elementary school adjustment counselor resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Elementary School Adjustment Counselor offering five years of experience counseling students on mental health and social-emotional challenges, as well as seven years of experience teaching young children in a whole class setting. Driven to help all students develop essential intra- and interpersonal skills in order to help them feel successful both in and out of the classroom. Attentive in identifying early signs of mental health challenges and behavioral difficulties in students to provide preventative counseling and support. Determined and consistent in meeting the established goals of the school counseling program.

  • SEL curriculum design and implementation
  • Consistent and on-going student, staff, and family support
  • Proactive approach
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community outreach
  • Needs determination
  • On-going collaboration with teachers
Work History
09/2019 to Current Elementary School Adjustment Counselor Salina Unified School District | Salina, KS,
  • Created and implemented whole class SEL lessons for students in Grades K through 5
  • Strategically planned for and worked with students who had specific social/emotional goals associated with Individualized Education Programs and 504 Plans
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations
  • Conducted individual and small group counseling sessions to support students' acute and ongoing needs
  • Collaborated with teachers and support personnel to determine student goals and continually assess progress
  • Facilitated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support meetings to establish appropriate forms of intervention and support for struggling students
  • Worked closely with families to establish strong school-family relationships and to provide resources as needed
09/2017 to 06/2019 Title I ELA Teacher Saugus Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Provided targeted small group literacy instruction for students needing additional support in grades K through 5
  • Established individualized, measurable reading goals for students and monitored their progress towards obtaining those goals through formative and summative assessments
  • Designed lessons around high-interest topics in literacy and challenged students to ask and answer higher order thinking questions through oral and written responses
  • Incorporated differentiated instruction of phonics, vocabulary, fluency, accuracy and comprehension strategies to develop a sequence of lessons for all students
  • Participated in on-going meetings with the principal, reading specialist, and classroom teachers to analyze data and make necessary changes to instruction
  • Collaborated with other Title I teachers within the district to plan and carry out a successful family event held at the Saugus Public Library that set out to familiarize students with their public library and to encourage learning through literacy
08/2013 to 06/2016 Elementary School Adjustment Counselor Chelsea Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Provided individual counseling services as well as small group counseling for students with Individualized Education Programs and 504 Plans
  • Counseled students in grades one through four during short-term crisis situations that involved anger management, bullying, peer conflicts and behavioral difficulties
  • Implemented a Tier 1 social emotional learning curriculum to all students through the use of the Open Circle Program
  • Co-facilitated the Instructional Support Team and worked closely with teachers and other stakeholders in education to support students who struggled academically, emotionally and/or behaviorally
  • Created the Parent Outreach Committee and collaborated with staff and families to facilitate family fun nights and events
  • Actively participated in IEP and 504 meetings, parent-teacher conferences and monthly school counselor meetings
  • Worked closely with agencies in the community, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brother Big Sister and the Department of Children and Families, to meet the varying needs of students
  • Coordinated a series of parent workshops that focused on a variety of topics, such as parent-child communication and effective problem solving for young children
08/2007 to 06/2013 Grade 1 Teacher Chelsea Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Implemented a balanced literacy program using the Daily 5 approach, which incorporated components of phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and writing
  • Enhanced students' literacy skills by facilitating differentiated book clubs that allowed students to read and discuss high interest books at their individual levels
  • Monitored students' progress in reading and math on a consistent basis using formative and summative assessments and modified instruction based on data
  • Collaborated in a grade level professional learning community to create and implement a differentiated math curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Maintained open and positive relationships with parents and families through the use of newsletters, parent volunteers and the mystery reader program
  • Utilized the Bucket Fillers Program to create a positive and collaborative classroom community
  • Created and implemented standards-based math and literacy units using the Understanding by Design model
Expected in 05/2013 to to Master of Education | School Adjustment Counseling PreK-12/ Guidance K-8 Salem State University, Salem, MA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2007 to to Bachelor of Science | Early Childhood Education & Psychology Framingham State University, Framingham, MA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Salem State University
  • Framingham State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Elementary School Adjustment Counselor
  • Title I ELA Teacher
  • Elementary School Adjustment Counselor
  • Grade 1 Teacher


  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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