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

16 year seasoned compassionate advocate dedicated to effective and empathetic care of clients. Active nonjudgmental listener who seeks to provide effective and supportive care to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Specializes in responding and handling crisis situations. Advocate for the victims right and making sure she get the assistance needed to work toward healing from the traumatic event.

Core Qualifications

Attentive listener



Patient-centered care

Violence prevention

Trauma-informed therapy

Emergency response training

Team player

Team player

08/2014 to Current G.E.D. Instructor Blackhawk College | City, STATE, Monday- Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Hours per week: 10 Salary: 16.00 per hour Supervisor: Mary Crider (XXX - 792 - 1072) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: I am responsible for instructing up to 15 - 20 adult students starting at the age of 18 or older for the preparation of testing for and acquiring their General Education Diploma. I assist student in the required subjects: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and the Constitution as they prepare to take the exam. I determine what lessons each student needs to study and assign them according to their level of ability. I provide one on one personal help to students needing extra assistance in class and develop individual folders with extra lessons for take home. I provide students with free practice testing sites and other practice material. Track lesson progress and completions. I record attendance and absences for funding purposes for the college and test voucher availability. I inform supervisor of the students that are prepared for testing and assist with setting student up at testing sites
11/1998 to Current Medical/Legal Advocate Family Resources | City, STATE,

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monthly rotating on call shift Hours per week: 50+ Salary: 31,500.00 Per Year Supervisor: Wendy Navarro (563-468-2328) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: On call Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 5p.m. responding to emergency rooms and police stations in Rock Island and Scott county for sexual assault and occasionally domestic violence victims of all ages. Advocate for victim while in the emergency room. Explain role of an advocate and program services. Support client during evidence collection, explaining step by step the content of the kit and the reason for the collection. Make sure the client is comfortable and attends to all their needs. Assist the nurse if asked. Interact with the emergency room staff to address the needs of the client. Take the time to educate staff if needed to advocate for client. Make sure client has information and voucher regarding follow up visit. Interact with significant other and address questions and concerns. Evaluate risk and develop safety plan. Offer confidential counseling service. Make referrals to counselor and/or other agency if needed. Find, secure and transport to shelter on as needed basis. Make calls for client if needed. Follow up with billing department to reverse bills received by client to make sure client does not ever have to pay a bill which is in compliance with the national sexual assault emergency treatment act. Explain the criminal justice process and supports client while making the police report. Explain Crime Victims Compensation and rights of victim. Accompany client to follow up interviews and court hearing. Make sure client understand the court process and exactly what is going on throughout through documented and statues from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Respond to sexual assault victims at both courthouses seeking protective orders. Complete necessary paperwork and accompany into courtroom to present to the judge and file order with clerk. Assist during questioning and testimony at return hearing for plenary order. Network with judges , State and County Attorneys, Sheriff Departments, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services, Probation officers, Health Departments, School clinics, Hospitals and Children's Advocacy centers. Sitting member of the local Trauma Team and a Sexual Assault Response Teams. Train new employees, Child Abuse Council employees, area police officers, area college campus security, attorneys, nurses, emergency room staff, nursing student, E.M.T.s, resident assistants and school counselors in accordance with the guidelines outlined and instituted by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and The Department of Justice. Keep judges abreast of new laws and changes to existing statue relating to sexual assault by being a member of the coalitions Public Affairs Committee. This committee meets quarterly to discuss issues regarding and around the decrease of sexual assault of any kind including sexual harassment. Decide on the laws that are currently in the House and Senate. Set dates to visit representatives in our area at Iowa and Illinois State Capitol to encourage the support of bills that work to decrease sexual violence. The sexual assault team is kept updated quarterly and anytime in between if needed about the development of new laws. Develop training manuals for employees and volunteers outlining the duties involved in advocacy including completed samples of all documents required by the agency, state and coalition guidelines. Develop curriculum for different presentations according to the needs of the service providers. Train and supervise all new employees through shadowing. Any employee mirroring my job is under my supervision for first three months. During this time they learn the roll of an advocate in both the medical and legal arena of Iowa and Illinois. Introduction to all entities they will network and interact with. Teach the proper way to construct client file in accordance with the COA, coalition and agency. Train new employees to enter information in data base to be collected monthly, quarterly and annually for reporting to the coalition and other funders. Make sure all information goes in a timely manner Train program volunteers and Rock Island Arsenal military advocates all aspects of medical and legal advocacy that my job entails. Teach St. Ambrose Women Studies students advocacy 101. Plan and organize annual local conference with Nationally renowned speakers such as Stuart Strand, Jackie Campbell and David Lasik related to services for sexual assault victims. Secure venue and design advertisement for event. Secure needed documents for continuing education credit for those who need or qualify for them. Plan and organize annual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month which include lunch and learns with attorneys, judges and nurses. Take back the Night rallies, Open house and clothesline displays at area High Schools, college campuses, Hospitals and on the Rock Island Arsenal. Obtain needed training hour on a annual basis to comply with Iowa Coalition counseling standards. Member of various committees related to victims of sexual assault which include Regional Advocates Committee of which I served as Co- chair, member of the agency safety committee, member and officer of Quad City Youth Conference Committee to prevent sexual abuse/harassment of youth , Illinois Imagines which concentrates on people with disabilities, Family Resources Multidisciplinary and Illinois and Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

