • Developed successful reputation as result of establishing compassionate, supportive and professional relationships with patients with developmental and cognitive disorders.
  • Worked closely with patients during physical therapy sessions to promote better function and lessen discomfort.
  • Provided support to patients with mobility issues and assisted with personal tasks to alleviate physical discomfort.
Cashier/Salad Maker, 06/2017 - 08/2017
Fresh & Co City, STATE,
  • Opened and closed the salad station.
  • Managed the cash register by helping customers check out as well as making sure they were satisfied with the company services.
  • Counted money before and after every shift.
  • Took precautions to avoid cross-contamination between food items.
  • Served a variety of food according to verbal and written orders.
  • Monitored buffet food quantities and refilled items.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Organized ingredients and restocked supplies to prepare for busy periods.
Master of Arts: Counseling For Mental Health And Wellness , Expected in 05/2023
New York University Steinhardt - New York, NY,
Status -
  • 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 05/2021
State University of New York At Oswego - Oswego, NY,
Status -
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Organizations: Image Step Team, The Association of Black Psychologists, Club Softball, Peer to Peer.
  • Leadership: Club Softball Diversity and Inclusion Chair.
  • Professional Development: Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) member
  • Senior Capstone Thesis: "Examining the Effects of Racial-Related Stressors on the Mental Health of College Students and Evaluating the Efforts Toward Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education."
  • Developer
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Input
  • Responsibility

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School Attended

  • New York University Steinhardt
  • State University of New York At Oswego

Job Titles Held:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Peer Leader
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Student Worker
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Cashier/Salad Maker


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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