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

To be utilized in a position where I may apply my professional experience, psychoeducational background and therapeutic skills while working with children and families. I am a highly motivated and committed associate clinician whose goal is to provide comprehensive and passionate care to those in need of improved social and emotional quality of life and skills.

  • Amble amounts of experience working with children, families and parents both therapeutically and professionally as the directory of a licensed childcare program
  • Wonderful Verbal and Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Budgeting and Expenditures
  • Determine and complete Therapeutic Plans
  • Cultural awareness
  • Training & Development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Student engagement
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Ability to define and achieve therapeutic goals
  • Psychoeducate cliental and families
Work History
05/2006 to 06/2020
Director, Childcare Programs Children's Haven After School Program And Camp City, STATE,
  • Manage all aspects of becoming a Licensed Childcare provider as well as managing all state mandated requirements keeping the program in good, legal standing
  • Focused staff on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Built and Managed a program with the focus on the importance of healthy social and emotional development
  • Managed care with appropriate responses to positive and negative behaviors with the knowledge of what is developmentally expected
  • Educated care givers and parents when necessary and suitable in the areas of emotional development, child development, behavioral interventions, and shared community resources for children and families with specific needs, etc..
  • Lead parent to program meetings to discuss areas of concern and possible solutions
  • Directed staff and managed all activities, both on and off site
  • Monitored office workflow and administrative processes to keep operations running smoothly.
  • Developed, implemented and managed a multi-age, multi-classroom childcare program inline with the developmental needs of school age children, as well as the specific requirements of working parents.
  • Delegated assignments based on plans, project needs and knowledge of individual team members.
  • Analyzed business needs while soliciting parent/guardian feedback for program improvements.
  • Supervised childcare workers and oversaw facility to meet state requirements for education and training.
  • Maintained childcare center schedule in alignment with parent needs.
  • Developed and implemented programs for center-based childcare services.
  • Earned Director qualifications to expand skills and gain better understanding of childcare field.
  • Monitored students' progress and provided students and teachers with assistance in resolving problems.
  • Developed teacher hiring and training program to inspire teachers and maintain performance levels.
  • Recruited, interviewed, selected and retained quality administrators, teachers and support staff.
  • Performed conflict resolution between student body, parents, teachers, and administration.
  • Led parent-teacher conferences to develop behavioral goals for students.
  • Supported teacher in development of individual learning strategies.
  • Collaborated with students, teachers, administrators, parents and outside agencies.
  • Developed advertising tactics and implemented new solutions for increased company awareness.
  • Managed and Maintained all financial responsibilities required to run a non-profit program.
  • Actively collected fees and maintained up to date financial spreadsheets and invoices
01/2006 to 01/2011
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Community First Counseling Center City, STATE,
  • Maintained accurate and thoroughly documented notes and client records in accordance with licensing standards.
  • Delivered counseling services to individuals, families and couples dealing with all problematic areas of life requiring therapeutic interventions under appropriate supervision.
  • Countered problematic behavior with healthy alternatives to enhance mental, emotional and physical wellness and increase energy.
  • Conducted intake and needs assessments to set therapeutic goals and establish professional relationships with clients.
  • Encouraged individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for constructively confronting problems.
  • Collaborated with social services, referral sources and other treatment professionals to meet patient care needs.
  • Conducted intake and assessments to formulate treatment plan and manage client records.
08/2007 to 06/2009
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Jewish Family Services Of Ventura County City, STATE,
  • Provided individual counseling services to students with various social, behavioral and familiar issues and partnered with the school to facilitate weekly support groups.
  • Led treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional social skills and address behavioral issues to children in Elementary, Middle and High School with in the Ventura and Oxnard area.
  • Communicated closely with school counselors and teachers to devise programs and activities based on developmental and academic levels.
  • Used cognitive behavior therapy to assist clients in recognizing and redirecting poor habits, as well as to teach new, underdeveloped social skills, often times to individuals diagnosed with or meeting the criteria for ADHD and Spectrum Disorder.
  • Identified risk and resiliency factors within individual youth, peer group, family, school and community and developed strategies for intervention
  • Assessed student issues pertaining to depression, anxiety and physical abuse to resolve conflicts between students, peers and teachers.
  • Performed family sessions to provide psychoeducational insight into individual developmentally appropriate norms with regard to physical, emotional and mental growth
  • Participated in group supervision to manage caseload and in order to provide the highest standard of ethical and legal care possible
  • Conducted intake and needs assessments to set therapeutic goals and establish professional relationships with clients.
01/2004 to 05/2007
Director of Intake Services Salvation Army Drug And Alcohol Program City, STATE,
  • Worked with clinical and operations teams to facilitate client placement and obtain appropriate services for clients.
  • Worked with community programs, as well as the community at large, to coordinate the intake and care of those needed placement.
  • Collected, verified, recorded and processed client demographics and referral information.
  • Answered phone calls and provided new clients with required paperwork to initiate service.
  • Registered and verified patient records before triage with most up-to-date information.
  • Organized and maintained patient chart filing system to promote quick data finding for staff.
  • Managed office records: call logs, medication logs, running client list, community communications log, etc...
  • Facilitated organized record retrieval and access by maintaining filing system for both in-house and discharged residents.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
Expected in 12/2005
Master of Science: Counseling, Marriage And Family Therapy
California State University - Northridge - Northridge, CA,
  • Dean's List
  • Graduated with Distinction
Expected in 05/2003
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology
California State University-Northridge - Northridge, Ca,
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Dean's List and Graduated Cum Laude
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #129694

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