06/1997 to 11/1998 Clerk of courts Rock Island County | City, STATE,

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hours per week: 40 Salary: 8.83 Per Hour Supervisor: Lisa Beirman (XXX-786-4451) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Pull files, prepare dockets and deliver to assigned judges for court the following day. Data entry of occurrences of court files. Assist attorneys, judges and he general public to file paperwork. Scanned court documents into data base. Answer phones and other general office duties upon request. Prepare records for Appellate Court for various cases transcribed by court reporters. Record any occurrences in proper court file. Record and tag exhibits being used as evidence in court cases. Responsible for storing all evidence, delivering it to the courtroom and retrieving it after the trial. Receive and document payments of fine. Record and collect all court ordered child support payments. Blackhawk College 4670 11th Street East Moline, IL 61244 United States 08/1996 - 07/1997 Salary: 13.60 USD Per Hour Hours per week: 40 Instructor Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Instructor of a mandated special program developed by the state of Illinois to prepare adults receiving public assistance for return to school or workforce. Taught basic Math and English. Worked on managing and budgeting money. Took field trips to super markets, thrift stores and warehouse to learn to shop and compare in order to learn to live within their means. Demonstrated how to build and construct a resume with the skills they had acquired while out of work force. Instructed a Technical Math class for displaced women. Instructed G.E.D. course at satellite office in Rock Island. Prepared students to take certain or all part of the equivalence test in areas they lacked skills. Bethany Homes 1830 6th Avenue Moline, IL 61265 United States 11/1991 - 01/1996 Salary: 8.50 USD Per Hour Hours per week: 40 Home Visitor/Supervisor Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Expected in to to Bachelor's | Political Science Chicago State University, Chicago, IL GPA:
Chicago State University Chicago, IL United States Bachelor's Degree 12/1987 GPA: 3.5 of a maximum 4.0 Major: Political Science Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Sexual Assault Abuse Counselor Renewal

Certified Sexual Assault Counselor Renewal

IOWCASA Certified Sexual Abuse Counselor

Iowa CASA Certified Sexual Abuse Counselor

Approved Instructor/ Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, Illinois

*copies of certificates upon request


Volunteer/Community Services Training

Role of an advocate

Medical Advocacy Legal Advocacy

Overview of the Criminal Justice System

Date Rape Drugs

Medical/Emergency Room Staff Training

Benefits of Advocacy Service

Responding to Sexual Assault Victims

Emergency Room Procedures

Police/Detective/Sheriff Training

Responding to Sexual Assault Victims

Civil No Contact Order/Order of Protection

Update on Legislation


Answer crisis line, prepare and present presentations, networking, computer skills, working within the criminal justice and medical field, case manager and instructor

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