Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Compassionate and knowledgeable individual motivated to positively impact program operations and participant success with diligent support. Well-trained in working with parents, children, and in business settings. Always seeking ways to enhance strategies and optimize assistance. Highly organized and hardworking with strong attention to detail.
  • Working through differences in in various arenas asking open ended questions keeping centered and comfortable in amplified situations
  • Applying empathic holding and support through active listening creating rapport
  • Maintain good communication and problem solving by not making inferences
03/2004 to 03/2020 Extended Day Service Teacher Conejo Valley Unified School District | Thousand Oaks, CA,
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop and improve social and communication skills, and help children to identify and express their feelings as well as problem solving skills (ie. making good choices, accepting consequences, how to settle differences).
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, emotional and social development
  • Maintained and updated knowledge of child abuse reporting, diversity training, children's age related behaviors, and health and safety through staff meetings and one-on- on meetings with team teachers and supervisor.
  • Collaborated with supervisor team members to discuss new thoughts on how to deal with a child's difficult behaviors
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
03/2009 to 06/2021 Office Assistant to Office Administrator Old Mill School | City, STATE,
  • Sorted and distributed business correspondence to correct department or staff member, reducing dropped communications and enabling faster responses to key requests.
  • Facilitated communication through effective management of incoming correspondences, including phone and delivering classroom messages from parents.
  • Identified children and parent issues before they escalated and implemented effective resolution by communicating with the principal.
  • Implemented office efficiency improvements to streamline task delegation.
01/2002 to 06/2020 Crisis and Grief Hot Line Counselor Buckelew Programs/Family Service Agency Of Marin | City, STATE,
  • Guided callers through transitional crisis, supporting and giving resources.
  • Worked closely with director to update further knowledge of resources in the mental health system (therapeutic and grief counseling) as well as emergency resources.
  • Online lessons were available covering a myriad of issues for those that work in mental health and caregiving careers.
  • Improved operations of support and rapport building of callers by working collaborative with other counselors.
08/2001 to 08/2009 Marriage and Family Therapist Intern Catholic Charities | City, STATE,
  • Created behavioral modification programs for couples, families and individuals to provide appropriate therapeutic services to assist clients in coping with symptoms and problems.
  • Life Skills counselor for school age children. Teaching children to develop and improve social and communication skills, identify and express their feelings using emotional intelligent skill, and apply problem-solving skills - making good choices, accepting consequences, and how to settle differences.
  • Documented behavior patterns and relationship dynamics to create accurate and effective treatment plan.
  • Maintained updated treatment plan knowledge through supervision and on-hands approach ( therapy sessions).
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2001 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA GPA:
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Gamma Sigma, The Honor Society of the University
Expected in 08/2004 Master of Science | Counseling Psychology Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA GPA:
  • Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Lead Teacher/Teacher for school age children in an afterschool program/Bright Horizons
  • Admin and Production Assist, Cedco Publishing
  • Office Aide, Old Mill School
  • Retail Assistant
Additional Information

Guided Imagery Liaison for chronic and acute care patients and spokesperson for new employees at Marin General Hospital - 2001 MFT Internship.

Past Committee Board Member for California Advocates for Reentry Education for College Students at Santa Rosa Jr. College - 1998 (unsure of year)

Scholarship Review Member Santa Rosa Jr. College. 1998 (unsure of year)

Chief Volunteer Coordinator - Village Elementary School, Santa Rosa, CA 1998 unsure of year.

Life Skills Counselor - Rancho Essentialist Elementary and Lou Sutton Elementary,

Novato, CA 2003 (unsure of year)

Part owner of Toro Coffee Grind, Coddingtown Santa Rosa, CA 1990s

  • Certified Crisis and Grief Counselor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

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