guidance counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Determined School Counselor with success in helping students achieve educational goals and personal well-being. Talented in meeting the objectives of the counseling program by providing preventative education, advocacy, mediation and counseling to students. Sensitive to socioeconomic and cultural difference of students.

  • Diverse groups presentations
  • Special education
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Individual and family support
  • Student records management
  • Professional referral network
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Individualized education programs
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Data-driven decision making
  • School administration
  • Elementary education
  • Career guidance
  • Group therapy facilitator
  • Student counseling
  • Solutions-focused
  • Technologies integration and adaptation
  • Crisis Intervention
Work History
08/2013 to Current
Guidance Counselor Cherry Hill Public Schools Cherry Hill, NJ,
  • Worked with individuals to help understand and overcome personal, social or behavioral problems.
  • Provided special services such as alcohol and drug prevention through collaborating with outside agencies and sessions to teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
  • Create and manage 504 plans for students with a medical impairment
  • Manage students that have been placed on homebound due to medical conditions which prevents them from attending school for more than 5 consecutive days.
  • Manage and oversee student organizations such as flag patrol, safety patrol, and student council
  • Conducted group and individual counseling services to elementary students to meet developmental, preventive and remedial needs of students with learning disabilities.
  • Collaborated with behavioral aides, teachers, psychiatrists and school nurses to assess student needs and strengths.
  • Organized and developed various community and school activities to enhance student learning and engage students.
  • Administered functional behavioral assessments and developed behavior intervention plans to target maladaptive behaviors, including withdrawal, tantrums and aggressive behaviors such as kicking, hitting and biting
  • Maintained positive relationships with students, faculty, alumni and administration.
  • Provided crisis intervention in response to emergencies, employing existing trust and rapport to deescalate situations.
  • Used data to monitor students' progress and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Regularly met with enrolled students to confirm success and identify problem areas.
  • Implemented career counseling path mandated by the state.
10/2015 to 04/2019
After School Director Aspire Public Schools Commerce, CA,
  • Directed day-to-day operations of education program and supervised support staff to delegate assignments and evaluate performance.
  • Evaluated programs and monitored implementation and compliance with regulations to achieve objectives.
  • Conferred and resolved education-related issues and problems with students, parents and school officials.
  • Developed partnerships with parents, businesses and organizations to build awareness, increase support and share resources.
  • Acquired grants and other sources of funding for educational programs and projects and drafted proposals and agreements to support proper allocation.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
08/1990 to 07/2013
Elementary School Teacher Falcon School District 49 Peyton, CO,
  • Eagerly established open communication and positive relationships with students, parents, peers, and administrative staff.
  • Provided warm, supportive environment for developing academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Designed daily lesson plans customized to student needs.
  • Prepared materials for lessons, assignments and assessments and evaluated, corrected and graded student performance to identify gaps in skills or knowledge and set realistic goals.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to determine strengths, weaknesses, and learning patterns.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Designed engaging and personalized instruction to nurture and empower students, resulting in positive learning outcomes and student goal achievement.
  • Created lesson plans to correlate with state curriculum standards and devised educational programs to meet educational objectives.
  • Maintained classroom through discipline, order and personal interactions.
  • Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions.
  • Prepared and administered grade-specific tests and examinations regulated by school district to monitor students' growth and to report progress to parents.
  • Impacted lessons positively by incorporating smart boards, computers, games and music into classroom.
Expected in 05/2007
M. Ed.: Counselor Education
Clemson University - Clemson, SC
Expected in 04/1989
Bachelor of Science: Education
Lander University - Greenwood, SC
  • Managed a high-volume caseload of 40 students, including IEP and 504 plans.
  • Supervised team of 10 staff members.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • [Area of certified
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Read to Succeed Certification
  • Golden Apple Award Recipient

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School Attended

  • Clemson University
  • Lander University

Job Titles Held:

  • Guidance Counselor
  • After School Director
  • Elementary School Teacher


  • M. Ed.
  • Bachelor of Science

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